Press Release 127/2015

KIT at the City Hall: Research with and into Light

“International Year of Light – From Research to the Product”: The KIT Materials, Structures, Functions Center Presents Key Technologies of the 21st Century
Light-based technologies are the “all-rounders” of the 21st century. (Photo: KIT)

How can light be used as a tool for laser-based 3D printing? What is good light from the scientific point of view and how can it be generated sustainably? These and other questions will be answered on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 18.30 hrs, by scientists of the KIT Materials, Structures, Functions Center. On the occasion of the 2015 International Year of Light, they will present fascinating research into optics and photonics at the Karlsruhe city hall. 

The presentations will be made in the German language.

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In the area of optics and photonics, research of the KIT Materials, Structures, Functions Center covers the following topics: Simulation for nanophotonics, photonic materials and devices, advanced spectroscopy, optical systems, solar energy, optical signal and image processing, and X-ray optics. More information can be found at:


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 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 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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