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Science and Technology Week in Slovakia 2018

The Head of the Faculty of Science at the P.J. Šafárik University in Košice invites students, teachers and the general public to the events organized as part of the Science and Technology Week in Slovakia 2018, which will take place from the 5th of November 2018 until the 11th of November 2018.

Dean of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University

1.

Name of the event: XXIII. Scientific Tearoom: „To ourselves“ – Science and infrastructure of the Faculty of Science at the P.J. Šafárik University

Event type: lectures

1. Scientific research in the laboratories of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics (A. Zeleňáková)

2. Scientific research in the laboratories of the Department of Biophysics, Institute of Physics (D. Jancura)

3. Advances in the use of NMR spectroscopy in science and technology (J. Imrich)

4. Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University – The challenges of the 21st century and our infrastructure (V. Zeleňák)

5. Where modern microbiology begins and where it ends (P. Pristaš)

6. Scientific research at the Department of Botany with a focus on cryptogams (M. Goga)

Date of the event: 22.10.2018

Time of the event: 15:00 – 18:00

Target group of the event: public

Brief description of the event: Lectures focused on the scientific research and infrastructure in the laboratories of the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Organizer: Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Co-organizer/s: Institute of Physics, Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Grounds of the P.J. Šafárik University, MINERVA (1st floor) Moyzesova 9, Košice

2.

Name of the event: XXIV. Scientific Tearoom: „To ourselves“ - Science and infrastructure of the Faculty of Science at the P.J. Šafárik University

Event type: lectures

1. Scientific research activities and laboratories of the Institute of Geography (J. Hofierka, M. Gallay)

2. Computational infrastructure for research activity (M. Kuzma)

3. Collection and processing of data in cybersecurity (P. Sokol)

4. Scientific research at the Institute of Computer Science Focusing on Hearing Neurocognition – How we listen (N. Kopčo)

5. Mastopathy or cancer? Can math be helpful with diagnosis? (J. Kiseľák)

6. Computer algebra systems and their use in natural sciences (T. Madaras)

Date of the event: 21.11.2018

Time of the event: 13:30 – 17:00

Target group of the event: public

Brief description of the event: Lectures focused on the scientific research and infrastructure in the laboratories of the departments of Geography, Computer Science and Mathematics

Organizer: Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Co-organizer/s: Institute of Geography, Centre of Applied Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Park Angelinum 9, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Study room of Angela Merici, Košice

Institute of Biology and Ecology

3.

Name of the event: On medication, which kills two birds with one stone

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 05.11.2018

Time of the event: 10:00 – 11:00

Target group of the event: general public, youth

Brief description of the event: At the lecture you will learn about medication which can kill two birds with one stone.

Organizer: institute of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (doc. RNDr. B. Bojková PhD.)

Venue: Moyzesova 11, RB pavilion, Room RBL1, Košice

4.

Name of the event: Can I help my brain to remember better?

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 05.11.2018

Time of the event: 10:30 – 11:30

Target group of the event: general public, youth

Brief description of the event: Lecture focusing on the area of the brain, called the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory and learning. At the end of the lecture, exercises from the series „brain fitness“ will be presented, which help people better remember, sort out their thoughts and also supposedly become a genius. Should we try?

Organizer: Institute of Managerial Systems in Poprad, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (prof. Ing. J. Zavadský, PhD.)

Institute of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (RNDr. T. Kisková, PhD., Mgr. A. Štafuriková)

Venue: Francisciho 910/8, Poprad

5.

Name of the event: ZOOFYZ meeting

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 08.11.2018

Time of the event: 15:00 – 16:00

Target group of the event: general public, youth

Brief description of the event: ZOOFYZ meetings always discuss the latest topics from the life of students and scientists at the university. This meeting will address current issues in the field of neurosciences and the antitumor effects of onosma viridis

Organizer: Department of Animal Physiology of the Institute of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (RNDr. P. Hradická)

Co-organizer/s: Institute of Neurobiology SAS in Košice (RNDr. E. Račeková, PhD.)

Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice (RNDr. M. Romanovová)

Venue: Moyzesova 11, RB pavilion, Room RBL1, Košice

6.

Name of the event: What you probably don’t know… (Transgenic plants - GMO)

Event type: seminar

Date of the event: 08.11.2018

Time of the event: 14:30 – 16:00

Target group of the event: public, invited guests

Brief description of the event: Information and discussions on trends in biology research and the teaching of biology with secondary school teachers

Organizer: Department of Biology Education, Institute of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Mánesova 23, auditorium SB1P3, Košice

Institute of Physics

7.

Name of the event: Regional Masterclasse

Event type: competition, lecture

Date of the event: 06.11.2018

Time of the event: 08:00 – 14:00

Target group of the event: secondary school students

Brief description of the event: Lectures of scientists allow students to look into the basic research methods, which provide fundamental knowledge of the basic structure of matter and its interactions. Students will under the guidance of experts analyze real-time data from the LHC experiments at CERN

Organizer: Department of Nuclear Physics and Subnuclear Physics, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Co-organizer/s: Technická akadémia Spišská Nová Ves

Venue: Technická akadémia, Hviezdoslavova 6, Spišská Nová Ves

8.

Name of the event: Seminar on condensed matter physics

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 08.11.2018

Time of the event: 13:30 – 14:30

Target group of the event: scientists and pedagogical staff, Masters and PhD. level university students

Brief description of the event: Lectures titled "Preparation and characterization of magnetic properties of nanomagnetic arrays based on Ni3Pt" (Dr. Serhii Vorobiov, PhD.)

Organizer: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (Dr.h.c. Prof. RNDr. Alexander Feher, DrSc.)

Venue: Park Angelinum 9, Košice

9.

Name of the event: Secondary school physics teachers’ club

Event type: seminar

Date of the event: 07.11.2018

Time of the event: 13:30 – 17:00

Target group of the event: public

Brief description of the event: Meeting of secondary school physics teachers dedicated to innovations in physics education. The topic disscused at the meeting is the use of formatting assessment tools for the development of educational capabilities of students and the improvement of conceptual understanding. The teachers will practice a series of educational activities and. The meeting will also include an offer to involve teachers in the upcoming didactic research.

Organizer: Division of Didactics of Physics, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: SA1L82b (laboratory), Park Angelinum 9, Košice

10.

Name of the event: Physical Charge

Event type: competition

Date of the event: 16.11.2018

Time of the event: 09:30 – 13:30

Target group of the event: youth

Brief description of the event: Physical Charge is an international physics competition for teams of 5 secondary school students, who represent individual schools. The competition takes 120 minutes, during which the teams try to solve as many problems as possible. At the beginning of the competition each team gets 8 problems to solve. Once the team solves the problem, they will submit the result and if it’s correct the team will receive another problem to solve. The problems get progressively more difficult. The team that solves the most problems in the time limit wins the competition.

Organizer: Physics correspondence seminar as part of c. a. Trojsten

Co-organizer: Division of Didactics of Physics, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: auditorium RB0A5 pavilion of Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Šrobárova 2, Košice

Institute of Geography

11.

Name of the event: International geographic colloquium in Danišovce

Event type: conference

Date of the event: 24. – 26.10.2018

Time of the event: 09:00 – 18:00

Target group of the event: public

Brief description of the event: The conference in Danišovce is a traditional scientific event organized every 2 or 3 years by the Institute of Geography. The event is an opportunity to share, present and discuss the scientitifc research of geographers from Slovakia and neighboring countries. The preferred languages are: Slovak, Czech, Polish and English. Traditionally, the event takes place at a teaching and training facility of the P.J. Šafárik University in Danišovce, Spiš, approximately 70 km northwest from Košice.

Organizer: Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Co-organizer/s: Slovak geographical society – Košice branch

           SAFTRA 3D mapping, s.r.o.

Venue: Teaching and training facility of P.J. Šafárik University, Danišovce 73, Spišská Nová Ves District

Website: https://geografia.science.upjs.sk/index.php/events/danisovce

Institute of Chemistry

12.

Name of the event: Study of the antiproliferative effect of natural/synthetic compounds – Methods used at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (prof. MVDr. Ján Mojžiš, DrSc.)

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 11.10.2018

Time of the event: 14:25 – 15:45

Target group of the event: public (employees, doctorands, students)

Brief description of the event: The lecturer will present the focus of research at the Department of Pharmacology and outline the possibilities of scientific cooperation in the field of testing the biological effectivness of the newly synthesized substances.

Organizer: Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Co-organizer/s: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Moyzesova 11, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice Library

13.

Name of the event: Serendipity and scientific progress. Are undesirable products always a hindrance?

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 08.11.2018

Time of the event: 14:00 – 16:00

Target group of the event: public, students

Brief description of the event: the lecture is intended for public, though especially for students and doctorands of the Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice. The lecture will explain what is serendipity and pseudoserendipity. Examples will be given – both from history as well as the present, like chance, that is unexpected results of experiments have led to significant advances in science and industry. The aim is to show students that experiments, which do not lead to the desired results, should not be forgotten because unexpected results can lead to the development of knowledge.

Organizer: Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Seminar room Department of Organic Chemistry (RBL pavilion, 2nd floor) Institute of Chemistry, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

14.

Name of the event: New trends in chemistry 2018

Event type: conference

Date of the event: 09.11.2018

Time of the event: 08:00 – 18:00

Target group of the event: public, students

Brief description of the event: The conference focuses on new trends in research and education at the Institute of Chemistry, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Organizer: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Moyzesova 11, Auditorium M5 Institute of Chemistry, Faulty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Website: http://chemia.upjs.sk/index.php/aktuality/73-new-trends-in-chemistry-2018-konferencia-ustavu-chemickych-vied

Institute of Computer Science

15.

Name of the event: Afternoon with Computer Science – Extrapolations 2018 History and Future of IT in Slovakia

Event type: seminar

Date of the event: 10.10.2018

Time of the event: 14:00 – 16:30

Target group of the event: public

Brief description of the event: Short lectures on the improvement of Informatics education and information about the continuous results of the National Project IT Academy

Organizer: The Club of Computer Science Teachers

Co-organizer/s: Institute of Computer Science, Faulty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Šrobárova 2, Historic Aula, UPJŠ Košice

16.

Name of the event: Navigation inside buildings

Event type: lecture

Date of the event: 07.11.2018

Time of the event: 13:00 – 14:00

Target group of the event: general public, youth, public

Brief description of the event: For introduction, we will take a closer look at the issue of navigation inside buildings and clarify what big challenge hides behind this issue. Later, we’ll introduce indoor navigation solutions using commonly available technologies (smartphone with a gyroscope), which were created at the Institute of Computer Science, Faulty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Organizer: Institute of Computer Science, Faulty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Jesenná 5, Institute of Computer Science, LIDA Košice

Institute of Mathematics

17.

Name of the event: Formal meeting of Combinatorial Seminar KOKOS in Košice

Event type: seminar

Date of the event: 06.11.2018

Time of the event: 14:00 – 17:00

Target group of the event: public with invitations

Brief description of the event: Formal meeting of active and former members of the Combinatorial Seminar KOKOS in Košice combined with a lecture and informal discussion

Organizer: Department of Discrete Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice

Venue: Jesenná 5, Videoconference room of the TECHNICOM building, Košice

Last update: 06.11.2018