Goethe University’s annual “Night of Science” on June 21

It’s promising to be an all-nighter: Riedberg Campus opens its doors for the long night of science, featuring lectures, guided tours and hands-on experiments from dusk until dawn

On Friday, June 21, everything at Goethe University’s Riedberg Campus will once again focus on the NIGHT OF SCIENCE. As every year, university students have put together an entire night dedicated to the natural sciences, and anyone interested can embark on a voyage of discovery from 5 p.m. until the early morning hours of the next day, and experience what the individual faculties have on offer.

Researchers will be presenting the whole range of their respective subjects in more than 80 lectures lasting until dawn, covering everything from interesting insights in basic science to the latest scientific findings. Topics include scales that change the world, the hereditary molecule DNA, the link between physics and soccer, why disgust is important, poisons, Long Covid, climate change and much more. Some lectures will be in English.

Complementing the lectures is a colorful social program, including robot soccer and gliders. More than 30 initiatives and groups will be presenting themselves at dedicated booths, and guided tours will offer a look behind the scenes of scientific practice. For prospective students, these insights into Goethe University Frankfurt’s natural science degree programs may be the deciding factor in choosing their field of study. Of course, there will also be plenty of refreshments and a steady supply of coffee.

The NIGHT OF SCIENCE will open on Friday evening with a lecture by Heidelberg nuclear and particle physicist Professor Johanna Stachel, who conducts research in the ALICE “Big Bang Project” at the CERN particle accelerator.

The organizing team this year chose as their figurehead physicist Lise Meitner, who was the first to correctly interpret the results of her colleague Otto Hahn, recognizing that he had split atomic nuclei. Alas, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded 80 years ago went solely to him.

Friday, June 21, 2024
5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Goethe University Frankfurt
Riedberg Campus

Otto-Stern-Zentrum, Ruth-Moufang-Str. 2
Geozentrum, Altenhöferallee 1
Physik/Biozentrum/Biologicum, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1-13

60438 Frankfurt

Program and further information: https://nightofscience.de/

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