FFG-Talente-Praktikum 2017 Thomas Tappeiner

Thomas, a pupil at the Bundes Real Gymnasium in der Au in Innsbruck, spent the summer 2017 with us building a white light interferometer. Now his work has been awarded as one of the best 20 works in Austria within the FFG-Talente-Praktika. 

Congratulations Thomas, and we hope to see you soon back at the University!

The white light interferometer developed by Thomas will be used in the RARE lab at the IQOQI for testing vacuum windows and there flatness.
Indeed, windows (viewports) might be bent or even newly bend when exposed under vacuum. The interferometer will be a valuable tool to measure the window quality as an important information for imaging quality.