The goal of the event is to inform the public about current scientific developments by having scientists report on their research and results in pubs, cafés and other public places. Researchers from Krems universities, including IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, present their research results to the public and make scientific topics tangible.
Making science tangible
The basic idea of Pint of Science is to get scientists out of their laboratories, research institutions and universities and put them in the well-deserved spotlight in the pub next door. There, they can explain their research work to anyone interested in a cosy setting, present the latest results and discuss the social dimensions. The lectures are aimed at the general public and offer everyone the opportunity to get into contact with the researchers.
“Making science and research accessible to the general public and explaining our research work as simply and comprehensibly as possible is a special subject close to our hearts. We want to get people excited about our research, create a basis for dialogue and make science accessible. In a relaxed setting, however, the entertainment factor will not be neglected either,” Anna Stierschneider and Katrin Colleselli, young researchers in the Department of Life Sciences at IMC Krems, report enthusiastically.
“Krems has a lot of innovative research, a curious community and the best wine. So, I decided it was time to bring all of that together and talk about it. And that’s what Pint of Science is all about,” says the main organiser in Krems, Anju Kombara, a graduate of IMC FH Krems.
In a relaxed atmosphere
In Krems, three theme evenings will take place from 9 to 11 May at El Tres (Spänglerstraße 3), each from 7 to 9 p.m.
- 09.5. Taming cells made easy! Can we switch cell parts and systems on and off? Can we cure diseases or bring them under control with the latest genetic technology? Anna Stierschneider, Katrin Colleselli and Hans Peter Weitzenböck, young researchers of IMC Krems, will give an insight into their research work. (in German)
- 10.5. The best of our well-being Researchers address the questions of how the pandemic has affected young people, and the different methods used to measure our well-being. (in English)
- 11.5. Today’s technology What can today’s technology do? In this event, researchers from three different institutions (including Michael Reiner from IMC Krems) tell us how and what kind of research is done, what relevance this research has for us in our everyday lives and why technology plays an important role in every field. (in German)