№ 134/2011 from May 11, 2011
The Long Night of the Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin offers varied insights into innovative research results. The Department of Veterinary Medicine, for example, will give presentations on topics such as food safety, animal welfare, and animal husbandry that were of interest to the public even before the dioxin scandal. The Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science examines the revolutions in the Arab world and their global consequences. Visitors can have the authenticity of their pieces of the Berlin Wall verified by mineralogists at the Institute of Geological Sciences – and they will be able to assist with the analysis of their pieces.
Why Angela Merkel likes to attend soccer matches and where in the brain music is processed, are examples of issues the Languages of Emotion Cluster of Excellence will be explaining. At the Institute of Philosophy visitors can address the question of why words can hurt, and at the Department of Education and Psychology, they will have an opportunity to participate in an interesting experiment on lie detection. These are just a few examples of the range of activities.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Further information online: www.fu-berlin.de/langenacht
Telephone hotline as of May 12, 2011: +49 (0)30 / 28 49 38 47
The comprehensive program guide with maps is available online:
It may also be obtained in 200 locations in Berlin and Potsdam.
Tickets and prices: Adults: 13 euros (in advance, until May 25, 11 euros)
Discounted tickets cost 9 euros (in advance, 7 euros); Family ticket: 25 euros (in advance, 20 euros, for up to 5 persons, including up to 2 adults); children under 6: free admission
Late night ticket: 5 euros (sales at box office as of 11 p.m.)
Advance sales: as of May 12, 2011, at all ticket outlets, service centers, and ticket machines of the S-Bahn and BVG; in Potsdam at all ticket outlets of the Potsdam GmbH transport services
Advance sales online: www.LangeNachtDerWissenschaften.de until May 24, 2011 (1.55 euro surcharge, incl. postage).