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The Athens Science Festival is being held in the Technopolis City of Athens from the 24th until the 29th of April 2018 with the slogan “Borders have no place in science”.

During the Athens Science Festival, irrespective of age and status, we will all have the opportunity to attend exciting talks and discussions by prominent Greek and foreign scientists, watch exhibitions and screenings as well as participate in workshops, fun educative games and many other events.

Athens Science Festival is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Technopolis City of Athens, the Onassis Foundation Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology in collaboration with many academics, research and educational institutions.

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– The Greek scientist who won the “German Nobel Prize” for pioneering an innovative method of visualizing cancer cells.
– The biophysicist who helps us understand protein structure with the help of spaghetti.
– The researcher who links dark matter and super-symmetry to experimental rock and roll.
– The Lebanese scientist who continues his research in Greece, balancing between quantum biology and his love for perfumery.

These are only a few motives for visitors to find at the Athens Science Festival, to confirm that modern scientific research does not stop at the natural or artificial borders of countries.

Nowadays, scientists from different disciplines, origins and nationalities come and work together without being interested in how they are limited as individuals as their only concern is to achieve their goals collectively.

The new trend in all levels of education is the unified teaching of multidisciplinary sciences with new methodologies and approaches. Students, as well as researchers and teachers are now moving more freely between nations, universities and disciplines. That’s how the general public has access to the findings of scientific research through the internet and social networks, from official channels and often from scientists and researchers themselves.

Thus, complex and challenging concepts are expressed in simpler terms; they get popularized and reach more and more people in every corner of the planet.
Science does not stop at the doors of workshops and amphitheatres, but it merges with the arts and becomes even more accessible and entertaining, interchanging trends and data with modern pop culture, reaching out to even wider and more diverse audiences.

That’s a clear evidence that science has no borders. That seals the fact that science concerns all citizens everywhere in the world.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 24 April – Opening ceremony at 18.30
Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 April: 09.00 to 23.00
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April: 11.00 to 23.00

General entrance: 3 euros
5-day ticket: 12 euros

Visitors are strongly advised to buy their tickets in advance and have them in electronic form or printed in A4 to avoid queuing at the Technopolis box office.

 

Scheduled school visits:

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 April 2018
Times: 9.00 – 14.00
Entrance for students: 3 euros

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