Around 25,000 visitors joined us in celebrating the Open Day at the North Campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology on June 17, 2023.
In bright sunshine, science enthusiasts of all ages flocked to the two-square-kilometer site from 10:00 a.m. to experience exciting hands-on experiments and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of laboratories and research facilities.
Among the more than 200 offerings were also nine different stations of the ITEP. With exciting experiments such as a magnetic levitation train, vacuum shooting or electro-magnet tinkering, there was something for everyone.
We are already looking forward to the next time when KIT will open its doors again - be curious!
Magic nails and flying trains in the school lab energy
Experiments on the topic of superconductivity for small and large children are shown here. There is the possibility to tinker a magnetic plane or an electromagnet as well as to explore magnetic materials. As a highlight, there will be a dive into the quantum world and a superconductor will be made to float.
ITEP 2: „Auf der schw(ä)ebenden Eisenbahne“
SupraTrans: Experience and "ErFahren" the quantum phenomenon of superconductivity at the ITEP open air test track for superconducting magnetic levitation systems.
Tours available throughout. Hours of operation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Participation in the levitation experiment only with prior registration on site (tickets issued at 11 am and 2 pm).
Please note: The levitation experiment is unfortunately not possible for children under 12 years of age or persons with pacemakers, metallic implants or limited mobility.
Frosty & safe? Materials in the cold
Vacuum - We make something out of nothing!
Cool technology is also needed for nothing - the vacuum... But how does that actually work and why so much effort for nothing at all? And what can you do with it that's useful or cool? We can even shoot with it!
Energy technology applications, such as cables and generators, are developed and tested in this laboratory. Here we also show some exhibits and hands-on experiments from other research areas of ITEP.
Robots wind superconducting coils
Demonstrations between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Due to increasing complexity, humans are reaching their limits when it comes to winding coils. Robots are to take over this. A robot cell with three robots and their digital twin can be seen live in action.
How does green liquid hydrogen get into the tank?
Experience on an interactive map of Germany
- how hydrogen can be produced, liquefied, transported and stored.
- Which applications particularly benefit from liquid hydrogen.
Power Hardware In the Loop Lab
Dual study and training at ITEP
At the Institute of Technical Physics you will find various interesting offers for your studies or training:
- Are you studying physics, electrical engineering or a related subject?
Write your thesis with us
- You want to study dual?
We have a cooperation with the dual university for the subjects industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics and mechanical engineering.
- Do you want to train in a technical profession?
We regularly offer apprenticeships for technical product designers, mechatronics engineers and industrial clerks.