This year, the Munich Science Days with the discovery realm of FORSCHA invited almost 8,000 visitors on forays through the worlds of research in the traffic center of the Deutsches Museum - 60 percent more than last year. At many hands-on and experimental stations, they could experiment, build, play and ask questions. ORIGINS, together with the excellence clusters e-conversion, SyNergy and MCQST, had a fabulous and well-visited corner right at the beginning of Hall 1.
Fridge magnets, selfie wall, teaching materials and interesting conversations
At the ORIGINS stand, people in educational professions learned about teaching materials and training courses, while school students made fridge magnets from a cosmological collection of images of celestial bodies, stars, galaxies and black holes. Parents with children, trainees, students and interested non-professionals of all ages gathered in front of the ORIGINS Selfie-Point to photograph themselves wearing original CERN helmets in front of a two-by-two meter section of the LHC tunnel at CERN.
A very big thank you goes to our great doctoral students Ludwig Böss, Silvio Fortuné, Freddy Groth, Elena Hoemann, Jan-Hagen Krohn, Katrin Penski, Leonard Romano and Sophie Vogt! Without you we would not have been able to cope with the large number of visitors. You were great and it was a lot of fun to have you there!
More info und pictures on the FORSCHA web page.
Das Science Communication Team
Odele Straub und Stefan Waldenmaier