QUDIPMOL Dissemination Event

"Taken in a Trap" Exhibition by QUDIPMOL

A group of scientists from the QUDIPMOL project have participated to the initiative “One researcher, one experiment” organized by the science museum Palais de la Decouverte in Paris. Researchers from professor’s Weidemueller group at the University of Freiburg (now at the University of Heidelberg) together with Applied Physics group of the University of Geneve and the Physics Department at the University of Berlin have presented their work to a wide public of non-specialists.  Interactive experiments ranging from magneto-optic traps for cold atoms to optical tweezers and Paul particle traps have been presented offering to the public a close look at the reality of a physics research laboratory. The visitors have had the opportunity to observe and operate real-time experiments involving objects such as nano-particles and cold atoms
This event was accompanied by the “European City of Science”  (14-16 November 2008) at the Grand Palais in Paris organized by the French ministry of Education and Research under the French presidency of the European Union and inaugurated by the minister Valérie Pécresse and the European Union Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potočnik.
The exhibition “Taken in a trap” will be open until the 14 December 2008 at the Palais de la Decouverte in Paris, France.