Open day on Saturday October 15th 2011

The neutron source opens on Saturday, October 15th, from 11 to 18h.
An early registration for the tours on October 15th is necessary, as the groups are usually full very soon.

The staff of the neutron source welcomes the public at this day of open doors to inform about the basic neutron research, the industrial and medical applications of neutrons and about the safety features of the facility. At the guided tours, the visitors can take a look into the reactor pool, see the scientific instruments of the experimental hall and neutron guide hall. 


Programme 11 - 18h


Guided tours

You can participate on a guided tour of the FRM II.

Guided by scientists, groups can have a look on the open reactorpool from the visitors' window and get explanations of the different instruments in the experimental hall and the neutron guide hall.

Short term changes of the programme are possible.



Please note:

  • Minimum age of visitors: 18 years
  • Valid identity card or passport required (driving licence is not accepted!)
  • Due to radiation protection the visit of pregnant women and nursing mothers must be denied.
  • Registration for the visit is on October 15th starting from 11:00 h at the information desk of the FRM II (Foyer) in the physics department (pre-registration is not possible)
  • No cameras or mobile phones are allowed
  • Sturdy shoes are recommended (grates!)
  • Tours are in German language

Short Movies (in German)

in the lecture hall 1 of the Physik-Department, James-Franck-Str. 1

  • Ein Licht für die Wissenschaft, die Forschungs-Neutronenquelle FRM II (30min)
  • Eine Reise in den Motor, Neutronenradiographie am FRM II (10 min)
  • Ausbau des Brennelements in der Neutronenquelle (4 min)

Talks (in German)

time topic presenter
13.00-13.30 Von elektrischen Speicherbauteilen über Batterien und Schweißnähte bis zu Autotüren - Industrielle Anwendungen an der Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Dr. Ralph Gilles, FRM II
13.30-14.00 Anti-Materie am FRM II: Was macht das Positron in Materie? Dr. Christoph Hugenschmidt, FRM II
14.00-14.30 Strahlentherapie mit Neutronen Dr. med. Birgit Loeper, FRM II
14.30-15.00 Medizinische Radioisotope und Silizium für Leistungselektronik made in Garching Dr. Heiko Gerstenberg, FRM II
15.00-15.30 Sicherheitskonzept der Forschungs-Neutronenquelle FRM II Dr. Anton Kastenmüller, FRM II
15.30-16.00 Neutronen und die großen Herausforderungen der Gesellschaft Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry, FRM II

Presentation of the radiation protection

The radiation protection of the FRM II does live measurements of natural radioacitivity and answers the questions of the visitors.