Jul 07

Wissenschaft macht Schule 2012




Wissenschaft macht Schule” is a biannual popular┬ásc

ience event in Erlangen. Scientific institutions as well as companies actively engaged in research and development are coming to a school in Erlangen and present their technologies to pupils and the interested public.

As already in 2010 our chapter was again present at this outreach event. We brought an experiment that illustrated the propagation of light in optical fibers.
Thereby, light from a conventional laser pointer is coupled into a freely falling jet of water from a fountain.

If the surface of the jet is smooth enough, one can clearly see how the ray of light gets totally reflected on the water-to-air interface.
You can find some photos in the gallery.


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