|Light and Life Laboratory |
The name of our laboratory is meant to reflect that we are primarily interested in the interactions of light with living organisms in our environment and in using light as a diagnostic and predictive tool for studying our environment.
The release of man-made trace gases and the burning of fossil fuels pose a potential threat to our environment in terms of ozone depletion and increased exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation as well as a warmer climate.
The technical innovation that will be required to mitigate and prevent harmful effects of these environmental changes lies at the heart of Technogenesis, and a proper understanding of light and life interactions is a prerequisite for proper mitigation.
Our vision is to become a world leader in remote sensing of the environment and in the development of instruments for measuring environmental changes.