Is a Master's in Optics at IFT something for you?
In June, several members of the IFT Optics group traveled to Marifjora fjord in Luster district on an exciting field project. They wanted to map the optical properties of the water in situ. With new state-of-the-art instruments – such as the LISST-VSF instrument – you can measure optical properties of water like the absorption and scattering of light. During the spring melt, many Norwegian fjords turn green. This is because large amounts of particles come with the glacial waters, which changes the optical nature of the water such that most green light is reflected. By studying these properties, one can, among other things, improve the algorithms used by satellites as they map the Earth from space. This is particularly challenging in optically complex waters, such as where a lot of particles come from land, or during algal blooms.
A master in optics offers several career opportunities. For example, you can work with optics in the atmosphere and the sea, environment and climate, biophysics and optical communication. Is this something for you? Come by and have a chat with us.
Børge Hamre (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Arne Kristoffersen
Or, simply stop by the 2nd floor of the north wing of IFT.
Research centres at IFT
Department of Physics and Technology has an extensive international collaboration including CERN and the European Space Agency (ESA). The department is also hosting one Centre of Excellence (SFF), is actively involved in one Centre for Research based Innovation (SFI), and is contributing to two Research centres for Environmental friendly Energy (FME).