Press Release 07/2007

The KIT Presents Itself on the 2007 Science Days

Exciting Insights into the Fascinating World of Light
Polar lights are caused by smallest highest-energy particles from the depth of the universe.

Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost
Press Officer

Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721/608-2089
Fax: +49 721/608-3658

The 7th Science Days will take place from October 11 to October 13, 2007 at the Europa Park Rust. The exhibition at about 100 booths that attracted more than 20,000 visitors last year will now focus on the fascinating subject of “Light and Life”. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, will be a partner and take the visitors into the mysterious world of science.

For details, please contact:
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Public Relations Staff Unit

Dr. Maria Sauer

Phone: +49 177 3437 248


At the KIT booth, a wide spectrum from biology to physics to engineering will be presented. The visitors may take part in a number of exciting experiments and gain own experience.

Presentations by KIT:

A Leaf “Eats” Light

Here, you can pursue the start of the oldest biochemical process on earth: Photosynthesis. It has already been existing for 3.5 to 4 million years. To perform the experiment, each visitor may bring along a maple leaf.

Astrophysics of Cosmic Radiation

Is it really possible to detect cosmic radiation with a coffee pot? Which significance does it have for us here on earth? Where does cosmic radiation come from? How do scientists detect it? Answers may be obtained at the KIT booth.

The Fascinating World of Light

Optical technologies extend from data transmission to the drilling of holes. Visitors may find out how music is transmitted with light. They may experiment with a light barrier and become familiar with the future car headlight technology.

On October 11 and 12, school classes are invited to come to the Science Days. Please register by phone +49 (0) 1805/776688. On Saturday, October 13, the Science Days are open to the public. On this day, no registration is required.

On all three days, the exhibition will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

For detailed information, costs of entry tickets, and a map, click

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Altogether, it has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million Euros. In the KIT, both partners are bundling their scientific competences and capacities, establishing optimum research structures, and developing joint strategies and visions.

The KIT will be an institution of internationally excellent research and lecturing in natural and engineering sciences. KIT shall attract the best experts from all over the world, set new standards in lecturing and promotion of young scientists, and establish the leading European center in the field of energy research. KIT will assume a leading role in nanosciences worldwide. It is the objective of KIT to be one of the most important cooperation partners of industry.

lg, October 09, 2007


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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