Special exhibition "Light and Matter" opens at the Deutsches Museum

On 18 June 2024, the special exhibition "Light and Matter", which was developed in cooperation with the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), opened at the Deutsches Museum. Scheduled to run until the end of 2025, visitors to the exhibition can learn about the basics of quantum optics starting today.

The interplay of light and matter is at the core of quantum optics. For the next one and a half years, the new special exhibition at the Deutsches Museum will give visitors an insight into the special phenomena that occur when matter and light interact. From everyday objects such as scanner cash registers and fiber optic cables to cutting-edge quantum technologies based on the control of individual light particles, curious visitors will be able to trace the progressive understanding of light and matter over the last century. The Deutsches Museum worked with MCQST, a partner of Munich Quantum Valley, to plan and design the special exhibition.

The "Light and Matter" special exhibition at the Deutsches Museum was officially opened yesterday evening. Following welcoming speeches by Markus Blume, Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, and Wolfgang Heckl, Director General of the Deutsches Museum, Ralph Caspers, who is best known as the TV presenter of the science programs "Sendung mit der Maus" and "Quarks", hosted the evening's events. "The future of quantum technologies" was discussed during the panel discussion before Wolfgang Ketterle, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gave a short lecture on how quantum physics can be made visible. Following the official opening, the guests were invited to explore the new special exhibition. From today, 19 June 2024, the exhibition will be open to everyone.