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LabVIEW Champion: Urs Lauterburg

LabVIEW Champions Member Profile - Urs Lauterburg

Urs Lauterburg

Bern, Swizerland

Programming Languages:

Self trained / Instructor

Used LabVIEW Since:
Version 2.0, 1991

Applications Areas:
Data acquisition for demonstrations and student lab experiments for university level physics education. Interactive learnware for physical phenomena. Drivers and data analysis packages for educational measurement instruments.


Urs Lauterburg is responsible for the technical support of the education program at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He installs and presents a large number of demonstration experiments for the introductory physics lectures and supervises the development and maintenance of an extensive inventory of student lab experiments. Urs introduced LabVIEW data acquisition technologies for university level physics education in 1991 and has created a large library of applications over the years. Besides his engagement at the institute he teaches LabVIEW courses at workshops and consults start-up companies with their needs to integrate LabVIEW graphical programming for measurement and automation.

Urs uses LabVIEW for MacOSX and would like to see more support for LabVIEW's native platform (LV1 was released on the Apple Macintosh in 1986).

User Groups:

LabVIEW contact and consultant at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Discussion Groups:

Info-LabVIEW, tap-l


LabVIEW eine grafische Programmiersprache für den Unterricht: An article written in German for a programming workshop for educators 1998.

Macintosh Sound I/O Programmierung mit LabVIEW: Courseware written in German for a sound analysis workshop for educators 2001.

LabVIEW Einstieg in die grafische Programiersprache zur Erfassung und Analyse von Messdaten: An Introductory crash course written in German 2001.

LabVIEW in Physics Education: A white paper written in English that presents LabVIEW applications for physics education 2004.


Chapter in VIP 2005 Publication (German)