Tiny app with a big impact - phyphox developers receive Georg Kerchensteiner Award
Since a few years now, the phyphox app is available for download in the app stores. With the help of the app, your own smartphone becomes a small physics lab. The application was invented by Prof. Christoph Stampfer (Director of JARA-FIT) and Dr. Sebastian Staacks. phyphox has already been downloaded millions of times and is used actively. Now the two developers have been awarded the Georg Kerschensteiner Award for their app. The award ceremony took place during the spring meeting of the Condensed Matter Section of the German Physical Society (DPG) in Dresden as part of the festive session and the award winners' evening.
With phyphox, science can be done anywhere via smart-device sensors. Via wireless connections to microcontrollers, the mobile lab can use virtually any external sensor. To date, this offering is being used in well over three million individual installations and nearly two million volume installations in educational institutions.
In the meantime, phyphox has therefore already been voted App of the Day twice and is now being honored with the Georg Kerschensteiner Award. The DPG awards the prize for outstanding achievements in physics didactics or physics teaching.
Further information on the award winners: https://www.dpg-physik.de/auszeichnungen/dpg-preise/georg-kerschensteiner-preis/preistraeger