Science Festival returns to Hong Kong from November 5 to 22 (…)

The second edition of Hong Kong Science Day officially opened on November 4, 2021 with the exhibition #ScienceMachina at the Advanced Department of Cultural and Leisure Services (LCSD) in Tsim Sha Tsui, in coll Collaboration with the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Science Promotion Unit. .

Read the LCSD press release for more information: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/04/P2021110400283.htm?fontSize=1


== PROGRAM ==

A taste of the holidays – InnoCarnival 2021 (October 23-30) l Hong Kong Science Park

Address: G / F Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park

Hours: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 1pm to 6pm on weekends

The virtual reality (RV) work “And I will sleep when I am dead” by French artist Jeanne Susplugas will be premiered in Hong Kong in the pavilion of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum, whose mission is to promote science among young people. The work will allow us to travel through our brain between neurons, synapses and thoughts materialized by drawing.

Science Machina Exhibition (November 5-22) at the Science Cafe

Address: Science Cafe – Outpost, Salisbury Garden, 10 Salisbury Road

Hours: 11am to 7pm daily

Vis-a-vis +01 Science Online Tour @ “Science Machina” Exhibition (Live broadcast)

Date: Saturday, November 13, 11 am HKT

Details: The curator and deputy curator of the Science Promotion Unit of the Hong Kong Museum will conduct an online guided tour of the “Science Machina” exhibition, the Science Festival. [BRAIN]STORM organized in conjunction with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau to present 12 cutting-edge scientific machines.

Platform: HKScM YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/hksciencemuseum) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hkscm)

Registration: Not required

Produced by the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the exhibition Science Machina presents the machines that advance scientific knowledge. Through images and comic strips, he recounts the man-machine dialogue at the origin of recent and future discoveries.

Screening / debate on the film “L’écume des jours” (November 5 at 6.30 pm) l Science Museum

To register, click here.

Address: Science Museum, Conference Room – 2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hours: 6.30pm to 9.15pm.

Directed in 2013 by Michel Gondry, “The Foam of the Days” features Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou, whose sudden illness will distort the perception of reality. Mateus Joffily, a CNRS research engineer, will decipher the neurobiological sources that work, from emotions to the mechanisms of adaptation to reality. Sign up!

Brain Discovery Workshops for Children (November 6) l Science Museum

Address: Science Museum – 2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hours: 10 a.m. to 11:15 p.m .; 14-15: 15; 4-5.15 p.m.

Aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 12, the Big Bang Academy will offer three workshops to help them better understand how our brains work. Both fun and educational, they will be taught in English and Cantonese. Registration details will be specified later.

Virtual reality experience “I will sleep when I am dead” (every weekend between November 5 and 22) l Science Cafe

Address: Science Cafe – Outpost, Salisbury Garden, 10 Salisbury Road

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (November 6 and 7, November 13 and 14, November 20 and 21)

The work of virtual reality (VR) by French artist Jeanne Susplugas will be presented every weekend along with the exhibition Science Machina. It will allow you to travel through our brain between neurons, synapses and thoughts materialized by the drawing, thanks to your eye movements.

Lecture on the place of women in science “Connecting the dots – art – women – science” (November 10 at 6 pm) l HKU

Address :

Attendance at registration (limited number of places available): CBA, G / F, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam.

Online during registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOWFzCtY4JeN42iXH3luLZQ8febVdK_Uw0Fk101iiwc_KGnw/viewform

Hours: 6pm to 7.30pm.

This conference will bring together French artist Jeanne Susplugas (online) and Dr. Frances Jingwen Jin of the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Hong Kong, and will be moderated by representatives of the Hong Kong Neuroscience Student Association. This will be the 2nd conference of our annual cycle dedicated to the place of women in science.

Academic Conference on Brain Plasticity (November 15) l HKUST

Address: Webinar

Hours: 3 pm-4pm

This conference will bring together two leading neurobiologists, Professors Catherine Vidal and Nancy Ip, who will present contemporary topics related to one of the greatest discoveries about our brain, that of brain plasticity.

This event is part of the 30th anniversary of the Fête de la science on the theme “Eureka! The thrill of discovery. Organized every year since 1991 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, it allows everyone to discover the world of science and meet the women and men who do current science. .

Neurobiologist Catherine Vidal will be the ambassador for this edition. Director of Neuroscience Research at the Institut Pasteur until 2014, she is a member of the Inserm Ethics Committee and co-head of the Gender and Health Research Group. His interests lie in brain and sex, determinism in biology, and ethical issues in neuroscience.

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