Spinning tops as giveaways as well as scicomm tools!

Katrin tells us about a really neat scicomm giveaway for April’s #scicommchall:

“My job is the science communication of a collaborative research center called SPIN+X. Physicists, engineers and chemists are working together within SPIN+X doing research on spin phenomena.

Spin is a property of particles like electrons, neutrons or protons. Because of their spin, those particles behave like little spinning tops. So, at science events we give away little spinning tops, with which we can show and explain phenomena like precession (the staggering of a spinning tops axis) and their application in spin research, for example for developing new kinds of electronics.

Besides their usefulness for science communication, the spinning tops are nice to play with whenever your bored because not everything can be as exciting as spin research