Summer School in Astrophotonics

26 September 2012. How can we use new photonic technologies to promote astronomy? That is the main question of this year’s Summer School, which will be held in Schloss Wiesenburg in Brandenburg. It is the first conference worldwide to promote the issue of astrophotonics: the application of photonics to astronomy
Summer School in Astrophotonics

Multicore Fibre

Referees from Australia, the US and Europe get together with astronomers to present and discuss the current state of research in photonics. Prof Joss Bland-Hawthorn, member of the Australian Academy of Science and currently working at the University of Sydney, started the Summer School on Monday with his talk about the big questions and answers of astronomy.

Established as a centre of innovative competence in fiber-spectroscopy and sensing innoFSPEC Potsdam is a collaborative project of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University of Potsdam. innoFSPEC is government-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The school is also sponsored by OPTICON FP7 - Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy within the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.




About innoFSPEC

The mission of innoFSPEC Potsdam is to perform fundamental research and develop innovative technological solutions for fibre sensing and multi-channel spectroscopy in astronomy and physical chemistry. The center has the vision to become a worldwide leader in the development and application of innovative photonics in these areas. innoFSPEC Potsdam  combines the skill of new chemical analysis methods with high-performance multi-object and multi-channel spectroscopy. In addition to fundamental research innoFSPEC is actively promoting technology transfer, education, networking, and also regional and international cooperation with industry and scientific institutions.