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Helmholtz Institute Jena supports Physics & Astronomy Day of Friedrich Schiller University Jena


The Helmholtz Institute Jena supports this year’s Day of Physics and Astronomy, which the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Jena is organizing for school classes, prospective students and the general public on March 27, 2020.

A working group around Dr. Volker Tympel and scientists from the Institute of Solid State Physics and the German Weather Service will launch a stratospheric balloon. Until reaching the planned altitude of about 100,000 ft, temperature, humidity and air pressure as well as the intensity of ionizing radiation will be continuously recorded and transmitted live to Lecture Hall 1 at Max-Wien-Platz. After an introductory lecture by Dr. Roman Forker at 11:45 a.m., interested visitors can follow the experiment until around 2 p.m.

Further information about the Day of Physics and Astronomy can be found on the website of the Faculty and in the programme leaflet (Geman only).

Image: J.-P. Kasper/University of Jena