„Supergscheit!“ The spectacular experiment show
Have you ever carried out an experiment and asked yourself: Can it be bigger?
Welcome to the science show with super clever questions! Observe with us everyday phenomena, understand their importance for cutting-edge research, and watch us trying out crazy experiments.
Have fun watching our three-part show with the “Wow”!
Supergscheit! How bright is dark?
Bernhard Weingartner asks himself the super clever question: How bright is dark? With the help of Julia Michalska, neuroscientist at Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), he finds his beloved yellow chocolate beans and plays with fluorescence. Have you ever seen a car race under ultraviolet radiation? In the end, an explosive side note: Light has a lot of energy and it can be dangerous!
Homebuilt Microscope Setup: Wiebke Jahr, Danzl Group, ISTA
Fluorescent Cells: Julia Michalska, Danzl Group, ISTA
Supergscheit! – How powerful is air?
In the second episode, Bernhard Weingartner goes after another smart question: How powerful is air? Blowing on birthday candles is easy. However, in times of Coronavirus we have to keep a distance, so that no virus can reach the cake. How is it even possible to blow out candles from 3 meters away?
Image copyright: Videos flow experiments: J. Kühnen, M. Riedl, D. Scarselli, B. Hof, Hof Group, ISTA
Supergscheit! – How hot is the cold?
In the third episode, Bernhard Weingartner goes after another smart question: How hot is the cold? Quantum computers love the cold. This is why in the laboratory of ISTA physicist Andrea Hofmann, the temperature is as low as -273 °C. This is colder than in space! Find out why, in this episode of Supergscheit!
Video Qubit: Daniel Jirovec, Katsaros Group, ISTA
Photo of measurement setup: Georgios Katsaros, Katsaros Group, ISTA