The Long Night of Research (LNF) is part of a series of national events and is therefore also the largest science communication event in Austria. Young people in particular took the opportunity to experience Vorarlberg’s research and science up close at the LNF, to try new things and thus discover their talents. The event celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. It offers visitors the opportunity to spend the night looking over the shoulders of the scholars at work.
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Casting, grinding and printing your own mobile phone holder
At the 1zu1 Prototypes training workshop, for example, young and old can cast, grind and print their own mobile phone holder. At the Vorarlberg Museum station, visitors can do excavations, and even the tiny robots can be programmed during “Everyone’s Search Night”. There was also an interesting insight into laser microscopy: all those who wanted to know what our body was made of could watch fat cells or animal protozoa living under the microscope. There was a lot to learn and experience: a very short pulsed laser produces shimmering butterfly wings, students from BG Blumenstraße demonstrated how CO2 emissions could be reduced in their school, and a flood dam broke in a simulation model about 100 meters long. International Rhine List.
100 different process stations
In a total of 100 different “hands-on stations” at nine sites in Dornbirn and Lustenau, more than 300 researchers conducted exciting, on-site pilot experiments, talked about their research and were available to answer questions. Research Night for All themes ranged from natural sciences and digitization to environment, energy and culture. Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences with its research centers, non-university research institutions, other scientific institutions and schools, together with research-related companies and industrial companies, has given interesting insights into its development activities.
Science show for everyone
The Long Night of Research is Austria’s largest science networking event, where researchers present their achievements to a wide audience every two years. After LNF 2021 had to take place purely digital due to the coronavirus, there are real events again this year at more than 250 exhibition sites across Austria. LNF 2022 is organized by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and the Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Business Locations (BMDW) in cooperation with the Austrian federal states.
In Vorarlberg, the company Wirtschafts-Standort Vorarlberg GmbH (WISTO), the FHV – Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, the Vorarlberg Chamber of Commerce, the Vorarlberg Federation of Industrialists and the PRISMA Group of Companies organize.
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