1 July: Ilmenau Science Night - program now online

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On 1 July, Ilmenau’s Science Night will attract young and old alike
On 1 July, Ilmenau’s Science Night will attract young and old alike
When the Ilmenau Science Night attracts young and old to the campus of the TU Ilmenau and the city on July 1, most of the events can be attended without prior registration and all of them are free of charge. The program is now available online at www.ilmenauer-wissenschaf­tsnacht.de­/programm. Here you can not only find out about the 240 program items in advance, but also individually put together a program tailored to your own interests and preferences. Tickets can already be booked for the events for which prior registration is required. The great science adventure is framed by a diverse cultural and music program and an after-show party starting at 10 p.m. on the Ehrenbergwiese on the campus of the TU Ilmenau.

Whether Eco-Funparcour on the market square, several Escape Rooms or the E-racing cars of the Formula Student - at the Ilmenau Science Night it will be exciting. There will be plenty of opportunities for children, young people and adults to get involved: Touching and trying things out are expressly permitted. Whether computer science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering or media technology - in demonstrations, experiments and lectures, scientists from the TU Ilmenau, research institutes and companies in the region will reveal the secrets behind amazing phenomena.

Visitors to the Ilmenau Science Night will get a crash course through the world of energy, experience how the invisible becomes visible, go on a robot rally or learn new things about light pollution and sustainable electronics. In the new I3TC, the Ilmenau Interactive Immersive Technologies Center, they experience virtual reality live: they are amazed by deceptively real sound sources or can shoot hoops on a virtual basketball court.


Peeks behind the scenes are also permitted at the Ilmenau Science Night. During a guided tour, visitors can get to know the brand-new university computer center and get their questions answered: Does a backup always make sense? Why do I have to encrypt my e-mail? Do firewalls need to be cleared? What is scientific about scientific computing? Real laboratories of the TU Ilmenau can be explored as well as the high-tech interiors of partner institutes of the university. For example, you can go gem hunting with compressed air and earn a reward or be amazed by amazing research and development topics: From cybersecurity solutions to UVC LED disinfection solutions, to mobile communications and robotics applications on land and sea.

In another other research center on the university campus, visitors are offered a colorful program: There are tours of the special acoustic rooms and hands-on activities for children such as music learning apps and robot programming workshops. You can find your celebrity doppelganger, test whether you can recognize fake audio and video content, learn how to make life difficult for burglars with acoustic surveillance and how sound can draw patterns.


At the joint stand of the Ilm district with the regional brand of the districts of Ilm district and Gotha "Thuringian Arc" and the Technology and Start-up Center Ilmenau, guests will gain insights into exciting projects from business and science and for your job and career planning diverse information about professional opportunities or the establishment of your own business.

The Ilmenau Science Night is a joint event of the TU Ilmenau, the City of Ilmenau, the Ilm District, the Thuringian Arc and the Ilmenau Arnstadt Technology Region.