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Exhibition displays German inventions

Update: February, 23/2016 - 15:03
Get In Touch With Mathematics exhibition held in 2014 attracted young visitors. — Photo

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — People cannot imagine a world without computers. But not many of them know who invented the computer.

They will get the answer at an interactive exhibition that introduces German inventions across scientific disciplines, being held at the Vietnamese - German Centre.

The exhibition, entitled Inventions from Germany, will showcase items, games, videos and experiments to give visitors an insight into historical discoveries and pioneering innovations from Germany.

Be it the computer, telephone, television and X-ray technology or the automobile, it is impossible to imagine our everyday life today without these groundbreaking German inventions.

After Mathematik zum Anfassen – Get In Touch With Mathematics in 2014, the new interactive exhibition gives a unique insight into both the numerous and momentous historical discoveries and trendsetting inventions from Germany, the land of inventors.

Intriguing quotes by famous personalities serve as an introduction to the seven themes of computer science, energy, mobility and communication, as well as medicine, optics and materials.

Each category has five to six exhibits that are explained with English text and illustrative pictures.

There are interactive elements that encourage people to have a go. Films and audio stations round off the package.

Visitors can find information about study and research in Germany in the central area.

Professor Dr Nguyễn Thế Hong, deputy director of 108 Military Hospital, will open the exhibition on March 2, 2016, at 10am.

Hong's successful career is closely connected with the German research landscape. He received his PhD and habilitation at the Technical University of Munich.

He was awarded the respected Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research

Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2013, for his outstanding and global achievements in the field of reconstructive surgery.

The exhibition will be held from March 2 to 10 from 9am to 6pm, at No1 Đại Cổ Việt Street, Hà Nội.

It will move to HMC City from March 17 to 24, with the same opening hours, at IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1.

Students in the 14 to 25 age group are invited to visit the exhibition. They will be guided by Vietnamese-speaking volunteers and accompanied while doing experiments.

Each group will be allotted a two-hour duration visit. The suggested time slots are from 9am and 11.30am, Monday to Saturday, and from 2pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Interested parties can email the exhibition organisers at and in Hà Nội, and for suggestions regarding favourable time slots. — VNS

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