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Outreach activities

The Department of Physics and Materials Science actively contributes to the intellectual life of the country via local outreach activities: (i) In the frame of the Scienteens Lab, the Department organizes regular workshops for secondary students, (ii) Members from our department regularly interact with the general public to explain science in a creative and interactive way via our participation to the “Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg” and on the occasion of the "Science Festival Luxembourg". The Department also contributed to LUX:plorations, a new science comics made in Luxembourg thanks to the single story “Inside the Solar Cell”.

Scienteens Lab in Physics

The Scienteens Lab in Physics offers three different full-day workshops and a one half-day (3.5 hour long) workshop. Contact: Una KARAHASANOVIC (scienteens.physics@uni.lu)

- The FULL DAY WORKSHOPS, conducted at Campus Limpertsberg are:

  • Mayonnaise, a culinary star on the test bench - a liquid or a solid?
  • Modern spectroscopy in the field of materials research: how does sunscreen protect our skin?
  • Does the sun also shine in our labs? High-tech research on solar cells

These one-day workshops are offered for students from Luxembourg (3e, 2e, 1ère) and abroad of the last three years at high school. The workshops take place from 9:00 till 15:30 with a lunch break of one hour. The group should not exceed 28 students. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a certificate attesting to his participation. For more detailed information please visit the Scienteens Lab homepageHere you also have the possibility to book directly a slot.


- Our NEWLY DEVELOPED HALF-DAY (3.5 hours) WORKSHOP on energy balance and renewable energies is currently offered at Campus Limpertsberg and (partially) in schools. During this workshop, participants carry out hands on experiments to discover the potential of solar, wind, biomass or human power technologies. More information and how to book are available here or on the e4l website.



Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg

In September 2019 and 2021, the University participated in the initiative "Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg" and opened its laboratories in Physics and Engineering to the general public. Visitors were very excited to discover the backstage of the laboratories. In Physics, they could build a hand spectroscope, understand how a train can levitate, play with light, discover properties of crystals, track bacterial growth, and capture algae. Contact: dphyms@uni.lu