Department Department of Physics and Materials Science

Outreach activities

The Department of Physics and Materials Science actively contributes to the intellectual life of the country via local outreach activities: (i) In the frame of the Scienteens Lab, the Department organizes regular workshops for secondary students, (ii) Members from our department regularly interact with the general public to explain science in a creative and interactive way via our participation to the “Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg” and on the occasion of the “Science Festival Luxembourg”. The Department also contributed to LUX:plorations, a new science comics made in Luxembourg thanks to the single story “Inside the Solar Cell”.

Scienteens Lab in Physics

The Scienteens Lab in Physics offers three different full-day and half-day (3 hours long) workshops.


The interactive workshops offered for high school classes from Luxembourg and abroad are:

  • Modern spectroscopy in the field of materials research: how does sunscreen protect our skin?
  • High-tech research for better solar cells: Does the sun also shine in our labs?
  • Renewable energies
  • CO2 and Climate Change
  • I’ve got the power!

These workshops are located in a dedicated lab at the University Campus Limpertsberg . For more detailed information please visit the Scienteens Lab homepage

Our HALF-DAY (3 hours) workshops on renewable energies and sustainability are currently offered at Campus Limpertsberg and can be combined for a full day.

More information and how to book is available here and additional information for the renewable energy workshop can also be found on the e4l website.

Portes ouvertes Luxembourg

In September 2019 and 2021, the University participated in the initiative “Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg” and opened its laboratories in Physics and Engineering to the general public. Visitors were very excited to discover the backstage of the laboratories. In Physics, they could build a hand spectroscope, understand how a train can levitate, play with light, discover properties of crystals, track bacterial growth, and capture algae. 


Open Lab Day