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Showcases of research

Science and research are more present in public than they have been for a long time. More and more people want to know about the subjects science is working on and how the results can change their lives. The SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH at the Technischen Sammlungen Dresden will from now on present varying exhibitions on themes of the future. Visitors can experience current research and discuss with scientists.

Physics of Life

How does a complex organism develop from a tiny egg cell? And how can salamanders even regrow lost limbs?

These and other questions are being investigated by scientists from physics, biology and computer science at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden. Together, they are investigating the physical laws that enable the structure and development of living matter in cells, molecules and tissues.

The hands-on exhibition "Physics of Life" in the SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH invites visitors to experiment with magnetic fluids, phase separation and DIY molecules. Spectacular microscopy videos allow visitors to experience how life is organized at the smallest scale, how a cell divides, or a fish embryo shapes itself. Large-scale illustrations show how the interplay of molecules, cells and tissues shapes an organism, what role chance and genetic information play in this process and how physical forces give shape to an embryo – physics that is!     

Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat – Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter

What will be used to build computers in the future? What are frustrated magnets? And what does a doughnut have to do with a whirlwind? Answers are given by researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. Under extreme conditions in high-performance labs in Dresden and Würzburg, the cluster examines the properties of new materials for superfast quantum chips that hardly consume energy and have gigantic storage capacities. For the exhibition in the SHOWCASES, scientists have developed seven interactive exhibits that decipher the mysterious phenomena of the quantum world.