Nanomaterials at Long Night of Research

Die Lange Nacht der Forschung (The Long Night of Research) is a biannual event taking place throughout Austria, intended to help the general public get people more interested in science, thanks to exhibits and demonstrations in all nine Austrian provinces. It is aimed at all ages with some events specially for children.

The last edition took place on 24 May 2024 with a dynamic program at over 270 locations with tours, workshops, talks, demonstrations, and interactive experiments to observe, participate in, and be amazed by.

With the intention of bringing science closer to the general public, BNN showed how and where to discover nanotechnology in everyday life at our hands-on station. We had a blast bringing visitors closer to “nano”.

Over 800 people of all ages came to our booth at RCPE’s facilities on Inffeldgasse in Graz to learn about nanotechnology in daily life – from the littlest guests experimenting with water droplets on hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, to teens and adults matching nanomaterials with their real-life (and future!) applications.

Among our hands-on examples such as pregnancy tests containing gold nanoparticles and vials of ferrofluid, BNN was able to showcase some biomaterials produced by NABIHEAL partner University of Maribor.