Science in the City is back and bigger than ever for its 6th edition over the streets of Valletta on Friday 29th September from 6pm-midnight.
This year the theme is Future s : exploring how Today’s Research can shape Tomorrow’s Society and the impact of the work of researchers right here at the University of Malta. Get up close and personal with researchers and be enlightened by their new research, experience explosions and conduct your own experiments as we bring the future of research to life today. Witness the powers of artificial reality bringing artwork to life, benefits of virtual reality in the classroom, and Big Brother is watching your progression around the festival with new facial recognition technology.
Special features this year will include a first for Malta: a life-size hologram that will showcase the future of healthcare and medical research before you in 3D, with no need for those clumsy goggles. Also featured are the team from Greenhouse, who will be taking over President’s Palace to convince you of the importance of bees to our ecosystem with #Bees4Food. We welcome back Late Interactive and EU project HOT in collaboration with the university, with their new installation Light Pushes Stuff. This offers you the chance to control panels of kinetic light pads with nothing other than the torch light of a smartphone.
Wasteserv will be holding a special exhibit ion at the festival this year titled “Plastic Planet”. Drop by to understand just how much of an impact our huge consumption of plastic is having on our environment, from the skies to the seas. Glance through the peep holes onto a shocking reality that each and every one of us has had a hand in creating, then join us for an explanation of what Wasteserv are doing to counter this, and what you can do to help.
The Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night festival is recognised by EFFE and organised by the University of Malta, Malta Chamber of Scientists, and Research Trust (RIDT), together with a host of partners and sponsors, and funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme (2014–2020).