Category Archive: Outreach

May 09

School outreach at Bertolt-Brecht-Schule

Yesterday our chapter visited the Bertolt-Brecht-Schule in Nuremberg. In the framework of a professional information event we gave two 45 min presentations to around 40 pupils. During the presentations we did not only introduced the Max-Planck-Institut for the Science of Light, but also discussed why fundamental research is important and sketched different career opportunities for …

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Jan 11

Visit of students at MPL

Yesterday a group of students of the nearby University of Erlangen-Nuremberg were visiting the MPL. The visit was organized jointly by the student council of the university, the PR-department of the MPL and our chapter. After the students got an introduction about the MPL and its research foci, we presented our chapter, its activities and …

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Jul 05

Visit of KIT student chapter OSKar at MPL

Yesterday members of the student chapter “OSKar” from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) were visiting us at the MPL.  It was great to exchange ideas and experiences.    

May 08

Blaue Nacht 2017- a huge sucess!

On past saturday our student chapter, supported by the European Physical Society and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL),  was hosting a booth at Nuremberg’s famous “Blaue Nacht”. We presented a number of tutorial experiments to the visitors, covering physical effects such as diffraction, total internal reflection, coupled oscillations, holography and …

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May 02

Blaue Nacht 2017

During the famous “Blaue Nacht” in Nuremberg the city lights are colored in blue and representatives from science, art und culture present their work to the broad public. After the great sucess of 2016 our chapter and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of light were again asked to participate in demonstrating a number …

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Nov 06

Technical Faculty turns 50 years!

Together with the OSA centennial, our technical faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg turned 50 years old. The occasion was celebrated by opening the doors of all faculty chairs to the public and showing off the science and engineering performed there. Our student chapter had the chance to participate in the event and promote science …

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May 17

Blaue Nacht 2016

The “Blaue Nacht” is a famous cultural event, during which representatives from science and art present their work to the broad public of the residents of Nuremberg. This year’s event motto being ” Truth”, our Young Mind section was asked to present experiments around optical illusions and related phenomena. Supported by the EPS Young Minds program …

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Jan 19

Die Blaue Nacht

Die Blaue Nacht: Event date: 7th of May 2016 Event location: Downtown Nuremberg Link – Die Blaue Nacht

Nov 02


Our student chapter will participate in the next event of die.Lichtbühne taking place on December 5 in the afternoon. At Hugenottenplatz in the city center of Erlangen several demonstration experiments will be displayed in a booth. Moreover, PhD students of our student chapter  will give short talks on their research in a popular scientific manner. …

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May 28

Tour through MPL for FAU students

On May 27th, our chapter arranged a visitation of our home institution, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, for 20 students from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The visit was initiated by the jDPG Regionalgruppe Erlangen, which also invited the students. The visitation comprised an introductory presentation on the structure and development …

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