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Scientists of CU are once again present at the Europe an researchers’ night

27 September 2019 (Friday) at 9 am, Old Market Hall (Stará tržnica), SNP Square, Bratislava


28. 08. 2019 09.07 hod.
By: CU Public Relations Office

Scientists and innovators from Comenius University have once again prepared activities which will allow people to look into their laboratories and their field research. The 13th year of the European Researchers’ Night is taking place at the Old Market Hall.

Physicists from Comenius University will present the use of atmospheric plasma and principles of the particle accelerator, and people will become familiar with the radioactive environment around us. Natural scientists will provide answers to questions about biological rhythms, yeast cells, human bones, underground water, geology, and many other topics. These scientists will present experiments dealing with the optic characteristics of various colours, explain autism and what blood cells are for, and will also present interesting aspects of DNA and geometry in everyday life. Visitors will also learn about ancient Mayan culture and its extinction, and about a form of learning activities for developing mathematical skills.

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COMENIUS UNIVERSITY STALLS:

I am CU – Comenius University has been with us for 100 years! Turn up to our “I am CU” stall, join in our fun and educational activities, take a selfie, and let us form a common mosaic from your stories.

We are living in a world full of geometry – Geometry in everyday life, geometric riddles, testing facts from geometry.

Learn what plasma can do – Using atmospheric plasma in adjusting surfaces, the bio-applications of plasma, plasma guns, and prototypes of electrolysis articles.

Looking at life – Biological rhythms, what yeast cells are capable of, what human bones reveal...

Secret life and (not) life – Underground water, simplifying the cure for influenza, defining geology...

The radioactivity around us – Radioactivity as a companion for humans, measuring radioactive radon, protection against radiation.

Playing with CERN particles – A demonstration of principles in particle acceleration and detection, a presentation of random processes in real life.

Let’s learn about molecules – from simple colours to solar cells and back – The design and synthesis of materials which know how to change original electromagnetic radiation, DSSC solar cells inspired by photosynthesis, the fuel cells of the future.

Mirror games – Activities, materials, and learning aids vs. the interests of students in mathematics.

The Mayan world before and after the Spanish arrival – How the Mayans lived, their religious rituals, a tasting of their cuisine.

What do we know about autism? – Who it affects, therapy, myths about autism.