“Light & Schools” – our lab for high school students at the Centre for Optical Quantum Technologies
To become a scientist – that’s what many boys and girls dream about. However, once they get older their enthusiasm very often vanishes. At this point CUI seeks to interfere. “The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging” combines top research with an intensive training of young people. “We want to stimulate interest in the fascinating possibilities of imaging physical and chemical processes,“ says Dortje Schirok who coordinates “Light and Schools”.
Therefore “Light & Schools“ cooperates successfully with numerous schools in Hamburg. The Lab offers experimental courses that enable young people to discover the latest laser technology as well as fascinating research projects outside of the class room.
“Light & Schools” has been developed in 2009 within the Excellence Initiative of the state governments, which was supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung. Today the school lab is being continued within the cluster of excellence CUI and the collaborative research center SFB 925.