AGYA was delighted to go on tour with the German science ship MS Wissenschaft! As part of the Science Year 2022, the swimming science center housed the exhibition “Nachgefragt” (engl. “Participate!”) and travelled through Germany and Austria between May – October 2022. The AGYA exhibit explored the exciting research possibilities of synchrotrons with an interactive station “Jetzt geht ́s rund – bei AGYA” (engl. “AGYA picks up the pace”). Visitors were be able to learn about particle accelerators and run different test series with an interactive synchrotron simulation.
Discover the secret of millennia-old papyri and explore future super materials
The AGYA exhibit focused on the interdisciplinary and international science cooperation within a large-scale research facility – the synchrotron. Visitors were invited to follow Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper and Physicist Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez in conducting research on millennia-old papyri and materials of the future, such as graphene. By means of an interactive media station, the visitors run simulated tests and learn more about the structure, the mode of operation and the research process within a synchrotron.
The AGYA member and alumna were guiding through the story as comic avatars uniquely designed by Albertus Tyasseta. With the support of the AGYA Djinn, the visitors could explore the process of studying both papyri and graphene in the synchrotron.
Since 2002, the MS Wissenschaft goes on tour during the summer months and usually visits about 40 cities in Germany and Austria. The theme of the exhibition is based on the respective Science Year. Especially children, young people, school classes and families are invited to visit the floating Science Center. Admission is free of charge.
The MS Wissenschaft took off to Schiffbauerdamm on 2 May 2022 and has been officially opened on 3 May 2022 by German Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Judith Pirscher.
Listen to the sneak preview of the exhibit’s audio guide or browse through the illustrations.
Members in Charge
- Lepper, V. et al. (2020). Virtual unfolding of folded papyri. Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 41, pp264-269.
- Lepper, V. et al. (2019). Absorption edge sensitive radiography and tomography of Egyptian Papyri. Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 39, pp13-20
- Abdel-Hafiez, M. et al. (2022). Exotic magnetic and electronic properties of layered CrI3 single crystals under high pressure. Physical Review, Volume 105(8-15).
- Abdel-Hafiez, M. et al. (2016). Enhancement of superconductivity under pressure and the magnetic phase diagram of tantalum disulfide single crystals. Scientific Reports, Volume 6.
Science comic illustrations for the digital media station
AGYA Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper and AGYA Co-President Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez in the beamline room of the synchrotron. © Tyasseta+Siloy
View at the exterior of the synchrotron. © Tyasseta+Siloy
AGYA Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper and AGYA Co-President Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez present their research at an AGYA event. © Tyasseta+Siloy
AGYA Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper and AGYA Co-President Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez with the AGYA Djinn. © Tyasseta+Siloy
May – October 2022
MS Wissenschaft toured through Germany and Austria
Please find all tour dates of the MS Wissenschaft here.