KiNSIS provides insights into the nanosciences at the Kiel Week

Drei Menschen um einen Tisch
© Julia Siekmann, Uni KielViel zu sehen und mitzumachen am KiNSIS-Stand auf der Kieler Woche

Experience research and the largest university in Schleswig-Holstein during Kiel Week: For the largest sailing event in Northern Europe, the CAU offered a colorful program of short lectures, hands-on experiments, sports and language courses from 17 to 25 June 2023 with "Kieler Uni live". . In the Seeburg and in the pavilion village on the Kiellinie, the research focus KiNSIS presented itself with its own pavilion on the topic "Small things with a big effect - nano research in Kiel", each day on a different topic. Scientists from the fields of physics, chemistry and engineering and Life Sciences gave insights into their research with hands-on experiments for young and old, presentations and lectures and a foretaste of the science festival "Highlights of Physics", which will be held in Kiel from September 25th to 30th, 2023.

The solid state physicists from Kai Rossnagel's group illustrated basic physical principles with hands-on experiments on Thursday. On Friday, chemistry focused on porous materials - we encounter them everywhere, from sponges to functional clothing. The inorganic chemistry team led by Norbert Stock showed what happens when the pores are only a few nanometers in size.

On Saturday, Rainer Adelung's working group, headed by Fabian Schütt, presented how new materials are developed in the laboratory and find their way into medical or technical applications - for example for air filters in airplanes or medicines. On Sunday, the pharmacists from Regina Scherlett's Pharmaceutical Technology working group discussed the production and effects of medicines. Under the motto "Magical World of Plasmas", plasma physics explained the fourth state of matter and special phenomena with plasmas on earth such as the northern lights or St. Elm's fire on the tops of ship masts during a thunderstorm.

At the booth of the Kiel research workshop, visitors could use sensors to distinguish different heart diseases on a torso model and got to know new sensor concepts for medicine from the SFB 1261 Biomagnetic Sensing. With the help of tablets and AR applications, they gained insights into the information processing of Hydra or could examine it under the microscope and learn how information processing in the computer can be improved with their help in the CRC 1461 Neurotronics.

In addition, researchers gave short lectures on scientific phenomena and current research in physics, chemistry, materials science and life sciences. International researchers who came to Kiel at the invitation of the Presidential Board presented their work to a broad public in the traditional International Guest Talks.