The 2018 researchers’ Night in Trento
The event will be held on Friday, September 28 at the MUSE Museum of Science and in the "Le Albere" neighborhood. The program, dense and varied, was presented during a press conference this morning
An opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of science, meet researchers, find out how they work, ask them questions and have fun with experiments, demos and shows. It is the Researchers’ Night, an event scheduled every year on the last Friday of September across Europe.
In Trentino, the 2018 edition was organized by Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fondazione Edmund Mach, the University of Trento, and MUSE – Museo delle Scienze, in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento and with the sponsorship of the City of Trento.
The event will be held on Friday, September 28 at the MUSE Museum of Science and in the “Le Albere” neighborhood of Trento, starting at 5.00 pm.
After the institutional greetings (on the MUSE’s lawn) the different activities will gradually start, that – with the exception of dinners – (reservations required), will be free for everone, adults and children.
The program, dense and varied, was presented this morning at the press conference held at the MUSE in Trento by Adolfo Villafiorita (researcher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Emanuele Eccel (technologist, Edmund Mach Foundation), Marta Biagioli (Cibio, University of Trento), Massimo Bernardi (conservator for Paleontology and Geology, MUSE – Museum of Science).
Among the various initiatives: “Stand demos” (from 5.30 pm inside the MUSE building), dozens of stations where to experiment and understand science through small demos; “Science Hunt” for children aged 6 to 12; “Meet research” (from 6.00 pm in the “Le Albere” neighborhood), to savor science together with a coffee or a happy hour; “Living books” (from 6.00 pm at the MUSE Library) to listen to stories of research directly from the voice of those who are living them; “Dinner with research” (at 7.30 pm in the MUSE Conference Room) for those who wish to chat with the researchers in front of a tasty dish.
To help visitors pick among the countless choices, they can follow paths with different colored symbols that correspond to the 17 goals of sustainable development contained in the UN Agenda 2030: defeating poverty, defeating hunger, health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, decent work, economic growth, just to name a few.
A guest of honor at the Researchers’ Night 2018 will be Grammenos Mastrojeni, who for more than twenty years has focused his work on climate change and its repercussions on the social stability of the planet.
Coordinator for the Environment and Head of the Science-policy interface for Cooperation Development, Mastrojeni will give a talk at 10 pm on the terrace of the MUSE Café: “The Matrix of Gaia” Science, interdependence, and the challenge of sustainable development “.
During the evening, it will be possible to send a text message to 3270470330. The most interesting and original questions will be submitted to the attention of the speaker during his talk.
The event will wrap up with the rock and pop rhythm of the “B-Ing Band”, the group made up by researchers and technical and administrative staff of the University of Trento who will perform rock songs from the 60s and 70s, as well as more recent pop hits.
Full information on the 2018 Researchers’ Night in Trento are available on the website: www.nottedeiricercatori.tn.it
The Scientific Committee is composed of: Alessandro Quattrone (University of Trento) Adolfo Villafiorita (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) Emanuele Eccel (Edmund Mach Foundation) Massimo Bernardi (MUSE – Museum of Science)
The initiative is also made possible thanks to the contribution of Post-Doc researchers of the “STAR science communicators” call of the Autonomous Province of Trento.