Outreach activities

Since April 2016, the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit (PHYMS) organises regular workshops in the frame of the Scienteens Lab.  

Entitled “Mayonnaise, a culinary star on the test bench - a liquid or a solid?”, the Scienteens Lab workshop in physics enables secondary school students to learn more about the viscous and elastic properties of materials known from every day life.

During the one-day workshop, different experimental tools are applied to analyse the mayonnaise:

  • Microscopy to investigate the structure
  • Rheometer and Hagen-Poiseuille equation to study the flow properties

At the end of the day, each group presents its results and conclusions.

This workshop is offered for entire classes from classical (3e, 2e, 1ère) and technical (11e, 12e, 13e) high schools in Luxembourg. The workshop takes place from 9:00 until 15:30 on Limpertsberg campus and is facilitated by David Kieffer, Dr. Thierry Meyrath and professors Roland Sanctuary and Phillip Dale

You can find more information under the following link or register directly for a workshop by clicking here