On September 14, all Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany opened their doors for the interested public to get a peek into state of the art basic science. The motto of the day was “Wonach suchst du?” (engl.: what are you looking for?). This served as a theme to collect questions from the public and post them together with answers from scientists on the campaign website.
50 volunteers at our Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen volunteered to present our scientific work to the general public. With over 700 interested visitors, 10 different laboratory tours, 10 hands-on experiments and 4 scientific talks, the day was a great success. One of the demonstrated experiments was a fun game by InfiniQuant where to goal was to guess the next number a quantum random number generator would produce. It gave us the opportunity to combine the interesting science behind the game with some fun rewards and entertained visitors.
To catch a glimpse of the day, check out the video on Facebook.