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Lecture series „Wissenschaft für Alle“ by GSI and FAIR goes digital

30.11.2020

As part of corona prevention, GSI and FAIR decided in March to suspend the lectures of the series “Wissenschaft für Alle” until further notice. Since the lecture events can still not be held on the campus, a digital offer is now taking their place. Starting December, the speakers will offer their lectures as video conferences. Interested parties can join in via a dial-in link using a web-enabled device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

As a prelude, Professor Thomas Walther of the Technical University of Darmstadt with his lecture “Das ‚Quanten‘ in Quantenkryptographie – na und?” will report on the use of quantum mechanical effects as a component of cryptographic procedures. Further lectures in the first half of 2021 will then focus on space: Astronaut Thomas Reiter (ESA) will report on the exploration of space. So not only the "universe in the laboratory" in the experiments at FAIR, GSI and at ALICE at the research center CERN, but also the moon and gravitational waves will be the subject of the lectures. A short topical excursion leads into the cold and to superconductivity for FAIR's accelerator magnets.

The lectures start at 2 p. m., further information about access and the course of the event can be found on the event website at www.gsi.de/wfa

The lecture series “Wissenschaft für Alle” is aimed at all persons interested in current science and research. The lectures report on research and developments at GSI and FAIR, but also on current topics from other fields of science and technology. The aim of the series is to prepare and present the scientific processes in a way that is understandable for laypersons in order to make the research accessible to a broad public. The lectures are held by GSI and FAIR staff members or by external speakers from universities and research institutes. (CP)

Further information

Website of lecture series "Wissenschaft für Alle" (German)

Current program
  • Wednesday, 9.12.2020, 2 p.m.
    Das ‚Quanten‘ in Quantenkryptographie – na und?
    Thomas Walther, Technische Universität Darmstadt
     
  • Wednesday, 20.01.2021, 2 p.m.
    Das Weltall im Labor – Kosmische Strahlung am Teilchenbeschleuniger und Strahlenschutz für Astronauten
    Ulrich Weber, GSI
     
  • Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 2 p.m.
    Was uns elektromagnetische Strahlung über den Zustand sichtbarer Materie unter extremen Bedingungen verrät
    Tetyana Galatyuk, GSI/ Technische Universität Darmstadt
     
  • Wednesday, 17.03.2021, 2 p.m.
    Die Bedeutung des Mondes – unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Snoopy
    Marc Hempel, Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron DESY
     
  • Wednesday, 21.04.2021, 2 p.m.
    Exploration des Weltraums – Aktuelle Höhepunkte und zukünftige Entwicklungen
    Thomas Reiter, European Space Agency ESA
     
  • Wednesday, 12.05.2021, 2 p.m.
    Kühlschrankmagnete mal anders: die supraleitende Teilchenoptik von FAIR (mit einem Vorwort von Hans Christian Oerstedt)
    Christian Roux, GSI
     
  • Wednesday, 16.06.2021, 2 p.m.
    Mit Gravitationswellen das Universum belauschen
    Andreas Bauswein, GSI
     
  • Wednesday, 14.07.2021, 2 p.m.
    Eine Reise zum Urknall – Untersuchung von Schwerionenkollisionen mit dem ALICE-Experiment
    Ralf Averbeck, GSI

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Supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
The first virtual program of the lecture series "Science for All" is dedicated to space.
Picture: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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