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Advent, Advent, here comes a new experiment…

Once again this year, the departments of environmental physics and chemistry are blessing us with a virtual advent calendar. It starts on 1st December 2021.

With their “Advent Lectures”, chemistry teacher Dr. Stephan Leupold and physics professor Dr. Justus Notholt enthral a wide audience. Year after year, they explain physical and chemical phenomena with fascinating experiments in an entertaining and educational way for young and old. The “show lectures” are a firm Christmas tradition for many visitors and are therefore always booked up quickly. Unfortunately, the Christmas lectures have to be cancelled again this year due to the pandemic.

The success story continues
The first virtual advent calendar was launched last winter. With success! With over 1.7 million views so far, the experiment videos of the Advent Calendar 2020 are among the most popular on the YouTube channel of the University of Bremen. And this year’s advent calendar is also eagerly awaited.

Do you want to know why aluminium burns, how optical illusions work and what a reeling sponge is doing at the university? Then tune in daily from 1st to 24th December 2021.

The link to the Natural Science Advent Calendar 2021 Playlist (in German only):

And if you want to pass the time until the next calendar window opens, you can enjoy last year’s Advent calendar in the meantime.

The link to the Natural Science Advent Calendar 2020 Playlist (in German only):

Questions will be answered by:

Prof. Dr. Justus Notholt
Institut für Umweltphysik (IUP)
Fachbereich Physik/Elektrotechnik
Universität Bremen
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218 62190