5th Physics Institute

Open Science Day

"Tag der Wissenschaft" is the "Open Day" of the University of Stuttgart. Get to know the university and experience hands-on science. Save the date: The next Science Day will take place on 29 June 2019.

One of the coldest places in the universe - our Rydberg Laboratory
One of the coldest places in the universe - our Rydberg Laboratory

On Open Science Day, the 5th Physics Institute opens the laboratory doors and takes visitors to one of the coldest places in the universe. It gets really cold in this laboratory. Once a minute, one million atoms are cooled down to a few nanocelvins for a short time. This is orders of magnitude colder than anything that exists in nature and made by humans. At such low temperatures, the matter familiar to us reveals its "quantum nature", which leads to completely new effects, such as previously unknown states of aggregation. Learn more about the technology required for these exciting experiments and take a look at the novel "quantum matter".

The "Spiel der Kräfte" invites you to experience physical phenomena with all your senses - touching and experimenting yourself is expressly permitted!

Program of the University

Photo album Open Science Day 30 June 2018

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