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Oct 27

Field Trip Jena 2017

Early in the morning at 7 o’clock we entered the bus to Jena and started our annual field trip. As usual, we teamed up with the Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) in Erlangen such that both members of our chapter and the SAOT were participating. This year’s goal was the city of Jena where we our first stop was at the company Jenoptik. There, we got an overview talk of the company followed by a factory tour. Afterwards, the trip continued to the Fraunhofer IOF. After an introduction to the Fraunhofer society in general as well as to this particular Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineerin we were given a lab tour. Finally, we took a group picture at the famous Abbe monument and had a good dinner at the restaurant Ratszeise before heading back to Erlangen. All in all, it was a very interesting trip for us. We gratefully thank Jenoptik and Fraunhofer IOF for the interesting insights in their facilities. Some pictures can be found here.