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Schools and Teachers

We offer tailored lectures and presentations for schools, school groups, and teachers. These can take place at your school or in the Department of Physics as required. Potential speakers and topics include:

  • Professor Stefan Antusch: "The Universe Just After the Big Bang"
  • Professor Christoph Bruder: "Superconduction: Electricity Without Resistance"
  • Professor Stefan Goedecker: "Finding New Materials with Supercomputers"
  • Dr. Christoph Klöffel: "Quantum Computing and Spin Qubits"
  • Professor Bernd Krusche: "Building Blocks of Matter – The Wonderful World of Elementary Particles"
  • Professor Patrick Maletinsky: "Diamond Quantum Sensors" 
  • Professor Martino Poggio: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with Nanometer Precision"
  • Professor Christian Schönenberger: "Where Size Is (Not) Important"
  • Professor Philipp Treutlein: "The Limits of Measurability," "Ultracold Atoms," and "What Is Light?"
  • Professor Richard Warburton: "Quantum Light"
  • Professor Ilaria Zardo: "Nano for Energy"
  • Professor Dominik Zumbühl: "The Quantum Computer – The Supercomputer of the Future"
  • Dr. Thilo Glatzel (private lecturer): "Scanning Probe Microscopy – Making Atoms Visible" and "The Physics of Solar Cells"

These are just some of the topics available. If we have sparked your interest or you would like a lecture/presentation on another physics topic, please get in touch.

We are also happy to take interested school groups on tours of our laboratories for a direct insight into the latest physics research.

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tunBasel is a world of interactive experiences for children and young people aged 7 and above that encourages an interest in technology and science through play.

The Department of Physics participates alongside other science departments and institutes at the University of Basel. The event focuses on solving scientific problems, conducting experiments, and experiencing new things.

tunBasel was previously part of Muba, which took place for the last time in 2019. We are now waiting for a new format to be announced.

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A delivery service for science experiments! The MobiLab takes more than 150 exciting scientific and technical experiments directly to elementary schools. A teacher from the MobiLab team guides the young researchers as they experiment and explore natural phenomena relating to water, air, optics, materials, electricity, magnetism, sound and microscopes.

This service is aimed at elementary school grades 4 to 6 in the four cantons of Aargau, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Solothurn in Northwestern Switzerland.

Every fall, we organize an event in the Department of Physics specifically tailored to the needs of the region's physics teachers. The drinks reception that follows is an excellent opportunity for attendees to discuss physics with the experts, exchange experiences and new ideas with other teachers, and make new contacts.

Program:

  • Physics lecture
  • Presentation of our current services for schools
  • Laboratory tours
  • Drinks reception

The Department of Physics looks forward to seeing you!

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Students

"Saturday Morning Physics" is a series of fascinating events for people with an interest in physics. On two Saturdays at the start of the year, researchers from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel give presentations that vividly illustrate two of the latest physics topics. In addition, a range of exhibitors demonstrate research highlights using practical examples.

"Saturday Morning Physics" is aimed at high school students aged 14 and over and is also open to others interested in the subject. Those participating on both Saturdays will receive a certificate and have the opportunity to win great prizes.

Information about the program, location, and registration can be found on the events page at the end of the year.

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At the start of the year, info events and presentations are held in the Kollegienhaus (main building), the Biozentrum, and the Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences about the study programs available at the University of Basel. School students can find out about various study programs, talk to teaching staff and students at the university, and take away information material at no obligation. 

The Department of Physics stall opens at 9.00 am. Physics professors also give fascinating presentations introducing the audience to various subject areas.

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As someone who is about to complete their Maturität (high-school leaving certificate), you can do your final project in one of our research groups. 

For more information, consult SCNAT or contact us directly.

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At the start of November every year, on National Future Day, the Department of Physics opens its doors to high school students in grades 5 to 7 to help them understand the work of physicists and nanoscientists.

The event takes place in the morning from around 9.00 am to 1.30 pm and is a great opportunity for budding young researchers to gain a better understanding of scientific phenomena while also having fun.

Program:

  • Welcome
  • Tour of the laboratories and workshops
  • Snack break
  • Two experiments – a fun opportunity to learn something new
  • Lunch in the physics student cafeteria

The Department of Physics looks forward to receiving your registration!

Video of Future Day 2019

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Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland