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The luminescence laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was established by Daniel Richter in 2004. At present the laboratory has three Risø TL/OSL readers equipped with two single grain attachments (green and IR lasers) and one alpha source; one LexSyg Research with three PMTs (blue-green, red and nearIR-sensitive), EMCCD, an alpha source and two beta sources; and one LexSyg Smart capable of stimulating in the violet, blue, green, yellow, red and IR wavelengths.

The luminescence laboratory belongs to the Department of Human Evolution under the direction of Prof Jean-Jacques Hublin. The current team includes: