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Light'11: Turn on the light on Science

Objective

Light’11 is conceived as an event driving a cultural change about researchers for the benefit of research-end users. Light’11 will take place in Rome, the capital of the country, and in 4 additional locations in the South of Italy thus covering large part of the country. Light’11 makes scientists from all over Italy converge to Rome, Benevento, Cosenza, Palermo and Bari. Light’11 will last from 5.p.m. on 23 September to 1.a.m on 24 September.
Light is celebrating its 4th year of life. As in previous editions, we dedicate the RN to a specific theme. This year Light’11 is dedicated to: “Real science and TV fictions” in order to show that real scientists may be as interesting and attracting as those proposed by TV fictions and that science is continuously shaping our daily existence in order to improve the understanding of the world around us and to stimulate curiosity for further developments. We will use the protagonists of science-related TV shows as a springboard for dialogue with the public in order to improve the image of scientists
In order to ignite people’s curiosity towards scientists’ work, Light’11 will set-up a number of actions/events during the whole RN. The actions will be run in continuation in all the locations allowing visitors to freely pass from one area to the other without waiting for something to happen.
The activities will be organised around 5 main areas:
o Hands-on workshops with live demonstrations and hands-on experiments;
o “Big ideas from young minds” area, where potential tomorrow's scientists will present their special achievements;
o “Globe Science Theatre” where groups of artists/sportsmen that have at least one member of the performing team actively engaged with scientific research will be on stage during the whole RN;
o Outside activities on sports and music
o European Corner with Marie Curie research and training networks’ teams witnessing and answering public demands;

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Administrative Contact
Rossella Palomba (Dr.)

Participants (2)

TRIPLAN SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 135
Address
Via Degli Apuani 4
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander J. Duringer (Dr.)
L'OFFICINA GBS SOCIETà COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 165
Address
Piazza Vesuvio 8
-00141 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piero Dell'anno (Dr.)