• February 3, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Ali Hussain!
    short report — Ali Hussain has defended his doctoral thesis titled: “Field resolving spectrometer for mid-infrared molecular spectroscopy”. We congratulate warmly on passing successfully the exam.
  • November 12, 2021
    Blood samples for “Early Cancer Detection with Lasers” (ECDL) research
    short report — In the framework of the “Early Cancer Detection with Lasers” collaboration (ECDL) the King Saud University (KSU) and the Oncology Centre of the King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC) are collaborating with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Within this framework, a larger quantity of blood samples has now left the laboratories of Saudi Arabia and reached Germany. The international ECDL project is designed to use infrared laser spectroscopy to detect molecules in blood that indicate cancer. KSU and KSUMC are the international partners in this project. Its researchers are thus helping to develop new methods …
  • December 6, 2021
    A prospective pilot study on breast cancer detection
    short report — Breast cancer screening is currently predominantly based on mammography, tainted with the occurrence of both false positivity and false negativity, urging for innovative strategies, as effective detection of early-stage breast cancer bears the potential to reduce mortality. In a recent publication in the scientific journal “BMC Cancer”, the BIRD team and colleagues from the King Saud University (KSU) and the International Cancer Research Group (ICRG) report the results of a prospective pilot study on breast-cancer detection using blood plasma analyzed by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy – a rapid, …
  • January 7, 2022
    Exploration of new frequency frontiers
    press release — An international team of physicists under the leadership of Prof. Matthias Kling at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics has extended a measurement method for the observation of light-induced processes in solids.
  • February 22, 2022
    Sensing light
    press release — Physicists of the attoworld-team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität have uncovered what happens during the sampling of a light field. This helped them increase the sensitivity of the measurement by up to one order of magnitude.