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Open Day on June 24, 2017: When two particles meet ...

 ... what happens next? To find out, come to our Open Day, to which we invite all those curious about particle physics.

Let us demonstrate and explain our research to you: The ingenious methods scientists use to search for dark matter. Or how they track down antimatter, which has vanished almost completely from the universe.

On Open Day you will also find out about the next big challenges facing the ATLAS experiment at CERN. In our electronics and mechanical engineering workshops you can experience how research is “produced“: How do we develop a detector to measure individual particle decays? Which components are needed for a telescope - and how are they manufactured?

The motto of this year’s children’s program is: Painting and constructing with Lego - there will be a prize for the best works!

The Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich is one of the world’s leading research institutions for particle physics. Here, scientists study the smallest building blocks of matter and how they interact. Theory and experiment work hand in hand. The physicists at the Institute develop and test theoretical models as the basis for experiments with the aim of solving the mysteries of the universe: for example, what dark matter consists of and why antimatter no longer exists.

Structure of matter

Standard Model - dark energy - quantum field theory - gravitation - string theory - supersymmetry - building blocks of matter - particle collisions

Structure of matter

Standard Model - dark energy - quantum field theory - gravitation - string theory - supersymmetry - building blocks of matter - particle collisions

New technologies

Accelerator and detector technologies - linear accelerators - acceleration with plasma waves - germanium detectors

 

New technologies

Accelerator and detector technologies - linear accelerators - acceleration with plasma waves - germanium detectors