Pupils in grades 5 and above can demonstrate their talent for tinkering through play in the nationwide
"exciting physics" competition. Whether they construct a stable paper bridge, send their own walking or
driving machine into a "snail race" or design a chain reaction: fun and trial and error are the top priorities.
The students can also win valuable prizes with their inventions. The registration deadline is July 31.
Participation is free of charge. The competition is organized by the German Physical Society (DPG) and the
University of Regensburg and supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. It is part of the
"Highlights of Physics" science festival, which takes place in Regensburg from September 19 to 24.
The student competition is part of the major science festival "Highlights of Physics," which takes place once
a year in a university city with a different theme. From September 19 to 24, Regensburg's city center will
become a physics laboratory. In addition to the many activities on offer, a hands-on exhibition in the middle
of Neupfarrplatz forms the heart of the science festival. At each of the 30 or so exhibits, scientists from
Regensburg and all over Germany will be on hand to answer questions and explain the results of current
research in an understandable way, e.g. how a quantum computer works. You can also try out many exhibits
yourself and find out the physics behind them; students from the University of Regensburg will be on hand