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Wissenschaft auf der Bühne: PhoenixD präsentiert die optischen Technologien auf der IdeenExpo

Science on stage: PhoenixD presents optical technologies at IdeenExpo

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Last Monday they already presented their research once at the IdeenExpo: (from left) Bernhard Roth, presenter Jenny Winkler, Anatoly Fedorov Kukk and Uwe Morgner.
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Anatoly Fedorov Kukk (left) and Bernhard Roth take to the stage on July 7th for a second time at the IdeenExpo and show the young visitors the OCT skin scanner.
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Anatoly Fedorov Kukk demonstrates how the OCT scanner works and scans presenter Jenny Winkler's arm during the presentation on stage BühneSieben at the IdeenExpo.
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PhoenixD spokesperson Uwe Morgner explains to the visitors that optical technologies come to use in various applications.

PhoenixD spokesperson Uwe Morgner will present the OCT skin scanner with PhoenixD member Bernhard Roth and Anatoly Fedorov Kukk on Thursday (7/7) at 13:30 on stage seven (hall 7) at the IdeenExpo. They will also provide information about the new LUH bachelor's degree course in optical technologies.

Snapping selfies with your smartphone and streaming films via fibre optics - our modern digital everyday life is made possible by so-called optical technologies. These technologies all work with light and can be used for many different tasks, such as medicine.

On stage BühneSieben, the three physicists show how they can use a skin scanner (OCT scanner) to draw a picture of tissue under the skin. The technology works similarly to an ultrasound examination - only with light. With this technology, patients could be examined much faster and cheaper.

The three also provide information about the new bachelor's degree programme Optical Technologies: Lasers and Photonics, starting at Leibniz Universität in the winter semester of 2022/23. With its interdisciplinary orientation, the programme is unique at a German university.