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  • December 11, 2015
    Light and laser

    team — The Lichtfest at the Deutsches Museum was a luminous end to the International Year of Light 2015. The guests were offered various scientific lectures giving detailed information about solar storms, the usage of light and shadow in computer games and the invention of the very first laser. For the latter lecture Kathleen Maiman had especially traveled all the way from the USA to join. Her late husband Theodore invented the first laser in 1960. As a contemporary witness, Maiman brought this technological upheaval alive once again. She also brought the very first laser with her, which still works perfectly as a live demonstration has shown. The exiting highlight was the award ceremony of the student competition »Facets of Light« which was awarded to the only 15 years old pupils Charlotte Popp, Charlotte Meyer and Hanna Niedner. Their video with the heading »The Tracks of the Light of the Day« shows the perception of light, realized in aesthetically attractive pictures. A 15 minute long laser show released the guests into the pre-Christmas illuminated Munich. For more pictures from the Lichtfest, visit "MAP's Facebook page"