A look at the world in near infrared light
Physically Natural Sciences

A look at the world in near infrared light

The world as we see it consists of a multitude of different colors. Some of these colors can be used visibly, while others can be made visible using special methods. In our research group, we are exploring the use of contrast agents that target specific parts of the human body to help doctors detect diseases such as cancer that would otherwise be difficult to find.
Start 17:00 o'clock
End 23:00 o'clock

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Universitätsklinikum und Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus
Nationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen Dresden (NCT/UCC)
Nationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen Dresden
Mildred-Scheel-Straße Haus 136
01307 Dresden (Dresdner Süden)
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We will use some light sources (lamps) with different wavelengths to help illuminate the field of view. As part of the demonstration, we will discuss how different light sources emit different spectra and thus also stimulate a discussion on energy efficiency: Incandescent lamps emit a significant amount of light that we cannot see, while LEDs are mostly limited to visible light.

We provide several experimental objects that people can interact with. These include fruits, bottles of different powders, pictures, drawings, and handouts with explanatory text and hidden functions. We also provide UV lamps that can be used to create fluorescence on the handouts that are given out, which can be seen either by the naked eye or on the cameras. In addition, we provide a few different markers, paints, and paper for the audience to make their own art. The goal is to then explore what has been shown and learned with their own example, and in this way illustrate that everyday materials that look the same can actually be different.

Information on the event format

Experiment Presentation Participate and do it yourself Suitable for children


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