Sniffing Laboratory Air

Students from the National University of Singapore High School spent nine days in Göttingen.

16 students from NUS High School (National University of Singapore) visited the XLAB for nine days of intensive and challenging experiments. In addition to X-ray and laser physics, the program included molecular biology, anatomy, neurophysiology and the structural analysis of citric acid. Saturday was included in the lab programme.

An excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rammelsberg was offered on Sunday. A true contrast to the tropical climate with high temperatures and currently high rainfall in their home country was the wintry weather, snowfall, and the visit to the Christmas markets in Goslar and Göttingen.

The 11-year cooperation of XLAB and NUS High School goes back to the founder of the XLAB, Professor Eva-Maria Neher. She followed an invitation to Singapore in 2009. This resulted in a return visit by representatives of the Ministry of Education and the NUS High School. Since 2011, students from Singapore have visited XLAB every year. After a break due to the pandemic, the tradition has now been resumed, to everyone's delight.