King Willem-Alexander visited Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus on Thursday. He was shown explanations and demonstrations about the emerging technology of photonics.
The visit began at the Holst Centre. The king was given a tour of the laboratory and demonstrations of the application of photonics.
Through photonics, data can be transmitted at the speed of light. This may allow computer chips in the future to work a thousand times faster than they do today. The technology also saves a lot of energy. The main focus of the tour was on the applications of photonic chips, and whether the chips can help solve societal problems.
After the Holst Centre, the king visited PhotonDelta. There he joined a roundtable discussion. This dealt with the importance of photonic chips in various areas, such as industrialisation and European cooperation
Translation: Chaitali Sengupta. She also gives online INBURGERING classes.