"TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus"

Our next lecture

Friday, March 01, 2024, 3:00 p.m, X-ray-lecture hallProf. Dr. Peter Scharff TU Ilmenau

"Chlorine - a misunderstood element"

Chlorine, the technically most important element in the seventh main group of halogens, is regarded by many people today as a symbol of the environmentally harmful production of chemical substances. The lecture will show that this view often does not correspond to reality. Many products that are synthesized using chlorine-containing intermediates do not contain any chlorine themselves, or are even particularly positive in terms of environmental friendliness and sustainability. Chlorine is particularly indispensable in organic synthesis chemistry and forms the basis for many solvents and polymers. In inorganic chemistry, we find chlorine in the form of salts, which are often required for medical purposes. In everyday life, we encounter chlorine in particular in the form of NaCl, which is colloquially referred to simply as "salt".

In the lecture, typical chemical reactions involving chlorine are demonstrated in experiments.

Current notes

Pre-registration for participation in the events, except special events and excursions, is not required.

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail:buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by phone at 03677 69-4675 .

For more information, please see the program booklet.

Spring semester 2024

The program for the spring semester 2024 can be found here:

>Program of the spring semester 2024<

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de

Preview of the fall semester 2024

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, on Fridays at 15:00 (see General Information - Location map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2024

06.09./ 13.09./ 27.09./ 11.10./ 18.10./ 25.10./ 08.11./ 15.11./ 22.11./ 29.11./ 06.12./ 13.12.2024


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, today's TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is the Ilmenau University of Technology in cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V..