Night of Science enchanted the numerous visitors

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Night of Science and Business at three locations in Freiberg. The scientists of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg had put together an exciting program with over one hundred offers.

From 6 pm until midnight, the hustle and bustle prevailed on the campus. The Saxon Minister of Science Dr. Ing. Eva-Maria Stange opened the event together with Rector Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht and Lord Mayor Sven Krüger with an augmented reality show. At the same time, computer scientists from the Technical University projected a historical globe from Humboldt's times virtually onto the stage.
In Weisbach-Bau, the new flow channel of the Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery was tested with homemade paper planes and ships. What metals are hidden in their own smartphone and how to win and process them with Freiberg expertise, the guests learned in the materials science.
Minister1500 degrees Celsius hot pure iron - and in a few seconds: The aluminothermic, in a redox reaction, the substances iron oxide, aluminum, barium peroxide, magnesium, potassium permanganate and glycerine react with each other, was just one of many spectacular trials that impressed the audience.
International students rocked the stage with dance and music interludes and made for a great atmosphere with a karaoke show.
The "new" location of the Night of the Sciences at the Reiche coal mine was also received with great interest by the visitors. Here, new research methods on how to produce an industrial grade carbon gas from ocean waste were presented in a vivid way. There was also a lot of pressure on the mine rides: there, the guests could go on the one-hour nature trail or the ninety-minute research tour. For the first time, the self-brewed beer "Reicher Zecher" was offered for sale. In addition, two TU graduates celebrated their wedding at the same location and on the same evening: Magdalena and Toni Schmidt, a (yet) student and a graduate of the geotechnical degree program, had chosen the Alte Fördermaschinenhaus of the Reiche Zeche as an atmospheric ambience for their wedding celebration.

There was also a lot of traffic at the third location in the Saxonia business park: Numerous Freiberg companies such as Autoservice Zimmermann with an exhibition on electromobility, the Befesa Zinc GmbH and the Loser Chemie GmbH, the u.a. to deal with recycling. Here, the Institute of Electrical Engineering presented itself with a new e-mobility project with electric small vehicles for Freiberg and a charging concept for e-vehicles with private photovoltaic systems.

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Fragen beantwortet / Contact: 
Dr. Sabine Schellbach, Tel 03731 / 39-3461
At the Racetec booth
Water channel
Booth of experiments
Interactive Action
The Stage at Night
Location Reiche Zeche
Information booth
Minister and TUlino
projection of Globe
Bridal couple