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Open Day on June 24, 2017

On June 24, 2017 we welcomed 1,700 visitors to our Open House day. They toured our experiments and workshops and discussed with scientists and the experts from our mechanics and electronics divisions. 

In a live webcast to La Palma they were told how gamma ray telescopes work. Our physicists also explained why chilly temperatures are needed in the search for dark matter, and how scientists use the ATLAS detector in their work at CERN.

In addition, the topics dealt with very fundamental questions as well: Which elementary particles are known and why are physicists looking for new particles? What exactly is radioactivity, and where does it occur?

The talks on current research topics attracted a large crowed. Our competitions were very popular, too. The Lego competition “Build your own particle detector” yielded interesting new detector designs. And we are thrilled with the many beautiful images created in our painting competition!

The next Open House Day is planned for 2019.