We open our doors to the general public and invite all those interested in science to our lecture halls and laboratories. We offer a versatile program for young and old and provide insights into our work, research and teaching.
Our scientific teams comprises people from around the globe. On your tour through our department, you will experience a spirit of international teamwork and can have scientific conversations, eighter in German or English.
We would like not only to present our research fields but also to show why research in the natural sciences provides the impetus for numerous new areas of application - energy technology, climate research, medical applications or nanotechnology.
We invite all who want to become a part of our physics crew as a student or a scientist, to visit us and be inspired.
Artificial photosynthesis could open up a new way to phase out fossil fuels. With the help of a demonstration plant for solar-driven hydrogen formation, we explain and illustrate this still visionary technology.
Dau's Lab and students of the module "Exploring sustainability"
Location: Upper floor between tract 1 and 2
Students present their ideas for developing a CO2 fixation technology based on photosynthetic organisms. They use a fast-growing water fern that was able to reduce the earth's average temperature already once 49 million years ago.
Learn more about our method for fighting climate change.
Location: Crossing in front of seminar room E2
If people are talking in a room, the window panes partially absorb the sound and thus resonate. The extremely small deflections of the pane can be measured using laser beams. This method can be used not only to make sound waves visible, but also to determine mechanical material properties.
Location: Upper floor, tract 3
Hands-on experiments in front of the labs:
Location: in front of rooms 1.1.43 and 1.1.49
We deal with the theory of kinetics of biological soft matter systems and resort to the topic of randomness for this purpose.
In addition to experiments on probability distributions, we offer interactive virtual reality experiments on random motion using the diffusion of molecules as an example.
Location: Upper floor, tract 3
What do natural sciences in general and physics in particular have to do with gender? Test your knowledge in the interactive Science Quiz!
The quiz takes place continuously between 6 and 10 p.m., duration: approx. 5 minutes.
Location: upper floor in front of seminar room E1
Contact: Dr. Tanja Kubes
A trick from modern physics allows us to "see" individual atoms: a scanning tunnelling microscope feels the atoms by means of a fine metal tip and converts this information into images. We can also move individual atoms in a targeted manner and use them to build nanostructures that open up completely new technical applications.
Location: Room 0.3.16
Find out how hard disks store information, what new concepts there are for magnetic data storage and what role atomically thin magnetic layers play in this. Observe how these can be explored in ultra-high vacuum using laser beams and how their magnetic properties can be improved.
Location: Room 1.2.30
The human body produces many organic substances that are soluble in the blood and detectable in the exhaled air. Likewise, certain foods can be detected.
We explain how we detect these substances with modern analytical methods such as PTR mass spectrometry and what this is good for.
Laboratory tours every hour from 6 - 10 p.m. starting in front of room 0.1.08
Spectroscopic and microscopic methods can be used to study biological molecules and macromolecules for their physical properties, such as the ability to transmit information.
We provide insights into current biophysical measurement and analysis methods.
Laboratory tours hourly from 6 to 10 p.m. from room 1.1.25
On a tour of our laboratory, we take you on our search for the needle in the haystack: How can we study the movement of tiny hydrogen ions in a protein?
Laboratory tours every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. starting from room 1.1.25
We explore the fundamentals of photosynthesis at the molecular level. We will guide you through our laboratories and show you how proteins are extracted from microorganisms (e.g. cyanobacteria), modified and used in research.
Laboratory tours every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. from room 1.1.25
Collaborative research centers present an exposition of scientific projects and show exciting findings.
In deciphering the functioning of proteins, the nanomachines of our body, the movement of hydrogen ions (protons) plays a significant role.
We explain the theory and show you, through some experiments, the properties of protons and our methods of analysis that allow to uncover the secrets of our proteins.
Location: corridor before the room 1.1.25
Referent Jens Balke
Spintronics refers to a new form of information processing based not on the charge but on the magnetic moment ("spin") of electrons.
The Collaborative Research Center/TRR 227 "Ultrafast Spin Dynamics" investigates the physical basis for this on the shortest time scales, as we will show you in demonstration experiments.
Location: seminar room E2 (1.1.53)
Collaborative Research Centres, or CRC, are long-term university-based research institutions established for up to 12 years in which researchers work together within a multidisciplinary research programme.
Scientists present their research topics with charm and wit. They come directly from the computer screen or the laboratory to the stage to fascinate you. Who will convince you the most, who will win your heart?
Location: Large Lecture Hall (room 0.3.12)
Large barbecue and cake stand with drinks. Good mood guaranteed!
Location: Courtyard at Arnimallee 14