In the light of creation
No matter how you feel about religion, in the end you are inspired and fascinated by the impressions you have gained. Because ultimately the creation story, if one interprets it symbolically, differs only little from the knowledge of the evolution. Except for the triggering moment, of course. In Munich's St. Mark's Church, every evening until March 13, 2023, one can experience the miracle of the creation of the world in its beginnings according to the Genesis account of creation in an immense multimedia light show specially adapted to the special location. From the emergence of light, the unfolding of the sky and water, to the spreading of the land masses, to the flourishing of plants in fabulous flowering splendor. Only the human being does not appear in it. That does not disturb at all.
In the light
Fantastic worlds in the museum
The art exhibition that Joshua Vermillion creates in the world of his thoughts, you as a visitor want to experience immediately with all your senses. The latest works that the art professor from the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada (USA) shows on instagram, among other places, are enormous virtual installations of colour, shapes and light. Colourful, transparent bubbles hang from the ceilings, fluted cascades of light illuminate deep black rooms. And in the middle of it all, people who are amazed and look downright small next to the installations.
in the museum
Hot, hotter, hottest: more than 100,000 degrees
When it comes to celestial bodies with great heat, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the Sun. Its surface reaches up to 5,800 degrees. But would you have thought that there are celestial bodies with much higher temperatures? With the help of the largest single telescope in the southern hemisphere, the SALT in South Africa, an international team of astronomers has discovered eight of the hottest stars in the universe. Their surface temperatures exceed 100,000 degrees. The discoveries arose from a research project led by Professor Simon Jeffrey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland and involving Professor Klaus Werner of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen.
Hot, hotter, hottest:
more than 100,000 degrees
Alice im Quantenland. Folge 1: Eine Katze namens Schrödinger
Pilotfolge zur Hörspielreihe „Alice im Quantenland“. Das Vermittlungsangebot richtet sich speziell an Kinder zwischen 6 und 12 Jahren sowie deren Eltern und gibt auf spielerische und unterhaltsame Weise erste Einblicke in die faszinierende Quantenwelt in Form von reichlich rätselhaften Abenteuern.
Lecker im Licht
Das Experiment „Lecker im Licht“ bietet eine hervorragende Veranschaulichung der Verbindung von Physik und Physiologie: Das Farbensehen. Hier werden optische und physiologische Größen erläutert und interdisziplinär mit Biologie, Wirtschaft, Philosophie und dem SchülerInnen-Alltag verknüpft. Der Versuchaufbau aus dem PhotonLab wurde mit dem ersten Platz des LeLa-Preises 2023 ausgezeichnet.
The world´s first functioning laser
On May 16, 1960, the laser was born. The device that Theodore Maiman built, still exists. Together with Ted Maiman's lab book, the historic laser is on display at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Dr. Matthew Weidman, group leader of the attosecond metrology 2.0 team in attoworld, explains the individual components and the principle of how a laser works.
Experiments and more — From competitions, to current events, to a look inside the Photonlab, the student laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Here, you will find everything worth knowing — especially for students.
Simply explained — Light is fascinating, hugely versatile and quite complex. With our video series, you can quickly delve into the mysteries surrounding photons, electrons and lasers.