Open Day, Thursday,
03. Oktober 2019, 9 - 18 Uhr


On Thursday, 3.10.2019, we will guide you through one of the world’s most modern research neutron sources.

Look at the reactor pool and learn more about the non-destructive investigation of matter with neutrons. There is plenty of information, lectures, films, games, Lego models of scientific instruments and the opportunity to have your own questions answered by our scientists:

  • Who is working on the research neutron source FRM II??
  • How does such a high-performance research reactor work?
  • What is radioactivity and where do we encounter it in everyday life?
  • Why are neutrons used for research?
  • Why are radioisotopes/radiopharmaceuticals used for cancer therapy?
  • Why can bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?



Then visit the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum on Thursday, 3.10.2019.

Access via the Faculty of Physics (James-Franck-Straße 1, 85748 Garching, Germany)



For guided tours please register in advance:

On the open day there will be guided tours through the research neutron source again. All visitors have to register and it means to be fast and not to come without a valid identity card!

You can already register for 03 October under the following link:


Very important: Please note our access rules:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Valid identity card or passport (residence permit or driving licence are not sufficient!)
  • No access for pregnant women and nursing mothers
  • Sturdy shoes are strongly recommended (the visitor's path leads over long stretches of gratings!)
  • No cameras or mobile phones (they have no reception anyway)
  • Backpacks, jackets and umbrellas can be left for free in our wardrobe in the physics department

Talks of the FRM II in Lecture Hall 2 of the Department of Physics
10.00 UhrMedical applications at FRM IITobias Chemnitz
11.00 UhrHydrogen - yesterday, today & tomorrowDr. Michael Heere
12.00 UhrThe FRM II - a nuclear facility for scienceDr. Christian Reiter
13.00 UhrHydrogen - yesterday, today & tomorrow Dr. Michael Heere
14.00 UhrMedical applications at FRM IITobias Chemnitz
15.00 Uhr Anti-matter in the trapDr. Eve Stenson
16.00 UhrThe FRM II - a nuclear facility for scienceDr. Christian Reiter

Information stand of the FRM II and MLZ with:

  • Lego model of a scientific instrument (TRISP)
  • Short films
  • Neutron game for children
  • Information material on the research neutron source
  • Information material on the world's most intensive positron source "NEPOMUC"

Information booth of the Radiation Protection with:

  • Tasks of radiation protection at the research neutron source
  • Measuring instruments for the determination of radioactivity
  • Exhibits for self-measurement
  • Environmental monitoring of the FRM II: What is tested for radioactivity how and where?

The short films give an insight into the research, medical and industrial applications at FRM II and the functioning of the research neutron source.