Another edition of the Malopolska Researchers Night is behind us!
This year's edition of the Researchers Night at the SOLARIS Synchrotron was of exceptional interest. We were visited by a record number of over 500 people. Visitors were able to participate in a guided tour, scientific demonstrations, and workshops for children and teenagers, as well as meet with our scientists and conduct interesting experiments in various fields.
Every year, our research center participates in the unique event of Reserachers’ Night. This year the proposed program of the event was very diverse, thanks to which, everyone could find something for themselves. We noted a record number of visitors. More than 500 people spent time with us discovering a fascinating world of science, observations, and experiments. What could you see at the Synchrotron this year?
The SOLARIS Synchrotron has partnered with MCN Cogiteon, thanks to which the main conference hall hosted original science shows aimed at the youngest audience (ages 8 and up) entitled: "There are no waves? There are waves!" Our radio engineers, i.e. specialists in high-frequency systems, prepared a scientific workshop for young people entitled. "Microwaves in the light factory. From a microwave to synchrotron". Most visitors were able to participate in a guided tour of the infrastructure, during which they learned what a synchrotron is and why it is so necessary for scientists to do research.
For those who did not manage to register for any of the above events, there were demonstrations of scientific experiments prepared by our scientists in the exhibition hall right next to the cryomicroscopes. There were 10 stands with a variety of experiments, ranging from experiments visualizing magnetic fields, demonstrations with liquid nitrogen, protein crystallization, and optical experiments such as camera obscura and Schlieren optics. In addition, there was an opportunity to measure one's height with micrometer precision or play one of the "retro" games on one of the “retro” computers.
Next year we invite again on the last Friday of September all those who would like to learn how the synchrotron works or conduct one of the experiments with our scientists.