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Here is a list of the wide range of lectures at our Kids’ University sorted according to year. Have fun reading through!

2020

2020

DateTopicSpeaker
9 JanuaryWhat’s a mouse doing in the museum?Dr Christine Müller Horn,
Director of Kempten (Allgäu) Museum

 

2019

2019

DateTopicSpeaker
12 DecemberHow does gingerbread get to the supermarket?Professor Martin Göbl,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
7 NovemberWhat toppled the Berlin Wall?Dr Benjamin Gilde,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
10 OctoberWhat causes tornados?Professor Jost Braun,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
6 JuneGlobal voyager – the adventures of young Georg ForsterProfessor Markus Landvogt,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
16 MayTwo dots, a comma and a bracket – what’s in a smilie?Professor Sabine Buchwieser,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
11 AprilBurn some rubber! Why Lightning McQeen wins every race.Paul Weiner,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences Research Centre
21 MarchDo aliens exist? Searching for life in space.Professor Thomas Eimüller,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
10 JanuaryComputer’s only do noughts and ones, don’t they?Professor Stefan Frenz,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2018

2018

DateTopicSpeaker
13 DecemberThe Nativity according to lawProfessor Matthias Knecht,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
8 NovemberEither princess or pirate?Anna Steinberger,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
11 OctoberThose Romans are bonkers?!Dr. Maike Sieler,
Kempten Archaeology Department
21 JuneI’m loving it.Professor Uwe Stratmann,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
17 MayIndustry 4.0 – what goes into making a shoe?Professor Dirk Jacob,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
26 AprilIs there light in the darkness?Professor Michael Layh,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
22 MarchHow do electric cars work?Charlotte Wallin, M.Sc.,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences Research Centre
11 JanuaryThe bells! Ringing or rattling?Dr Michael Plitzner,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2017

2017

DateTopicSpeaker
7 DecemberSt Nicholas, servant Ruprecht and their deedsProfessor Matthias Knecht,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
9 NovemberHow do we know how things were in the past?Dr Veronika Heilmannseder,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
12 OctoberOne for me, one for you – learning how to shareProfessor Jochen Staudacher
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
22 JuneWhy does grandma put her telephone in the fridge?Professor Veronika Schraut,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
18 MayFrom safe breaker to professional hackerChristoph Stachel,
Teacher at Kempten University of Applied Sciences
27 AprilWhen your toothbrush starts talking to your smartphoneDr Dietmar Prestel,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
23 MarchHow steel and cast iron save livesJakob Breiner,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences Research Centre
12 JanuaryGood planning is half the job...Professor Christian Mayer,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2016

2016

DateTopicSpeaker
8 DecemberHow do Advent calendars make it into the supermarket?Professor Martin Göbl,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
10 NovemberWhy do we fly into space?Professor Thomas Zeh,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
13 OctoberI spy with my little eye...Susanne Boms,
AOK Bavaria – health insurance fund
9 June3D printing – build your own toyProfessor Stefan Wind,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
12 MaySavings book or golden treasure? A pirate reveals all.Professor Eduard Eisenrith,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
14 AprilPlay and mathematicsProfessor Wolfgang Hauke,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
17 MarchTheatrical jobs – who works behind the scenes?Silvia Armbruster,
THEATERINKEMPTEN

 

2015

2015

DateTopicSpeaker
8 DecemberBuilding bridgesProfessor Hubert Mayr
10 NovemberLearning Spanish is fun!Nuria Ramiro Herrero
13 OctoberWhat causes tornados?Professor Jost Braun
11 JuneTwo dots, a comma and a bracket – what’s in a smilie?Professor Sabine Buchwieser
21 MayHumans and spaceProfessor Martin Schirra,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
16 AprilHot on the heels of moneyProfessor Georg Köpf,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
26 MarchEnjoying things – feeling our way around the five sensesSusanne Boms,
AOK nutritional expert
20 JanuaryMy robotic friendProfessor Dirk Jacob,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2014

2014

DateTopicSpeaker
16 DecemberWho’s afraid of potatoes from
America?
Anselm Dohle-Beltinger,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
18 NovemberLet’s vote – electoral systemsProfessor Jochen Staudacher,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
14 OctoberHow mechatronics helps peopleProfessor Petra Friedrich,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
5 JuneParents, siblings and friends – a base camp for charging to the summitDiana Epp, M.Sc. Kompass Hof Clinic,
Mindelheim
15 MayWhat’s cool about fire?Professor Rainer Huss
10 AprilHuman versus machineNorbert Grotz
20 MarchSky blue through to rainbows – worlds of colourProfessor Thomas Eimüller
21 JanuaryInventions galore – from dough mixers to wall plugsProfessor Klaus Seidel,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2013

2013

DateTopicSpeaker
17 DecemberWood – a natural wonderVolker Keck, HOLZ ARENA
Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG
19 NovemberThe packaged houseProfessor Bernhard Müller,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
22 OctoberWhat should you do with your pocket money?Uwe Parotat,
Raiffeisenbank Kempten eG
13 JuneMathematics – our constant companionHeinz Grögler,
mathematician
16 MaySix go to the end of the worldWolfgang Goldberg,
university chaplain
25 AprilHow do electric cars work?Charlotte Wallin
21 MarchSecret languagesDr Arnulf Deinzer
22 JanuaryHow dangerous is the Sun?Dr Stefan Uhlich,
Dermatologist in Kempten

 

2012

2012

DateTopicSpeaker
18 DecemberStories about Bunsen burnersProfessor Rainer Huss,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
20 NovemberThe fantastic world of ceramicsPatrizia Bertram,
engineer
23 OctoberWhat makes games fun?Professor Tobias Breiner,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
14 JuneA journey through our solar systemProfessor Thomas Eimüller,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
24 MayWhat causes tornados?Professor Jost Braun,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
26 AprilCan a field be magnetic?Professor Arnulf Deinzer,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
29 MarchWhy do tummies rumble – and hearts thump?Professor Harald Barwitz,
University of Munich
10 JanuaryExperiments for sensory sleuthsProfessor Johannes Huber,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

 

2011

2011

Date TopicSpeaker
13 DecemberA breath of life – why do we breathe?Dr Markus Bauer,
East Allgäu Health Authority
22 NovemberInventors – from idea to innovationProfessor Katrin Stefan,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
25 OctoberWhere does the power in our sockets come from?Professor Jürgen Blass,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
9 JuneDo you have to eat everything
you’re served in other countries?
Professor Ulrich Bauer,
Kempten University of Applied Sciences
19 MayWhat are the Chancellor’s duties
and how do we make laws in Germany?
Dr Gerd Müller,
Member of the German Federal Parliament
14 April“Lifting your spirits with accupressure”Professor and doctor of Chinese medicine
Karin Bushe-Centmayer
24 MarchThe curious world of genetic engineering
– why are farmers in Allgäu against it?
Brigitte Elbe, Initiative GENial
11 JanuaryBulls and bears – how do animals
sneak into the stock exchange?
Professor Georg Köpf

 

2010

2010

DateTopicSpeaker
12 DecemberThe bells! Ringing or rattling?Professor Andreas Rupp and
engineer Michael Plitzner
23 NovemberDo aliens exist? Searching for life
in space.
Professor Thomas Eimüller
26 OctoberWhat does “social” actually mean?Professor Peter Nick
17 JuneHow do I get to be a millionaire?Professor Georg Köpf
20 MayThe abacus – ancient calculatorProfessor Georg Hagel
29 AprilHow are newspapers made?Rolf Nehrig / Bernd Buchfeld
Editors at the Allgäuer Zeitung
25 MarchBERGMÖNCH mountain bikes – how do you
invent sporting equipment?
Thomas Kaiser &
Christian Wassermann
19 JanuaryMysterious genetic engineeringDr Klaus-Dieter Fascher

 

2009

2009

DateTopicSpeaker
22 DecemberWhy is petrol so expensive?Economist
Anselm Dohle-Beltinger
24 NovemberWhy is the sky blue?Professor Thomas Eimüller
27 OctoberCurtain up! Introducing ... the theatre!Ulrike Schad &
Olivia Hausen
25 JuneIf humans talk, why don’t
animals and plants?
Mathematician Heinz Grögler
28 MayHow do people end up in prison?
And get out again?
Professor Claus Loos
30 AprilA journey into “artificial worlds”Professor Ulrich Göhner
26 MarchWhat do banks do with our money?Professor Georg Köpf
20 JanuaryDoes God live in Heaven?Martin Graefen,
pastoral worker

 

2008

2008

DateTopicSpeaker
16 DecemberWhy do we take out insurance?Professor Astrid Selder,
social economist 
25 NovemberHow do journalists get a story?Rolf Nehrig & Bernd Buchfeld,
Editors at the Allgäuer Zeitung 
28 OctoberWhy do libraries collect books?Librarian Günter Höld,
Head of the University Library
26 JuneLightning and thunderProfessor Peter Claus
29 MayWhy do people work?Mathematician Heinz Grögler
24 AprilWhy do we eat so much chocolate?Professor Brieger
3 AprilWhat does maths have to do with ratatouille?Professor Bernd Dreier
29 JanuaryLet’s build a racing carComputer science students

 

2007

2007

DateTopicSpeaker
18 DecemberWhere does the power in our sockets come from?Professor Jürgen Blass
27 NovemberSpoilt for choiceEconomist Anselm Dohle-Beltinger
23 OctoberWhat causes tornados?Professor Jost Braun
28 JuneAdventures in architecture – building bridgesEngineer Michael Burz
24 MayI’m loving it.
Why does advertising work?
Professor Richard Geml
26 AprilWhy are emails so fast?Norbert Grotz
29 MarchWhy do we need money?Mathematician Heinz Grögler

 

2006

2006

DateTopicSpeaker
19 DecemberDoes Europe need a king?Professor Ernst Führich
21 NovemberPlay & mathematicsProfessor Wolfgang Hauke
31 OctoberWhy is there no 30th February?
A brief history of the calendar
Dr Jürgen Bucher
29 JuneOther countries, other customsKarin Grüning
1 JuneHow do computers work?Professor Stefan Rieck
27 AprilWhy you can’t just do whatever you want
– only what’s legal!
Professor Claus Loos
30 MarchAlbert Einstein and the theory of relativityProfessor Arnulf Deinzer
24 JanuaryWhy be nice to strangers?
Tourists in the Allgäu
Professor Alfred Bauer

 

2005

2005

DateTopicSpeaker
20 DecemberSupernovas – when giant stars explodeProfessor Jost Braun
29 NovemberSecret languagesProfessor Arnulf Deinzer
25 OctoberWhat turns paper into money?Economist
Anselm Dohle-Beltinger