Pushing ahead vigorously
"Back to the roots" is the motto of the maritime industry. People are once again turning to the wind as a traditional means of propulsion for ships. This is shown by the first drone photos of the "Pyxis Ocean". The freighter has been fitted with two enormous sails. The sails rise high above the deck of the freighter. The wind blows strongly, saving a lot of fuel.
Resurrected through 30,000 images
The conditions were conceivably bad: one day after the summer hurricane "Poly" raged across the North Sea at the beginning of July, a research diving team set out for Helgoland to document a monument of a special kind: UC 71, a World War I submarine that mysteriously sank more than 100 years ago and has lain on the ocean floor ever since. In their luggage, the team had around 1.5 tons of equipment. Visibility at the wreck was poor due to the water stirred up by the storm. In addition, there was a strong current and only one hour per dive. Nevertheless, the scientists led by Kiel research diver Dr. Florian Huber succeeded in reaching their goal: To create a detailed 3D model of the submarine for the first time, thus preserving it digitally for posterity.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for Ferenc Krausz
Ferenc Krausz, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, together with Pierre Agostini and Anne L'Huillier, has been honoured with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Nobel Committee is honouring the two reserachers for the foundation of attosecond physics. An attosecond is the billionth part of a billionth of a second. Laser pulses lasting only a few attoseconds can be used to track the movements of individual electrons. This not only provides fundamental insights into the behaviour of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids, but could also help to develop electronic components more quickly.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2023
for Ferenc Krausz
The world´s first functioning laser
On May 16, 1960, the laser was born. The device that Theodore Maiman built, still exists. Together with Ted Maiman's lab book, the historic laser is on display at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Dr. Matthew Weidman, group leader of the attosecond metrology 2.0 team in attoworld, explains the individual components and the principle of how a laser works.
Alice im Quantenland. Folge 1: Eine Katze namens Schrödinger
Pilotfolge zur Hörspielreihe „Alice im Quantenland“. Das Vermittlungsangebot richtet sich speziell an Kinder zwischen 6 und 12 Jahren sowie deren Eltern und gibt auf spielerische und unterhaltsame Weise erste Einblicke in die faszinierende Quantenwelt in Form von reichlich rätselhaften Abenteuern.
Alice im Quantenland. Folge 2: EInstein und das Fußballmatch
Folge 2 zur Hörspielreihe „Alice im Quantenland“. Das Vermittlungsangebot richtet sich speziell an Kinder zwischen 6 und 12 Jahren sowie deren Eltern und gibt auf spielerische und unterhaltsame Weise erste Einblicke in die faszinierende Quantenwelt in Form von reichlich rätselhaften Abenteuern.