Discover the PhotonLab

About the PhotonLab

The PhotonLab is a laser laboratory especially designed for high school students, located within the MPQ at the Garching Research Campus. Active since 2011, it offers students the opportunity to experiment with light and get a glimpse in the world of research. Some of the offered experiments include: measuring the thickness of a strand of hair, determining the sugar concentration using refraction or how to transmit music using light. Additionally, the PhotonLab offers teacher's trainings internships, support in more advanced experiments or in entering experiments in competitions.

Virtual Tour

Take a look around the PhotonLab! You'll discover 20 different experiments, which you can do yourself when you visit with your school class. You can measure the thickness of your hair, capture beads of light with optical tweezers, send messages securely using quantum cryptography, and much more. Click through and find your favorite experiment! (The virtual tour is in German.)

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