How the new minimum wage legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015, is an open question. It is thus all the more important that the effects of the new minimum wage should be evaluated scientifically, for which this project will provide an important database. Researchers from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) research infrastructure at DIW Berlin will, together with colleagues from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg and the University of Potsdam, be making data available for evaluation of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany. They will not only be analysing the data themselves but also providing them for use by interested researchers worldwide.
Period: 1. January 2015 – 31. December 2018
The goal of the project is the economic exploitation of existing knowledge in the INP Greifswald in terms of quantum cascade laser mid-infrared cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy (QCL-MIR-CEAS). It is a method of trace gas detection, which uses modern infrared laser light sources and optical resonators to increase sensitivity. The proposed development of the prototype of a compact, portable, ultra-sensitive multi-component trace gas sensor based on the QCL-MIR CEAS technology creates a new class of devices for research and industry. The system will be used in different application scenarios of the molecular high sensitive detection of trace gases that require detection limits in the ppt range. These include the monitoring of technological processes, monitoring of emissions, the breath gas analysis and detection of hazardous substances.
Period: 1. June 2015 – 31. August 2018