Science and football can live in harmony, as proven by the 13th annual Long Night of the Sciences in Halle which took place on 4 July. Visitors came sporadically at the beginning, but then, after a jubilant quarterfinal match, thousands came until the wee hours of the morning for a “research adventure”. For the first time more than 350 events were held. These were organised by the university along with many research institutes and the city of Halle.
One highlight on the Heide-Süd campus was the automated firework display that was timed to music. This year’s fireworks theme was mathematics and thus colourful geometric shapes appeared in the sky.