“Book a Scientist” scheme now open

March 28, 2017 - 14:43

The Danish Science Festival is nearly here and time is running out to “book a scientist.” If you are a group of at least 20 people living in Denmark, and would like to receive a free presentation or workshop from a scientist then be sure to book before April 3rd.

There's still time to "book a scientist" during this year's Danish Science Festival. Read on to see how. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The annual Danish Science Festival is nearly here, with 600 science orientated events and more than 75,000 citizens taking part.

This year, as part of the festival, you can “book a scientist” to come to your school, library, or local interest group, and hear all about the latest, ground-breaking research from Danish universities.

The scheme aims to promote the reputation of Danish science throughout the country, by arranging for scientists, whether they speak Danish or English, to communicate their research to the general public.

A list of some of the English-speaking scientists taking part in this year’s scheme, who are still available for bookings, can be found at the end of this article.

A unique opportunity to hear direct form top scientists

The book a scientist scheme gives everyone in Denmark a unique opportunity to book a free presentation from a scientist bringing the public face to face with the newest ground-breaking science throughout the week-long Danish Science Festival.

The scheme is open to everyone, including school kids of all ages and interested organisations. For example, library groups, private companies, special interest societies, or simply a group of people who want to hear more about a particular branch of science.

The only requirement is that you must guarantee an audience of at least 20 people and that you can find a suitable venue to host the visit.

The festival runs from April 24th for one week and you can book a scientist up until April 3rd.

You can read more about the festival in English here on ScienceNordic or in Danish at Videnskab.dk.

Scientists still available:

A number of English-speaking scientists are still available for bookings.

You can book a scientist via the Danish Science Festival website by following the links below.

Ahmad Ghazawneh (IT-University of Copenhagen)
How digital platforms transformed our lives.
Read more about Ahmad’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Annabelle Boettcher (University of Southern Denmark)
Humanitarian work in crisis and war zones.
Read more about Annabelle’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Deby Fapyane (Aarhus University)
The Nanodetective: Detection of Microorganisms in the Environment.
Read more about Deby’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Emre Gencay (University of Copenhagen)
My foe’s foe is my friend: Harnessing phages’ specificity for killing pathogenic bacteria
Read more about Emre’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Gopakumar Mohandas (Niels Bohr Institute)
Disks of the Cosmos
Read more about Gopakumar’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Husnu Aslan (Aarhus University)
Seeing the invisible and beyond
Read more about Husnu’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Ingo Zettler (University of Copenhagen)
The power (and limitations) of personality
Read more about Ingo’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Isabel Alvarez-Martos (Aarhus University)
Electrochemical Biosensors for Life Science Applications: The Case of Dopamine
Read more about Isabel’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Jed Kaniewski (University of Copenhagen)
Quantum cryptography: can you use quantum mechanics to achieve perfect secrecy?
Read more about Jed’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Kevin Anthony Perry (University of Aalborg)
What works to promote classroom well-being and learning from the perspective of children and young people?
Read more about Kevin’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Kevin Perry (University of Aalborg)
Trust matters in ethnography
Read more about Kevin’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Kevin Perry (University of Aalborg)
Trust and distrust as cultural frames
Read more about Kevin’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Kristin Bourassa (University of Southern Denmark)
How to Teach a Medieval King
Read more about Kristin’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Martijn Heck (Aarhus University)
Lighting up computers
Read more about Martijn’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Martin Jarmatz (Industrial Copenhagen Business School)
The strange world of pricing
Read more about Martin’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Romeo V. Turcan (Aalborg University)
The creation and legitimation of new industries
Read more about Romeo’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Romeo V. Turcan (Aalborg University)
Internationalisation of universities is unethical
Read more about Romeo’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Sandy Andersen (Aarhus University)
Mythic narratives that shape society and form our lives
Read more about Sandy’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Sarah H. Awad (Aalborg University)
Images in our City Space
Read more about Sarah’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Siddharth Sareen (University of Copenhagen)
Politics, renewables, bail-out and buy-in: Energy distribution trajectories in two Western Indian states
Read more about Siddharth’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Vanessa Hall (University of Copenhagen)
Frontiers of Stem Cell Research: Understanding and Treating Brain Diseases
Read more about Vanessa’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

Wouter De Tavernier (Aalborg University)
Increasing the retirement age: A good solution for the challenges of population ageing?
Read more about Wouter’s talk and book a presentation on the Danish Science Festival’s website.

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Translated by
Catherine Jex

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