• 09.12.2022
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Hands-on experiments, chemistry show, tours and more

“Open house with the TV mouse” on October 3

At the 2022 “Open Day with the Mouse”, several TUM research institutes and the Munich Excellence Clusters will present fascinating insights into the human body, the furthest reaches of the universe and future technologies. The Germany-wide action day, with the motto “Exciting Connections”, will be hosted by “Sendung mit der Maus,” the perennially popular educational show by the public broadcaster WDR. Mouse fans of all ages are invited to experience the fascinating programs offered at TUM’s Garching and Munich campuses.

Children at the info booth of the Munich Cluster of Excellence ORIGINS / S.Waldenmaier
With a joint booth at the Garching Campus, the Munich Excellence Clusters will also present exciting connections and fascinating insights into the world of science at the Open Day.

On the open day hosted by “Sendung mit der Maus,” companies, laboratories, workshops, factories, museums and other institutions from all over Germany will open doors that are otherwise closed to the public. This year TUM is taking part with several activities.

Please note: most scheduled activities require advance registration. Details can be found on the linked information pages for the individual programs.

The scheduled events will take place subject to the current pandemic conditions. The COVID restrictions applicable at TUM and in Bavaria at the time of the event must be complied with. Current regulations at TUM: www.tum.de/corona

Biomedicine, chemistry and technology (Garching)

A wide variety of activities await mouse fans aged 7-13 at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE): giant blubber bubbles, magic writing and fireballs, as MIBE presents a chemical show featuring spectacular mixtures and reactions! But wait – where have the chocolate eggs gone? To track down the chocolate thief, the young detectives will visit several exciting stations, from construction set soldering and a model made of 23,000 Lego blocks to an X-ray machine for Kinder Surprise eggs.

When: 3.10.2022, 9-11:45, 12-14:45, 15-17:45
Where: Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE), Boltzmannstrasse 11, 85748 Garching
Registration and more information (MIBE homepage)
Details on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR)

Research Neutron Source (Garching)

Reservations for the Mouse Day at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) are now closed. However, adults and children are also invited to the FRM II open house in the neighboring Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO) on October 3.

In a tour of the Research Neutron Source, guests can peek into the reactor basin and learn more about the non-destructive investigation of materials with neutrons. There will be plenty of information available as well as informative talks, films, painting and handicraft activities, games and Lego models of scientific instruments. FRM II researchers will also be on hand to take questions. Registration is required only for the reactor tours (adults).

When: 03.10.2022, 9.00 – 17.00
Where: The open house event will take place in the Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO), Walther-von-Dyck-Strasse 10, 85748 Garching. This is also the meeting point for the reactor tours.
More information and registration for the tours (FRM II homepage)
Mouse activities (fully booked) (WDR)

Munich Excellence Clusters (Garching)

Where will we obtain our energy in the future? What is a quantum computer? What causes Alzheimer’s disease? And what happened after the Big Bang? Mouse fans four years of age and older can learn the answers to these and other questions from the Munich Excellence Clusters e-conversion, MCQST, SyNergy und ORIGINS. They can choose to build batteries using fruit and vegetables, visit a research lab with virtual reality glasses, discover nerve cells under a microscope or make fridge magnets with galaxy images to take home.

When: 03.10.2022, 9.00 – 17.00
Where: Science Congress Center Munich (GALILEO), Walther-von-Dyck-Strasse 10, 85748 Garching
Registration and more information (Origins Cluster homepage)
Details on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR)

Microbiology (Klinikum rechts der Isar)

“Me and my bacteria – we’re inseparable!” Here mouse fans aged 6–10 will learn about who is living on and in us and what these tiny creatures get up to all day long – and why we make a perfect combination. The kids will immerse themselves in the world of microbiology and become little researchers. They’ll see surprising things under the microscope, discover all kinds of bacteria and parasites and be amazed at the sheer variety. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and should bring along a snack.

When: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Where: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene TUM, Trogerstr. 30, 81675 Munich
Registration and information on the Sendung mit der Maus homepage (WDR)

Video: TUM Hyperloop on the occasion of the 2021 Mouse birthday celebration

How will we get from place to place in the future? Maybe we’ll travel by Hyperloop – a high-speed train on which a TUM team  is doing important research. Our students Domenik Radeck and Wonyoung Choi were featured on WDR’s  50th anniversary Sendung mit der Maus broadcast (YouTube) in 2021, where they explained the concept behind the future Hyperloop train, which will speed through a tube at close to the speed of sound.

 

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Activities offered by partner institutions

Information and registration on the WDR Sendung mit der Maus homepage:

Technical University of Munich

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