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FAIR at “Highlights of Physics” in Münster

60,000 Visitors at Science Festival with FAIR

Highlights-Show: The "Big Bang"

Highlights-Show: Light experiments with the audience

Vititors at the FAIR booth

Exhibition site at Münster Castle (Photos: Markus Bernards for FAIR)

Around 60,000 visitors were attracted by the science festival “Highlights of Physics” in the German city of Münster, Westfalia. The core of the festival - “Structure and Symmetry” – was a five-day exhibition where FAIR was represented with a mechanical model of a linear accelerator. Many guests came from Münster and the region, some from other German federal states or even from the neighbouring foreign countries.


Teams of visitors at the FAIR booth competed in winding the three cranks of the model to accelerate ceramic balls on the rail of the accelerator model. After the sporting start the visitors generally started interesting discussions about nuclear and particle physics, and wanted to know why FAIR is being built.


“Highlights of Physics” took place from 19 to 23 September and was hosted by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Association of Physicists (DPG) and the University of Münster (WWU).


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