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Carl Zeiss (1816-1888)

ZEISS Celebrates 200th Birthday of Its Founding Father

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Carl Zeiss Year 2016

ZEISS Celebrates 200th Birthday of Its Founding Father

ZEISS Symposium

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05/30/2016 - 06/04/2016
Spain, Bilbao

Hands-on-Workshop Schliffpräparation und Mikroskopie

05/31/2016 - 05/31/2016
Switzerland, Birmensdorf

EIPBN 2016

05/31/2016 - 06/03/2016
USA, Pittsburgh, PA

Broadcast Asia 2016

05/31/2016 - 06/03/2016
Singapore, Singapore



Carl Zeiss Meditec AG Quarterly Report

11/05/2016 | Medical technology company Carl Zeiss Meditec AG records revenue growth of 8.6 percent in the first six months of the fiscal year.

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ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan

03/05/2016 | Upgrade enables confocal superresolution imaging with four times the speed and improved signal-to-noise ratio more

New confocal microscope ZEISS LSM 800

29/04/2016 | All essential light microscopy contrasting methods and high precision 3D topography in a single instrument. more

Half-year Report: ZEISS on Course to Further Growth

29/04/2016 | The ZEISS Group has ended the first six months of fiscal year 2015/16 (ended 31 March) with an increase in revenue which rose by 5 percent over the previous year to €2.322 billion (first half of 2014/15: €2.206 billion). more

Software for the Future

26/04/16 | Industry 4.0 will only succeed if manufacturing companies continuously capture and evaluate their quality, machine and production process data and use these data to improve their entire processes. more

Systematic Quality Assurance

26/04/2016 | The ZEISS Car Body Solutions process chain offers multi-faceted solutions in the production flow. more 

Networking Quality Data Intelligently

26/04/2016 | Industry 4.0 and increasing digitization are the most important topics affecting the global economy. more


Corporate Communications

Jörg Nitschke
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Dagmar Ringel
Press and Public Relations

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Phone: +49 7364 20-3407 

Gudrun Vogel
Jena site communications

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Phone: +49 3641 64-2770

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Ilka Hauswald
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH

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Phone: +49 7364 20-9231

Industrial Metrology

Dr. Benjamin Viering
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

benjamin .viering @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 7364 20-2144


Dr. Jochen Tham
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

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Phone: +49 3641 64-3949

Karin Gretz-Köhler

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Phone: +49 7364 20-2253

Medical Technology

Jann Gerrit Ohlendorf
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

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Phone: +49 3641 220-331

Sebastian Frericks
Investor Relations
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

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Phone: +49 36 41 220-116

Vision Care

Joachim Kuss
Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH

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Phone: +49 151 42112288

Camera Lenses

Christoph Rieß
Carl Zeiss AG

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Phone: +49 7364 20-9031

Sports Optics

Joel Harris
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC

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Phone: +1 804 425 8466


Gudrun Vogel
Carl Zeiss AG

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Phone: +49 3641 64-2770


Franz Troppenhagen
Carl Zeiss AG

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Phone: +49 7364 20-9761

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Microscopy News Blog

Customer Story | 2016-05-19 13:00:09 |

Integrative Microscopy Approaches for Enhanced High Resolution Imaging

Professor Chris Hawes, Professor of Plant Cell Biology, Research Lead and Head of Doctoral Training Programme at Oxford Brookes University, told ZEISS and SelectScience about his plant cell imaging research. ...


Knowledge | 2016-05-17 12:45:01 |

Free Webinar: The Fast Module for ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan

First introduced in August 2014, the Airyscan detector from ZEISS represents a new detector concept for laser scanning microscopy (LSM) that enables a simultaneous resolution and signal-to-noise (SNR) ...


LENSPIRE - The new ZEISS photography platform

Photographic Genres | 2016-05-20 13:17:29 |

"Church's loves Compton" with Jason Hernandez

by Jason HernandezTo be good at my job I have to adapt to any situation and overcome any hurdle on a daily basis, whether it’s light, people, stealing locations and even avoiding police, I need ...


Lots of movement in front of the lens
Photographic Genres | 2016-05-19 07:25:22 |

Lots of movement in front of the lens

What is “Weaponized“ about?Weaponized, starring Mickey Rourke, Tom Sizemore and Johnny Messner is about a damaged homicide detective who must prevent a grieving father from unleashing ...


Hunting Blog

Hunting Worldwide | 2015-09-16 10:07:54 |

Hunting in alpine altitudes

Hunting in the mountains, especially in high alpine altitudes, has a special appeal to it. The clean air, the far sight and the panoramic landscape make every hunting trip an extraordinary experience. ...


Stalking | 2015-09-01 13:35:03 |

Wild of the Wood

In densely settled Central Europe, the hunt is more indispensible than ever. Crop damage in agricultural monocultures as well as the widespread policy of ‘woods before game’ often clouds the joy of hunting ...


Optics Beyond

Innovations in Optics | 2016-05-12 09:53:59 |

Computational Imaging: Light Field

Light field photography is a technology borrowed from the field of computer graphics and applied to imaging. The original goal of this technology which was developed at the end of the 1990s was to perform ...


Computational Imaging: Ptychography
Innovations in Optics | 2016-05-11 07:18:28 |

Computational Imaging: Ptychography

Light interacting with matter forms the physical basis for most microscopic imaging processes. Thus it should come as no surprise that transparent objects (phase objects) – i.e. objects which only interact ...


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... why van Gogh's Sunflowers shine?

Australian researchers are now using a system normally used for biological samples to examine paint pigments. Using a ZEISS Sigma VP field emission microscope featuring a microtome with a diamond blade, they produce serial sectional images of paint samples.
A three-dimensional image can then be generated, which enables the scientists to map the layers of paint and to better understand the aging process.


... that 2015 is the Year of Light?

As 2015 marks the anniversary of several major events in optics, the UNESCO General Conference has declared it the International Year of Light. Through a range of events, ZEISS is also is bringing the meaning of light closer to the general public.


... that bacteria protect the Colosseum?

Bacteria and other microorganisms protect the Roman amphitheater from environmental influences by producing a natural, organic film called patina. For the project »Invincible«, samples were taken from the outer layer of the patina and placed under a ZEISS microscope ...


... that blue light can be dangerous, yet it's also essential for good health?

Blue light at a wavelength of 460 nanometres can damage the macula, the part of the retina which has the most photoreceptor cells. At wavelengths longer than 460 nanometres, it plays an important role in regulating our melatonin levels, which influence our circadian rhythms and general well-being ...


... that Catherine the Great had a collection of hairpins with moving parts which were manufactured in China from wires just 30 microns thick?

They include the wings of butterflies and birds and the head of a Phoenix. Restorers examine the hairpins using special microscopes from ZEISS to get a clearer idea of how the moving elements work.


... that leading-edge technology is being repaired in the rain forest?

Doctors Without Borders is using 120 ZEISS Primo Start iLED microscopes to diagnose tuberculosis, malaria and sleeping sickness worldwide. In a service framework agreement, ZEISS has agreed to make the repair handbook available for employees working on-site and is supplying replacement parts quickly and at a favorable price.


... that new animal species are being discovered in the Atlantic Ocean?

Off the coast of the Azores, Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen, a German husband and wife team, dive more than a kilometer below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in their LULA 1000 submarine. Using a faucet-like mechanism, they take samples from the seawater and analyze them using a ZEISS Primovert routine microscope. But the Jakobsens aren't just interested in new one-celled organisms: they're also discovering new species amongst larger animals like fish and jellyfish.


... that researchers are working towards producing a map of the human brain?

To create the detailed images needed for this map, new methods and tools have to be developed. For example, the current ZEISS MultiSEM 505 uses 61 parallel beams to examine samples in the cubic millimeter or centimeter range. Such volumes previously took years to record and were therefore beyond the limits of the technologically feasible. 


... that there's a zoo for microorganisms?

In many cities the zoo is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, no matter where you are in the world. But up until now you only found animals in a zoo and plants in a botanical garden. However, an import group of creatures was missing: microorganisms. You can't see microorganisms with the naked eye, which is why you haven't seen them at your local zoo – until now.


... that ZEISS camera lenses are turning 125 years old?

On 21 March 1890, the first batch of camera lenses left production in Jena. The successors of the ZEISS camera lenses initially produced 125 years ago are used by millions of people around the world today.


... that ZEISS products are orbiting a comet?

The Rosetta mission to the Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet is highly successful thanks to the satisfactory landing of the Philae minilab and the measurement data sent to Earth from the mother probe and the lander. The instruments on board Rosetta include two spectrometer systems featuring ZEISS gratings.


... what opera stars are like offstage?

Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón in the country, the supermarket or the launderette: these moments were captured by Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland exclusively for the 2015 ZEISS Art Calendar.


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... why van Gogh's Sunflowers shine or that researchers are mapping the human brain?

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