GSI and FAIR at “Highlights der Physik” in Regensburg


This news is based on the press releases of Highlights der Physik.

From September 19 to 24, 2022, the science festival “Highlights der Physik” will take place in Regensburg. Central elements of the event are the large hands-on exhibition and the science shows as well as a lecture program. For those who cannot be there, numerous live streams are offered. GSI and FAIR will also be represented with a stand and will offer knowledge and entertainment about the future accelerator facility FAIR — “The Universe in the Lab” — which is currently under construction at GSI in Darmstadt.

At the GSI and FAIR stand on Neupfarrplatz, two hands-on experiments will attract the public: Visitors can try out for themselves how a particle accelerator works and how to investigate the structure of matter to learn more about one of the largest construction projects for fundamental research. Those who cannot be on site in Regensburg can still participate: The exhibition can be visited on three days via live stream on YouTube. On Tuesday, September 20, the GSI and FAIR stand will be live.

The physics festival kicks off on September 19 with the big Highlights Show in the Donau Arena with science and entertainment for the whole family — with breathtaking experiments, demonstrated by top-class guests such as Harald Lesch. The festival week will conclude with a special evening lecture, in which Communicator Award winner Professor Metin Tolan will explore the question of whether scenes from James Bond films are physically possible at all.

The “Highlights of Physics” are organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Physical Society (DPG) and the University of Regensburg. The “Highlights of Physics” were launched in 2001 by the BMBF and the DPG. In the past years, they have attracted up to 60,000 visitors.

Admission is free to all events. Free admission tickets are required for the big “Highlights Show” in the Donau Arena, “James Bond im Visier der Musik” in the Audimax of the University of Regensburg and for all lectures. Tickets are available at
In addition to the on-site visit, many events of “Highlights of Physics” will also be available online in a live stream and afterwards “on-demand”.(KG/BP)

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