Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

Video: XXL computed tomography: a new dimension in X-ray analysis

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Winners of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018:
Dr. Michael Böhnel, Fraunhofer IIS
Nils Reims, Fraunhofer IIS
Michael Salamon, Fraunhofer IIS

Michael Salamon, Nils Reims and Dr. Michael Böhnel from Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS  have achieved decisive progress in computed tomography. For the first time, it is now possible to analyze even very large objects with X-ray technology. XXL computed tomography produces high-resolution, high-contrast images in 3D. The technology enables, for example, the analysis of electric cars after a crash test. Historical relics can also be examined – and even a dinosaur skull.

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize

Since 1978, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has awarded prizes every year in recognition of outstanding scientific work by members of its staff that solve application-oriented problems. To date, over 300 researchers have seen their work honored in this way. This year, three of these prizes will be awarded, each worth 50,000 euros.