A taste of the International Science Day
International Science Day (ISD) on 5th June is a one-day science festival, bringing top researchers, TED speakers, writers and artists together in a celebration of science and creativity.
In the morning session, there will be screening and the world premiere of Inside the Light: A journey into the mysteries of quantum physics, a documentary showing a poetic portrayal of the life and labs of Wolfgang Lange (Brighton, UK) and Serge Haroche (Paris, France).
Both of these quantum physicists will also give talks about their work on some of the most difficult to explore systems in the universe, single atoms and single particles of light.
The morning session will also include local scientist and writer, Kari Enqvist, winner of prestigious non-fiction book award Tieto-Finlandia. In the afternoon is the turn of the up and coming science fiction writer, Hannu Rajaniemi, whose first sci-fi book The Quantum Thief has been published in the UK, US and, most recently, in Finland as Kvanttivaras.
TED speaker JoAnn Kuchera-Morin will tell how she uses her skill as a composer to add new layers to data through the Allosphere visualisation tool. Her fellow TED alumni, Anab Jain, shows how to visualise the multiverse through her 5th Dimensional Camera.
An exhibition showing the stories told through the camera will be on display in Logomo during ISD.
Finally, there will be two mathematicians who will show the playful side of maths. Colin Wright will explain how mathematics governs how we juggle, with live juggling to demonstrate the theory.
Vi Hart, whose Math Doodles went viral on YouTube, will talk about her work as a self-identified mathemusician.
ISD will be held in Logomo, between 9:30 and 16:30 on 5th June. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, to book a ticket and to see the full programme