XFEL: European XFEL at ‘Highlights der Physik’

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European XFEL at ‘Highlights der Physik’

Facility demonstrates its features at Münster exhibition of national science event

From 18 to 23 September, more than 50,000 science fans visited the 17th edition of the ‘Highlights der Physik’ science festival in Münster.  European XFEL was one of 50 exhibitors on hand to engage interested visitors about the newly inaugurated facility.

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Visitors to the exhibition were able to get an overview of the European XFEL's research goals and state-of-the-art technology.

Under this year’s motto of ‘Structure and Symmetry’, the European XFEL exhibition explained the technology and science of the unique research institute, featuring a niobium accelerator cavity and a film presentation of the facility. The event was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Physical Society (DPG), and the University of Münster (WWU). The event takes place every year in a different German city. In 2018, the festival will take place from 17 to 22 September in the Dortmund city centre under the theme ‘physics in medicine and sport’.