Chemistry Shows

The Chemistry Institute of the University of Fribourg offers large groups of visitors the opportunity to attend entertaining shows on the subject of CHEMISTRY. We use the ideas as an interactive tool to give children, as well as adults, a first impression of science and chemical experiments.

Every Christmas, Prof. Katharina Fromm, with the support of many different members of the institute, is launching a new spectacle full of chemical experiments, smoke and color! She has set up nine different performances to this day.




On January 15th, 2019 evening , Michel Piccand, Aurélien Crochet, Jihane Hankache and Katharina M. Fromm from the Chemistry Department of the University of Fribourg welcomed, together with help from Sofia Martin Caba, the Association of Lab Technicians to present them with a chemical show, called “The Alchemist”. The week before, on January 10th, the Collège St. Michel came to visit the department of chemistry: in the morning, the Department of Chemistry welcomed the German speaking classes (ca. 140 children) for an information session on chemistry with experiments, the afternoon was reserved for the French speaking classes (250 children) for the same event.