Popular Science Talks at the Science Library.
The Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library is starting up monthly popular science talks in spring 2019. The aim of these talks is to provide an informal arena for students, PhD students, researchers and other staff to share their work or talk about a topic they are passionate about. The events will last 30-45 minutes, depending on the length of the presentation.
January 25th: A journey through the mystery of the dark matter of the human genome. Dr. Maria Johansen (Dept. of Mathemtics)
How do hydrogen explosions sound and look like? Melodia Lucas (Ph.D. student, Dept. of Physics and Technology) CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS!
August 31st: Get into the Green Scene - A small guide to everydays's sustainability. Stefan Thiele (post.doc. Department of Biological Sciences)
September 28th: What can the mitochondria reveal about evolution? Miguel A. Meca (Ph.D. student, Natural History Museum)
November 2nd: Lagrer naturen i Bergen mer karbon enn andre steder i landet? Biology students
January 26th: Structural biology as a tool for basic and applied research CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
March 16th: How can we avoid an apocalyptic post-antibiotic era? Dr. Illimar Rekand
April 20th: COVID-19 and immunosuppressive treatment in Multiple Sclerosis - what have we learned? Hilde Marie Torgauten (Ph.D. student, Department of Clinical Medicine)
May 11th: ChatGPT - hva er greia? University Library
August 25th: Louise Arner Boyd – The female polar explorer who can be found in the MatNat library Prof. Anka Ryall (Department of gender studies, UiT)
September 22nd: Marin bioteknologi for bærekraft Antonio Garcia Moyano (Senior scientist, NORCE)
October 20th: Marine Epiphytes: The Colonization of Kelp seaweeds Angeliki Barouti (Ph.D. student, Department of Chemistry)
November 17th: The future of sustainable transport of people and goods in cities Prof. Håvard Haarstad, Leader of Center for climate- and energy transformation (CET)
February 10th: What can the ocean tell us about climate change? Elina Efstathiou (PhD candidate at the Geophysical institute)
March 10th: Alger - vår fremtidige medisin? Marie E. Wekre (PhD candidate at Department of Chemistry)
April 21st: Nanoteknologi for fremtiden og klima Martin Møller Greve (Ass. Prof. at Department of Physics and Technology)
May 19th: Bergens ferskeste og strålende legemidler. Tom C. H. Adamsen (PhD, Radiochemist at Centre for Nuclear Medicine and PET, Haukeland University Hospital)
February 20th: Kan man sove seg frisk?
August 29th: Det forunderlige havet
September 26th: Seeking comfort in the Viking Age – Identification of Archaeological Plant Fibre Textiles
October 17th: Fake news & Bad Hombres –hvordan navigere på et hav av informasjon
October 31th: Skrekk og gru! Halloween special
The goal with this event is to provide an arena for knowledge and research communication and outreach. As of today there are opportunities to do this within each institute, but many topics can be interesting and relevant for students and employees at other institutes too. The Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library is a natural place where the different subjects within the Faculty come together, and a platform for science communication in the library can make research at the individual institutes more accessible.
Who is it for?
Giving a talk: Researchers and PhD students who wish to increase the visibility of their work, or just improve their communication and presentation skills. PhD students in particular may benefit from getting more experience in giving talks, and this is a good opportunity to practice. It is also possible that at some institutes, giving a talk may be accredited and contribute to the communication part of the study program for PhDs; however, this is something that must be checked and applied for by the individual student at their institute of study.
Audience: Students and employees at the faculty who want to keep themselves updated, learn something new, or be better aquainted with the research that goes on at UiB. The event will also serve as an informal, cross-disciplinary meeting place, where researchers and students with different backgrounds can discuss research. Additionally, this may lessen the gap between new/early students and the research environment.
Anyone who is interested from other faculties or the general public are also very welcome to attend!
The popular science lectures will normally take place on Thursdays at 14:15. Information about upcoming lectures will be published in the UB calendar
As the presenter of a talk, you can also choose if you wish for your talk to be taken up as a podcast. These will be available at Vitelysten.