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Another success story of Multi-Channel Spectroscopy

Our colleagues of the innoFSPEC Multi-Channel Spectroscopy group have achieved great new results with their research on stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 300. By telling the story of how astronomy has reached this point, Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth helps us understand why this result is so exciting. Visit the related blog here and learn more about:

  • The history of spectroscopy in astronomy
  • How galaxies can be turned from blurry patches of light to dazzling bubbles of stars
  • How the MUSE instrument picks out individual stars in other galaxies
  • That two new ESO telescopes will be able to investigate stars in other galaxies in even more detail

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source: ESO

innoFSPEC @ Potsdam exhibition "Science in the centre"

On 19 January 2019, there was the opening of the exhibition "Science in the centre" - 130 m of science - at the annual light event in Potsdam. 20 large-format boards illustrate the diverse and exciting science landscape of Potsdam - among them a 2 x 6 m board designed by us, innoFSPEC Potsdam with the title "What happens in small molecules and large galaxies?".

The open air exhibition is located between Bildungsforum/Platz der Einheit and the state parliament and will last until at least end of August 2019. Have a look at the exhibition brochure here.

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We are hiring - open position as scientific coordinator @innoFSPEC

innoFSPEC is performing interdisciplinary research, linking different disciplines such as astronomy and physical chemistry. In the latter context, innoFSPEC invites applications for the position of a part-time scientific coordinator at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam. For more information, please check here.

To apply, please send your CV, publication list, copies of academic degrees, and a brief research plan to: . Review of applications will begin January 21, 2019 , and continue until the position is filled.

innoFSPEC technology for medical applications

Imaging Raman spectroscopy can not only be applied in astrophysics but also for non invasive cancer diagnostics. After completing a four year research and development project phase, innoFSPEC scientists were successful in proving this.

Read more here.

Best talk award for Nabarun Polley

Nabarun Award

How can the innoFSPEC core technology Photon Density Wave (PDW) Spectroscopy provide added value for inline monitoring? With his talk at the Photonics 2018 conference at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, innoFSPEC fellow Dr. Nabarun Polley has recently won a best talk award. His talk had the title "Fibre optical Photon Density Wave spectroscopy for inline monitoring of highly concentrated biogenic liquid materials". Congratulations, Nabarun!

The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics - PHOTONICS, is a premier conference in the emerging areas of Photonic science and technology. It provides a forum for interaction and exchange of ideas among scientists, engineers, researchers, and users actively engaged in the area of Photonics.