Press Release Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics Heidelberg
03 July 2024

More than 6000 interested visitors experienced exciting insights into the research at the institute

On 23 June, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg opened its doors. More than 6000 interested visitors of all ages followed this invitation, including a gratifying number of children and young people. The almost 400 highly motivated employees from science and infrastructure offered the enthusiastic public extensive and diverse insights into the work of a modern research institute at more than 50 stations, in 30 lectures and on 500 metres of poster walls.

The hands-on experiments were very popular and some seminar rooms could barely hold the audience for the exciting presentations. Prof Dr Christoph H. Keitel, Managing Director of the MPIK, sums up the event very positively: “Our aim was to give the general public an insight into our fields of research. The staff prepared this in advance with great enthusiasm in such a way that it was not only informative, but above all exciting and easy to understand. ”

The CRC 1225 ISOQUANT participated with an interactive station on the theme “Welcome to the Quantum World.” Here, visitors could experience “Quantum Yoga” and put themselves into a state of superposition, being in two states simultaneously. At the game table, visitors could rediscover the classic game of Tic Tac Toe using quantum rules in “Quantum Tic Tac Toe.”.