Basics of Light Microscopy 2019
This course will provide you with the fundamentals of light microscopy.
This course covers the basics of transmitted light microscopy. After a theoretical introduction to questions such as How does a microscope work? and What is resolution?, you will handle and align microscopes and gain experience in brightfield and contrast imaging methods (phase and DIC).
As a last step we will learn about optical aberrations and how to deal with them.
This year, you will also have the chance to build a simple, rail-based light microscope.