Blog 8 May - Fabian

Wicher in Studytrip Scandinavia 2023 2023-05-09 11:13

Today we woke up in Gothenburg for the first time and took off for our visit to the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. After we had a nice talk from a Dutch intern student about creating an educational escape room, we got introduced to the work of the Equestrian Sports Science institute. The presentation taught us about the similarities between researching horses and astronomy, the heat conductivity of hooves and the ethics of putting horses on Mars.

After a nice lunch in the sun, it was time for the next institute: the Optical Levitation Laboratory. They showed us a setup where they caught a water droplet with a laser and let it levitate until it evaporated. After this, some PhD students told us about their different research projects. Of course there was a fika afterwards.

Once the long day was over, the group split up. People had a quick meal and went bouldering, had drinks at the park, went looking for cute animals or took a rest from the long day.