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The PhysiScope  / Motivating young generations for physics
The PhysiScope is a MaNEP- initiated outreach project. It was developed in collaboration with the Physics Section of the University of Geneva.

The PhysiScope is a public demo-lab where physics is presented in a very lively way through hands-on experiments and discussions that illustrate the laws of physics while allowing the visitor to understand some of the greatest issues of today's research : superconductivity, the CERN's large particles collider, renewable energies, nanotechnologies, the discovery of new planets, etc.

The PhysiScope has been undergoing a testing phase since October 2007, with some 40 classes of high-school students visiting. It has been officially inaugurated on 3 October 2008, in the presence of Charles Beer, head of the Geneva Public Education Department (DIP).

The PhysiScope is made possible thanks to various public and private donations.

Contact for interested teachers :
Contact for the media :

[ For more info and group visits : ]

Head of the PhysiScope Project :
Prof. Christoph Renner
Prof. Christoph Renner, MaNEP deputy director

University of Geneva

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