1993 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 2nd prize

Thomas Ernsting


01 January, 1992

A model of a Tornado fighter plane is tested by simulating the electromagnetic pulse created by dropping a nuclear bomb at altitude. At an institute near Bonn various kinds of weapons are subjected to tests which establish their vulnerability to the deployment of nuclear bombs. Fraunhofer Society is the largest research organization in Europe with 47 institutes, 7,600 employees and a budget of more than DM 1 billion. This scientific think tank may be consulted by any German company, whatever its size. The areas on which Fraunhofer concentrates are aligned with the latest market developments; they range from robotics to solar energy and from TV screens to the new generation of computers.

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Thomas Ernsting

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