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ESOF Preview: What to see on Tuesday 24 June

Virtual realities, the Greenland ice shelf, and astrophysics. Check out our recommendations for the Science in the City festival and the ESOF conference

More free Science in the City

The free and interactive Science in the City festival continues on Tuesday, and throughout the week at the Carlsberg City district, which is separated into seven areas with interactive exhibits, workshops, and presentations.

Material and virtual worlds
In the Media area, Torill Elvira Mortensen of the IT University, Bo Kampmann Walther from the University of Southern Denmark, and Jonas Iason Barming Hansen, Architect MMA and SuperGamer debate the impact the emerging virtual realities have on our perception of what is ‘real’.
When: 11.00-12.00. The event is open to the public.

Chemistry for children and young people
In the Wonder district, students from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen will show – with experiments – what building blocks the world is made of.
When: The shows start at 10.00, 11.00 and 13.00. The event is open to the public.

Productive research
This panel debate, in the Engage district, will address, how scientists can interact with the world and turn their research into clinical applications. How do these alliances between scientists and business partners best serve society and the individual human being?
When: 19.00-20.30. The event is open to the public.

See the photos from Saturday’s Science in the City events here.

ESOF conference programme

MOOCs as a threat to higher education?
This session will discuss the challenges Massive Open Online Courses pose to higher education, particularly in the light of the shortage of qualified STEM graduates in Europe.
Where: Little Carl, Dance Halls, Carlsberg City
When: 9.00-10.15

Ice and Climate
University of Copenhagen professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen will in her keynote lecture address the role of the Greenland ice sheet as a contributor to sea level rise in the past or future.
Where: TAP1, Plenary Hall, Carlsberg City
When: 15.00-16.15

The Future of Astronomy
Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics will discuss the leading role Europe is playing in contemporary astronomy and how progress is planned through the next generation of telescopes.
Where: TAP1, Plenary Hall, Carlsberg City
When: 18.00-19.00

Conference registration is necessary to attend. Day tickets for the conference are available at 150€ (students: 50€). You can register here.

The University Post is reporting live from the events. Keep an eye out on the site for upcoming preview guides to ESOF and Science and the City and for our reporting on the events!

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