30 March 2023
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What role do nanoparticles play in future technologies? What does a biochemist do? How does programming work? On Girls' and Boys' Day on 27 April 2023, the school labs "Molecules & Schools" and "Light & Schools" will provide insights into scientific research, the everyday life of scientists, and study and career opportunities.
Girls' and Boys' Day at the school labs will be held entirely in attendance in German:
Chemistry School Lab Molecules & Schools
Girls' Day: Insight into the diverse world of nanoscience
Whether in medicine, renewable energy technology, energy storage or the latest television: nanoparticles are used in many areas of future technologies. As part of Girls' Day, the Molecules & Schools chemistry school lab will give girls aged 15 and older an exciting insight into nanoscience. Several small experiments are planned, for example on the production of silver fractals, the chemical sunset, or the production of gold nanoparticles. In conversation with researchers and students, the girls will learn more about study and later career opportunities. (Booked out)
Boys' Day: career exploration biochemist
New developments in medicine, such as new vaccines or personalized cancer therapies, would not be possible without biochemistry. Boys' Day gives boys aged 15 and older an insight into the world of chemistry and, in particular, the field of biochemistry. They can interact with researchers and students and create their own genetic fingerprint. (Booked out)
Physics School Lab Light & Schools
Girls' Day: discover research by programming a mini computer
Building a robot monster that responds to stimuli from the environment? In the physics school lab, students in grades 5 to 8 who have no experience in programming are introduced to the Calliope mini. It enables a playful approach to programming microcontrollers, so that the schoolgirls can easily gain a good understanding of the inner workings of smart devices, such as smartphones. After some initial small experiments, the girls will build and program their own monster so that it can move connected motors and wheels on its own. The tutors from the Light & Schools team will support the group and be available to answer questions about physics and studying. (Booked out)
Girls' Day: Science Escape Game: Help Prof. Lisa Kareem and solve her riddles
To kick things off, a scientist will report on research in the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" and answer questions. Then the Science Escape Game begins, following in the footsteps of fictional Prof. Lisa Kareem. Middle school students explore the Bahrenfeld campus in a rally and solve an Escape Room. They are supported by tutors from Light & Schools and work together as a team. (Booked out)
Boys' Day: Art helps
Basic research is often very complex and far away from everyday life. In the offer, boys learn about the work in the field of science communication. They get an insight into how science content is presented with the help of pictures, sculptures or 3D models. A member of the project "Arts & Science" of the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" leads through the offer and explains the way of a photo from a laboratory to the hallway of the Hamburg City Hall. (Booked out)
Girls' Day: Excellent research in a double pack
Insight into the work of the two Clusters of Excellence "Quantum Universe" and "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" at the Bahrenfeld Campus: High school girls aged 16 and over first get to know researchers from the two Clusters of Excellence and are then allowed to work in the lab.
What is a Cluster of Excellence? Researchers who conduct research in similar areas and are very good at it can join forces and apply for funding from the federal government. If the federal government considers this research to be important and promising, this project can be designated a cluster of excellence. In Hamburg, there are even two such clusters of excellence in the field of physics.
What topics are researched in the clusters of excellence? The Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe" deals with cosmology and its connection to particle physics. How properties of molecules, atoms and electrons arise and can be controlled is one of the topics of the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter".
The school labs are funded by the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter".
More information about Girls' Day (in German).
More information about Boys' Day (in German).