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Science is sexy, especially if you can look at it with your own eyes and touch it, if you can meet those who know it and can show us, a little for fun, a little for passion, that our whole life is full of splendid physics. , mathematics, chemistry, biology… and so on. MEETmeTONIGHT 2019 it is the right occasion to do all this.
MEETmeTONIGHT 2019: science in the square in Monza.
This is an initiative created to bring citizens of all ages and backgrounds closer to scientific subjects that seem increasingly inaccessible and complex than they are. For the second year he stops in Monza, on 27 and 28 September, in the center, a stone's throw from the Duomo. Those who are used to "making the tubs" in the streets of the center at the weekend, touching rows of inert shop windows with their eyes, this time will be able to stop at the Arengario, in Piazza Roma, to be surprised by one of the many laboratories proposed. No, they are not just for children, they are for all those who want to be amazed, to experiment, to get their hands "in science" and see what effect it has.
Like our website we are proud to be back media partner of this initiative in perfect harmony with our desire to enhance scientific progress and to transmit values related to environmental protection and eco-sustainability. Now enough chatting, here is the program that is rich and intense, to meet all tastes, even those of those who claim to hate mathematics.
MEETmeTONIGHT 2019: times
The initiative lasts two days and both days "our" researchers and experts will be in the square from 10 to 22, both Friday and Saturday. Friday, in the morning, from 10 to 15, the stands and workshops are reserved for schools, while from 3pm onwards they are open to the public. Saturday instead MEETmeTONIGHT is available to everyone from 10 to 22.
MEETmeTONIGHT 2019: Friday 27 September
Let's see what animates our square of scientists on the first day of the event. We immediately dive to discover the biodiversity that our lakes and rivers preserve with "Life in a drop of water " organized by CNR Irsa. In Lombardy, which does not have the sea, we have a lot of fresh water but it represents only 0.01% of all the water on earth. Yet it is very important because it hosts about 6% of living species. A lot of life, a lot biodiversity they need protection and you will realize this by looking at the beauty of this freshwater world. Let's not forget that it is also the water with which we wash and drink, better be sure that it is and that it remains clean.
Those who prefer to stay dry and perhaps feel peckish in the middle of the morning, can sit down "At the table with Leonardo " and with Emanuela Cazzaniga of the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Bicocca University. Think that there was talk of healthy eating and staying online since the days of our great genius. No, he didn't fear the costume fitting, he, but he was well aware that eating badly is bad. In this corner of MEETmeTONIGHT 2019, we will be able to discover in an interactive journey through the courses of the Last Supper how we ate in those days and all the mistakes not to be made today.
To start off on the right foot even before a new inhabitant of the Earth comes to light, here is “Esustainability in Midiwfery: 'less is more '! ". With the help of Antonella Nespoli and Sada Romina (from the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Bicocca University) you can learn how to be eco-sustainable as a new parent by adopting simple, effective and easy-to-implement solutions. With all the worries and anxieties that you have to manage in this period, no more pressure is needed but being green is not if you get the right advice at the right time. Here and now. The two experts will explain tricks for breastfeeding, baby massage and activities that foster the dialogue of love between parent and child.
Let's change the age group and move on to adolescence, the one in which smartphones run and it is necessary to know how not to make them become weapons that hurt us inside. "Are you (cyber) -sure of what you are doing? " is the question he asks us Alberto Leporati of the Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication of the Bicocca University. After listening to our answers he will give us gods practical advice, no lectures but useful information to better orient yourself avoiding risky actions such as connecting to an open wi-fi network, not setting passwords on your smartphone, watching movies on streaming sites, posting inappropriate comments or photos on social network. You learn not by listening and taking notes but by becoming the protagonists of role-playing games, guided by the experts of the Bicocca Security Lab.
The Joint Research Center of the European Commission will be present both Friday and Saturday with a workshop entitled "Monza tells". A group of researchers will accompany high school students on a cultural walk through the streets of the city, using Cultural gems, the web app created by the European Commission's research center, as a support for visiting the places that characterize the cultural and creative soul of the city. city. Also under the flag of Europe there will be an information corner - "Europe Direct Lombardia " - which will offer information and training activities, games and quizzes on the EU for all ages.
MEETmeTONIGHT 2019: Saturday 28 September
Day 2 of MEETmeTONIGHT 2019 the “Monza tells” workshop is back on track and confirmed. Others are added, different from those on Friday, because those who want to spend both days will not be bored.
With tests, balancing games and measurements of our "walking" speed we will be able to understand how fragile we are and how our cells can make us so. "Fragility: from the microscope to everyday life " is the playful laboratory with which Paolo Mazzola of the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Bicocca University wants us to see first hand how to prevent frailty. Big and small, better carry on.
If you are out shopping, better drop by Emanuela Rinaldi and Paola Bongini of the Bicocca Department of Economics and Business Sciences who will explain how with “Un magic piggy bank " you can learn how to use money. Beyond the spells of the title, it's important to familiarize yourself with some deliciously cheap terms and concepts. It is also possible to do this with quizzes and small exercises, having fun and learning a do not squander their riches for lightness.
Since science is always on the spot, we can't help but talk about Big Data too. There will be in the square Gabriella Pasi, Marco Viviani, Rafael Penalozanyssen, experts from the Bicocca Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication, to explain what big data is for and how we can transform it into information. "From data to information to knowledge in the era of big data"Is the title of the adventure they propose to us to explain how they represent and analyze huge amounts of data. It is also interesting and useful for everyone to understand how the search engines work that we now use to find answers to any question.