Science Camp Physics

Why do we build particle accelerators and what can we observe with them? Why do we need knowledge from particle physics to understand the origin of the universe and the processes within it? And what possible applications do the technologies based on this have in everyday life?

If you find modern physics topics exciting and would like to learn more about them, then ourParticle and Astrophysics Science Campat KIT is just right for you. Here you will learn to understand interrelationships, observe the effects of particle physics yourself in experiments and investigate and evaluate them in a team.

Contact person at ZML
Michael Gauss
Phone: +49 721 608-48206
E-mail: michael.gauss3∂

In addition to beginner-friendly lectures by physics professors, there will also be insights into current research. A tour of the KATRIN experiment, in which the neutrino mass is being investigated experimentally for the first time, and the KARA circular accelerator at KIT's North Campus are planned.

Working in teams, you will be able to take and analyze data from a particle detector. You can choose between different experiments, e.g. For example, to detect ambient radioactivity or cosmic radiation with sensitive media (e.g. water, plastic, gas, semiconductors). It is even possible to search for Higgs events in the data from the LHC particle accelerator at CERN. The individual subject groups present their results to each other at the end of the week.

KIT physics students and young scientists will be on hand to offer advice and support. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about everyday life as a physicist, studying physics and studying at KIT in general.


Science Camp Particle and Astroparticle Physics

21. to 25.08.23

for young people from completed 9th grade (prospective 10th grade and higher)

The participation fee is 30€ per participant. The camp days start at 9 am and end around 5 pm. On two days we invite you to an evening program with students.

Registration information

Maximum number of participants: 12 students

Registration takes place online via the page of the student academy.

By registering, you confirm that you want to be present for the entire period.

You will receive notification of acceptance or rejection directly from KIT. Please transfer the fee to the Student Academy only afterwards!

The Science Camp Particle and Astroparticle Physics is offered in cooperation with the Institute for Experimental Particle Physics, the Netzwerk Teilchenwelt, the KIT Center KCETA and the Schülerakademie Karlsruhe e.V..