Press Release 123/2012

The Language of Trees, Bridges, and Ciphers

Start of the 10th KIT Children‘s University on August 03
Kleine Wissenschaftler ganz groß: die KIT-Kinder-Uni bietet den jungen Studierenden spannende und lehrreiche Einblicke in die Forschung. (Foto: KIT)
Big findings for little scientists: The KIT Children’s University provides young students with exciting insights into research. (Photo: KIT)

How do trees talk? What happens when we move? How are bridges built? Why do I resemble my parents? How does the heart work? These and many other issues will be covered by the 10th KIT Children’s University of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The series of presentations for young researchers aged from 8 to 12 will take place from August 3 to 24, 2012. The program includes nine presentations and 15 workshops. Advanced sale of tickets for the presentations will start on July 16.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

sf, 12.07.2012

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