LiMatI goes N8 of Science

The Long Night of Science is not only a traditional event in the Regiopol region of Rostock. Every year since 2000, local scientific institutions throughout Germany have opened their doors to the public to provide insights into their respective research focuses. 

The Institute of Physics and the researchers of the CRC LiMatI participate with numerous hands-on experiments as well as lectures and presentations on the topic of light-matter interactions.



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Long Night of Sciences 2024 - SAVE THE DATE

18.04.2024, 16:00 Uhr - 18.04.2024, 22:00 Uhr

The Long Night of Science is a traditional event in the Regiopol region of Rostock. The University of Rostock and numerous scientific and educational institutions open their doors on this event evening on the Südstadt Campus and at other locations in the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock and provide insights into their activities and the associated professions with exciting show lectures, talks, experiments and tours.

The event is free of charge for participants. Registration is not required.

That was the Long Night of Sciences 2023

Under the motto "Way of Light", the Institute of Physics once again opened its doors to visitors for this year's Long Night of Science.

What color is light?

How do you capture a beam of light?

What is the smallest thing you can see?

Sunscreen - hot or not?

How much light do you need to see?

These and more questions were explained to our visitors.

Homepage of Night of Science Rostock 2023

Impressions of the Long Night of Sciences 2023
Light from the animals' point of view
Light propagation in the atmosphere
A look into infinity
How do you see 3D?
Fiber optic transmission in the test
Physicists invited visitors to take a look at open laboratories and current research. What is light? How do nanoparticles react to light? Can colors be punctual? Can you see a single atom? Answers to questions about the about the fascinating world of light.
The employees of the precision mechanics workshop gave an insight into their entire area and showed how important it is in research and important it is in research and teaching to work with precise tools and equipment.
Experimentarium "Way of Light" - scientists and students turn on the light and shed light on the fascinating physics of light. light: How do I measure with light? How invisible is invisible? How do you trap a beam of light? How does light know where to go? - are questions to which we present many exciting answers.
Beams of light, widely fanned out, raced through the room at the speed of light and revealed surprising optical effects at the Laser Late Night Show. What can't be done with light? And some things work even better with lasers. Here, light was bent, lightsabers were made to glow and a balloon was made to burst inside a balloon.
In the practical course in physics, students learn how to discover, understand and illustrate the laws of nature with the help of experiments. Various experiments are carried out to provide students with the knowledge of the important applications they have in physics, technology and medicine.

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That was the Long Night of Sciences 2022

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Long Night of Science took place in Rostock on June 23, 2022. The University of Rostock, the Rostock University of Music and Drama, the two Rostock Fraunhofer Institutes for Computer Graphics Research IGD and for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP, the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis LIKAT and the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries opened their doors. This year's event focused on the university's South Campus.


Impressions of the Long Night of Sciences 2022
Campus view 2022
Light and its wavelengths
View of the precision engineering workshop
Prof. Bauer explains quantum tunneling
Dr. Lennart Seiffert demonstrates polarization

Source: Bilddatenbank der Universität Rostock