An unusual mission
In July 2016, Robert set off for Schneefernerhaus, a former hotel in the Alps, with his tool box and backpack. Since 1999 it has been used as the highest environmental research station in Germany. Two scientists from the Max Planck Institute awaited him on site. Using high-speed cameras, they want to get to the bottom of the question of how clouds and rain interact and what happens to a single drop. To enable the cameras to capture optimal images, green light is required, which is provided by the TRUMPF laser. Together with the two scientists, Robert spent two days at the research station to put the laser into operation.