CIN­SaT presents it­self at the Hes­sian Day 2019 in Bad Hersfeld

The Hessian Day is the largest and oldest state festival in Germany, which is held annually in various regions of Hessen. During the ten-day event, visitors are offered various exhibitions and an extensive programme of events. Also this ear CINSaT was present at the last weekend of the event.

Together with numerous research projects of proLOEWE - LandesOffensive zur Entwickelung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz - the CINSaT was represented together with the SFB ELCH at the booth of the science campaign "Hessen Schafft Wissen". This is a unique format for making science accessible to the general public and to communicate in an understandable language.

In changeable weather but still summery temperatures, this year's Hessian Day in Bad Hersfeld once again provided an ideal opportunity for the visitors to gain insights into the diverse and interdisciplinary world of nanostructures, which are currently being researched at CINSaT. For this purpose, a large number of experiments and exhibits were prepared to amaze the visitors. The committed employees were able to prove that the image of science has changed dramatically in recent years and that science communication has become an important element in the meantime.

Children in particular were enthusiastic about the numerous exhibits and listened eagerly to the explanations of the employees. The experiments with liquid nitrogen, the influence of magnetic fields on magnetic liquids (ferrofluids) and the replica of an atomic force microscope with LEGO Mindstorms were perceived as particularly spectacular and attractive by the young and old visitors. In addition to the exhibits, a visit to the CINSaT booth also offered the opportunity to gain insights into the diverse and, in part, internationally unique courses of study - such as the "Nanoscience" course or the newly launched orientation course "plusMINT".