27/09/2018

Two cities, two events to spread the culture of science and scientific careers. On September 28, 2018, the CMCC open its centers to the public to share its knowledge and expertise while showing how cutting-edge research can benefit society.

On September 28, 2018, the CMCC Foundation participates in the European Researchers’ Night, an initiative funded by the European Commission since 2005 that involves many researchers and research institutions in all the European countries.
The initiative aims to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers’ work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers. Activities that can be supported include: hands-on experiments conducted by researchers, science shows with public participation, debates, “researchers’ dating”(meet researchers and ask them questions), competitions (science quizzes, games, puzzles, photo and art contests, etc.), workshops for children, guided visits of labs, research institutes, and other relevant places that are usually closed to the public.

The CMCC joins this initiative with two events in Bologna and in Lecce.
In Bologna, CMCC researchers will be available for a “researchers’ dating” event to answer questions from the public. Meet them at Scuderia in Piazza Verdi from 19:00 to 23:00. The event is organized in the framework of SOCIETY, a project exploring the possible intersections between science, culture and society.
In Lecce, CMCC researchers from ASC – Advanced Scientific Computing and OPA – Ocean Predictions and Applications divisions will be involved in the organization of the event Cronache del mondo che verrà. Scienza, dati, servizi, cambiamenti climatici (from 18:00 to 24:00, Monastero degli Olivetani, Viale S. Nicola). The CMCC will open its center to the public to share its knowledge and expertise while illustrating the data processed by its Supercomputing center, the forecasting models, Apps and services developed by its Operational Oceanography Research Group and showing how cutting-edge research can benefit society.
The event s organized in the framework of the European project ERN APULIA supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Coordinated by University of Salento, the project involves the main universities and scientific institutions in the Apulia region.
More information on the event in Bologna HERE.
More information on the event in Lecce HERE.

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