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Thursday, 02 October, 2008

NIM mentoring program started

The Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) has started a mentoring program, which shall encourage highly motivated and skilled pupils aged 16 to 19 to take a look at nano sciences.

The program intends to raise interest for some of the subjects involved in NIM like physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and mathematics. Possible questions to be answered will be:

Is it possible to reconstruct life? Why is nano not only very very small? How do scientists get their new ideas? Why is Schrödinger’s cat living and dead at the same time?

The 37 participating pupils are divided into five groups. Two or three PhD students will take care of each group. They report on their own scientific biography, introduce their field of study and speak about what they are planning to do after their exam. They will offer a glance at the reality of scientific studies. The pupils will have the opportunity to carry out experiments and attend lectures and seminars at the university as well as talk to leading investigators.

The mentoring program has started at the end of September with an opening workshop at the LMU, where all mentors presented their fields of research and the mentoring groups were set up.

More information


About NIM:

Dr. Peter Sonntag
General Manager

Phone: +49 (89) 2180 6794

Opens window for sending emailpeter.sonntag(at)lmu.de 


About science:

Isabella Almstätter

Public Outreach Manager

Phone: +49 (89) 2180 5091

Opens window for sending emailisabella.almstaetter(at)physik.uni-muenchen.de



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