The European Researchers' Night offers many events in English
The European Researchers’ Night comes to fourteen cities around Finland on Friday 29th of September. You can meet researchers, take part in workshops and learn about the research made in Finland. All events are free and open for everyone. Here you can find examples of program in English.
In Helsinki you can find lots of program in English. Start already on Thursday 28th of September by visiting the official pre-event at Institut Francais. The next day at the European Researchers' Night you can visit the brand new Think Corner from 6 pm. to 10 pm.
There you can listen to interesting lectures from the researchers of University of Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics and University of Arts Helsinki. The presentations will give you many new insights and look into the co-operation between different branches of science.
What is a Science Disco?
Helsinki Observatory is also definitely worth a visit. The interesting building has served as a model for observatories around the world. Visit the permanent exhibition or participate in the workshops. The program starts at 8 pm. and ends at 10 pm.
In the evening you can head to science disco "Truth and Disco" at Bar Dubrovnik from 8 pm. Besides dancing, the disco offers an opportunity to discuss the nature of the truth with philosophers, listen to great analyzes about hit songs and participate in a pub quiz.
How our lives look in the future?
At the European Researchers' Night visitors see how science affects our daily lifes. For example at Espoo Iso Omena Library researchers will tell how technology is going to change our lives positively in the future. The program starts at 3 pm. The programme is presented in Finnish but the researchers are happy to answer your questions and discuss their research also in English.
There are hundreds of researchers participating in the events from different fields of science, such as in Jyväskylä where you can learn how our world works from the subatomic scale all the way to the vast astronomic dimensions, take a tour of the University’s archives of dangerous and dubious publications or come and peek inside your body using ultrasound.
In Oulu the English program includes a Pecha Kucha -competition at 6 pm. and a pitching presentation from Team FutuRena at 8 pm. The team is going to make functioning printed kidneys by using 3D-technology and will compete in the final of HelsinkiChallenge competition.
Science in shopping centre
The European Researchers' Night shows where scientists work but comes also to place where we are not used to seeing science. The event is seen for the first time in Kuopio's shopping centre Matkus. The program is organized from 4 pm. to 8 pm. and it offers for example a possibility to see how artificial intelligence learns to play a game by itself.
Rovaniemi offers also exciting program where you can participate in Aurora Night where English program starts at 8 p.m. Tour the exhibition and learn facts and legends about Northern Lights and listen to lectures of a researcher and a photographer who will give tips on how to take best pictures of the Northern Lights.
See the full program here.