14. January 2022

Bonn Science Rally Digital Again Bonn Science Rally Digital Again

The next science rally "Around Poppelsdorf" is on January 29, 2022

The next science rally for children and young people aged 13 and over will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Registration for the format "Science rally around Poppelsdorf digital" is possible up to and including Wednesday, January 26, 2022. On the day of the rally, science-loving participants will be welcomed at 10:00 a.m. in the Zoom webinar. Eleven virtual stations will then be open until 2:00 pm.

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If you want to get a taste of your dream field of study and meet real scientists, come to the science rally. The digital format also offers the chance to do so, even if the smell of a laboratory or library is not yet emanating from your own computer. At each of eleven stations, tasks are set from various scientific fields, for example geography.

Here, the focus is on climate protection and, above all, on how one's own actions can have a global impact at the local level: in favor of a better climate for everyone or also to the detriment. The station wants to convey what the rally participants themselves can do for the climate. The challenge at the 200-year-old Goldfuß Museum shows how long traces of history remain. The Bonn scientist Georg August Goldfuß, after whom the museum is named, is also the inventor of the now popular paleo art. This station of the digital science rally reveals what that is.

What actually happens in the mind when looking, thinking and understanding when a task arrives and is worked on. The LIMES Institute for the Life Sciences challenges the children and young people with a task about the life and aging of nerve cells. In addition, there is an insight into the research laboratory of Professor Dr. Dietmar Schmucker, where the answer to the task is to be sought.
The excellence researchers from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and the Mathematical Institutes will be offering two fun mathematics sessions: one will be about a cab driver who doesn't need to worry about the shortest route, and the other will be about secretly sent messages: Who will crack the code in the digital science rally? At the station of the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation, you can get an idea of how our immune system protects us from diseases and pathogens.

How smart is the "dumb chicken" really?

In addition, the computer scientists will demonstrate how computers produce realistic images that are far from being reality. The Institute of Agricultural Engineering will be demonstrating that the common slur "You stupid chicken" is wrong with a rally challenge. The Mineralogical Museum introduces visitors to the world of minerals. The Institute of Geosciences demonstrates how seemingly unattainable goals in science must be pursued tenaciously with its "Understanding the Weather" rally station this year. The task at the Argelander Institute takes us into the black holes. The question at the Institute of Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation revolves around renewable raw materials and packaging made from tomato residues.

The second part of the science rally around Poppelsdorf Digital involves a virtual exploration of the Poppelsdorf campus in the Actionbound app. Those who find the correct solution or visit at least six stations will receive a prize: free admission to the August Macke Haus Bonn and a meal in one of the Studierendenwerk canteens.

Here's more info on the science rally and registration is open here until January 26, 2022:


Media contact:

Dr. Andrea Grugel
Rectorate Management,
Identification and Events, Management
Tel. 0228-73-9747
E-mail: andrea.grugel@uni-bonn.de 

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