Germany Grants the Optics University Center and Campus at Leibniz University Hannover

German Science Council recommends an investment of 54.2 million Euro to build the research building OPTICUM

April 23, 2021

Press release by the Leibniz University Hannover

Nowadays, our everyday digital life relies on optical technologies: We use smartphone cameras to submit documents, stream movies online via optical fibres, weld cars with lasers and diagnose illnesses with 3D imaging. At Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), around 120 scientists of the Cluster of Excellence “PhoenixD: Photonics, Optics, and Engineering - Innovation across Disciplines” are working on the next evolutionary step - novel integrated optics. With the advanced technology, the researchers plan to take mechanical engineering and production processes to a new level and build a production platform. Now they have come one step closer to reach this goal. On 23.04.2021, the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) recommended the funding of the research building “OPTICUM - Optics University Center and Campus”.

Researchers at AEI Hannover are a part of the Cluster of Excellence “PhoenixD: Photonics, Optics, and Engineering - Innovation across Disciplines” beteiligt.

Read the full Leibniz University Hannover press release.

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