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The „Highlights der Physik“ are coming to Hannover

The „Highlights der Physik“ are coming to Hannover

QuantumFrontiers brings the renowned science festival to Lower Saxony

In the week from 23 to 28 September 2024, the science festival "Highlights der Physik" will be coming to Hanover. On Ernst-August-Platz in front of the main train station, visitors can explore astonishing effects and new developments from atomic physics to astrophysics in a large exhibition. There will be hands-on experiments and stage shows for children and young people. A varied programme of lectures complements the festival, which is organised by the German Physical Society (DPG) and Leibniz Universität Hannover and supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. Admission to all events is free of charge.

The "Highlights of Physics" offer a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages: physicists from Hanover and all over Germany will be on hand to answer questions from the interested public about their current research work.

"With the popular science festival, Hanover becomes the centre of physics in Germany for a week. The diverse programme brings research to life for everyone. The topic of "quantum", for example, is now the talk of the town. But what does that actually mean? At the Highlights of Physics, there will be understandable answers and hands-on experiments on this and many other questions," says Prof Dr Silke Ospelkaus, spokesperson for the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers. Together with the second Cluster of Excellence at Leibniz University Hannover, PhoenixD, the two research alliances have taken over the local scientific management of the festival this year. "It is a great pleasure for us that this renowned science festival is taking place in a central location in Hanover this year," says PhoenixD spokesperson Prof Dr Uwe Morgner: "Physics is the fundamental science for understanding our world and developing new applications from it - from the Internet to the atomic clock. We cordially invite everyone from the city and the surrounding area to experience the fascination of scientific contexts at the festival and to engage in dialogue with physicists."

Admission to the entire science festival is free. For individual events with limited seating, such as the evening lectures, free registration is required in advance via the website www.highlights-physik.de.