The mechanic Carl Zeiss opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foundation for today's global technology player ZEISS. His work shaped the reputation of the city of Jena as an international center for optics and photonics and home to globally operating companies and prestigious research institutes. His passion for precision is legendary and still characterizes the company ZEISS, its employees and its products today.
Around 200 international experts discussed trends in optics and photonics at the ZEISS Symposium 'Optics in the Digital World.' The keynote speakers were Professor Laura Waller from the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Ingmar Posner from Oxford University and David Bohn from Microsoft. All three outlined the requirements to be met in the future by research. These are being shaped by increasing digitization and Big Data applications and are determining trends in optical technologies.
Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen from the Rebikoff-Niggeler (FRN) foundation dive as much as 1000 meters into the deep blue sea in their search for the ocean's hidden wonders. In the 'Lula1000', their one-of-a-kind submersible, they document species and organisms no one has ever seen before. ZEISS accompanies the passionate wildlife film-makers on their projects and supports their mission to discover the secrets found in the deep ocean.