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University brings workshops to Luxembourg’s Science Festival

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Published on Monday, 11 November 2019

The University of Luxembourg fascinated visitors with scientific displays at the Science Festival held from 7 to 10 November 2019 in Luxembourg City. Thousands of guests attended the four-day event that promotes science education in Luxembourg and aims at connecting science and society.

The festival is a colourful display of experiments and demonstrations covering a variety of scientific disciplines. It is designed to illustrate the benefits of and foster interest in science and technology in society. The University, its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) and the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) offered several interactive workshops.

The SnT presented multirotor drones, which perform autonomous navigation and natural human-robot interaction tasks without human control.

The LCSB offered a playful and interactive approach to learning about the DNA and the dynamic relation between a population of predators and their prey.

The FSTC offered the chance to explore and build fractals (a never-ending pattern), which emerge from simple mathematic equations and experience the life of mathematicians through fun games and puzzles.

Researchers of the FLSHASE invited guests to participate in a study on learning and the human brain by playing video games. Another workshop introduced a technology to create digital models and maps of homes.

The Science Festival has established itself as the outstanding event in the field of promoting science education in Luxembourg. It is organised by one of the University’s close partners, the Fonds National de la Recherche, and the National Museum of Natural History.