On June 24th 2017, several institutions from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, got together in the north campus from 10 AM to share their work with the people of Karlsruhe in an event named “Day of the open door” or Tag der Offener Tür.
Ocurring right next to a marathon, many visitors joined to see the optical experiments explained by the students, with an added note that we spoke at least 8 languages to explain the optical phenomena presented in the booth.
Throughout the morning, many children came to the booth to play around with the experiments, being the diffraction grating glasses the most outstandingly interesting to many, as many options to understand the phenomenon were presented.
The event was supported by OSKar members well past the afternoon, when the lighting conditions were not appropriate to do the optical demonstrations.
On June 12 2016, Dr. John Degnan delighted the students of the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics and the physics department of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a talk about altimetry and measurement techniques using lasers in what is known as 3D LIDAR imaging. The evening kicked off with some ice-breaking coffee session where some students were able to talk to each other and catch up with the pace of the lectures in the summer semester, and discuss with some of the senior students about prospects after graduation, specialization lectures and many other topics.
A few minutes after six, Dr. Degnan kicked off his presentation with some discussion about the theoretical background of LIDAR technology, as well as the historical reference on measurements of altimetry and the historical developments in which Dr. Degnan participated. After the talk, some students had a chance to go deeper into the topic of LIDAR and possible future cooperations and research opportunities.
The discussion was accompanied with some refreshments and a big Brezel sandwich.