Open Day at the Golm Science Park

27th August 2005, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 18, 2005

The Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research and Biomedical Engineering as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Gravitational Physics, Colloids and Interfaces and Molecular Plant Physiology invite you to the Open Day. For the fifth time already, the institutes will present their scientific work and offer visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into research.

The programme with guided tours, experiments, lectures and hands-on activities offers young and old science to touch and the opportunity to experience high-tech technologies at first hand. Whether you go into space in search of Einstein's gravitational waves, trace the genetic “fingerprints” of plants and intelligent plastics or lose yourself in 3D images of bone structure - natural science is exciting and thrilling!

A special highlight this year is the “nanoTruck” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Science in Dialogue initiative. Over an area of around 60 square metres, more than 30 exhibits vividly convey the fascinating world of nanotechnology: measuring instruments that make atoms visible and materials with amazing properties.

In our Children's Research Center, even the youngest children can immerse themselves in the world of science with the help of soap bubbles, inverted glasses or chaotic water wheels. Participatory experiments reveal the secret of the pirouette and answer the question: Why don't plants eat chocolate?

This year's Open House will once again feature the University of Potsdam with numerous cooperation projects and a student advisory service, as well as the Werder Upper School Centre, which will provide information on training to become a biological-technical assistant.

You can find detailed information on the programme at

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