The Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics pursues a new approach in research and teaching which constitutes an interdisciplinary link among the disciplines of physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. In this way, new photonic-electronic components can be achieved which offer the highest bit rates and frequencies in the terabit/s and terahertz ranges, respectively.
The Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics was founded to produce a new generation of researchers and developers knowledgeable in the entire electromagnetic spectrum in the fields of electronics, photonics, and in micro- and nanotechnological processes. Graduate students develop an international profile, and prepare for a career in research, teaching, management or industry, by building up specific key technologies and key qualifications.
Teratronics is a joint training platform of the Helmholtz institutes and University institutes of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); it was founded in 2011.