Schwerelos auf Knopfdruck: Der Einstein-Elevator

Weightless at the touch of a button: The Einstein-Elevator

© LUH/Christoph Lotz
Arrangement of the Einstein-Elevator in the Hannover Institute of Technology

The Einstein-Elevator at the Hannover Institute of Technology (HITec) is a worldwide unique, 40-meter-high drop tower. With the help of the Einstein-Elevator, experiments can be carried out under weightlessness and adjustable gravity conditions, such as those prevailing on the moon or Mars. Thus, among other things, experiments on the quantum level or additive manufacturing processes can be researched under space conditions.

You can find out more about this on the website for the current issue of Phi.