Public Outreach

Public outreach

29.08.2018 - Blue Square of Ruhr-Universität celebrates a jubilee

On Septmeber 15th, 2018, the Blue Square in Bochum celebrates a jubilee. At 11:30 the opening of the event starts with an official presentation of the heads of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Afterwards, scientific experiments for children and adults are presented on the different levels of the Blue Square. Furthermore, oral presentations are shown. Especially, Prof. Achim von Keudell holds a preseantion about Plasmas supporting energy storage. This presenation starts at 14:30 on level 3 of the Blue Square.

A short description of the presentation is: Plasmas may play a central role for the energy revolution. The vision of scientists is to build a small plasma system, which can be developed at the foot of a wind turbine producing solar energy, so-called solar fuels. Find out how exactly the could look like.

Public Outreach

WissensNacht Ruhr






On September 28th we will be present at the WissensNacht Ruhr. We will present a lot of information about plasmas in everyday life and also in technology. 

We would be pleased, if you come to visit us in the Blue Square in Bochum. There are knowledge bags with a science magazine, a digi-cleaner, ballpoint pen and USB stick to give away for everyone who brings a photo of a plasma that occurs in nature. The first 20 visitors with the example of a plasma occurring in nature as a solution receive a bag as a present. Legal recourse is excluded.

The Outreach Events of the CRC1316 are organized in cooperation with the SFB TR 87.

Contact Public Outreach

Science Manager Research Department Plasma

Dr. Marina Prenzel
Gebäude NB 5/126
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Tel.: +49 (0) 234 32-23688
Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14171
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Public Outreach

Prof. Dr. Achim von Keudell at TEDx

Prof. Achim von Keudell had the honour to join the TEDx event on 19th May 2018 in Bochum with a 15 minutes talk. His TEDx Talk "Extreme Plasmas for Extreme Materials" is about his current field of study the controlling and taming of these extreme plasmas, which will form the basis for future material synthesis. The overarching topic of the event was "Changing Perspectives". Only 200 tickets for the audience were available.

TEDx is a worldwide offspring of the TEDx conference series. The range of topics of the TEDx event was extremly broad covering societal and scientific challenges of the future. The video of the presentation is available here.