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Promoting Science
Funds for Research
SCHOTT invests around 100 million euros in research and development every year. A considerable amount of support is also provided for external scientific work. Board member Dr. Udo Ungeheuer is responsible for research. Here he discusses the motivation behind and prospects for SCHOTT’s research activities. [more]

Reaching for the Genes
In Biotech labs SCHOTT “BOROFLOAT” is playing a role in the decoding of the human genome. [more]

Interior Design
The Art of Creating Space
In the new Sony Style Store in Berlin, SCHOTT Spezialglas AG, Standort Grünenplan’s “Opalika” architectural glass is helping to create an interesting shopping atmosphere. [more]

Precise monitoring of the Earth’s rotation
Geometrical stability in the measurement set-up is crucial for the world’s biggest and most precise ring laser gyroscope. Clear arguments for using “ZERODUR®” as the base material. [more]

ROSAT: Methuselah among satellites
Germany’s ROSAT X-ray satellite began operation on June 1, 1990. Its mirror system, built by Carl Zeiss, was only intended to operate for two to three years. Yet up to a few months ago it was still transmitting sensational pictures back to its ground station. [more]

Electronic Components
Vital Miniatures
In diodes, special glass has the function of hermetic encapsulation. One of the leading manufacturers of these glass electrodes is Vishay Semiconductor of Austria. [more]

Wine tasting Glass
“Sensus” Sharpens the Senses
The new DIN wine tasting glass made by SCHOTT Zwiesel convinces German wine experts. [more]

From Obsidian to Laser glass
How long has glass existed? The answer to this and many other intriguing questions about this universal material can be found at the SCHOTT GLASMuseum in Jena, which opened its doors on September 1, 2000. [more]

Medical Technology
Patients in a New Light
Fiber optic lighting generates neither electromagnetic fields nor UV or infrared radiation, making it ideal for use in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Shiga University of Medical Science in Tokyo has employed fiber optic lighting solutions successfully. [more]

The World on Foot
For five months, visitors from around the world could tour the world on foot at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover where SCHOTT was a member of the Food Pavilion. [more]
A Fountain as a Pendulum
Ceramic, steel and a round high-tech mirror made by SCHOTT Spezialglas AG, Standort Grünenplan are all the winning elements of Ulrich Witzmann’s innovative fountain awarded a design prize at the EXPO 2000. [more]

Optically effective
For more than 40 years, the French company Pouilloux has been manufacturing high-quality “Vuarnet” sunglasses for the most demanding of customers. The blanks for them are supplied by SCHOTT Spezialglas AG, Standort Grünenplan AG. [more]

Conservation Lighting
In the right light
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, can be considered the birthplace of the United States. Historical documents which shaped the history of the new nation are displayed here, illuminated with fiber optic lighting from SCHOTT. [more]

Art from Broken Glass
Art from Broken Glass within Glass
Optical glass from SCHOTT and light are the two main working materials that Hermann Schroeder needs in order to conjure surreal light worlds on celluloid with the aid of his camera. [more]