Dresden Science Night

The next Dresden Science Night will take place on June 15, 2018 from 6pm to 1am.

We thank around 860 guests for their visit during the Dresden Science Night on June 16, 2017.

If you want to know which solutions were right for our quiz, here they are:

children quiz - quiz (> 10 Jahre) - quiz (>10 years) English version

June 16, 2017 (18:00-1:00)

Experience the fascinating world of materials research at IPF! Learn about applications of polymer research in modern technology and discover areas of your life in which you already interact with polymers on a daily basis. The potential of this incredibly versatile class of materials is almost limitless -- from car tires to medical implants, from nanostructures to lightweight structures for airplanes. No matter if you really want to dive in or if you just want to take a quick peek -- you can select from our wide range of lectures, labs and activities to create your individual program for the night.


19:00 and 21:00
(GERMAN) Wie entsteht ein Mikrobauwerk? – Komplexe 3-dimensionale Sub-Mikrostrukturen
PD Dr. Hans-Georg Braun

Presentation and lab tour on microstructuring of materials by laser techniques for many applications (medicine, photonics, etc.)

Presentation in German, Discussion may be in English

(GERMAN) Gummi, die elastische Faszination – vom Baby-Schnuller bis zum Formel-1-Reifen
Prof. Gert Heinrich

Lecture in German on rubber and its application from dummies to Formula 1 tires

For children

Chemistry for children (in German)
Sandra Haufe and Manuela Heber
Interactive lecture with experiments, about 45 min, for children from about 5 to 10

afterwards, from ca. 19:15
Do-it-yourself experiments: Experience polymer synthesis and physics with your own hands

In addition, many of the open labs are very demonstrative and, therefore, also suited for children.

Open labs and pilot plants

  1. Red Gold
    Optical effects in materials layers explained by the example of thin gold layers and nanoparticles
  2. Microscopic folding
    A new way to functional surfaces
  3. Drug release from polymer films
  4. Surface modification by plasma jet
  5. New polymeric filtration membranes and polyelectrolytes for waste water treatment
  6. Carbon nanoparticles for optimization of properties of plasticsLight and electron microscopy
  7. Light and electron microscopy
  8. Polymer processing: Extrusion and injection moulding
  9. Polymer processing: 3D printing
  10. Glassblower’s workshop
  11. High-structures from the stitching machine for applications from medical implants up to aircrafts
  12. Synthesis of biogenic ‘green‘ polymers for new materials
  13. In-line modification of 3D plastics components
  14. Dancing wire
    Design and production of specific research equipment
  15. Chromatography for investigation of substances
  16. Microplastics in the environment
    Identification and pathways of entry
  17. Spinning of glass fibres and their application in fibre-reinforced plastics and textile reinforced concrete
  18. Fascination rubber
    Development of novel elastomeric materials

Further activites