• Visitors at the LNDW Berlin: in the laboratory of Max Delbrück Center.

    Long Night of Science 2024

On the evening of 22 June, Brain City Berlin will once again present itself in all its diversity. Around 60 scientific and science-related organisations are inviting visitors to the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Science). The programme includes live experiments, laboratory tours, shows, exhibitions and exciting lectures. Hands-on science! It starts at 17:00 and ends at midnight.

The “Workerbot 9 care home robot” can balance up to ten kilogrammes on a tray. It fetches things, reminds people of appointments and accompanies people in need of care. At the Long Night of Science (LNDW) on 22 June, you can communicate with the robot on the grounds of the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin and try out what it would be like to have such a smart little helper yourself. The “Health campus at the ukb Berlin” in Marzahn-Hellersdorf is represented at the LNDW for the first time – and with a varied programme: At three locations, visitors can look at aging from different perspectives and actively immerse themselves in the topic of “The future of health”.

The Technische Universität Berlin, on the other hand, is a Long Night of Science veteran: In the “House of Digitalisation” on Wilhelmstrasse, for example, a team from the TU Berlin is presenting how dental implants can be manufactured automatically and with a root. At the “Sciencetainment show” in the “House of Aerospace”, the resilience of aircraft materials will be shown “by make or break” demonstrations. And at the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, BAM) in the Berlin-Adlershof Science and Technology Park, hobby researchers can go on a detective search for pollutants or learn about green chemistry from the mortar. Already a Long Night of Science classic for very young visitors: The teddy/doll clinic on the ground floor of the Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch. Cuddly toys can be examined and x-rayed there.

This year, the LNDW is once again presenting an extensive and exciting programme that allows visitors to experience the diversity of Brain City Berlin interactively. “It’s great that so many science-related and scientific institutions have once again agreed to open their doors to people with a keen interest in research,” says Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, Chairwoman of LNDW e.V. and President of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Long Night of Science 2024 offers an outstanding opportunity to get to know the diversity and innovative power of Berlin’s scientific landscape.

Most of the Long Night of Science events are hands-on formats. This is because the 60 or so participating institutions are primarily concerned with bringing science to life – whether through live experiments, lectures, laboratory tours, science shows, exhibitions or exciting talks. The following applies to all events: No prior knowledge is necessary, it’s curiosity that counts! It is no coincidence that the motto of the LNDW is the same this year: “Experience. Understand. Know.” For the first time, in addition to the Health campus at ukb Berlin, the following will be taking part in the Long Night of Science Berlin in 2024: the Berlin University Alliance, Humanistische Hochschule Berlin, inno2grid GmbH, Innomotics GmbH, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Fraunhofer-ENIQ, the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry & Science and Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG.

With its numerous and innovative event formats, the LNDW makes research tangible, emphasised Berlin’s Senator for Science Dr. Ina Czyborra. “The Long Night of Science represents the connection between science and the people in our city. Science is looking for answers to important socially relevant questions in areas such as ecology and climate change, digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence, mobility and healthcare.”

Around 30,000 nocturnal visitors are expected to attend this year’s Long Night of Science, which was held for the first time in 2001. The programme ends at midnight, after that it’s see you at the LNDW 2025! (vdo)

Long Night of Science 2024: Saturday 22 June 2024, from 17:00 to 24:00.

Tickets are available online in advance. A single ticket costs 14 euros. Discounted tickets are available for groups and families. Children under the age of six receive free tickets. All Long Night of Science events can be attended with the tickets.

Special buses will travel to the venues in Buch, in the southwest and southeast of the city. They can also be used free of charge with the Long Night of Science ticket.

More information and programme: langenachtderwissenschaften.de


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