For the past 30 years, Friedrich Engelke has been lecturing at Furtwangen College within the spectrum of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The study of light is at the center of his life as a scientist. The main focus of his teaching is on conveying knowledge of laser.
Friedrich Engelke describes the content of this lecture as follows:
“Sparkling, glittering, shimmering, radiating, shining! Light brightens. Light is energy. Light carries information. Light can be used as a tool. It accompanies us day in day out – from sunrise in the morning to the artificial light of night. Light fascinates the physicist from its origins right up to LASER – a beam of light that is conquering the world.”
In clear language – comprehensible for the lay person - Friedrich Engelke's lecture covers the following points:
I. Light is everywhere.
Let there be light!
Of sun, moon and glow-worm.
Light at the click of a button.
II. What is light?
What Newton didn't know.
Light phenomena in everyday life.
The colors of the rainbow.
What causes light.
III. LASER – a beam of light that is conquering the world.
The principle of LASER
What makes it so special?
From the first LASER-FLASH to its mass production.
The century of light – from Einstein to the present.