ZEISS Stories

Find inspiration and read about groundbreaking ambitions, discover key technologies and learn about moving responsibility projects across the globe.

  • Drawn into the Fascinating World of Particles

    Drawn into the Fascinating World of Particles

    Redirecting lightning or triggering a rainstorm: Quantum physicists have a vision in which they control a storm to prevent it from wreaking havoc. This vision is one that Jean-Pierre Wolf,...

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  • Cloudy Skies, Clear Vision

    Cloudy Skies, Clear Vision

    The picturesque Tibetan Qinghai Plateau is very hard to reach. Many of its inhabitants suffer from cataracts. Successfully treating the disease requires special equipment and medical expertise. ...

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  • It‘s All about Sustainability

    It‘s All about Sustainability

    For the past 15 years, the physicist Steffen Lang has been volunteering with the Govinda Entwicklungshilfe e.V. This German NGO raises funds and supports development work in Nepal. Lang sees...

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  • An Invention That Can Prolong Life

    An Invention That Can Prolong Life

    Removing a maximum amount of diseased tissue and – at the same time – not harming healthy tissue – fluorescence technology can help neurosurgeons walk this fine line during surgery on a brain tumor.

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  • We Must Never Stand Still

    We Must Never Stand Still

    Small Series and Prototype Production at ZF Friedrichshafen AG creates new challenges for quality control time and again: measurement programs for new components need to be created every day. ZF...

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  • Discussions without Limitations Are Vital

    Discussions without Limitations Are Vital

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  • The Language of Beer

    The Language of Beer

    Scientists at the Institute for Brewing and Beverage Technology at the Technical University of Munich are working on how to perfect the enjoyment of beer. By utilizing ZEISS microscopes and the...

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  • The Birth Hour of Artificial Insemination

    The Birth Hour of Artificial Insemination

    Not everyone can have a child. The number of couples whose wish for child remains unfulfilled is higher than one might expect. New technologies, created for artificial insemination, can achieve...

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  • Hope in Sight

    Hope in Sight

    Modern customized medical technology together with Brazil’s health care program are bringing telemedicine to all people, allowing them to receive the eye care they need.

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  • The Fundamental Question Is How Information Turns into Wiring

    The Fundamental Question Is How Information Turns into Wiring

    Neuroscientists around the world race towards their ultimate goal: a three-dimensional map of the brain. Harvard-Professor Jeff Lichtman is not just one of them, but a godfather of connectomics....

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  • One Moment Can Change Everything

    One Moment Can Change Everything

    Heather Knies has experienced two dangerous brain tumors and is now the mother of a little daughter. Her story shows the excellent work performed by brain surgeons and how medical technology can...

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  • Lighting up Cells, Blood Vessels and Bacteria

    Lighting up Cells, Blood Vessels and Bacteria

    Illuminating insights for laboratories, operating rooms, and dental practices: how medicine and research can benefit from fluorescence technology.

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  • A Down-to-Earth Trainer

    A Down-to-Earth Trainer

    ISS Crew Instructor Dr. Serena Bertone trains astronauts before their space missions, passing on the ins and outs of space travel. In June, astronaut Alexander Gerst will be the first German...

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  • Seeing Your Own Technology in a New Light

    Seeing Your Own Technology in a New Light

    Burkhard Wagner's vision was razor-sharp – but only up to a distance of 20 centimeters. Outside of this range, his world was a blur. A longtime expert on one of the world’s most advanced lasers...

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  • A Cool Head and a Keen Eye

    A Cool Head and a Keen Eye

    Gerald Hoenig, coach of the German women's biathlon team, talked to us at this year's Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof about his work.

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  • A World of Bugs and Bytes

    A World of Bugs and Bytes

    At the ZEISS Hackathon held in Munich and Bangalore at the end of January, programmers, designers and businesspeople from across the globe came together to fly the flag of better vision.

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  • When Tomorrow Becomes Today

    When Tomorrow Becomes Today

    Research at ZEISS is in a position to shape the future - and it's set to do just that. For physicist Michael Totzeck, that means observing and assessing trends. He sees great opportunities in one...

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  • VR-inspired Recruiting

    VR-inspired Recruiting

    Virtually half of all Deutsche Bahn (DB) employees are over 50. To ensure that trains keep running 20 years from now, Germany's railway company has launched a big wave of recruitment. In a time...

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