Why not get acquainted with the university in childhood? The Children's University makes it possible. In lectures lasting one hour on average, professors answer exciting knowledge questions. Since 2007/2008, both universities offer one or two lectures each semester for children between the ages 8-12.
Harry Potter had one, and so did Siegfried, the hero in the German legend the Nibelungensage. A cloak that can make you completely invisible? It might sound like something right out of a fairytale, but in the field of optics, research is currently being carried into exactly this topic. Is it really possible to make things invisible? Can light really be guided around objects?
Refraction changes the path of light. This can be seen, for example, if you hold a stick in water and it suddenly looks bent. Using the newest nanotechnology methods, it is possible to construct materials and customize the refractive index so that light can be steered slightly to go around objects.
In this lecture for the Children’s Uni Prof on June 15, Harald Giessen will be explaining how refraction works and how it might actually be possible to make an invisibility cloak.
Auditorium 47.01 at the University of Stuttgart’s Campus Vaihingen is reserved for children only during the lecture. Accompanying adults can watch the lecture via video broadcast in the adjoining auditorium 47.02. Both auditoriums are located at Pfaffenwaldring 47 on Campus Vaihingen.
For anyone who misses out on tickets, here is a small consolation: The lectures at the University of Stuttgart are streamed live on the internet and then stored as a downloadable video.
Please note: We position cameras in the auditorium so that we can broadcast the lectures live on the internet and make them available for downloading. The cameras are set up to show the children only from the back, i.e. they are not identifiable. Only in case children turn around or lend the professor a hand up front may they be recognizable. We also take still photos on which the children – possibly along with other young students – may be identifiable. These stills can also be called up later on the Internet.
To stream the live transmission a data transfer rate of at least 1.5 Mbit/s is required and recommended. Streaming starts on the respective day of the event at 4 pm.
Online registration for the summer semester presumably starts in early May at the Stuttgarter Zeitung.
Two seats per registration may be booked for any given date. If your sign-up is successful, you will be able to download the seat reservation confirmation directly. Please print out and bring it to the lecture.
To reach the University of Stuttgart's Vaihingen campus:
By public transit
S-Bahn: Lines S1, S2, S3
From the "Hauptbahnhof", "Stadtmitte" or "Feuersee" stations, take S-Bahn lines S1, S2 or S3 in direction Vaihingen, Flughafen, Filderstadt or Herrenberg and get off at the "Universität" station.
Bus: Linien 82, 84, 92 bis Haltestelle "Universität".
Take Autobahn A 831 from Stuttgarter Kreuz toward "Stuttgart-Zentrum," to the "Universität" exit.
Please use the parking lot behind the buildings located at Pfaffenwaldring 7/9.
The Children's University newsletter keeps you up to date on selected events for children that are taking place at the University of Stuttgart such as Children's University lectures, Kids Campus, and Kids Week.
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Winter semester 2017/18
- Stuttgarter Kinderzeitung, 17.11.2017: "Abgekupfert" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 7.11.2017: "Von den Blumen lernen" (pdf)
Summer semester 2017
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 22.5.2017: "Spione brauchen einen Laser zum Lauschen" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 12.5.2017: "Einmal Physiker" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 25.4.2017: "Abhörsicher durch Lichtstrahlen" (pdf)
Winter semester 2016/17
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 25.10.2016: "Eis liegt in der Laborluft" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Kinderzeitung, 17.10.2016: "Tröpfchen für Tröpfchen" (pdf)
Summer semester 2016
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 11.04.2016: "Ein Zug kippt nicht so leicht um" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 15.03.2016: "Von Hogwarts in die Zukunft" (pdf)
Winter semester 2015/16
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 30.11.2015: "In der Luft geht es zu wie beim Billard" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 10.11.2015: "Warum Vettel fast fliegen kann" (pdf)
Summer semester 2015
- Stuttgarter Kinderzeitung, 30.04.2015: "Kann man Glück und Pech berechnen?" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 21.04.2015: "Zwei Enten mit viel Schwein" (pdf)
Winter semester 2014/15
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 26.01.2015: "Bewegung ist wie Dünger fürs Gehirn" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 23.01.2015: "Einfach mal beim Laufen Vokabeln büffeln" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 01.12.2014: "Wie Rechner Probleme für uns lösen" (pdf)
- Stuttgarter Zeitung, 27.11.2014: "Wie wir dank Computer schlauer werden" (pdf)
University of Hohenheim
Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 11.00 am
Why are we ticklish?
Prof. Dr. Armin Huber
University of Hohenheim, Garbenstr. 30, Auditorium B1
The events take place in Auditorium B1 at the University of Hohenheim. It is exclusively for the children’s use. Accompanying adults can watch the video transmission in Auditorium B3. See more information on the University of Hohenheim Children´s University web page.