Revamping of Optical Museum in Jena, a pilgrimage site for optics: This is the vision that the initiators brought to life during the 200th birthday year of Carl Zeiss in the form of the German Optical Museum (D.O.M.). In addition to presenting the history of optics and of scientific instrument design, it is also intended as a public meeting place and offers a host of educational courses, particularly for young people.
Scientists from across the globe will also work here, and use research to promote the site on the world stage.
Dr. Timo Mappes has been appointed Professor for the History of Physics with a focus on scientific communication at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). He will also be the founding Director of the new German Optical Museum in Jena. Mappes will assume his new duties on 1 July 2018.
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Foundation aims, management bodies and statute.
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