Newsletter 02/2019

July 12, 2019

The 17th Dresden Long Night of Sciences took place on Friday, 14 June, between 6 pm and 1 am. Under the motto "Science instead of pillow fight", the entire spectrum of excellent science and research could be experienced by all at 66 locations throughout the city. Fraunhofer IIS/EAS also opened its laboratories.

Long Night of Sciences Dresden
Long Night of Sciences Dresden

Around 850 visitors, thirsty for knowledge, learned more about the work of Fraunhofer IIS/EAS in Dresden in various presentations at the institute's location this evening. Among other things, the researchers showed how high-tech chips are created in the smallest packages, how innovative sensors that are installed directly in machines can make them intelligent, and how wireless technologies can function particularly reliably and robustly in industrial plants. The EAS soldering workshop attracted a particularly large number of young researchers, who were able to set up their own electronic circuit and make it shine.

In total, the Science Night in Dresden provided 690 different events in the city area for the 39,000 visitors. The spectrum ranged from presentations and experiments through exhibitions and lectures to interactive events in which visitors could participate. More than 2,000 students, researchers and scientists are on the road every year, mostly as volunteers, lecturers and supporters. The event is organized by the "Dresden - City of Sciences" network. This association represents a scientific landscape which is one of the most diverse in Germany, with its universities, Fraunhofer, Max Planck, Leibniz and Helmholtz institutions as well as numerous competence centers and technology transfer institutions. In addition to the Long Night of Science, the partners also successfully implemented the Junior Doctor and the Dresden Excellence Award. The network is coordinated by the state capital, Dresden.