Science festival: ORIGINS at FORSCHA 2022

From June 24 to 26, 2022, FORSCHA and the Munich Science Days offered visitors an adventurous journey through the fascinating worlds of research. ORIGINS was there and inspired young and young at heart science enthusiasts with findings from astrophysics, biophysics and particle physics.

Children in front of the ORIGINS booth at FORSCHA

At the ORIGINS booth, children can make fridge magnets with motifs from the Universe. Image: ORIGINS/S.Waldenmaier

[Translate to English:] Kultusminister Prof. Piazolo, Münchens 2. Bürgermeisterin Katrin Habenschaden und Prof. Heckl, Generaldirektor des Deutschen Museum, wagten sich auch vor den Selfie-Point des ORIGINS Clusters.

Minister of Education Prof. Piazolo, Munich's second mayor Katrin Habenschaden and Prof. Heckl, Director General of the Deutsches Museum, also ventured out in front of the selfie point of the ORIGINS Cluster where young and old could be "beamed" into the tunnel of the famous particle accelerator LHC from CERN. Image: S. Rescher

The Munich Science Days with the discovery realm of FORSCHA inspired more than 5,000 visitors in the traffic center of the Deutsches Museum with forays into the worlds of current research. At many hands-on and experimental stations, you could experiment, build, play and ask questions. ORIGINS, together with the excellence clusters e-conversion, SyNergy and MCQST as well as the Munich Quantum Valley, had a fabulous and well-visited corner right at the beginning of Hall 1, shortly after the entrance.

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 big thank you goes to our great PhD students Eva Sextl, Christian Spannfellner, Yaroslav Kulii, Boyang Yu, Katrin Penski, Christoph Jagfeld, Jan-Hagen Krohn, Dominik Laxhuber and Stefan Lederer. Without you we would not have been able to cope with the large number of visitors. It was great fun having you guys there!

More information on the FORSCHA website.


The Science Communication Team
Stefan Waldenmaier and Odele Straub