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05/26/14

Open House Day: More than 1500 visitors came to the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung

Open House Day: More than 1500 visitors came to the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung

Where does the specific smell of a lemon come from? How does a fuel cell work? What does chemistry have to do with computers? And how do crystals grow?

At the Open House Day, the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung gave more than 1500 visitors fascinating insight into the laboratories. They had the opportunity to learn about current research topics in chemistry and about the everyday work of a scientist.

The mechanical workshops, glass blowing workshop and the service departments also opened their doors and offer a fascinating look behind the scenes of the traditional Mülheim institution.

What can you do with an electron microscope - and why do chemists need an X-ray device? Visitors found answers to these and many other exciting questions at the Open House Day.