• Man demonstrating scientific experiment to child at @LNDW2023

    Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2023

On 17 June, more than 60 scientific and science-related institutions in the Brain City Berlin and Potsdam will once again open their doors for the “Long Night of the Sciences”, or LNDW 2023. These institutions invite visitors to over 1,000 live experiments, lectures, lab tours, science shows and many other events. It starts at 5 pm and ends at midnight.

What do the facial expressions of mice tell us? What can 'smart' tractors do? How can machine learning be used in cancer therapy? This year, the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften once again posed many exciting questions and provides generally understandable answers in varied formats. Most of these events are participatory formats, because what you experience, test, experiment with is easier to remember.

Science shows and exhibitions are also on the programme of LNDW 2023, in which more than 60 scientific and science-related institutions from Berlin and Potsdam will once again participate. One of the many highlights is a citizen science project by the Freie Universität Berlin (German only): Here, scientists work with visitors to recreate a Mesolithic hut with replicas of Stone Age tools. At the event Soft-robotic Hand Development in Humanoid Robotics (German only) at the Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT), a project team from the Humanoid Robotics degree programme and the Soft Interactive Robotics Lab (SIRo-Lab) research laboratory demonstrate and explain how robot hands grasp. Of definite interest for children: the cuddly toy X-ray (German only) at the Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch. The BHT is also celebrating its 20th LNDW anniversary this year - with over 100 individual programmes at its location in Berlin-Wedding.  

LNDW 2023 also offers deep insights into science and technology, education and research, people and society, medicine and health, art and culture. "For many years, the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften has stood for the connection of around 60 scientific institutions with the people in our city," says Dr. Ina Czyborra, Berlin Senator for Higher Education and Research, Health and Long-Term Care. The numerous topics and innovative event formats made it an exceptionally successful event that made research tangible for people of all ages while arousing their curiosity. Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, Chair of the Board of LNDW e. V., emphasised that LNDW 2023 offers an outstanding opportunity to get to know the diversity and innovative power of the unique scientific landscape in Berlin and Potsdam. “We combine this with the goal of making science tangible: Experience. Understand. Gain knowledge.”

Around 25,000 visitors are expected to take part in the more than 1,000 events of the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften again this year. The LNDW 2023 ends at midnight on Saturday. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster advance booking offices or online. Discounted tickets are available for groups and families. Children under the age of six receive free tickets. All LNDW events can be attended with the tickets. Special buses will run on five routes: in Potsdam, Wannsee, Dahlem, Buch and Adlershof. They can also be used free of charge with the ticket. (vdo)


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