Information in English

Thanks for visiting the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) website!

On June 9th 2018, about 70 universities, research institutes, universities of applied science, and technology-oriented companies in Berlin and the Potsdam-Telegrafenberg are opening their doors between 17:00 and 24:00. With approximately 2.000 programme items, local scientists and researchers from universities and research institutes invite you to come and be amazed!

As a visitor, you can expect spectacular experiments, exciting lectures, science shows, guided tours through normally inaccessible laboratories, and much more. This annual event, now in its 17th year, allows you to have the chance to take a nocturnal look at the diverse worlds of science and research. Thousands of researchers will be ready to answer your questions and discuss their current work.

Don’t speak German? Although most of the events are in German, a few events are offered in English, so the Long Night of the Sciences is still worth a visit! Also rest assured that most scientists can converse in English and respond to questions fluently. This is particularly true of events with one-on-one exchange between scientists and visitors (for example, information booths and hands-on experiments). A variety of installations, live experiments, presentations and exhibitions are also enjoyable without any knowledge of German.

You can filter these programme items by: information booth (Infostand), exhibition (Ausstellung), experiment, hands-on experiment (Mitmachexperiment), demonstration, installation.


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What should we get for our data?© HIIG
What should we get for our data?
Beginn: 21.30 Uhr, Dauer: 10 min; Sciencetainment | Vortrag

There is a general discontent in how internet companies harvest, monopolise and use data. New regulatory measures such as the GDPR are put into effect to curb the use of personal data If we, as the society, are starting to demand alternatives, what could they look like? In this talk Tuukka Lehtiniemi provides some examples of initiatives that recognise the benefits to be had from data, but attempt to change who gets to have them.

Pub Quiz© Lisa Angelevitch
Who am I? Stories of Migration - Quiz
Beginn: 21.30 Uhr, Dauer: 60 min;

Do you consider yourself an expert on the UK and migration? Then now is the time to prove it! Join us on the night for one of Britain’s most popular activities - a pub quiz! It is a chance for everyone to show their insight and expand their knowledge of the topic in a fun and entertaining competition. To participate, bring with you a team of two or three friends, and we will provide the rest. If you do not have a group, we will organise one on the night. Everyone is welcome. And, in case you were wondering: the winners will get special prizes. See you there!

Hinweis: Moderated by MA students of the Centre for British Studies (HU). Coming from 17 countries ourselves, with diverse backgrounds, migration is a topic we are personally interested in and committed to.

26 | Hauptgebäude der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6 (Zugang auch über Dorotheenstraße)
10117 Berlin

Ektopische Expression des Pax3-Gens in der Extremitätenknospe der Maus Werden Gene an physiologisch falschen Orten aktiv, kann dies Störungen der normalen Entwicklung nach sich ziehen, hier zum Beispiel eine Verkürzung der Fingerknochen bei© © K.Kraft / MPIMG
How do congenital malformations evolve - from patient to a mouse model and vice versa?
Beginn: 20.45 Uhr, Dauer: 60 min (Wdh.: 22:15); Demonstration | Experiment

It is often difficult to distinguish between disease-causing genetic variations and the ones without consequences. Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, we are able to breed mice that exhibit similar skeletal deformities as human patients. We explain how studying such mice models can help us to better understand the causes of congenital diseases.

Hinweis: The number of participants for this tour is limited, please contact the information desk. This tour will be in English only!



Tickets can be purchased from 14th May on at all S-Bahn and BVG ticket machines and points-of-sale. During the Long Night of the Sciences itself, box offices will be set up in many of the scientific institutions. Venues with box offices are marked with the a €-symbol in the programme.

Tickets for the Long Night can also be purchased online on our website, on or the ticket hotline at +49(0)1806/570070 (call charge of 0.20 euros/min from landlines, and max. 0.60 euros/min from mobiles). Additional fees apply when purchasing tickets via CTS Eventim.

Getting around with public transport

The tickets are valid for public transport (in the fare zone Berlin ABC (including Potsdam)) from 14:00 on Saturday, 9 June, to 04:00 on Sunday, 10 June, 2018, and for the extra shuttle buses running during the event.


Adults: 14 EUR
Discounted ticket
for students, trainees, pensioners, persons with disabilities (free admission for accompanying person), ALG recipients and those undertaking federal volunteer service
Family ticket 27 EUR
Late night ticket (Sold only at the box offices after 22:00) 6 EUR
Admission is free for children under six years of age.


News and information can be found on Facebook and Twitter @kluegstenacht (#lndw18). We will gladly respond to questions concerning the Long Night via our WhatsApp messaging service reachable at +49 (0)178/17 99 142.