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Highlights of Physics 2023

Highlights of Physics 2023
Science festival Highlights of Physics, 25.-30.09.2023
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  • LocationStadtzentrum Kiel
  • Time25.09.2023 ab 10:00 Uhr - 30.09.2023 bis 22:00 Uhr
  • HostDeutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V. (DPG) Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)

The public science festival "Highlights of Physics" will take place in Kiel from 25th September to 30th September 2023.

Physicists from Kiel and all over Germany will answer questions about their current research work to the public at this major science festival in September. They will show the latest in nano research, how to find black holes in space and how hydrogen and plasma technologies will be used for the energy supply of the future. Visitors will find a wide range of activities and offers.

Central elements of the event are an exhibition on the town hall square, a diverse program of lectures and an extensive offering for children and young people with shows and exciting experiments.

Researchers from the Helmholtz Center Hereon will also participate in the event and illustrate their research work. The Institute for Hydrogen Technology will present a hydrogen car, demonstrate hydrogen storage with the help of models and show videos from its research.

The "Highlights of Physics" will be opened on the 25th September in the Kiel Opera House by university professor and German TV moderator Harald Lesch with an evening lecture on "Sun, Moon and Stars" with musical accompaniment by "Quadro Nuevo" from Munich. The event is also expected to be attended by the Minister of Education of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Karin Prien, and other prominent guests from research and politics.

To conclude the week of events, there will be a special evening lecture, "James Bond in the Sight of Music," also at the Kiel Opera House: Communicator Award winner and president of the University of Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan, will take a close look at effects from James Bond films and ask if they are compatible with the laws of physics. The lecture will be accompanied by James Bond film music played live by the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The "Highlights of Physics" were launched in 2001 by the German Physical Society (DPG) together with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The science festival attracts up to 60,000 visitors each year.

Admission to the science festival is free of charge (in some cases, free admission tickets or registrations are required).