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Press Release 040/2015

Series of Presentations at KIT: Spectrum of Light

In the 2015 Summer Term, the Colloquium Fundamentale Focuses on the Technical and Cultural Potentials of Light
Light – the key technology “Optics and Photonics“ is one of the topics covered by the Colloquium Fundamentale. (Photo: Light Technology Institute, KIT)

Under the heading “Spectrum of Light”, the Colloquium Fundamentale of ZAK I Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) focuses on the diverse aspects of electromagnetic radiation from the perspective of both natural sciences and humanities. The series of presentations will be opened by the theoretical physicist and science journalist Dr. Ulrich Kilian. He will speak about “Die Bedeutung des Lichts in Physik, Technik und Kultur” (the significance of light in physics, engineering and culture) on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6.30 p.m., at the NTI-Hörsaal (Engesserstr. 5, building 30.10, KIT Campus South).


All presentations from April to June 2015 will be held in the German language. For more information on the speakers and presentations, click www.zak.kit.edu/colloquium_fundamentale.



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