Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 166/2016

Innovation: Optical Technologies Change the World

Ten Years Excellent Interdisciplinary Research and Education at the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) – Ceremony on December 07, 2016
Light-based technologies enable innovations in many areas from energy to communication technologies. (Photo: Andrea Fabry / KIT)

The Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) provides young researchers with excellent education and research conditions in the area of optical technologies. KSOP was the first graduate school of KIT and founded in 2006. It was successful in the Excellence Initiative twice. KSOP conducts interdisciplinary research into key technologies for many scientific and industrial applications. On December 07, 2016, 4 p.m., KSOP will celebrate its 10th anniversary at IHK Karlsruhe. 


For further information about the KSOP: https://www.ksop.kit.edu/



10th Anniversary of KSOP
December 7, 2016
04:00 p.m.
Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Karlsruhe, Saal Baden
Lammstraße 13-17, 76131 Karlsruhe


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka
President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Welcome & Greetings


Dr.-Ing. Herbert Zeisel
Head of the Directorate Key Technologies for Growth at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research



Dr. Simone Schwanitz
Director at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg



Prof. Dr. Uli Lemmer
Scientific Coordinator of KSOP, KIT

10 Years of KSOP: Optical Technologies are Changing the World!


Dr. Amitabh Banerji
Assistant Professor at the University of Cologne

Science Slam: Fantastic Plastic ? Implementing OLEDs in Chemistry Classes


Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Electrons in Real Time


Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke
CEO of the Carl Zeiss AG

Optics and Photonics ? Key Enabling Technologies for the 21st Century ? Still True?


Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner
Managing Director of KSOP & the International Department of the KIT





Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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