The Independent Bulgarian Telecom Neterra is a sponsor of Sofia Science Festival , organized by the British Council
The independent Bulgarian telecom Neterra is a Sofia Science Festival sponsor. The event takes place from 9 to 12 May in Sofia Tech Park. The organizer is the British Council in Bulgaria. In the Neterra`s Cosmos Hall scientists from all over the world will give exciting talks about Antarctica, the black holes, and the relativity theory. There will be a scientific stand-up comedy and fun math lessons, during which the distance from the Earth to the Moon will be measured in rice grains.
In the meantime, between the presentations, Neterra will show beautiful photos of space objects, made by Anthoniy Nedyalkov. Anthoniy works as an engineer in Neterra, and in his spare time he deals with astronomy. The photos will rotate as a slideshow on the screen in the hall.
Here are the main events in Neterra Cosmos Hall:
The Spanish polar scientist and writer who participated in six expeditions to Antarctica – Javier Kacso will talk about his inspiring journeys on May 9 – Thursday from 17:00 to 18:00. Free access to the event is available, but you need to register first.
Scientific Stand-up Comedy on May 9 – Thursday, from 19:00 to 20:00 h. Ticket price: BGN 5.
National Geographic Science Fiction documentary. The plot follows the story of students, who are interested in science. The event is on May 11 – Saturday from 11:30 to 13:30. Free access, but you need to register first.
Talk of Dr. Chris Nash of the University of West of England in Bristol for music as a combination of rules and improvisations, composing and programming on May 11 – Saturday, from 15:30 to 16:30 with free passes.
Professor Richard Johnston, a professor of materials science and engineering at Swansea University in the UK will present the universality and capabilities of materials science on May 11 – Saturday, from 17:00 to 18:00 hrs. Ticket price: BGN 5.
Prof. DSc. Ilian Iliev from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will talk about the solar eclipse of 29 May 1919 when Einstein’s general theory of relativity was confirmed for the first time through observation (May 11 – Saturday from 18:30 to 19:30. Ticket price: BGN 5).
Dr. Stella Tkatchova, a space technology commercialization expert will talk about the opportunity after 10 years astronauts to live and perform scientific experiments on the Moon (May 11 – Saturday, from 20:00 to 21:00. Ticket price: BGN 5).
Representatives from the Center for entertaining mathematics and astrophysicist Yanko Nikolov will measure the distance from the Earth to the Moon in rice grains. Join them for a lot more ridiculous mathematical fun on May 12 – Sunday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Free access is available, but you need to register first.
Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Kolev from the Institute of Astronomy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will clear up some of the issues surrounding light pollution on May 12 – Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30. Free access is available, but you need to register first.
Emma Huertas from the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia will guide you through the research on marine biodiversity and how scientists are working to preserve it on May 12 – Sunday from 13:00 to 14:00. Ticket price: BGN 5.
Ricardo Impampo, a physics student in Padua, Italy, will discuss the most intriguing concepts of physics, mathematics and meta science and the scientific fields where there is full consensus on May 12 – Sunday, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Ticket price: BGN 5.
Hungarian astrophysicist Ágnes Kis-Tóth will talk about black holes on May 12 – Sunday, from 16:00 to 17:00. on May 12 – Sunday. Ticket price: BGN 5.
Mathematician Dr. Georgi Dimkov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will convince you that there’s a lot more common music and maths than meets the ear on May 12 – Sunday, from 17:30 to 18:30. Ticket price: BGN 5.