On April 27, young explorers will once again have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of research and development and try out science by themselves as part of the Forsche-Schüler-Tag. On this day, the Fraunhofer IOF invites you to discover the exciting world of optics and photonics during laboratory tours and lectures.
Join the Fraunhofer IOF on a journey to Jupiter.
In April 2023 the space probe JUICE will start its journey to Jupiter. There it will explore its moons, including the icy moon Ganymede. On board is a special measuring instrument: the "Ganymede Laser Altimeter", also known as GALA. It was developed by researchers from the Fraunhofer IOF, among others. As part of the "Forsche-Schüler-Tag", the researchers will explain to interested students how the instrument works and what special challenges had to be overcome during its development. There will also be a realistic replica of the laser altimeter.
Discovering high-tech in the lab together
Young participants can also take a look behind the scenes of photonics research in two laboratory tours: Fraunhofer IOF scientists will not only show their workplaces but will also explain how we can use light particles to communicate in a practically tap-proof way in the future and how they have taught robots to "see" transparent objects.