Meet the Researcher
Meet the researcher
Type of event: Chats
Age Suitability: All ages
Dates and Times: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: (R) Around Valletta
Meet the Researcher is back, bringing them out of the University of Malta and into the streets of Valletta. From ancient amphoras to E.Coli puppets and bee suits, come feast your eyes on the strange array of props our researchers will bring along.
Meet the minds leading innovative research that is shaping all aspects of our culture from how we dispose of medical waste to the scientific basis of teleportation (yes, really!) to mind controlled computers to how to tsunami predictions to native accents to do jellyfish have brains?! And many more!
The idea is to meet the people behind the science, and have the chance to ask them about their work in a fun, interactive environment. Come and meet the real deal! This event will run until 10pm.
|Time||Castille Sq.||City Gate||Triton|
|7:00-7:20||Prof. Giovanna Bosica will be discussing her research into green chemistry, have you heard of some practical examples in daily life?||Dr David Lloyd on his research’s use of satellites to measure the temperature of the sea!||Dr Rosienne Farrugia will be discussing one of the greatest modern discoveries – DNA, its inheritance, and genetic diseases|
|7:20-7:40||Did you know we can teleport things? Prof. Andre Xuereb discusses his work in quantum mechanics.||Dr David Lloyd on his research’s use of satellites to measure the temperature of the sea!||How would you feel with cameras in your home? What if it was assistive technology? Matthew Sacco will be discussing his research into assistive technlogy, and how it would be used in human life|
|7:40-8:00||Prof. Alan Deidun is a specialist in invasive alien species in the Maltese waters..do you know of any examples?||Dr David Lloyd on his research’s use of satellites to measure the temperature of the sea!||Prof. Maria Attard will be talking about a very hot topic – the outdoor environment in Malta, and how we travel|
|8:00-8:20||Prof. Alan Deidun is a specialist in invasive alien species in the Maltese waters..do you know of any examples?||Mr Daniel Zarb from the course of Design and Technology, will be discussing the influence of marketing and how the future of technology and design might look like||What technology can control a computer? Mr Daniel Bonanno will be discussing the potential of computers knowing we are looking at them.|
|8:20-8:40||PProf. Vasilis Valdramidis studies the science of food storage, come meet him to discuss why we store food and why it has a shelf life!||Can you identify someone from their voice? Even harder so, can we identify from where a person comes from, using their voice? Prof. Alexandra Vella will be discussing this and more as a Linguist||Ms Rosanne Zerafa is researching the brilliance of brain-computer interface application, and the possibility of controlling your mobile with just brain signals.|
|8:40-9:00||Mr Andrew Finch will be discussing gravity and the science of black holes!||Can you identify someone from their voice? Even harder so, can we identify from where a person comes from, using their voice? Prof. Alexandra Vella will be discussing this and more as a Linguist||Dr Adam Gauci will be talking about the pertinent topic of microplastics, and the warming of the sea.|
|9:00-9:20||Mr Matthew Sultana is studying the use of regeneration of injuries through implants||Mr Marc Tanti will be discussing his work on computers ability to describe a photo||Dr Mario Valentino will be discussing his research in strokes and brain injury.|
|9:20-9:40||Did you know what underwater cultural heritage we have in Malta? Prof. Timmy Gambin studies Marine Archeology, discussing his finds and research||Dr Sebastiano D’Amico will be discussing his work in earthquake seismology!||Would you know if youre having a stroke? Dr Christian Zammit will be discussing the risks which lead to stroke and what you should do if it happens|
|9:40-10:00||Have you ever seen a bee suit? Prof. David Mifsud will be bringing his whilst discussing the insect population in malta!||Do you know what a quantum computer is? Dr Tony Apollaro will be discussing this as well as security in the digital era and teleportation.||Dr Pierre Schembri Wismayer will be discussing his research into a drug to cure cancer.|