We are part of the European Researchers' Night - SHARPER 2022

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Once again this year Trieste will not fail to be among the cities organising the European Researchers' Night, scheduled for Friday 30 September 2022. For the first time the event will take place at Magazzino 26 in the Old Port area, in the spaces of the Immaginario Scientifico and Sala Luttazzi.
Researchers' Night is an initiative promoted by the European Commission that involves thousands of researchers, researchers and institutions in all European countries every year. In Trieste the Night is called SHARPER, after the name of the European project.
In one of Trieste's most significant locations, Porto Vecchio, adults and children will be able to take part in games, shows, workshops, demonstrations and talks on the many topics on which Trieste's research institutions work every day.

The main topics will be climate change, sustainable development, and the health of our seas and land. But there will also be talks on nutrition, neuroscience, investigative techniques, smart cities, stars and planets. Through new formats and participatory activities, topics will be addressed with the aim of conveying the state of research and concrete hypotheses for the future.

Video promotion of Sharper: What to expect from SHARPER 2022 in Trieste

Before 30 September, there will be several Sharper previews at various locations around the city. Schools will also be involved from 26 September, with meetings with researchers directly in the classrooms, and with other activities, with the aim of establishing an open and informal dialogue, to tell first-hand about research and the profession of those who work in it.

On Friday 30 September, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the space dedicated to Elettra at the Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre, three young researchers will tell the public how they use light to go 'BEYOND THE VISIBLE', reveal the secrets of matter and life, investigate the properties of materials and study the proteins that fix DNA.
The two talks are:

Time plays an essential role in light-matter interaction, and investigations with ultrafast process time-resolved techniques using Elettra and FERMI are fundamental to investigating the properties of materials.

SHEDDING LIGHT ON... THE PROTEINS THAT WEAR DNA with Gianluca Centrone and Manil Kanade.
Physical and chemical agents cause wear, breakage and mutations in our DNA. Synchrotron light makes it possible to visualise the molecules of life and study the proteins that maintain their integrity.

Full details can be found at www.sharper-night.it/sharper-trieste.

SHARPER Trieste is organised by Immaginario Scientifico, together with the Department for Education and Family Policies of the Municipality of Trieste and the scientific bodies of Trieste City of Knowledge: WWF-Miramare Marine Protected Area, Area Science Park, Luciano Fonda University College, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, ICTP-Internationale Centre for Theoretical Physics, INAF-Trieste Astronomical Observatory, INFN-National Institute of Nuclear Physics-Trieste Section, IOM-Institute of Materials Workshop, Istat-National Institute of Statistics, OGS-National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, SISSA-International School of Advanced Studies, UNESCO TWAS-The World Academy of Sciences and University of Trieste.

With the collaboration of: Europe Direct Trieste, Polizia di Stato, CNR-Istituto di Scienze Marine-P Progetto BlueNight, Marevivo Onlus, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, PNRA-Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide, Protezione Civile, Science Industries, SIS FVG, Welcome Office FVG.

SHARPER is the name of one of the 7 projects supported by the European Commission for the realisation of the Researchers' Night in 2022 and 2023, within the Marie Skłodowska Curie project.

SHARPER will take place in Ancona, Cagliari, Camerino, Catania, Genoa, L'Aquila, Macerata, Nuoro, Palermo, Pavia, Perugia, Sassari, Terni as well as Trieste. But there are many more Italian cities, and hundreds of European cities, that will participate in Researchers' Night through the other approved projects.

SHARPER is coordinated by the science communication company Psiquadro, in collaboration with a consortium comprising the National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN, five universities: the Polytechnic University of the Marche, the University of Cagliari, the University of Catania, the University of Palermo, the University of Perugia, the Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico of Trieste, and the Observa Science in Society association.


Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2022 13:05