Winners of "Young Scientist Contest" visit AIP

7 August 2015. Three students from Israel, all winners of the „Young Scientist Contest“ sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF), visited AIP on 6 August.
Winners of "Young Scientist Contest" visit AIP

Observing sun spots at AIP. (Credit: J. Fohlmeister / AIP)

Ramaa Jabareen (18), Taili Hardiman (18) und Noa Hen (17) are going to visit numerous scientific institutions on their three week long journey through Germany. They will also visit the Universities of Berlin, Munich and Mainz. Since 2013 the University of Potsdam organises these stays on behalf of the BMBF.

Many astrophysical questions were discussed while visiting the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, e.g. what the stars and the Universe are made of or how scientists explore our Cosmos. After a guided tour over the AIP campus the students got the chance to observe sun spots with one of the institute’s mirror telescopes.

The BMBF award emphazises the close collaboration between Israel and Germany on the fields of science, research and technology.