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The students showed great interest during the tour. Source. Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Students of the Phaenovum Visit Busch

Recently, a group of students from phaenovum in Lörrach visited our headquarters in Maulburg.

Managing Director Dr Martin Gutmann welcomed the guests and emphasized the great importance the company places on supporting the younger generation:
For many years, the Busch family has attached great importance to promoting and supporting young talents in the field of education and research. We express this commitment through a variety of exciting initiatives, such as the Hacker School, Kids’ Day, Girls’ Day and the exciting phaenovum school excursions.
Our colleagues showed great interest in the young people’s projects, which is why Nicholas Bahlke was given the opportunity to present the results of his research. In his presentation on oscillating wings, he reported his findings on the conditions that lead to a delayed flow stall, similar to the occurrence in fighter jets, for example.

Dr Fabian Fahlbusch, Head of Content in our marketing department, then presented our company. Among other things, he explained that Pfeiffer Vacuum from Aßlar in Hessen is also part of the Busch Group, and that together, our company has 8,000 employees in 45 countries worldwide, as well as 19 production sites. He went on to explain that Busch had revolutionized food packaging with the R5 oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump, had become the world market leader in this field and was now one of the leading companies for vacuum solutions.

After the presentation, the students, who were accompanied by their teachers Anne Spanke and Pirmin Gohn as well as phaenovum’s managing director Kirsten Lohrmann, had the opportunity to experience vacuum pump production during a tour of the plant. Finally, they were allowed to conduct physics experiments themselves, exploring how various objects behave under vacuum.

The phaenovum Schülerforschungszentrum Lörrach-Dreiländereck gives interested, highly motivated and talented students the opportunity to develop creatively and conduct independent interdisciplinary research without the pressure of regular classes and without rigid curricula. The aim is to inspire children and young people to develop their own theories and experiments, to awaken their enthusiasm and joy about science and technology, and to get young people excited about scientific work.

Our company is one of the most committed supporters of the phaenovum and has been supporting the student research center since 2012. Ayla Busch is the second chairwoman of the association, dedicating her time and expertise to this role on a voluntary basis.