Science Café


The Cafe events take place approximately once a month, usually on Saturdays in comfortable, social and cozy environments, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the speech. Absolutely no previous knowledge of the topics is required and the meetings are totally free of charge.

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​The next Science Café​​

March 4th at 4 pm in Ravintola Rantakerttu

e-Time Trek

ligo-web.pngTimeTrek – a walk through all times.

The deep history of the Universe, the Earth and the biosphere is the most exciting story that we can think of. It is the most interesting science story as it, in all its details, seeks to explain how this world had developed and evolved, through separate steps, small and large, and through causes and consequences. It is also a big story for science education, as it includes all the scientific facts and processes that we should teach and learn. It is a fascinating story for any person who wants to understand how the world operates, and what are the natural laws and forces that keep it running – and what are the scales and dimensions of all its happenings. Of course, we cannot tell the whole story in detail. But we have developed a science outreach project to put this story into one long continuous line. The project is called TimeTrek. Its first form was established in 2011 as a collaborative project of about ten different scientists from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi. Initially it was a walking trail and a time line of 13.7 km, from the Tuorla Observatory to the University of Turku portraying the history of the world. Every kilometre on the trail corresponds to billion years, and every meter to million years of time. The continuum of events on the timetrek illustrates their mutual interactions, causes and effects, and the cosmic and geological timespans of these large processes. Now we are developing the contents of this long story into multiple different digital illustrated and narrated forms. The background stories of the most important events are told on the webpage, and the AR/VR illustrations are being developed for the route. Also gamified, animated and interactive educational materials are planned to be produced for ten separate stages of this big history; a pilot material will be introduced. Join us for this again, very exciting Science Cafe with Kirsi Lehto, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku biology department. No previous knowledge necessary, only interest! The event will happen at Hunsvotti, the downstairs of Rantakerttu at 16 PM. Invite your friends :)

As always, there is no requirement for background knowledge about the subject and the event is completely free of charge!

Speaker: Adj. Prof. Kirsi Lehto

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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