The Night of Science is a yearly student-organized event offering over 90 lectures, guided tours, booths and more.
On June 21st, from 5pm until 5am at Campus Riedberg you can get fascinating information about all aspects of natural and life sciences – and participate in lots of things!

The NoS is free to attend for anyone and everyone, food and merch can be bought though.

The following lectures will be held in English:

Sandro Wiesmann – Why psychologists should study magic (Psychology), 18:30-19:15 Biologicum 2

Giuliano Franchetti – The H(a)unting of the ghost in the particle accelerator (Physics), 19:45-20:30 Physik Φ1

Els Kuiper – Who wants to live forever? Protein quality control in ageing and disease (Biophysics), 20:15-21:00 MPI for Biophysics

Sotiris Fragkostefanakis – How helping plants have hot sex will save your breakfast (Biology), 22:15-23:00 Biologicum 1

Alexandra Kapeller – Exoskeletons and wheelchairs: shifting the normal (Philosophy), 23:30-00:15 Chemie H1

Rachel Racicot – Evolution of Specialized Sensory Systems (Paleontology), 23:30-00:15 Biozentrum B1

Cristina Ortiz & Nico Kraus – Understanding liver disease: from patients to molecules (Medicine), 23:30-00:15 Biozentrum B3

Ivan Kisel – Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Analysis of Heavy-Ion Collisions (Computer Science), 00:45-01:30 OSZ H4

Simon Darroch – Ancient life in moving fluids – what fluid dynamics can tell us about evolution (Paleontology), 00:45-01:30 OSZ H5

Our 2024 figurehead: Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner, ca. 1906 in Wien, stehend vor Pflanzen
Lise Meitner, vermutlich 1912, im Chemielabor
Lise Meitner, 1946, bei einer Vorlesung
Lise Meitner, ca. 1940, sitzend
Lise Meitner, 1953, in Wien

Lise Meitner, born in Vienna in 1878, obtained her doctorate there in 1906 and became the first female physics professor at a German university in 1926. After decades of discrimination in her studies and career due to her gender, which, among other things, meant she had to work without pay for several years, she was finally forced to flee due to her Jewish origins. However, we remember her for her groundbreaking work on radioactivity and, in addition to the first explanation of nuclear fission, the most important experiments in this field. Nevertheless, it was her colleague and friend Otto Hahn who won the Nobel Prize for this work in 1944. 80 years later, however, we would like to remember her, her research and her achievements and have therefore chosen Lise Meitner as the figurehead of the Night of Science 2024.