Last Saturday, October 1, Nikhef opened some of its doors during the Amsterdam Science Park Open Day 2022. Some doors, because the Nikhef building is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that should be completed by mid-2023.
Despite the smaller scale, there was a tremendous amount to do and learn. Nikhef’s enthusiastic researchers and PhD students were on hand to answer questions about Nikhef’s research in (astro)particle physics. There was a corner entirely focused on the gravitational wave research at Virgo in Italy. KM3NeT researchers took visitors on a tour of the DOMs, the components of a grand neutrino detector currently being installed in the Mediterranean Sea. There was also plenty to do for the younger visitors: making 3D glasses, making cookies with the researchers from LHCb and the candy-growing machine was again a great success.
Below is an impression of what the day was like. We hope to welcome everyone next year in our beautifully renovated building!
The Open Day of Amsterdam Science Park takes place every year during the Weekend of Science (first weekend of October) and is a collaboration of Nikhef, AMOLF, CWI, SurfSARA, UvA, AUC & NLeSC. More information about the rest of the institutes can be found on the Amsterdam Science Park website.