Nobel prize winning experiments
On 30-31 October, we had the opportunity to attend the BME Institute of Physics’ “Two-day Nobel Prize experiments for secondary school students” measurement workshop in Budapest. On the afternoon of the first day, after a briefing and introduction, we attended a lecture on the construction and operation of quantum computers and the future of computers. Our journey continued with a visit to the lab, where we were treated to a wealth of information on interferometers and laser pulses, and experiments on the subject. Among other things, the focus was on the interaction between lasers and lenses, the interference of light and the measurement of light. We ended our day with a pizza in one of the lecture halls of the university. The next day, we set off with renewed energy to learn the basics and tricks of photography in the university’s laboratory, and then moved on to the main topic of our session, which was holograms. After an initial quick tutorial, we assembled ourselves a holder specially made for holograms, which, with the help of its LED light, made visible the hologram pattern on a specially coated glass, which had been prepared with great care and patience. During our workshops, we were able to meet many of our new schoolmates, as well as discovering the university lecturers and, last but not least, a building on the BME campus. We would like to thank the Csányi Foundation for supporting our career guidance programme and we hope that next year, when we start our university studies, we will be able to meet familiar faces, buildings and community spaces again.
Zsombor Barkóczy and András Dömölki, Pécs Group 2