A look back at the Long Night of Science

As part of the largest science festival in the region, MPL also opened its doors to the general public. More than 1,000 interested people visited the institute during the Long Night of Science to learn more about the research at MPL in a diverse program with lab tours, demonstrations and talks.

Volunteers greet visitors at the MPL entrance.

Visitors on the different levels of the MPL main building.

Between 6 p.m. and midnight on the 21, science enthusiasts were able to enjoy experiments and exhibitions on four floors and talk directly with the researchers.

As in previous years, the lab tours were a very popular part of the program. The visitors gained insights into the study of blood cells, research on tumors, glowing zebrafish larvae, nanoparticles, the coldest place in Middle Franconia, the production of nanostructures as well as into the fiber drawing area and glass melting - with this versatile offer, no wishes remained unfulfilled.

In addition, Gerd Leuchs, Birgit Stiller, Martin Kräter, Michael Frosz, Steven Becker and Mario Krenn contributed to the program with presentations on topics from their research and everyday professional life.

MPL staff were not the only ones to put on a colorful program of course. The ams-OSRAM AG and the team around Kristian Franze from Max Planck Zentrum für Physik und Medizin also participated with exciting contributions. After all, not everyone could say they had a real human brain on display!

After the Corona break, science could finally be made tangible again - literally.


Photos: MPL

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