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Diligent participation in “Culture Night”

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Jonatan Fast was one of the scientists giving talks at the annual event “Culture Night”. Photo: Ivan Maximov

Able to celebrate the annual ”Culture Night” in Lund again, NanoLund and the Department of Physics contributed by showing the amazing world of physics – covering topics from the smallest elements to the deepest mysteries of the universe.

Kulturnatten – The Culture Night – at Fysicum features fun experiments and demonstrations, presentations of research, interviews, various opportunities to talk to real-life scientists, quiz for young visitors – all culminating in our yearly Science Slam. 

Visitors were able to dive into the exciting world of Physics and how nature is studied, its fundamental laws, and their applications here in Lund – from the smallest building blocks of matter to the mysteries of the cosmos. There were presentations, talks, and walks around the labs, and the public was invited to join in for fun experiments and demonstrations. Visitors had various opportunities to talk to real-life scientists, as well as a quiz for the youngest visitors.

It’s a wonderful chance to open our doors to the community, share what we are so passionate about.

“To me, participating in Kulturnatten is something that we should eagerly continue with, because it’s a wonderful chance to open our doors to the community, share what we are so passionate about and get to see that same excitement and passion in our visitors – young and old alike,” says Adam Burke, outreach coordinator at NanoLund. 

From the program

How to see atoms? Live demonstration of scanning tunneling microscopy: Atoms are so small that 500. of them fit on an area of 1 cm2. They are much smaller than the wavelength of light, so we cannot see them. Still, we can find and visualize them, e.g. with a scanning tunneling microscope. Here, we will shortly explain how this works, introduce you to one of our microscopes, and show you some atoms.

Exploring the Nano World: Visit the Lund Nano Lab for an introductory presentation on science at the nanometer (1E-9 m) scale. After the presentation, we take you on a live tour through the clean room fabrication facilities and end with a live demonstration of one of our scanning electron microscopes, which allow us to explore objects far too small to see with the naked eye and even too small to see using a standard microscope.

Photo of people discussing with blue gloves on.