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Responsibility in action: KIS receives honours award for family-friendly policies

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Once again, KIS has been awarded the berufundfamily certificate. The honours certificate is given in special recognition of long-term, sustainable…

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DFG application from the Solar Magnetism research group approved

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The German Science Foundation (DFG) has approved on 3. June 2024 a proposal by Dr. Juan Manuel Borrero (PI) and Dr. Ivan Milic (Co-PI) from the Solar…

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An image of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope together with the VTF Etalon.

World's largest imaging spectro-polarimeter arrived on Maui.

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The Institute of Solar Physics (KIS) in Freiburg develops high-tech research instruments that are unique in the world. Freiburg researchers are…

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First Stokes inversions in full agreement with Gauß law

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Scientists at KIS infer the first solenoidal magnetic field on the solar atmosphere

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The VTF frame in the otics laboratory at the DKIST telescope.

VTF integration started at DKIST on Maui/Hawaii (early January 2024)

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At the beginning of 2024, the VTF team was able to fly to Maui/Hawaii and start integrating the VTF into the DKIST telescope.

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The complete VTF in the laboratory in Freiburg.

VTF arrives in Maui/Hawaii - a long journey comes to an end....

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The largest project at our institute has entered its final phase. The KIS has developed and built a high-precision measuring instrument for the new 4m…

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E. Lilienthal at the GREGOR telescope

Eckart Lilienthal visits German Solar Observatory on Tenerife

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The head of Department 711 (Universe and Matter) of the BMBF, which is responsible for KIS, visited the Observatorio del Teide on 26 September 2023.

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Screenshot of SDC's web search interface, which is now a modern single-page application.

SDC now based on Rucio/dCache with a significantly upgraded website.

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SDC's foundation is now based on Rucio/dCache for data management and storage and got a new modern single-page application for querying data over the…

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View of the scientific facilities on the Teide plateau after the forest fire events of August 2023

OT in Tenerife remained unharmed by forest fires thanks to IAC and emergency services.

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Thanks to the prudent actions of the IAC and the selfless efforts of the rescue workers and fire brigades, the scientific facilities on the Teide…

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Visible Tunable Filter successfully passed the Lab Acceptance Tests

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In calendar week 29, the VTF instrument was subjected to the Lab Acceptance Tests.

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