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Evangelical School of Theology

Evangelical School of Theology         Prepared by the Evangelical School of Theology as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and the Senior’s Day, this year’s events were devoted to animals. Throughout that day, we were contemplating the place of animals in our lives as well as the man’s role and responsibility for the environment.   A first point of the programme was an interdisciplinary conference called “Grey, bruised and spotted – animals in religion, culture and society”. There scholars presented various aspects of man-nature relations. The conference was divided into two parts, namely “The animal – a [...] more

End of 20th edition of Festival. Thank you!

End of 20th edition of Festival. Thank you! It happened! However difficult it seems, the 20thLower Silesian Science Festival under the slogan of “Science without limits” has ended. For the last twenty years we have succeeded in organising an event – let’s hope so – that has been written in a cultural calendar of Lower Silesian events for good. The Festival proves itself that there are no limits when we talk about science. The Festival is prepared by Wrocław universities, two institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences and roughly one hundred co-organisers. Apart from the edition being held in Wrocław, there is a regional edition in nine Lower Silesian cities such as Legnica, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, [...] more

Lubin at LSSF

Lubin at LSSF Lubin became a main scientific place on the map of Poland on 11th and 12th October. The “Muza” Culture Centre has been the main centre of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. 4,333 people took part in this regional session. Among those people there were primary and high school students from Lubin and Polkowice communes, students of the Jan Wyżykowski University and the Polkowice University of the Third Age. This year's edition of the LSSF in Lubin turned out to be a complete success. The reaction to festival events and turnout exceeded organisers' expectations – once the enrolment began, all places were book within a few days. It follows that gaining k [...] more

Meeting the past - the City Museum of Wrocław at LSSF

Prepared for the Lower Silesian Science Festival, the events at the City Museum of Wrocław were concerned with history and attracted both children, youngsters and grown-ups. At the time of workshops called The Secret Life of an Ancient Amphora, it was possible to see an authentic Roman dish and put together an object from pieces on your own. The classes were run by Dorota Weiss. Conducted by Małgorzata Bruder,  Benefits from Good Speakinglet children say difficult tongue twisters. The Majesty of Calligraphy workshoptook participants to a world of the art of beautiful handwriting. Izabela Janicka took participants for an excursion along the route of medieval professions [...] more

Lower Silesian Science Festival in China

Lower Silesian Science Festival in China   At the Lower Silesian Science Festival our activities are not only constrained to one of the Polish provinces. Our work and commitment are visible far beyond the borders of our country. This year we once again went to China with a view to participating in the Beijing Science Festival. Our Festival and its accomplishments were presented by the plenipotentiary of the LSSF Coordinator for International Cooperation Barbara Cader-Sroka. Thanks to such trips, we strengthen collaboration and exchange experiences as for popularising science. These kinds of meetings are a golden opportunity to learn about the best ways to organise and carry out science festivals. All this contri [...] more

Festival in Głogów

Festival in Głogów         The Festival in Głogów began on 10.10.2017 at 10. Three tens turned out to be lucky. The slogan of the inauguration of the Festival in Głogów was robotics. The Go4Robot brought an presented to participants “dancing robots” (Gentlebot - an 80 centimetre humanoid robot and two drones), which could be programmed live by children taking part in the event. Everybody was happy to participate in that event. It was the seventh time the Lower Silesian Science had been organised in Głogów.  The Festival events were held from 10th to 12th October 2017 in 35 institutions located in the city. 250 people wer [...] more

Statistical Office during Lower Silesian Science Festival

Statistical Office during Lower Silesian Science Festival During the 20thedition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival the Statistical Office in Wrocław prepared an educational venture addressed for high school students. The workers of the Statistical Office ran a lesson entitled the Cartographical presentation of data describing a social-geographical situation in Polish regions and Public statistics and its informational resources. 27 students took part in classes. At the Park of Knowledge the Statistical Office presented an educational programme on the topic of statistics, encompassing plays, games and competition with awards. Within two days the stall was visited by a dozen of people. Besides, an informational-promotional stal [...] more

Österreich-Bibliothek in Breslau for LSSF

Österreich-Bibliothek in Breslau for LSSF Prepared by the Austrian Library, the events at the LSSF were addressed for children, youngsters and adults. School students from Wrocław and Sława found out about Austrian literature, including sagas and legends from Tyrol, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria, Burgenland, Carinthia and Vorarlberg compiled by Friedl Hofbauer. Besides, the participants got to know the extraordinary adventures of little Francis based on Schulgeschichten von Franz’s recording and rendered by Christne Nöstlinger.  On the occasion of the 150thanniversary of John Strauss’s The Blue Danube, young participants could present their talents for dancing the Viennese Waltz with the help of the [...] more

Chinese elements at LSSF

Chinese elements at LSSF  This year’s Lower Silesian Science Festival couldn’t take place without Chinese elements. Every year the Confucius Institute prepares a wide range of workshops and lectures at the University of Wrocław. Participants tried their hand at calligraphy, made their own Chinese lantern and tied traditional Chinese knots. Note that it is not a piece of cake to accomplish it. However, the younger participants completed the above tasks successfully – they made beautiful lanterns and ribbon bracelets. Adolescents, in turn, entered the world of terrifying mummies and Chinese tombs and found out about riddles of Chinese archaeology. According to one of the teachers prese [...] more

University of Environmental and Life Sciences at LSSF

University of Environmental and Life Sciences at LSSF The 20th Jubilee Edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival at the University of Life Sciences gained a lot of publicity. 50 events of various kinds took place within the 5 festival days. Such events attracted a diverse group of people who are interested in science, from the youngest to seniors. All started a week earlier during the Park of Knowledge that was held at the Old Town Promenade. Beehivemania drew crowds enthralled by the life of bees. The participants could see what happens inside the hive and how bees live. Besides, they found out about what kinds of honey and other products we get from bees.   Other days brought numerous workshops and lectures on var [...] more

Don't threaten us with Lyme disease - a rundown of the debate

Don t threaten us with Lyme disease - a rundown of the debate   A debate entitled “Don’t threaten us with Lyme disease” took place as part of the jubilee edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The debate was held by dr n. farm. inż. Patryk Matuszek (Director of the Training and Scientific Information and Product Manager for Lyme disease in EUROIMMUN Polska) and dr n. med. Marcin Czarnecki (Infectious Disease, Liver Disease and AIDS Clinic in Wrocław). Problems bound up with Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment were presented from the following three angles: a doctor’s, diagnostician’s and patient’s. The audience got to know what this illness is and what causes it as well as how it sho [...] more

Ecological picnic on the occasion of the LSSF

Ecological picnic on the occasion of the LSSF Discovering the secrets of water (especially rainwater), participating in the events organised by the Hydropilis team and taking a look at specialist equipment was only a preview of what MPWiK had prepared for the festival participants. This venture was organised as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The knowledge town was located in Na Grobli on the premises of Stara Ozonownia. During mutual play and discussion we showed our guests the way we conserve the environment. That meeting was also a great opportunity to point out how Wroclawians can contribute when it comes to the protection of nature. Lectures on water saving and rainwater management enjoyed great popul [...] more

And you? How much do you know about the EU?

And you? How much do you know about the EU? The European union was founded on 1st November 1993 and unites 28 democratic states. It has its own anthem. Although a quiz about this international institution might have well surprised adults, it was mainly addressed to primary school students. The event was organised by the European Information Point Europe Direct-Wrocław. During the classes the kids got to know some basic information about the EU, including its member states, symbols and the most important institutions. We thank the organisers of this event for promoting interest in political and social issues among the youngest citizens.           &nb [...] more

After 20 years...

After 20 years... As part of the 20th edition of the Festival, a meeting for people who have made significant contribution to the creation of the Festival was organised. This way we wanted to recognise such people involved in an event that takes place in 11 Lower Silesian cities and attracts thousands of science fans; an event that has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of cultural and scientific undertakings, not only in the region but also in the whole country.   During the meeting speeches were given by prof. Aleksandra Kubicz, an originator and first coordinator of the Festival as well as the current coordinator of the LSSF prof. Tadeusz Dobosz.   We thank all [...] more

Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław at LSSF

Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław at LSSF 20thJubilee Edition of the LSSF commenced with music – a concert given by dr hab. Piotr Rojek (pipe organ) and prof. Igor Cecocho (trumpet) – and finished in the same vein. The final concert was run by dr Aleksandra Pijarowska and played by dr hab. Olga Ksenicz and dr Tomasz Głuchowski. The Academy of Music was full of guests who were thirsty for contact with music and musicians at the time of the Science Festival. The youngest participants who have started to make their first steps had the opportunity to play music together with their families at a workshop run by Katarzyna Bartos. Along with dr Daniela Colonna Kasjan, they played a lot of different musical ins [...] more

Festival recollections - Tadeusz Różewicz

Festival recollections - Tadeusz Różewicz On 27thSeptember (the day of the ceremonious closing of the edition of the Lower Silesian Science), the University of the Third Age of the University of Wrocław prepared an event entitled: Tadeusz Różewicz – Giant of Literature, author of the World Hymn Book. This undertaking was visited by over 100 people. No wonder because the event was in a form of paratheatrical spectacle, discussing Tadeusz Różewicz’s artistic output from poetry to drama, from his fascination with man to fascination with man’s inner self. During the meeting participants laughed, moved and had fun. Many thanks go to the organisers from the University of the Third Age for such [...] more

20 years has passed

20 years has passed Yesterday we celebrated the closing of the Wrocław edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. We could take part in the Festival for 6 days – a time full of genuine commitment, energetic work and vigorous actions. We closed this year’s Festival with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Your interest and amusement is our best reward. It is the twentieth time the Festival has been organized and made science closer to everyone regardless of age and education. The Festival shows all the possibilities science gives us to all those who are hungry for knowledge. We started from the Park of Knowledge, where throngs of families watched some scientific experiments [...] more

Festival in your city!

Festival in your city! This is the end of the Festival in Wrocław. It’s time for other Lower Silesian cities. The first city the Fetsival takes place in is Legnica. Everybody is invited on 28th September and will last two days. As part of the Lower Silesian Science 66 events about science are organised. Professor Jadwiga Sołoducho will deliver an inaugural lecture entitled “Fascinating science without secrets”. Please keep track of the programme of the Lower Silesian Science in Legnica. more

Monday with the Lower Silesian Science Festival

Monday with the Lower Silesian Science Festival Are you wondering what event you could take part in? We can help you. The Oxford Debate begins at 11.00. The topic of the debate is tolerance. Additionally, the Rector of the University of Wrocław professor Adam Jezierski takes participants for a walk around the Four Denominations District at 15.00. All the fans of music and dance are invited to participate in a show entitled “Are you sure?”. The show is prepared by the Old Dance Group from the University of Wrocław. Don’t forget the Festival finishes on 27th September. Make use of this time to learn a great deal from Lower Silesian scientists and scholars! more

Myths from Scandinavia

Myths from Scandinavia    Don’t miss an important lecture called “Vikings, Gods and Heroes – Norse Myths.” It takes place at the Archaeological  Museum, address: ul. Cieszyńskiego 9 at 2.00 pm. You can learn about why Greek and Roman myths are better known than Scandinavian ones. Lots of Scandinavian myths will be told. Don’t forget to check our programme and track changes on the website.   more

Inauguration of the 20th Lower Silesian Science

Inauguration of the 20th Lower Silesian Science            The Festival – the biggest science celebration in Poland – celebrates its jubilee this year – twenty years of existence. The bugle call of the Lower Silesian Science Festival will be sounded thanks to the students from the Franciszek Liszta Music School in Głogów. It is a very important event to us. The inauguration will be held in the Great Hall of the Town Hall of the City Museum of Wrocław. This year’s slogan of the Fesival is “Science without Limits”, so everybody is invited regardless of age. Admission is free. Professor Tadeusz Dobosz, the chief coordinator of the [...] more

Are you sure?

Are you sure? The Old Dance Group won't be able to perform a spectacle entitled “Down-at-the-heel shoes due to dancing” but it will show another spectacle instead. The group will show a dance and drama programme called “Are you sure?” We will watch Baroque dance ensembles such as gavotte, contradanza, sarabande. The members of the group will dance to the music of Tomaso Albinoni.       Text: Maria Frańczak Photos: Jan Gromko Translation: AN more

Park of Knowledge 2017

Park of Knowledge 2017 What a weekend it was! For two days – despite the unfavourable weather – we were encouraging people to take advantage of learning possibilities at the Park of Knowledge. On 16th and 17th September, the Old Town Promenade turned into a centre of knowledge, art and fun. This outdoor event always attract throngs of people (from preschoolers to seniors). Everyone found something interesting for themselves. Organisers, in turn, were really happy that they could see participants' interest and joy. Please remember the Park of Knowledge is only a preview of what we have on offer this year. The inauguration of the Festival takes place on 21st September.   more

Action: Your Bike - Your Proerty at the Park of Knowledge

Action: Your Bike - Your Proerty at the Park of Knowledge The Park of Knowledge takes place this week. Among tents you can find police officers from Police Station Stare Miasto. They promote an action entitled “Your bike – your property”. The aim of the action is marking bicycles and registering them in the police database. This deters a potential thief and when your bike was stolen and then found, you are more likely to get it back.   Participating in this action costs nothing. It's enough to meet the following requirements:   you should be registered in Wrocław you should have your ID (your proof of purchase will also be welcome) your bike should be ade [...] more

Special guest

Special guest We are delighted to inform you that Jerzy Dudek – a football legend, many times representative of Poland, Champions League, European Super Cup and English Cup winner, champion of Dutch and Spanish League, the best footballer of 2000 and 2002 will be a special guest at the ceremonious closing of the Wrocław edition of the Lower Siesian Science Festival. This event will be held on 27th September 2017 at 11.00. Given that a capacity is limited, please enrol. Certificates for the winners of Dictation will be handed in at the ceremony ending the Science Festival. more

Be eco with MPWiK

Be eco with MPWiK Wrocław MPWIK invites for an ecological picnic on Saturday. Discovering the secrets of water (especially rainwater), participating in the events organised by the Hydropilis team and taking a look at specialist equipment is only a preview of what MPWiK has prepared for us. This undertaking is organised as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival.   This year's slogan of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is Science without Limit. Thus this year's picnic called Be Eco with MPWiK refers to this theme. The knowledge town will be located in Na Grobli on the premises of Stara Ozonownia. Through joint play and discussion, the Wrocław Waterworks promote ways to [...] more

Final countdown

Final countdown The biggest celebration of science in Poland is upon us. Excitation is growing, work is in full swing, everybody is looking forward to take part in the festival events. The Park of Knowledge commences the Science Festival. It takes place in the Old Town Promenade near the Puppet Theatre on 16th-17th September. Admission is free of charge. There are no age restrictions. 25 tents are planned to be put up in order to simultaneously entertain and educate anyone who is hungry for knowledge. It will be an amazing weekend in Wrocław and you can't miss it!   The ceremonious inauguration of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is held on 21st September. The event takes place [...] more

"A poet is a person who writes poems and a person who doesn't do so" Tadeusz Różewicz

"A poet is a person who writes poems and a person who doesn t do so" Tadeusz Różewicz A dramatist, prose writer, script writer, poet. A poet above all. Strongly connected to Wrocław. The fourth of the five children of Władysław and Stefania. Tadeusz Różewicz. Różewicz was born in Radomsko in 1921 and died in Wrocław in 2014. Love for art and literature was instilled in him by his older brother – Janusz Różewicz. They together read “Ferdydurke”, “Motory”, “Król Ubu” and journals such as “Skamander” and “Wiadomości Literackie”. Brothers studied among other things Leśmian’s and Przyboś’s poetry. They did it at their will, from the need of their hearts. It was [...] more

Talk to your robot-friend. Print your house in 3D.

Talk to your robot-friend. Print your house in 3D. Here’s a rundown of the last tenth panel of the twentieth Lower Silesian Science Festival! This panel comprises events linked to technology and civilisation development. All the interested in the generation Z, artificial intelligence and compelling applications are invited to take part in this series of events! IN THE WORLD OF INFO What is the future of the information society? – the impact of artificial intelligence on its development We are living in the world, where the idea of a momentary lack of the internet access results in extreme dismay and insecurity. It is said that the generation Z that are now entering the job market will struggle to develop a g [...] more

Karol Maciej Szymanowski

Karol Maciej Szymanowski     Apart from Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, a pianist, pedagogue and writer, is recognised as one of the most talented Polish composers. Szymanowski grew up in a family that loved music. His father played the piano and cello. His brother, in turn, was a pianist and sister a soprano singer. When he was seven, Szymanowski learnt at home and his interests revolved around learning music. His father and later Gustaw Neuhaus, a local music teacher, helped Szymanowki develop his musical skills. He was taught by Marek Zawirski and professor Zygmunt Noskowki. He was also inspired by Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy. Both his opera called “King Rog [...] more

Unpredictable sisters: maths, physics and astronomy

Unpredictable sisters: maths, physics and astronomy The ninth panel of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is entirely devoted to sciences. It comprises three categories: Mathematical Kaleidoscope, Physical Spectrumand On the Way to Stars. In order to convince the unconvinced that science can be fascinating, we have prepared a host of interesting lectures, revelatory laboratories and breathtaking displays.   Mathematical Kaleidoscope Mathematical Marathon The Mathematical Marathon is one of the most thrilling competitions set up by the LSSF. The qualifying test lasts for 45 minutes and results are given 15 minutes after the end of the test. The results are also published in the afternoon on the same day at http: [...] more

Prodigious empress. Maria Theresa Hubsburg.

Prodigious empress. Maria Theresa Hubsburg.   IIIIIIIIn the world history we can find a lot of extraordinary women. Quite recently we have written an article about one of them – Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Today, in a few paragraphs, we present a profile of another woman who can undoubtedly be counted among great people. This figure is Maria Theresa. Her 300th Anniversary of Birthday falls on this year.   more

Do you think you know all about Earth?

    Earth Sciences With the advancement of civilization and technological progress, there is also growing awareness that every decision taken by men and women to improve their standards of living may affect nature. Given that nothing is left on Earth forever, it is worth considering what to do to protect the environment so that it serves us as long as possible. ENVIRONMENT “To understand global warming” In the simplest terms global warming is an increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere at the surface of Earth. This process has been observed since the mid-twentieth century. Organized by the Lower Silesian Science F [...] more

Be like Sherlock Holms in Wrocław

Be like Sherlock Holms in Wrocław As in previous years, a series of events entitled CSI: Detective Puzzles Set in Wroclaw will be held at the LSSF. This venture is made up of ten events prepared by the workers of the Medical University, the University of Wrocław and the Wrocław University of Technology. We preview some of them! Artificial intelligence - toy land or real applications? The Short Story about the Nature of Text Plagiarism, Forensic Examination of Questioned Text and Computer Based Antiplagiarism Systems Antiplagiarism systems are widely known and used in many situations, for instance, while submitting works for publication. The lecture will present the phenomenon of plagiarism. Participants wil [...] more

Fascinating world of chemistry

Fascinating world of chemistry The desire to discover, create and understand the world has been accompanying almost every human being from their early age. However, we are so engrossed in the daily grind that we do not have the opportunity to fulfil our dreams. The Lower Silesian Science Festival comes in handy! The panel called "Fascinating World of Chemistry" is replete with events in disparate formats form laboratories to workshps. All this gives you a chance to carry out plenty of experiments. You will surely feel like a real chemist!   EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY   Chemistry of coffee – how to make good coffee?   Coffee is one of the oldest and most popular stim [...] more

Interview with spiritus movens of the festival - prof. Jan Miodek

Interview with spiritus movens of the festival - prof. Jan Miodek       At the Lower Silesian Science Festival, prof. Jan Miodek is due to deliver a lecture on Names of Bodies of Water and Place-Names – with Particular Reference to Lower Silesia. He is also planning to give festival participants a dictation. Before all this happens, please get familiar with an interview with professor that was conducted on this special occasion – the twentieth jubilee edition of our Festival. Make sure it is always a pleasure to listen to prof. Miodek. Click here to watch the interview. [the interview is conducted in Polish]         more

Following biology

Following biology Following the Paths of Biology, we acquire knowledge of bacteria, plants, animals and humans. It is worth exploring this exciting way replete with experiments and demonstrations.   FASCINATING MICROBIOLOGY   Bacteria – good or bad?   Bacteria are a group of microorganisms that constitute a separate kingdom. At this workshop young participants will get acquanted with what bacteria are, where they are and what functions they fulfil in human life. Bacteria will be divided into good and bad ones. In order to allow attendees to understand the subject of bacteria inside out, an educational game will be organised. This will be a real treat for [...] more

Teacher of voluntary help. Saint Albert Chmielowski

Teacher of voluntary help. Saint Albert Chmielowski   Adam Hilary Bernard Chmielowski, also known as Saint Brother Albert, was a man whose biography is full of extraordinary events – his life could serve as an inspiration to many film scripts and stories for books. That Polish Franciscan friar, founder of the Servants of the Poor, fought in the January Uprising (1863–1864). He was a painter: he studied painting in Warsaw, Munich and Paris. There he made friends with many famous artists such as Stanisław Witkiewicz, Józef Chełmoński, Aleksander Gierymski and Leon Wyczolkowski. He was recognized as one of the precursors of Polish Impressionism. His most famous religious painting is "Ecce Homo" &nd [...] more

Medicine and Health

Medicine and Health Health is one of the most interesting things in our lives. We wish health to each other. We pray for health. We say "health is the most important". We do everything to be healthy as long as possible. There is no doubt that many of our activities depend on our general well-being - physical and mental. At the Lower Silesian Science Festival you will come across an entire panel devoted to "Medicine and Health", during which scientists and professionals will answer a lot of questions. IN THE WORLD OF CELLS AND TISSUES Mysteries of cells Held in a laboratory, this workshop aims at acquainting participants with blood morphology, its properties and b [...] more

A few words about smog

A few words about smog Fresh air, clean streets of cities, plenty of greenery… More and more people wants this picture to become reality. That is why, taking care of the environment we live in is not only socially desirable but also trendy. Air pollution has become a major problem of the contemporary world. We should definitely  fight it. Contamination is a substance in the air, the concentration of which is higher than average. The most well-known anthropogenic pollution is smog. Its presence is a result of two factors: human activity and unfavorable natural phenomena: windless and foggy weather. In Poland smog occurs mainly in the heating season from September to April. Why has smog [...] more

Man and Society

Man and Society Man and Society is the third science panel that has been included in our programme. In this panel there are many interesting issues. One of them should interest us most: man. Moreover, plenty of events address the subject of an individual’s life: from spirituality to politics and law. LAW AND ECONOMICS Be enterprising! Set up your own firm Do you want to become the richest man in the world? Perhaps you dream to manage a large company in the future or start your own business? If so, we invite you to participate in a workshop prepared by the Lower Silesian Science Festival. At the classes, instructors will present the world's largest companies and encourage [...] more

Esperanto - language without limits

Esperanto - language without limits It's been 130 years since the publication of Ludwig Zamenhof's book called Dr Esperanto's International Language, aka Unua Libro. It presents a new artificial language – Esperanto. The title is derived from the author's nickname, under which he published his textbook, "Dr Esperanto" (Doctor of Hope). His hopes came true because he created a beautiful community of people speaking Esperanto. They estimated to be between 100,000 and 2 million, depending on their command of the language. Because of this anniversary, the Lower Silesian Science Festival has prepared interesting events that will hopefully encourage you to learn Esperanto.   FRO [...] more

Art Spheres

Art Spheres This year's Spheres of Artpanel is rife with riveting events! We are curious which of them you will choose during this edition. Meanwhile, we are presenting these undertakings that are bound to interest you.   IN THE WORLD OF FINE ARTS Beautifully handwritten letters belong to ancient traditional forms of information. Handwriting is a vital element of education – it allows us to define our personality as well as acquire the skill of formulating our thoughts. Probably many of us would like this form of correspondence to survive for as long as possible. It’s enough to just start! The best place to do this will be a workshop called The Beauty of Ancient Le [...] more

Noses, tigers, skirts - the Humanities

Noses, tigers, skirts - the Humanities Time has come to show you a few chosen festival ventures that will take place this year as part of the Humanities panel. Each event from this panel is ascribed to one of the sixth thematic categories as it was the previous year. Power Charmed into Words Various noses of our culture– Przemysław Staniewski will struggle with a description of smell, which has been the most depreciated sense for centuries. Our sense of smell works much worse than animals’, is difficult to define and doesn’t allow for contemplation of art. Aristotle even placed smell at the bottom of his sensory hierarchy. Because of all this, our language is impoverished – we don’ [...] more

Major events for 20th LSSF

Major events for 20th LSSF Science without Limits is not only a tagline of the jubilee edition of the Lowe Silesian Science Festival but also a main idea lying behind it. This year 1,500 events are prepared as part of the Festival. Carried out in a riveting and inspiring way, such events are a great offer for those interested in science. Set aside some time on 16th-17th September for an outside event – Park of Knowledge. It is then that the Old Town Promenade turns into a paradise. Among many stalls, one will be able to find: medical tent, in which students from the Medical University will run practical classes about first aid. theatrical tent, in which children will try [...] more

Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Maria Skłodowska-Cuire was the first woman to get the Nobel Prize twice and the only scientist who was honoured with this award in two sciences – chemistry and physics. The 150th anniversary of her birthday falls on this year. On this occasion the Lower Silesian Science Festival offers three events about that amazing figure: 1. Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her radioactive world 2. Symbol of sacrifice to science – Maria Skłodowska-Curie 3. Maria Skłodowska-Curie “Fragile like a twig, great as a Nobel” The first two events are lectures, during which the biography of Maria Skłodowska-Curie will be presented. Skłodowska-Cuire was a member of th [...] more

Programme very soon

Programme very soon The programme of the Jubilee Edition of the Science Festival will be issued in the middle of June. It is the twentieth time we have prepared for you plenty of fascinating lectures, workshops and competitions, the aim of which is to broaden your horizons and deepen your knowledge. We ensure that everybody will find something interesting for themselves. Wrocław and later other cities of Lower Silesia will become places where science will be vitally important. You will have an opportunity to learn a great deal from meetings with specialists in many scientific fields, ranging from the Humanities, architecture, sport to mathematics and philosophy. Check out our website on a regu [...] more

Volunteers wanted!

Volunteers wanted!     This year’s Festival takes place from 22nd to 27th September in Wrocław. It will be commenced by the Park of Knowledge, which is scheduled for 16th and 17th September. At the end of September and in October, the Festival is held in other cities of Lower Silesia.   The Science Festival is a huge undertaking, requiring a lot of work and the engagement of many people. Because of that, we would like to invite you to aid the organisation of the Festival as a volunteer. Your tasks will involve preparing promotional and informative materials for shipment, handing out leaflets and invitations, assistance at the time of the Festival events. Your h [...] more

20th edition under preparation

20th edition under preparation Dear Fans of the Wrocław celebration of science! We are working on the next edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The jubilee 20th Lower Silesian Science Festival will feature events from all the fields of science. This year’s slogan is Science without Borders. In the course of a few days of September, the lecture rooms, studios and laboratories of Wrocław universities will be open to all people interested in science, art and culture. Shortly after the end of the Festival in Wrocław, the most interesting lectures and displays will be presented in other cities of Lower Silesia.   Park of Knowledge: 16th-17th September 2017 (Wrocław Old Town [...] more

Slogan and schedule of jubilee edition of Festival

Slogan and schedule of jubilee edition of Festival The jubilee edition of the 20thLower Silesian Science Festival will be held under the slogan: Science without Borders. This event is planned on the following dates: Wrocław 21st-27th September 2017. The major events will be preceded by the Park of Knowledge, which will take place on 16th-17th September 2017 at 11-15 on the Old Town Promenade near the Puppet Theatre.   After the end of the events in Wrocław, the Festival will visit the following cities: Legnica                        28-30.09.2017 Bystrzyca Kłodzka      &n [...] more

Sponsors wanted

Sponsors wanted   Offer of sponsoring 20th Lower Silesian Science Festival in 2017 The twentieth jubilee edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is set to take place in 2017. The idea behind this undertaking is to disseminate widely understood scientific culture. The Festival has earned recognition among the inhabitants of Wrocław and the whole province and already been inscribed in the calendar of events in Lower Silesia. It must be noted that this Festival is the biggest event of its kind in Poland. Recently the nineteenth edition of the LSSF has come to an end, during which 1,500 varied and high-quality meetings with culture, science and art were organised. In 2016 the Fest [...] more

New Chief Coordinator

New Chief Coordinator  Prof. Kazmierz Orzechowski has stopped being the Chief Coordinator of The Lower Silesian Science Festival after two truly successful tenures. From now on, he is supporting the Festival with his advice as a Honorary Member of the LSSF Programme Council. We are presenting now a short profile of a new Chief Coordinator: prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Dobosz from the Wrocław Medical University. His tenure will last for four years. Professor Dobosz has been supporting the Lower Silesian Science Festival since 1998 and taking part in all its editions. He has delivered over 100 lectures and served as a Coordinator of the LSSF at the Wrocław Medical University and also been a Deputy of th [...] more

Recollections from Lubin. Travels in time and around the world

Recollections from Lubin. Travels in time and around the world The Lower Silesian Science Festival has taken place in Lubin for the fourth time. Although the Festival hasn't lasted long in this town, it attracted a group of avid fans who visit the “Muza” Culture Centre every year. Not only was the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival visited by a lot of participants but many distinguished instructors also made their appearance there and shared their passions and experiences with audiences. The guest of the event: I was a grand piano of the Warsaw Uprising was an amazing figure – Zbigniew Grochowski, an insurgent, who managed to document scenes of the Warsaw Uprising. He talked about those important days in 1944 in a m [...] more

Events in Legnica

Events in Legnica On 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2016 the 19th regional edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival took place. 68 events were prepared in the forms of displays, workshops and presentations. Chemical and physical displays and lectures on chemistry, physics, technology and medicine enjoyed the greatest popularity among festival participants. A lot of events were devoted to balanced diet and proper nutrition. The event called “Intelligent” diet nourishing our brain presented guidelines on what we should eat in order that our brain works effectively. Nowadays shop shelves burst at the seams with products and consumers find it more difficult to make a choice. A quest [...] more

Recollections from INTiBS PAN

Recollections from INTiBS PAN Organised at the Institute of Lower Temperatures and Structural Research as part of this year's Lower Silesian Science Festival, events were connected with the science activity of INTiBS. The institute deals with investigating physical and chemical structure of the solid body and its influence on physical, chemical and spectroscopic properties. The above-mentioned research is done in low temperatures. This year displays dominated over other forms of activities ascribed to the Festival. Each of us heard about solid bodies and crystals, but do we know what they really are? During the classes called How to grow a crystal? An instructor answered a series of questions regarding [...] more

Recollections from Wrocław University of Technology

Recollections from Wrocław University of Technology   One of the major events that are held at Wrocław University of Technology is the Oxford Debate, which teaches how to conduct discussions, present arguments, speak in public and go into a verbal battle with an opponent. The rules are as follows: there are two teams, the first is from Wrocław high school and the second represents a high school from the region. Both teams take two sides of the argument. This year’s topic was on: What grows out of grains of knowledge? How to plan your future? The debate was judged by the Council of Elders, including prominent figures from the world of science, politics, business and culture. This year’s line-up was made up of [...] more

Recollections from University of Economics

Recollections from University of Economics    Throughout all the events at the University of Economics, organised as part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, everybody could hear about nanoparticles and nanostructures in foodstuffs and possibilities which the application of nanomaterials gives us in the food industry. Organisers showed that economics doesn’t have to be difficult and boring. Attendees got to know what financial intelligence is and where Euro comes from, how to manage the budget wisely, how to become a computer programmer, whether the launch of a new product to the market can go well without marketing research and whether cloud computing gives us enough security of data proces [...] more

Recollections from Academy of Physical Education

Recollections from Academy of Physical Education Unihokey, TRX Partial Suspension Training, swimming, nordic walking – are only some of the sporting attractions prepared by the Academy of Physical Education for the participants of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. There was enough of diversity and a good fun combined with a lot of movement. Sport is not only health but above all a high dose of joy and pleasure – this is due to endorphins, i.e.hormones of happiness that are produced during physical activity.   See what happened at the Academy of Physical Educatio this year and reserve some time for the next edition! TRX Partial Suspension Training on the unstable surface Such exercise is well-k [...] more

Recollections from Academy of Art and Design

Recollections from Academy of Art and Design The programme of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Academy of Art and Design included 15 events – this is three times as many as in the previous edition. Everyone could participate in fine arts workshop, displays and lectures, getting to know the techniques of working with materials such as metal, glass, ceramics, castling mass, clay, wood and the like. The workshop was accompanied with displays. A lot of workshops were held concerning ceramics, stained glass, sculpting, conservation and reconstruction of historic wood, glass formation and graphic techniques. The use of “new media” also included classes devoted to processing and creating an image tha [...] more

Recollections from Medical University

Recollections from Medical University      Organised at the Medical University as part of the Park of Knowledge, events were only a foretaste. One of the events that attracted droves of people were happenings such as Demask the murdererand Police flashlight – see the world in the UV light. The former was about a group of people entering a tent after having heard a gunshot. There were a dummy and a gun nearby. By the wall two students were standing. An instructor asked who shot and students indicated each other. The group fenced the area, set out stickers, took photos and check suspects’ hands by the ash test, then the perpetrator had the handcuffs and a specific fabric “Remand Centr [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics

Recollections: Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics The Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław offered participants of the Lower Silesian Science Festival 22 very interesting lectures. The lectures aimed at familiarising audiences (lower secondary and high school students and adults) with the issues concerning different fields of law, including criminal, constitutional, civil and administrative law, as well as economics and history, political doctrines and theories. Undertakings organised at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics touched upon topical subjects: the workshop entitled Internet never forgets – privacy on the web indicated that content left on the Internet can be sto [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Letters

Recollections: Faculty of Letters During this year’s edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, the recordnumberof events – 21 have been organised so far at the Faculty of Letters. Thanks to this, the number of people visiting humanists is increasing.   One of the events was the 13thLinguistic Marathon. Participants had a task of doing exercises as quickly as possible. A set of five tasks is drawn up annually by academics and Ph.D. students. They don’t limit themselves to only one language. The exercises are based on linguistic material from both contemporary and dead languages. Marathoner can then be confronted with issues linked with the lexicon of English, syntax of Polish and mor [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Biotechnology

Recollections: Faculty of Biotechnology This year the Faculty of Biology prepared 5 events as part of the Wrocław edition of the LSSF. Two events was organised for the first time. Although there was no publicity of these events without a mention in the programme of the Festival, a lot of people participated in them. Other well-known events still enjoyed popularity among festival-goers, which is a proof that these undertakings should be in the programme forever. It seems that they fit in well with participants' expectations and will be repeated during the next edition of the Festival. From layman to geneticist - possibilities of modern biotechnology This event has been organised by the students from the &ldqu [...] more

Recollections: Academy of Music

Recollections: Academy of Music Yet again The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław took care of the musical setting of the Lower Silesian Science Festival from the ceremonious inauguration to the final concert. The 19th LSSF was inaugurated with chamber recital of Spanish songs of various styles rendered by the Ph.D. student Hanna Sosnowska (soprano) and dr Anna Pietrzak (classical guitar). During the end of Wrocław edition of the Festival, the final piano concert took place. Dr hab. Anna Rutkowska-Schock, a lecturer of the Academy of Music, duetted with her talented teen daughter Laura Schock - a laureate of a few competition. They performed a piano sonata by Mozart, which refers to the tradition of profes [...] more

Recollections: Potifical Faculty of Theology

Recollections: Potifical Faculty of Theology We are presenting another portion of recollections from the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. This time you will read what happened at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology. Formatted Man The aim of the lecture was to show in what way contemporary social engineering is creating a new model of man. Man is formatted through destroying his/her identity, encroaching on a sphere of his/her values and creating the veneers of relationship with others in the virtual reality. The citizen is replaced by the consumer and corporations gain a real influence on the vision of society. Such a situation results from the compression of time and space that has made the world one hypermarket, [...] more

Recollections: with a visit to soldiers

Recollections: with a visit to soldiers Every year events organised by academics, officer cadets and soldiers from The General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław are one of the largest undertakings at the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Events and attractions prepared and presented as part of the Festival enjoyed popularity among adults, youngsters and children and was one of the sparse opportunities to get to know military things. A display of a remote-controlled drone, allowing for taking photos and recording films attracted a lot of people was held as part of a lecture: “Innovations at The General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław with the Use of Dr [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environment Management

Recollections: Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environment Management This year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management encapsulated lectures, workshops, exhibitions and excursions. The events were held as part of the thematic categories: Weekend with Geology and Beauty of Earth and the Environment. Traditionally, among festival events there were lectures and exhibitions organised by workers of the Geological Museum and Mineralogical Museum. Apart from making it possible for visitors to see the exhibitions, the workshops: “What Do We Know About Carbon?” offered an opportunity for participants to find samples of rocks and fossils connected with this period on Ea [...] more

Recollections: Confucius Institute

Recollections: Confucius Institute The organisers from the Confucius Institute yet again gave us a lot of exotic emotions at the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Especially workshops enjoy the greatest popularity among other events set up at the Confucius Institute. During the classes called “Charm of Chinese Calligraphy”, attendees got to know the history of Chinese calligraphy, as well as they drew basic signs by original accessories under the guidance of a Chinese teacher. At the time of the workshops: “Chinese Shadow Theatre – make your own figure”, children made traditional and contemporary figures of the Chinese Shadow Theatre. The Shadow Theatre is an interesting form of spen [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Chemistry

Recollections: Faculty of Chemistry As part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wrocław offered popular science lectures, workshops, displays and two contests. Both academics, Ph.D. students and a lower secondary student and a worker of the Province Police Department were involved in the organisation of those events. Thanks to all these people, their work, effort, engagement and weight they pulled in preparations as well as running classes, the Festival could be a celebration of Wrocław and university chemistry available for everyone. Run by dr Andrzej Vogt, Cool chemistry enjoyed great popularity. It was a lecture combined with displays of spectacular experi [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

Recollections: Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences As part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, The Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences organised events in three categories: Meeting with history, Power charmed into words and Social issues. The events were prepared in various forms, often mixed: lectures, displays, workshops, exhibitions. Organised by dr Beata Miazga from the Institute of Archaeology, repeating events deserve a special mention. They are a two-day series of archaeology workshops. This year workshops called From a grain to porridge. A short history of cereals were devoted to various aspects of discoveries in agriculture. Issues connected with crops and their influence on the development of manki [...] more

Recollections: University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Recollections: University of Environmental and Life Sciences As part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, events took place at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences on 16-21.09.2016. Among the organisers there were five faculties involved: Biology and Animal Science, Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Life Sciences and Technology. In total 69 events were planned at the 19th edition of the LSSF at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. They were run by 60 academics and 25 assistants – technical workers, Ph.D. students and students from science clubs. 47 titles were repeated twice or three times. Displays of both domestic and exotic plants e [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Recollections: Faculty of Physics and Astronomy Every year events organised by the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy as part of the LSSF are eagerly visited by people at different ages. The offer is directed to a wide range of audiences. The Faulty has had its stalls at the Park of Knowledge for the third time, where a series of experiments were conducted. During this year's edition of the LSSF, the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy put up a stall, consisting of three parts: 1) Games on an inclined plane – mgr Artur Rokosa showed a set of experiments with the use of an inclined plane. Various atypical behaviours of tumbling objects were presented. At that stall, it was possible to get acquainted with the basics of th [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Biological Sciences

Recollections: Faculty of Biological Sciences The Faculty of Biological Sciences presented the subject matter concerning various organisms and biological problems at this year's Festival. Attendees were delighted with practical classes, where it was possible to conduct experiments, observe specimens under the microscope, museum exhibits – stuffed and preserved animals and herbarium specimens and the like. Two lectures and workshops were devoted to anthropology and human biology. At the lecture entitled Cartoons under close scrutiny – the biological attractiveness in animated films on the basis of animated characters, a lecturer answered the following questions: why are good characters portrayed as attractiv [...] more

19th Lower Silesian Science Festival is coming to an end

19th Lower Silesian Science Festival is coming to an end The regional edition of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival is about to finish. Our last stops are cities rich in history and beautiful architecture – Głogów and Ząbkowice Śląskie. In these two cities the Festival always takes the form of a real celebration of science. We are inviting you to visit Głogów and Ząbkowice Śląskie, where the 19th LSSF commences today. The Festival lasts for two days there. 132 events are set to take place in Głogów. In the programme there are among other things Photographic workshops, addressed to the students who want to get to know their camera and its capabilities. Lower secondary students will learn about what the [...] more

Recollections: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy

Recollections: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy The Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAS contributed greatly to the organisation of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The workers of the Institute arranged 23 events in the category called In the circle of immunology. Roughly 760 people of different ages took part in such events. Participants had a chance to get to know the power of genetics, without which it is hard to imagine treating illnesses and creating medicaments these days. Plenty of displays were held where attendees learnt about disparate methods of telling apart living from dead cells by viruses and chemical substances and coloured them. They also observed the effects under the optical micro [...] more

The longest Lower Silesian Science Festival: destination - Wałbrzych

The longest Lower Silesian Science Festival: destination - Wałbrzych Wałbrzych is a city in which the Lower Silesian Science Festival lasted the longest time. It was 16 days. We are inviting you to the inauguration lecture entitled Truth and myths about eye and vision by prof. Henryk Kasprzak. The basic elements of the structure of the eye and their physical properties and optical parameters will be discussed at the lecture. Professor will also give some information about the current knowledge and problems of this subject matter as well as simplifications being made in popular science studies.   120 events are set to be held in Wałbrzych. Among them there will be workshops on chemistry, biology, physics, language, the humanities and ar [...] more

Recollections: Tikkun Olam School

Recollections: Tikkun Olam School Tikkun Olam can be translated as refining the world, mending. Such is the idea behind the Tikkun Olam Primary and Lower Secondary School in Wrocław. This school belongs to Jewish private institutions although they are nor religious schools. Apart from typical subjects like Polish and mathematics, the Jewish tradition, history and Hebrew are taught. Students also celebrate Jewish holidays at school. It doesn't matter what religion they are. Tikkun Olam schools took part in this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and organised three events: a lecture – Artistic creation of prisoners in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, language workshops [...] more

Recollections: Faculty of Mathematics and IT

Recollections: Faculty of Mathematics and IT Festival events took place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology on 15_17th and 21st September 2016. All places were occupied during the majority of workshops and lectures. The limit of available places was successively exceeded in order to enable all the interested people to take part in the Mathematical Marathon. As many as 3300 competitors participated in the selection of the 15th Mathematical Marathon on 15–17th September. 622 people qualified for the finals. The final was held at 10–24 until all winners were selected in all categories. After 10 rounds participants who were still in the game and their teachers got refreshments. The best competitor [...] more

Festival in Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka and Dzierżoniów

Festival in Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka and Dzierżoniów Three cities: Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka and Dzierżoniów hosted the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Events in these cities vary. Workshops entitled Self-presentation as part of the interviews and public appearances and Interpersonal communication were held in Jelenia Góra. Participants were taught how to build interpersonal relationships and use verbal and non-verbal ways of communication. They learned about the rules of correct self-presentation, social communication and creating their own image, which helps them succeed in a job interview, conference or during final examinations. Participants were also familiarised with the techniques of negoti [...] more

Time travel and travel around the world, i.e. recollections from the Festival in Lubin

Time travel and travel around the world, i.e. recollections from the Festival in Lubin With “Muza” you are always in the cultural centre – this is a motto of the “Muza” Cultural Centre in Lubin. This institute hosted the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. At that time the Centre was full of not only culture but also science. The Festival in Lubin was opened by the Director of the Muza Centre Małgorzata Życzkowska-Czesak and prof. dr hab. inż. Jadwiga Sołoducho, co-ordniator plenipotentiary for the region. Each seat was taken in the largest room by children and youngsters of different ages. The meeting started from an inauguration lecture entitled Technology you perhaps don't know, given by inż. Witold Kaźmierowski. He p [...] more

Recollections: State Drama School

Recollections: State Drama School The State Drama School has taken in the Lower Silesian Science Festival for the ninth time, supporting the popularisation of science and art in Wrocław and in regional cities. Our school offered a comprehensive programme of events, addressed to both young and adult audiences. As part of the thematic category: Around the Stage, spectacles and displays were realised during the didactic process in the previous academic year. Godzina Wrońca, a musical spectacle prepared and performed by the Student Research Group of our school, aroused the greatest interest among audiences. The spectacle was created on the basis of the fragments of the prose “Wroniec” by Jacek Dukaj [...] more

LSSF in Lubin

Lubin hosted the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival on 29th September that lasted for two days. Below we are presenting events that took place as part of the Festival. I was a grand piano of the Warsaw Uprising The guest of the event will be an amazing figure – Zbigniew Grochowski, an insurgent, who managed to document scenes of the Warsaw Uprising. He talks about those important days in 1944 in a moving way. He is one of the fourth living photographers and his photos are part of the exhibition housed in the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw. Meeting from the series: Man with passion “Preserve for posterity”. The History of the Lubin money and [...] more

Recollections: Geological Field Game

Recollections: Geological Field Game What does pumice look like? How does it differ from clay? What is the depth gauge for? Does coke do harm to our teeth? – answers to these and other questions can be found during a field game run by the workers of the PIG-PIB Lower Silesian Branch as part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wrocław.                                             Yet again the workers of PIG-PIB have joined the group of co-organisers of the LSSF and on 16th September 2 [...] more

Recollections: CSI: Detective Stories Set in Wrocław

Recollections: CSI: Detective Stories Set in Wrocław CSI: Detective puzzles set in Wrocław is a panel of major events realised as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. These events attract droves of people every year. We prepared 18 events for you with the aim of bringing the methods of inquest closer to participants and debunk myths cultivated in many detective series. Detective events arouse a lot of emotions and enjoy great popularity among all the age groups although they are addressed mainly to adults and high school students. The classes take place in two essential spots: at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economy of University of Wrocław and Wrocław Medical University, for example in the Department of Fo [...] more

Recollections: Final concert

Recollections: Final concert 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival commenced with an official inauguration. A lot of events took part and then... time has come for the end. However, this is only the end of the Wrocław edition. We are inviting you to take part in regional editions – in Zgorzelec, Głogów, Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Wałbrzych, Dzierżoniów, Ząbkowice Śląskie, Legnica and Lublin. The ceremonious concert entitled Leopold, Wolfgang, Nannerl, Salzburg – the world of a young music genius in the 260th birthday anniversary was devoted to Mozart. Dr Aleksandra Pijarowska, a music theoretician, talked about the composer. The lecturer focused on his familial relatio [...] more

Recollections: Studium Generale

Recollections: Studium Generale Studium Generale is a specific and extraordinary event. It has a form of a lecture combined with music. Every year it is held in the beautiful room: Oratorium Marianum in the main edifice of the University of Wrocław as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This year's title of Studium Generale is Chemistry of Love. The lecture, given by dr hab. Karol Kacprzak from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, touched on the phenomenon of love from the perspective of neurochemistry, medicine and social studies. The lecturer talked about how love progresses and what their subsequent stages are such as recognition, romantic love and mature love, that is attachment an [...] more

Is this the end?

Is this the end? All's well that ends well… But the Lower Silesian Science Festival is still lasting! Admittedly, the Wrocław edition is over but the regional edition commences! Take a peek at events prepared for you! The musical gem of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is without doubt a final concert, which will be held on the last day of the edition in Wrocław. The concert is entitled Leopold, Wolfgang, Nannerl, Salzburg – the world of a young music genius in the 260th birthday anniversary. The concert will be preceded by a lecture on the life of distinguished Wolfgang Mozart. During the musical part, a piano sonata, composed by Mozart with the intention of playing music t [...] more

Vote for "Physicists' Boulevard"

Vote for "Physicists  Boulevard" “Physicists' Boulevard” is a project as part of the Participatory Budget of Wrocław. The initiators of the project aim to create the first outdoor and widely available park of physical experiments on the premises of Józef Zwierzyniecki Boulevard. In the park, in the open air, there will be physical machines installed that could interest both children and adults. The location of such an undertaking has been planned in the vicinity of Max Born Square, near the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy. The first phase of this initiative will be the installation of a single experiment – so-called “acoustic lenses”. Lenses concentrate acoustic waves [...] more

Technology in your home

Technology in your home Check out what we've prepared for you as part of the category: Technology in your home: How is it that in this room is so warm? In what way is heat distributed to different rooms in our houses? How does the heating know how much heat should be distributed? What does the tool indispensable for heating the room look like in reality? Answers to these questions will be given during the meeting. Additionally, participants will be able to direct the flow of water in the installation. The display will be thematically linked with the following presentations: What does heat look like? and Which way does heat flow? How to conjure something out of nothing - recycling fun [...] more

Labyrinth of Technology

Labyrinth of Technology The 19th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival has already commenced. Below we are presenting events from the category: Labyrinth of technology. Analog of martian rover - Scorpio N At the display everybody will see the whole process of making a rover – from drafts in the notebook to ready constructions that compete with other constructions in international Martian rover analogue tournaments in the USA – University Rover Challenge. In addition, participants will get to know the structure of such a vehicle. The lucky ones will sit behind the wheel of the Scorpio N rover and try their hand at steering a robotic arm. Bragg-Nye bubble model of dislocati [...] more

INFO world

INFO world What do you associate the world of Info with? With information technology, computers, robots? If you give such an answer, it is undoubtedly true but it is not all. In the world of Info you can also find books, comic strips, artificial intelligence and a looking glass in which you see a distorted world. "Where are the books?" Welcome to Bibliotech Visiting Bibliotech is a trip to a state-of-the-art building, a base for the Knowledge and Scientific and Technological Information Centre of Wrocław University of Technology. This building was called “a library without books” by the media. Visitors will get to know a lot of interesting facts about the bu [...] more

On the way to stars

On the way to stars In Greek astronomy means “laws of the stars” or “culture of the stars”. When the 19th LSSF commences, the mysteries of astronomy will be revealed during the events in the category of On the way to stars. This category includes some displays of the sky, cosmic moons, solar flares and space missions. Check out what else we have prepared for you. Meteor showers Meteors, often called falling stars, are spectacular phenomena in the sky. They can be visible with the naked eye practically each clear night. Normally only few stars fall. However, there are nights when there are more meteors and during meteor showers we can observe the tens of thousands pheno [...] more

Physical Spectrum

Physical Spectrum Below we are presenting events from the category – Physical Spectrum. Find some time for at least one event, because such a chance may not happen very quickly. “This glass can do everything, can answer every question..." - World of optics We will try to explain what light is and what does the way of light look like in various stages and if light always travels in a straight line. Participants will be able to check how light reflects. It will also be possible to see a zoomed picture, obtained by lens and a virtual image. The term of the refractive index will be introduced in order to show objects that become invisible. Physics circus Physics circus [...] more

Park of Knowledge

Park of Knowledge The Park of Knowledge took place on 10th September and lasted for two days. The Old Town Promenade near the Puppet Theatre turned into a space full of science and entertainment. During this event, the organisers of the Lower Silesian Science Festival show that science can be presented in a creative and easy form, which simultaneously provides a lot of entertainment. This year 18 stalls were waiting for participants.   Crime detection fans could take part in “Reveal the murderer”, during which participants had a task to pursue an investigation, assess who is guilty, handcuff the perpetrator and wear prison clothes. There will be a food tasting of [...] more

Digital education and why can't we miss this chance?

Digital education and why can t we miss this chance? The world is speeding up – technology brings about social changes we are not prepared for. There are no professions and studies that guarantee a cushy job till retirement anymore. Instead of obedience and discipline, a sense of inner control, co-operation, courage to learn by yourself and shape your life in your own way. Luckily, the same technology gives us tools everyone who wants to rise to a challenge can use. “I will try to explain how we can benefit from revolution that will affect us sooner or later by using wisely possibilities of digital didactics,” says prof. Lech Mankiewicz. “During the lecture we will talk about how the world is changing and [...] more

WSB University in Wrocław

WSB University in Wrocław WSB University in Wrocław has joined the group of institutions, taking part in this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The Festival takes place on 16-21.09. The lecturers and their assistants of WSB University in Wrocław have prepared practical workshops and lectures, during which it will be possible to see how the 3D printer works, discuss antiterrorist actions or get to know how to communicate with other people effectively. There will be an opportunity for everyone to participate in workshops regarding cultural differences and savoir-vivre. Besides, we invite festival guests to “Brain Laboratory” and the pre-view of GOforIT game. Travel lovers [...] more

Mathematical Klaleidoscope

Mathematical Klaleidoscope You've heard for sure a saying that mathematics is the queen of all sciences. Why is this science so important? Numbers are ubiquitous. They are present at home, school, work, during travel, cooking, on holidays... Distance, measurements, weights that help us get to know the world are determined by numbers. They are indispensable in daily life. Let's see what we have prepared for you in the category: Mathematical Kaleidoscope: Mathematics and logic games You are invited to take part in mathematical competitions based on tasks from the International Championships in mathematical and logic games. Check for yourself how unusual, interesting and simple mathemati [...] more

Weekend with geology

Weekend with geology At the beginning we will spend together a weekend at the Park of Knowledge, and then next weekend with geology. In this category we've prepared events that will raise the awareness of the structure, properties and history of the Earth and other planets. These topics are inextricably linked with a scientific field called geology. Have a look at other events! How and when did Lower Silesian rivers appear? The aim of the trip will be to show the most interesting geological places, documenting the history of the development of river networks of the Sudety Mountains. Especially the influence of geological structure of river valleys and influence of tectonics, neotectoni [...] more

Take part in Salon Profesora Dudka

Take part in Salon Profesora Dudka The Lower Silesian Science Festival is an undertaking that integrates various academic and cultural circles. This is a popular science event, addressed to a wide range of participants – primary, lower secondary and secondary school students, teachers, families with children and elders. We try to make our events interesting to diverse audiences. At the same time, we want our undertakings included in the Festival programme to be a stimulus for developing passions as well as pretext for forming opinions and exchanging views. You will take part in Salon Profesora Dudka during this year's edition of the Festival. Professor Józef Dudek, the founder of Salon Profe [...] more

Film marathon at Kino Nowe Horyzonty

Film marathon at Kino Nowe Horyzonty This year we have added more interesting events to the programme of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Kino Nowe Horyzonty [The New Horizons Cinema] has taken part in the co-organisation of the Science Festival for the first time. We are inviting you to the film marathon entitled “Professor Wrocław”. The event will be devoted to the beginnings of science in post-war Wrocław. The following films will be screened:                           * „Dni Pierwsze” (39') [First Days]                           * and sel [...] more

Beauty of Earth

Beauty of Earth During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, we are inviting you to discover the mysteries and past of the Earth. See what we've prepared for you in the category: Beauty of the Earth! Four Billion Years in Three Quarters – Stratographic Chart wit Comments The history of the Earth covers a span of over 4 billion years. It's really difficult to memorise all occurrences. That's why the organisers of this event are inviting everyone to take a crash course in historical geology. During the meeting, there will be a chance to get acquainted with the stratographic table of the history of the earth and other selected phenomena and processes that took place in v [...] more

Environment

Environment The 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival will begin in two weeks! If you haven't decided yet which events is worth going to, it is now the best time. Go through our programme and meanwhile we are presenting below events from the category: Environment. Environment close to us Participants will be divided into groups and visit laboratories with a guide. There they will learn about interesting facts and take part in experiments within the scope of engineering and environment prevention. Students from Eko-Instytut Scientific Club will assist in doing tasks. As part of the classes, attendees will determine the quality of water based on the basic chemical reagents, learn how [...] more

Press Conference ahead of 19th Lower Sielsian Science Festival

Press Conference ahead of 19th Lower Sielsian Science Festival We are inviting everybody to the press conference, preceding the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The conference takes place in Restauracja Dwór Polski Rynek 5 in Wrocław, on 8th September at 11.00 – 1.00. The slogan of this year's edition is Grains of Knowledge. The traditional Inauguration that commences the Lower Silesian Science Festival will be exceptionally held in Wielka Sala Ratusza Miejskiego Muzeum Wrocławia (the Great Hall of the Old Town Hall of the City Museum of Wrocław), on 15th September 2016 at 2.00. Before the LSSF's bugle sounds, the Park of Knowledge will take place on the Old Town Promenade near Teatr Lalek. This outdoor event has [...] more

Wrocław Enterprise for Water Supply and Sewage

Wrocław Enterprise for Water Supply and Sewage The Municipal Enterprise for Water Supply and Sewage in Wrocław has been a sponsor of the Lower Silesian Science Festival for many years. The workers of this enterprise are also co-organisers of the Festival. They prepare their own events which aim to show the work in such an enterprise. On the premises of the enterprise the Centre for New Technologies will be organised during the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. For the purpose of the event entitled Web detectives – on the track of underground failures, a few machines that are used to prevent failures will be placed in the car park in front of the building: Stara Ozonowa (ul. Na Grobli 19).   Par [...] more

Chemistry - key to nature

Chemistry - key to nature Thanks to the inclusion of some events in the category: Chemistry as a key to nature, we will prove you that this scientific discipline is amazingly varied and has nothing to do with boredom. What's more, there will be a chance for participants to have a good fun and listen to interesting facts that certainly surprise them. Here is the overview of some of these events: Chemistry as experiment Attractive chemical experiments, fuelling imagination will take place pending the display. Astonishment that accompanies every public display of chemical experiments underscores a magical atmosphere and arouses a desire for knowledge. What are pigments? Our lives can be pre [...] more

Daily chemistry

Daily chemistry We are often unaware of how common chemistry is used in daily life. Thanks to chemistry, we get a lot of products and phenomena that accompany us every day. This field of science is present in our surrounding in the form of chemical compounds, their mixtures and chemical reactions, which are not always harmful – many of them are needed, because they make our lives easier. That's why chemistry is also included in the programme of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Below are some events planned as part of the category: Chemistry every day. What are dietary supplements – necessary for your health or strain on your finances? Advertisements bombard us every [...] more

Invitation to the world of animals

Invitation to the world of animals “The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn”. John Lubbock Nature is a fascinating world, full of mysteries that each kid discovers with joy. Specially prepared for the youngest participants, classes entitled How many barbels does the Wels catfish have and can the frog croak? present the subaquatic world of ponds and water holes along with animals such as insects, fish and frogs in an accessible way. Where do dragonflies' children live? What is the tadpole? Where do fish eat? In the course of the workshops, the kids get to know answers to the above and other questions. Thanks to [...] more

Fascinating microbiology

Fascinating microbiology Microbiologists deal mainly with detecting, identifying and cultivating microorganisms, that is bacteria and viruses. They examine their structure, development, bodily functions and their role in nature. Microbiology is an important and necessary scientific field because microbilological knowledge – gained through laboratory experiments and fieldwork – is used in medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine, industry, environment and nutrition. During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, it will be possible to become familiar with this science. All you have to do is to take part in the events organised in the category – Fascinating microbiology. “ [...] more

Secrets of food

Secrets of food You are what you eat – this is a popular saying and it's true. Quality and quantity of food we consume affect not only the look of our body but also the condition of our health and mood. How to eat to feel well and enjoy a good condition? How to consciously choose products in shops and make meals while we are being bombarded with highly processed food and fast food or foodstuffs labelled bio, fit and light? During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival we will try to answer these and other questions that intrigue more and more people. Let's look what we have prepared for you in the category – secrets of food. “What should we eat so that our brain wor [...] more

Physical activity and health

Physical activity and health Sport equals health! With physical activity we strengthen our heart efficiency, which lessens the risk of potential heart diseases. Besides, we lower sugar levels, improve our mental ability, reduce accumulated stress and oxygenate our organism. The list of the advantages of doing sport is much longer. We hope the merits presented above will encourage you to take part in events, organised as part of a category – Physical activity and health. “Nordic walking – what everybody should know about it” During the classes the benefits of nordic walking will be presented like maintaining, enhancing and restoring daily fitness. Attention will also be given to [...] more

Health miscellanies

We live in times where the majority of people draw their knowledge of health and ailments of any kind mainly from the Internet. Unfortunately, data there is not always checked and reliable. At the Lower Silesian Science Festival, you will find a lot of events devoted to good physical condition and frame of mind. These events will be run by medically educated people. Their knowledge, imparted in an easy way, is bound to be more valuable than information found on the Internet. We are presenting undertakings from the category – Medical miscellanies. Dental erosion – what foodstuffs dissolve your teeth? Nutrients used in the contemporary diet contain huge amounts of [...] more

Immunology

Immunology Cloning is a process of getting identical – in terms of DNA – organisms, cells and particles of the deoxyribonucleic acid, as a result of transferring cell nuclei. An organism that has been copied is called a clone. This year we are marking the 20th anniversary of the technique of cloning that enables to clone two sheep: Megan and Morgan. From that time on, animals have been cloned on a broader scale: cows, pigs, dogs and even horses and red deer. A question arises as to whether it is possible to clone man? If so, is it in accordance with law and ethics? Answers to these questions and other titbits relative to cloning will be presented during a lecture called &ldquo [...] more

Picture of health

Picture of health One of the most important and topical health issues will be raised during the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Events linked with this subject matter can be found in the category – Precious Health. “What to do with the flu?” In the course of this lecture, epidemiology, patophysiology and prevention of the flu will be discussed in detail. The lecture will try to answer the following questions: what is the origin of bird and swine flu? Are they life-threatening? How can they be prevented? Is it advisable to vaccinate against the flu? Who is more subject to fall ill and what complications after the flu are liable to occur? “Bad and good cholest [...] more

Compulsory anatomy lesson

Compulsory anatomy lesson We're going to the anatomy lesson! The lesson is obviously run as part of the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival and we promise it will have nothing to do with school classes. However, it's worth being prepared for each lesson. Below is an introduction which will surely help you catch up. The category – Anatomy Lesson includes a wide range of events that revolve around matters concerning the structure of human organs. As such, there will be a chance for participants to see for themselves what the eyeball really looks like. Have you ever thought of what it is like to hold the bulb of the eye in your hand? In the course of a workshop called Eye Dissection, you c [...] more

Journey to world of cells and tissues

Journey to world of cells and tissues Today we are presenting another category: In the World of Cells and Tissues. People interested in genetics and molecular biology may well find some stimulating events, as well as people fond of versatility and diversity may well broaden their knowledge and learn about some titbits regarding various scientific disciplines in this category. After all, the Lower Silesian Science Festival is a golden opportunity to do so! A journey to the world of cells and tissues couldn't take place without an elementary device, i.e. the microscope. The Festival guests participating in undertakings organised as part of this thematic group will be working on this tool. During a laboratory call [...] more

Philosophy - love of wisdom

Philosophy - love of wisdom The word philosophy derives from the Greek language and is translated as a love of wisdom. It stands for a desire for knowledge and search for truth and certainty. However, it's impossible to formulate a clear-cut definition of philosophy as in this discipline everything is disputable, even whether philosophy is a science or wisdom. During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, attention will be given to philosophical deliberations and answers to some questions. What is the spirit of this age? What directions determine the spirit of the time? Is technological and scientific civilisation heading in the right direction? What challenges are ahead of humankind in the 21s [...] more

Visiting soldiers

Visiting soldiers As part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, the soldiers from the Military Academy of Land Forces open the doors to their world, which may seem exciting for many of us. Events that are organised by military men are a great opportunity to unravel some intriguing mysteries that surrounds the army. Everybody is welcome to take part in events within the Army and Defence category! A presentation Hand-to-hand combat – action in variable emergency situations will show games and outdoor activities used for teaching basic elements of hand-to-hand fight. Participants will also learn about some ways of overpowering aggressive opponents. The methods of enhancing shooting ski [...] more

Social issues

Social issues Would you like to manage your time more efficiently? Become more creative? Communicate with others successfully? Do you want to know from where you should generate motivation for any activity? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. You have a plethora of chances to learn these useful skills during the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. For those people who lack assertiveness, are to sensitive to criticism or want to avoid misunderstandings and enrich their non-verbal communication we have prepared a meeting – How to communicate effectively?. Another workshop called Conflict – user guide will be concerned with the issues bound [...] more

Law and economics

Law and economics Law and economics can be classified into the most important academic disciplines. Thereby, we couldn't do without them during the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Both the lovers of these disciplines and people who want to learn about something new and broaden their knowledge are bound to find a lot of undertakings interesting within the Law and Economics category. First of all, this year's events concern topical issues. There will be a chance to get acquainted with Consumer law and the rules of Art of saving. Such new skills will help participants not only spend their money properly but also facilitate a decision-making process regarding their future. Sim [...] more

The Beauty of Architecture

The Beauty of Architecture Although architecture is gone past indifferently, it has great significance to the space where man is. This space is created thanks to architecture – it is the architects who decide about the shapes of our houses, schools, institutions; they create places for everyday life, learning, development and entertainment. The beauty of architecture lies in this functionality and unnoticeable necessity. We want to talk about this during the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival. A category entitled The Beauty of Architecture includes exhibitions, workshops and interesting lectures. At a lecture called Microbes vs monuments and works of art the mysteries of Egyptian sepulchres, [...] more

Around the stage

Around the stage The theatre reminds us of an old wardrobe, which is a mysterious pass to Narnia – the creaky door opens and behind it there is a magical land, a different world. This world engrosses, arouses admiration and surprise and even fright. Everybody wants to come back to this land. We hope you will also return to the next edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, which cannot be held without the theatre. First of all, we'd like to invite you to the spectacles that are included in the Around the Scene category. These spectacles are an outcome of the work of the students from the State Drama School. The first play is Pechowiec [Luckless Chap] by Agnieszka Nasierowska [...] more

Welcome to the world of music

Welcome to the world of music Music is surely one of the oldest forms of entertainment humankind could make up. It accompanies us at the most important moments, highlights memorable events, makes the time pass pleasantly. It could be a real passion and a way of livfe. You don't need to have a great musical aptitude to enjoy music. At the Lower Silesian Science Festival there definitely won't be a shortage of musical accents. Rather there will be stacks of pleasant learning and entertaining undertakings. The In the World of Music category involves two lectures, which may be a good introduction to further play with sounds. Dr hab. Olga Ksenicz, a singer and lecturer of the Karol Lipiński Academy of M [...] more

First posters and gadgets in the office

First posters and gadgets in the office Preparations for the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival are in full swing! We would like to announce with pleasure that Festival materials are being supplied to the Office of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. They are always a distinctive element of each edition of the LSSF. We already have papers, certificates, diplomas, leashes and logic games, which became very popular among our participants. Lime is the theme colour – look out for this hue on the streets. Posters will be put up in Wrocław very soon. After all, the Festival starts in two months and time flies! Reach out for the programme of the Festival both in soft and hard copies!   more

Invitation to the world of fine arts

Invitation to the world of fine arts The Lower Silesian Science does not only live off science. At the heart of our interests is art, which is not only an ornament of frequently drab reality but also something soothing for our senses and another stimulus for development and broadening horizons. During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival don't miss out on encounters with art! There are numerous exhibitions prepared. The students of Wrocław University of Technology made beautiful stained glass works in the course of “Artistic Glass in Architecture Workshop.” These works can be seen from 15th to 21st September. Besides, it is worth visiting a MathArt Vinci exhibition, which refers to mathemat [...] more

Feel the Magic of the Media

Feel the Magic of the Media Are you fascinated by the world of the media? Want to be like an investigative journalist? Or maybe you are more interested in advertising? If you answer yes to at least one of the questions above, you should take part in the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival! A thematic category: Magic of the Media includes three thoroughly prepared events for you! The first event is a lecture To be like Monika Olejnik. Can everybody become a journalist? Magda Wieteska, a journalist of local and all-Polish media, instructor of journalistic workshops, will talk about the kinds of journalism, journalistic genres and experiences connected with this profession. High school students are [...] more

Discover yourself during LSSF

Discover yourself during LSSF At the time of the Science Festival not only can you deepen your knowledge but also you can enrich your personality. Especially for you there are workshops organised, during which your professional predispositions are analysed and your skills that are needed throughout the recruitment process are presented. One of the organisers is yet again PEZMI Educational-Professional Counselling by Marta Idkowiak, who will run workshops: Discover myself. Everyone will be able to examine their professional predispositions with the help of M. Achtnich's method. Such an analysis allows for drawing up an individual plan of career development based on respondent's interests and strength [...] more

Close and distant cultures

Close and distant cultures As part of the 19tth Lower Silesian Science Festival we' d like to bring to your attention customs from not only European but also exotic cultures, which intrigue and fascinate many people because of their distinctness, diversity and richness of motifs. This year once again everybody is invited to face Chinese culture. A lecture called Chinese Secret Societies will let us learn about triads, secret societies, Chinese brotherhoods. This is a golden opportunity to take a peek at amazing and frequently menacing world of mysteries, symbols and passionate stories about heroes. In the Far East drinking tea doesn't resemble usual tossing down a glass. In those regions su [...] more

Programme of 19th edition available!

Programme of 19th edition available! The programme of 19th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is at your disposal. You can find it in an appropriate tab on our website. As of today you can plan your participation in this unique even, which unites Wrocław academic circles in the common mission of disseminating and popularising scientific, cultural and art achievements. There have been shy of 1,600 events regarding each scientific field prepared, from the Humanities, biological, medical and general sciences through cultural, sporting and military undertakings. Patterned after the previous editions, the events have been divided into specially prepared panels. In order to make your search easier, you can use a [...] more

Chamber pots, stones and poisons, that is meeting with history

Chamber pots, stones and poisons, that is meeting with history The Science Festival is a golden opportunity to time travel and meet history. The past has a great influence on how the present has been formed. Learning about history lets us understand the world better. As part of 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival, a film “Żydzi” [Jews] by Tamara Włodarczyk will be screened. The film was produced in 2014 by the Ethnographic Museum – Department of the National Museum in Wrocław. It tells the story of a Jewish community living in Lower Silesia after the World War II. There will also be a lecture on historical enactments thanks to the use of epigraphic methods. Epigraphy is a scientific discipline of history that studies [...] more

Bonjour in Carrefor, Sushi and Game of Thrones

Bonjour in Carrefor, Sushi and Game of Thrones Today we want to bring to your attention the festival events that will be included in a category – A foreign language, not foreign any more. The command of foreign languages facilitates travelling the world, getting to know about not only history and cultures of unknown communities, but also their representatives. Man can be a living story about strangers, often exotic and fascinating traditions and customs. All we need then is a key for learn about this. One of them is a foreign language. It's noteworthy that foreign languages aren't only limited to English and German. During the 19th Lower Silesian Science Festival we invite you to enjoy languages and cultur [...] more

Beuatiful clandestine unique books - about rare prints from Ossolineum

Beuatiful clandestine unique books - about rare prints from Ossolineum Once again we'd like to invite everybody to a lecture in the Ossolineum as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The lecture entitled Beautiful clandestine and unique books – rare publications in the Ossolineum collection will aquaint the audience with the collection of valuable and interesting books from 19th and 20th century. The meeting will be held in a Baroque refectory and be enriched with a presentation of the most precious prints. Lecturers will talk about bibliophilic prints published with due diligence by Samuel Tyszkiewicz, Jan Kuglin and Jacek Wdzięczak, books illustrated by highly appreciated Polish artists such as Władysław Skoczylas, Stefan M [...] more

Where are sirens in the desert from?

Where are sirens in the desert from? When we open the Bible at the chapter thirteen of the Book of Isaiah, we can read one of the most famous prophecy concerning Babylon. In a descriptive way Isaiah delineates what the fate of the most powerful city of that epoch is. The prophet portrays a deserted place before the reader. Here is the huge city, sometime teeming with life, which becomes a place full of wild animals – owls, ostriches, billy goats, jackals and hyenas. Such animals, avoiding contact with people, aptly become a symbol of the perpetual and complete emptiness and depopulation of Babylon. The biblical animals have aroused interest among readers of the Bible for centuries. In 1663 the classical and [...] more

Grains of Knowledge at Lower Silesian Science Festival

Grains of Knowledge at Lower Silesian Science Festival The Lower Silesian Science Festival has taken place for the nineteenth time. The programme includes events that have always enjoyed an unflagging popularity such as prof. Jan Miodek's lecture, Park of Knowledge and CSI: Detective Puzzles Set in Wrocław. Once again scientists from Wrocław will invite festival participants to the world of their passions. The participants will be taken to the world of music; they will also learn about the beauty of the Earth, spend a weekend with geology, walk through the labyrinth of technology and feel excitement through experimenting. Apart from that, there will be quite new propositions, the subject matter of which will allude to the slogan of [...] more

Volunteers wanted!

Volunteers wanted! Do you want to see the Science Festival from within? Do you want to take part in preparations? Do you want to make friends and have a great time? Join us today! Become a volunteer of the 19th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival! Who is wanted? Lower secondary school students, secondary school students and university students are welcome. When? Help will be needed from 25th July to 31st August and on 10th and 11th September during the Park of Knowledge. What is expected? Volunteers will be given organisational and distributional tasks: preparing parcels of promotional items, distributing these materials among Wrocław universities and cultural [...] more

19th Edition of LSSF

19th Edition of LSSF The slogan and dates of the organisation of 18th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival have been announced. No sooner had a new year started than we undertook steps to prepare next interesting meetings with culture, science and art, organised by Wrocław universities. After the last successful festival – over 130, 000 visits to 1, 620 meetings – we are counting on another huge success. This may as well be guaranteed by the growing number of co-organisers and cities that want to take advantage of the festival undertakings. In 2015 we are planning to organise those events which turned out to be the most successful in previous years: prof. Jan Miodek's lec [...] more

18th LSSF in Ząbkowice Śląskie

18th LSSF in Ząbkowice Śląskie Ząbkowice Śląskie was the one before last city on the festival tour. The 18th Lower Silesian Science took place there on 21-23 October. Undoubtedly, it was a very attractive regional edition. An inauguration was held in the Community Centre in Ząbkowice Śląskie near the beautiful Old Town. After having greeted the audience, dr Bartosz Strzelczyk gave an inaugural lecture How to see traces? Physical Bases of Crime Detection, which enjoyed a great popularity this year. Upon the scientific part there was a time for entertainment. There was an opportunity to listen to the vocal concert, performed by the students from the Department of Puppets of Wrocław Affiliate of The State Drama School in Cracow. The concert was run by Barbara Bonarska. The programme included songs by Kabaret Starszych Panów. After the concert, it was possible to see a short dancing show entitled Light and Movement in the Theatre; choreography was prepared by mgr Zbigniew Karbowski. In the second part of the inauguration Workshops of Puppet Art run by prof. dr hab. Ewa Gierdojć took place. Besides traditional events as part of the Science Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie, a photographic display was prepared. It showed the history of the LSSF in Ząbkowice – Scientific Adventures in Ząbkowice Śląskie – 15 years of LSSF in this area. A great undertaking was going sightseeing the medieval Old Town and other monuments in Ziębice together with city guides. What turned out tob interesting for children and teenagers was the Museum of Domestic Appliances that features the largest collections of such devices in Europe. The 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie was a resounding success. See you next year! AD Trans. AN more

18th LSSF in Dzierżoniów

18th LSSF in Dzierżoniów Dzierżoniów is already the eighth city, in which The Lower Silesian Science Festival takes place. The 18th regional edition was held on 15-16 October. An inaugural lecture called New Light of Hope in Medicine was delivered by prof. Tadeusz Dobosz. more

18th LSSF in Wałbrzych

18th LSSF in Wałbrzych The Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wałbrzych is exceptional. This year's edition in Wałbrzych lasted 18 days, from 12th to 30th October. The first event took place on 15th September. It was a trip to the Dramatic Theatre in Wałbrzych. The technical director of the theatre Roman Bernat showed participants around the secret places of the theatre. Sightseeing included a visit to the tailor's, carpenter's workshops, advertising studio, clothes stockroom, the Large Stage and and the Little Stage. more

LSSF in Bystrzyca Kłodzka

LSSF in Bystrzyca Kłodzka The 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival in Bystrzyca Kłodzka started with a ceremonious inauguration that was held in the hall of the Complex of High Schools on 8th October 2015. At the beginning guests listened to the bugle call of The Lower Silesian Science Festival – trumpet trio performed by Jan Ostapowicz and the students of first-level State Music School in Bystrzyca Kłodzka. After short guests' speeches there was a time for an inaugural lecture Amazing DNA – a biocomputer and building material, delivered by prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Dobosz. Additionally, a dance presented by Joanna Stankiewicz and Duende Flamenco Group amazed the audience. more

Lower Silesian Science Festival in Jelenia Góra

Lower Silesian Science Festival in Jelenia Góra After Legnica, Zgorzelec and Głogów it's high time we mentioned events in Jelenia Góra as part of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The Festival began there on 8th October with an inaugural lecture Chemical Light, delivered by prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Sołoducho from Wrocław University of Technology in Jelenia Góra – Cieplice. Beautiful interiors amaze guests year in, year out. Over 30 events were held during this year's edition of the Festival in Jelenia Góra. A lecture How to trick your appetite and not eat stress? These and other mysteries of the brain turned out to attract many people. At the lecture dr Marta Sochocka taught the audience to fight against a feeling of hunger, overcome ghrelin hormone that causes a feeling of sucking in the stomach and forces us to eat, as well as grapple with stress that is to blame as for our bad dieting habits. more

LSSF in Głogów

LSSF in Głogów Another city on our festival map was Głogów. There was a real celebration! The inauguration of the Festival was held on 30th September in the Complex of Economic Schools. Professor Stanisław Bereś delivered an inaugural lecture: Why do we love Stanisław Lem?. The inauguration was accompanied by music – a song sung by a student from the Complex of Economic Schools in Głogów and a short concert on the piano and saxsophone given by the principal of the ASLAN school and an alumna of the two-level Music School in Głogów. During the inauguration there was an exhibition organised by Huta Miedzi Głógów [Głogów Copper Smelter]. The exhibition featured metallurgist's clothes and equipment. After the official part of the inauguration, a sweet surprise was waiting for participants - a cake on the occasion of 5th regional edition in Głogów and festival muffins. more

18th Lower Silesian Science Festival in Zgorzelec

18th Lower Silesian Science Festival in Zgorzelec After the trip to Legnica it's high time we went to Zgorzelec. In this border city The Lower Silesian Science Festival lasted two days, that is 1st and 2nd October. Turnout was higher than a year before – 2,200 people visited the festival. more

New Warsaw - comeback of legend, that is LSSF in Legnica

New Warsaw - comeback of legend, that is LSSF in Legnica Year in, year out The Lower Silesian Science Festival is spreading wider and wider. Organisers are leaving Wrocław with pleasure in order to share their passions and knowledge. At first the Festival was hosted in Legnica. Scientific celebration lasted two days, that is 24th and 25th September. At that time 8,120 people took part in 70 popular science events. A lecture Modern solutions – PENDOLINO delivered by dr hab. Inż. Andrzej Surowiecki inaugurated a festival edition in Legnica. Undoubtedly, the largest attraction during play with science in Legnica was a presentation of the classic car model – Warszawa and its newest prototype. more

Behind us: The Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics

Behind us: The Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics The Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics hosted this year's Lower Silesian Science Festival. All the events organised by the Faculty attracted many people. Families and small groups of visitors mainly took part in the Microslectronic Picnic organised at the Długa Campus. more

Kaleidoscope of Polish Science Festivals

Kaleidoscope of Polish Science Festivals The First Meeting of University Science Festivals called Kaleidoscope was held on 5th and 6th November 2015 in Bydgoszcz. The meeting was organised by four Bydgoszcz universities: Kazimierz Wielki University, UMK Collegium Medicum, UTP University of Science and Technology and University of Economy. The representatives of fourteen Polish science festivals, including The Lower Silesian Science Festival took part in the meeting. more

Behind us: Faculty of Electronics

Behind us: Faculty of Electronics The programme of the festival events offered by the Faculty of Electronics at the Wrocław reflects its specificity. Events from the field of electronics were organised. Lectures were enriched by multimedia presentations and presentations of laboratory apparatus. Each prepared event was adjusted to participants' age. more

Behind us: Wrocław University of Technology

Behind us: Wrocław University of Technology 300 varied popular science events were held as part of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Wrocław University of Technology, which is a proof of the joint idea of popularising science that unites scientific circles of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. Likewise previous editions, this year's Festival was an major event, a real celebration of science and creative impulses, a presentation of the secrets of knowledge with energy and humour. It was decided that there would be more 'active' events as it was a year ago. more

Behind us: Academy of Music

Behind us: Academy of Music Music always accompanies the Science Festival from the inauguration to the closing ceremonies. The lecturers of The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław met participants' and observers' expectations through playing popular songs by the well-known composers of many epochs and styles. The 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival was inaugurated by “Summer”, which is one of the four concerti called “The Four Season” by Antonio Vivaldi. The inaugural concert was played by the violin soloist dr hab. Andrzej Ładomirski backed by Karol Lipiński Ensemble string band. The programme of the final concerto included two songs composed by Beethoven – two famous sonatas: Moonlight and Waldstein Sonata. They were played by dr Elżbieta Zawadzka and dr Jan Kubica. A lecture that introduced the audience to the subject matter of the concerto was delivered by dr Aleksandra Pijarowska. more

Behind us: University of the Third Age

Behind us: University of the Third Age Universities of the Third Age are addressed to the elderly. In the last years it has been the most popular form of education for seniors that aims at activating them intellectually, culturally and physically. Many lecturers, seminars, meetings with people connected with a cultural and social life of the Wrocław City, artistic workshops, corrective gymnastics, mental gymnastics, swimming, tourism, foreign language learning were organised. The Wrocław University of the Third Age is also involved in the organisation of festival events. It must be noted that all these events do not have age limit. Everyone can participate. This year eight undertakings in total were organised. They all enjoyed great popularity. The largest number of people came to a lecture called Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska – a provocative poetess writing about love. Her biography and artistic output were presented. The whole lecture was enriched by theatricals. Equally popular was a lecture: Light of imagination. The last painting by Rembrandt. The lecture was a good pretext for reflection on the last painting by Rembrandt entitled The Return of the Prodigal Son. Many people gathered in classes: Creativity Training and Memory Training. What is more, participants saw the potential of educational games which through play enable us to learn new skills and gain new competences. Thanks go to all the engaged in the organisation and participation in the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival.   Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Behind us: Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics

Behind us: Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics During this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław, participants took part in 18 various and interesting lectures. Those lectures aimed at introducing audiences (lower secondary, high school students, adults) to the basic issues concerning miscellaneous fields of law, including penal, administrative, civil, constitutional law; economics, history, theory of the state, political doctrines, criminology and crime detection. The largest number of participants annually come to events from the CSI series: Detective stories set in Wrocław. One of the events was The CSI Wrocław game – Mysterious crime organised by dr Rafał Cieśla together with the Scientific Student Club of Crime Detection from the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of University of Wrocław. The people who took part in that event were divided into groups and had a task to point out a perpetrator. Participants carried out inspections of the crime scene, marked criminal prints, verified the authenticity of documents and took fingerprints and analysed biological traces. Lecturers identified themselves with roles so much that all the engaged people in the game could feel as if they were members of a real investigation team. Besides, because of huge interest in the participation of the game, an additional event as part of the Festival is set to be organised in November or December 2015. In the course of other events organised at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics as part of CSI: Detective stories set in Wrocław, participants were able to gain knowledge of criminological and medical-legal methods of identifying people and corpses, as well as important issues concerning crime detection. A lecture combined with a discussion: Did Mieszko I have a state budget? - a history of budget in Poland and classes called Disagreement about the model of lawyer in the Republic of Poland were run at Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics. Neuroscience in court: the problem of impartiality and tendentiousness in court; legal intuition were presented in the course of lectures entitled Neuroscience in court (part 1) and Fair treatment of a perpetrator in the process of meting out justice (part 2). Lovers of Bolesław Prus's prose enjoyed a lecture called Legal Law in Warsaw in light of archives by Bolesław Prus. The ordinary life in Warsaw at the turn of the 19th and 20th century was presented from quite a different and darker perspective, that is judicial and criminal one, as well as conformity with law. At a lecture entitled Sophists about state and law there was an opportunity to learn about the elements of a revolutionary change in understanding state and law. A new approach to the genesis of state (social contract), philosophical justification of democracy, nature of law and possibilities of teaching for money. Additionally, a lecture: Cultural challenges of international marketing showed how Polish enterprises deciding to expand their business overseas may lose their profits because of the lack of understanding the significance of cultural differences between domestic and foreign markets. Thanks go to all the academic staff of the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics for running the classes and we would like to invite everyone to participate in similar classes next year.   dr Rafał Cieśla – coordinator at Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics   Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN Designed by Freepik more

Behind us: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Behind us: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences Amber road, volcano, blue corn, chemical gimmicks and some of mushrooms, eggs, milk and water – there are essential elements to run a few dozen events at the Wrocław Univrsity of Environmental and Life Sciences as part of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The programme included not only lecturers but also workshops, shows and exhibitions that attracted 2,000 participants. A display of outstanding chemical phenomena amazed children from elementary schools. In other classes students could design their dream playground, using various materials such as crayons, felt-tip pens, plasticine, blotting paper. Children learnt about simple lab instruments and used them for the quantitative analysis of nutrients (fat, sugar and salt) in selected products: fast food, snacks and later they had a chance to create their own healthy meals. At Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences participants found out about the dangerous beauty of volcanoes – may they danger humankind? Is it possible to live safely near the volcano? Fans of amber were able to learn about the primaeval world of plants and animals in lumps of amber, its kinds and see animal inclusions in the Baltic amber. Lovers of healthy lifestyle could also find something for themselves in the course of a happening called Traffic lights in your diets. There products and dishes were presented as traffic lights, showing their nutritional value. People of different ages could learn much about good eating habits. Besides, during the festival events it was possible to find out about domestic and wild animals, carry out a project that aimed at developing some chosen Wrocław space, watch experiments concerning optic spectra and spectroscopy. What's more, participants were intrigued by the discussion about chances for finding another civilisation, ways of searching for other planets. We thank both lecturers and participants.   Agata Dobosz Trans. AN   Designed by Freepik more

Behind us: Regional blood donation and treatment

Behind us: Regional blood donation and treatment For nearly 70 years the Regional Centre of Blood Donating and Treatment in Wrocław together with regional branches in Głogów, Legnica and Lublin has been saving ill people's lives and health thanks to blood donated by honourable donators. Children and adults that have cancer, patients and casualties that need operations are waiting for blood ingredients. Every minute somebody needs blood transfusion. The Regional Centre of Blood Donating and Treatment in Wrocław as part of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival opens its door for all the interested in blood donating year in, year out. Within six days the Centre hosted youngsters from five Lower Silesian secondary schools. Young people listened to a lecture called Donating blood saves man's life and health and eagerly sightsaw our Centre. The aim of classes was above all to familiarise students with the idea of blood donation through showing the role of blood in saving human life and health. The ways of becoming a donator, requirements that must be met and what way a donator has to go to donate the most precious drug – blood.   We thank all and see you next year!   Monika Kopeć – specialist in blood donation promotion and trainings Trans. AN more

Behind us: Faculty of Social Sciences

Behind us: Faculty of Social Sciences Academic teachers, PhD students from the Institute of Political Sciences, the Institute of International Sciences, Institute of Sociology, Institute of Philosophy and Department of Logic actively participated in this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Faculty of Social Sciences. There were 17 meetings planned, which constituted an interesting and varied thematic offer for children and teenagers. Among methods of each field of science it is feasible to find some possibilities of experimenting. Participants were able to hear about philosophical experiments at a lecture called Thought experiments in Philosophy. Signs and Perceiving the Reality workshop allowed participants to analyse the connections of signs with the perception of the reality based on selected examples. The workshop also showed the rudiments of deliberations on the history of culture, science and philosophy. During the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Faculty of Social Sciences there was also some space for... madness. At the time of the lecture called Madness – Reason – Genius lecturers talked about madness of a particular kind, namely about ingenuity. Many people were attracted by a lecture entitled From discrimination to genocide combined with the presentation of the film “Niebieskoocy”. The discussion over genocide let youngsters become senitized to the problem of discrimination and show the consequences of such evil deeds. Undoubtedly, the location of the campus could be a problem but the organisers stayed at ul. Koszarowa on purpose in order to strengthen the identification of the research personnel with the faculty. In order to facilitate participants to participate in classes in spite of a long distance from the city centre, the classes were planned as a one-day event. The Lower Silesian Science Festival is a mass event but it must be underscored that there is always a lot of space for discussions in narrow circles. dr hab. Magdalena Ratajczak – Coordinator at the Faculty of Social Sciences Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Behind us: Faculty of Letters

Behind us: Faculty of Letters As part of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival, academic teachers, PhD students and students from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Wrocław organised and ran 18 events in the form of lectures, presentations, workshops, competitions and games. All the events took place within the scope of the Humanities panel in the following sections: Foreign language, not foreign any more, Power charmed into words, Distant and close cultures, Meetings with history. The Linguistic Marathon has been organised 12 times. It was run by prof. Leszek Berezowski, prof. Marek Kuźniak, dr Katarzyna Sówka-Pietraszewska and dr Wojciech Witkowski. Competition tasks are based on language material from both modern and dead languages. Marathon competitors have to do tasks as soon as possible. There were many language workshops, including English, German, French, Italian, Latin organised at the Faculty of Letters as part of the 18th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Besides, courses in dactylography (alfabetu palcowego) and sigh language were run. A linguistic workshop called How does language work?enjoyed great popularity. Students taking part in workshops learnt about complex yet interesting mechanisms that rule language. The workshops went beyond research into the Polish language – properties of all languages (language universals) and specific aspects of particular speech systems e.g. various ways of describing colours, distance, plurality). A board game called Librabusiness attracted crowds of people. A player finds out about interesting people, places and events through buying successive squares, where there are libraries, literary monuments, famous figures and inventions. Year in, year out the majority of organised events are addressed to school youths (mainly lower secondary and high school students, but also for first year students from kindergartens and primary schools), although a lot of grown-ups decided to come. The determining factor in high turnout is the recurrence of events. This shows that participants like these events and actively take part in them. It must be noted that loads of people from the whole Lower Silesia and even from different regions came to see what LSSF prepared for them this year. dr hab. Artur Tworek - Coordinator at the Faculty of Letters Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN   Designed by Freepik more

Behind us: Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management

Behind us: Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management This year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management encompassed events that took place as part of three thematic categories: Weekend with Geology, The Beauty of Earth and Environment. more

Behind us: Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

Behind us: Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences As part of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival The Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences of The University of Wrocław prepared 13 events in three thematic categories: Meeting with history, Pedagogy and upbringing and Medical miscellanies. more

Behind us: Faculty of Chemistry

Behind us: Faculty of Chemistry As part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wrocław offered popular science lectures, workshops and displays at the Park of Knowledge, schools and in the region, as well as a chemical competition for lower secondary schools: “Chemstry around us”. Prizes were funded by the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, prof. Anna Trzeciak, LSSF, and Chemik monthly (yearly subscription for the magazine) and the BASE firm. more

Behind us: Pontifical Faculty of Theology

Behind us: Pontifical Faculty of Theology In the course of the Lower Silesian Science Festival there is time and space for science, art and games, as well as for... theology and philosophy. more

Behind us: Faculty of Biotechnology

Behind us: Faculty of Biotechnology The Faculty of Biotechnology has been actively involved in the organisation of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. This year the largest number of events was in the form of displays and workshops. Each year the events organised by the students from the Przybysz Scientific Circle enjoyed particular interest. They have always attracted droves of regular visitors such as students and teachers. This year Przybysz Scientific Circle prepared the workshops: From layman to geneticist – capabilities of modern biotechnology. Participants both observed and performed simple experiments. It was possible to isolate DNA from the onion and banana, detect starch in the banana, split colouring matter from felt-tips and colouring matter from chloroplasts from parsley's leaves by means of thin-layer chromatography, check optimal pH for catalase, compare the amount of vitamin C in various types of juice and fruit. Students answered simple questions eagerly. The questions concerned what DNA and protein are, how to perform an experiment correctly and what rules are responsible for the world of biotechnology. The Ukraine National TV visited the students from Przybysz SKNB and school students, taking part in the event during Saturday classes. This situation was a golden opportunity to present what young Polish scientists deal with and their interest in biotechnology. What turned out to be very attractive on offer were displays organised by the people connected with DECIDE consortium that collaborates with the Faculty of Biotechnology. It seems that the English-speaking version of the meetings was an additional element that stood out well against the events from the similar scientific field. The goal of the workshops: Decision-making during blood cell development and differentiation therapy for leukaemia ” was to promote the latest achievements concerning the process of splitting blood-forming cells. The meetings were led for two age groups: children aged 6-9 who could see the photos of various types of blood tissues, find out about their role in the human organism and choose their favourite types and teenagers aged 12-17 who learnt about where blood groups and particular types of cells come from and what stem cells are. The classes were run in English. Finally, each participant received a certificate that proved the participation in the classes and gained knowledge. During the classes: How to isolate cloned gene from bacteria? participants separated a DNA from bacterium E coli plasmid , containing the isolated gene from plants. Afterwards, plasmid was digested by restrictive enzymes, which allowed for cutting cloned gene from plasmid. Finally, visitors carried out DNA electrophoresis in the agarose gel, which resulted in two fragments of DNA. Such classes were a chance for participants to get acquainted with the basic equipment and techniques used in biotechnology. Everyone could listen to short lectures on the DNA structure and techniques connected with manipulations in the test tube. The workers of the Faculty of Biotechnology brought muszka owocowa used in the course of various research closer to participants who learnt about its habitat and reproduction. Later the history of muszka, especially in genetics was told. Other issues were also discussed, including what genetic material is and what kind of changes can be made in it in order to get phenotypic consequences. Participants understood what they can learn about themselves on the basis of research into muszka. After the lecture participants saw modified specimens, insects with the use of microscopes and got to know their characteristic features.   We'd like to thank both instructors and participants.   dr Janusz Piechota Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

LSSF in Lubin, ie alchemy of red gold and beyond

LSSF in Lubin, ie alchemy of red gold and beyond The inauguration of the Science Festival in Lubin was held on 22nd October. There were 23 events organised. All of them amazed children, youths and adults alike who visited the Muza Cultural Centre. more

Behind us: Wrocław Academy of Art and Design

Behind us: Wrocław Academy of Art and Design This year's Lower Silesian Science Festival couldn't take place without a visit to Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design. The programme realised in the Academy encapsulated 12 events,which turned out to be a success. As part of this year's edition of the Festival it was possible to take part in workshops, displays and lectures. Participants got acquainted with the techniques of working with materials such as metal, glass, ceramics, casting mass, clay, wood to name but a few. The workshops were accompanied by displays. Everyone had an opportunity to attend ceramics, stained glass, craftsman workshops and learn about design and smelting forms from colourful metals, preservation and the reconstruction of historic wood, forming glass and graphic techniques. The use of “new media” also concerns classes where participants processed and created an image that could be taken with a digital print. Upon all the events participants received works they did by themselves. more

Behind us: Polish Geological Institute at LSSF

Behind us: Polish Geological Institute at LSSF The Polish Geological Institute is the oldest nationwide research institute. Diverse geological research is carried out for using the results in economy and making geological maps. For five years the Institute has also been the co-organiser of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This year the workers of this prestigious scientific institution prepared the classes in the form of a lecture combined with the workshops entitled: Geology without Mysteries – water under the ground. The report on this event written by Jolanta Duczmańka-Kłonowska and Maciej Kłonowski can be read on the official website of the Polish Geological Institute (link).   We invite you to read the report and we thank the workers from the Polish Geological Institute for cooperation and organisation of interesting events. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Behind us: Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology

Behind us: Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology We've just met at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Wrocław and now the time has come to talk about the events which took place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology. On a regular basis Maths sends shivers down the majority of people's spines although at the time of the Lower Silesian Science Festival it turned out that this scientific discipline can be both interesting and absorbing. The biggest event organised by the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology was the Mathematical Marathon. 3,895 people in total took part in the selection race in five age groups: primary school, lower secondary school, amateur adults and professionals. 50 competitors got through to the finals. The final marathon was held on 19th September from 10 a.m. to 24 p.m. The best “runners” received rewards and annual subscription funded by the editorial staff of Delta monthly magazine. At the Faculty of Mathematics and Information there were also workshops: Maths and Monkey Tricks such as rescue tricks, soboran tricks, shogi tricks, tricks with symmetry, pentago jubilee, crazy mission and crazy inventions. The classes improved participants' skills at calculating in memory. A lot of people attended lectures: How much Maths is in Language?, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligent. The lecture was on the mathematical methods of describing systems and language phenomena. The second lecture was in turn on the history of cryptography and its modern methods. The last lecture touched upon artificial intelligence as a branch of information technology that deals with creating models of intelligent actions and computer programs stimulating such actions. Besides, festival guests were able to see the exhibition of the caricatures of famous mathematicians by Tomasz Brody. This exhibition is housed in the Institute for good and all. Another exhibition is “Kept memory” in the Łącznik gallery and the post-competition exhibition of mathematical origamis made by finalists of Żuraw contest. While bidding works from the last exhibition run by teachers from Wrocław schools: Primary School No. 107 and High School No. 14, 420 zł was raised and paid to the account of the Foundation of Young Mathematicians. The remaining models were given to Wrocław hospices for children. 8,295 people in all participated in the festival events at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology. That's a great result! Małgorzata Mikołajczyk – coordinator of the Science Festival Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Behind us: Confucius Institute

Behind us: Confucius Institute The workers of Confucius Institute have taken part in the organisation of the Lower Silesian Science Festival yet again. Undoubtedly, they added some elements of orientalism to the Festival events. more

Behind us: Faculty of Biological Sciences

Behind us: Faculty of Biological Sciences At the time of this year's Festival of Science Faculty of Biological Sciences of The University of Wrocław had a lot of interesting events on offer. Those events aimed at familiarising the audience with various organisms, ranging from bacteria to human beings. The audience were really happy about the classes, which were practical. They could perform many experiments, watch specimen under the microscope, look at living animals and exhibits that are stuffed and preserved in various ways. This year Festival guests were able to listen to the lecture called Myth slayers. The lecture was on the working conditions of the court anthropologist in comparison with the image of his/her work perpetuated in literature and cinematography. A lecturer presented the requirements each anthropologist has to meet in court. The lecturer also explained in which cases the court anthropologist is needed and what equipment s/he uses and which information s/he should deliver to the judge. Another lecture entitled Sweat chocolate and sour lemon was devoted to the tastes distinguished by scientists. The genetic-driven preferences for and evolutionary origin of distinguishing tastes. The workshops “How does our brain work?” brought the audience closer to the issues on brain functioning. The audience were familiarised with the map of areas in the brain responsible for skills such as reading, writing, speech etc. Exercises and tasks enabled the audience to digest the given information better. During the lecture In the moonlight – mysterious life of owls participants got to know the secrets of Polish avian predators that are very active at night. They had a chance to see eagle owls, stroke the barn owl's velvet feathers and realise how sharp the tawny owl's talons are. Participants understood why these birds fly noiselessly by observing the owls' feather under the binocular. Festival guests also learnt about nocturnal owl's hooting, how they fly and prey in the dark, where they hide themselves in broad daylight. Finally, they examined owls' diet through dissecting preys' skulls and bones from owls' pellets. The workshops entitled Electron microscopy in biology and medicine enjoyed great popularity. Participants listened to the lecture on the construction of electron microscopes and their applications to research in biology and medicine. Afterwards, they observed specimens and the workings of electron microscopes in small groups. The extraordinary view of magnified tissue structures and other objects, the views that sometimes remind people of cosmos-like landscape from the scariest horrors amazed and stimulated participants. A lot of people came to the classes devoted to the use of living organisms to the assessment of the environment. Participants performed experiments, installed laboratory biotests and learnt the method for assessing the air, ground and water contamination by means of bioindicators, that is living indices. 1638 people in total visited all Wrocław events, organised as part of the Science Festival. Will this number be exceeded? We'll see next year! Dr Józef Krawczyk – Coordonator at the Faculty of Biological Sciences of The University of Wrocław Ed. Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Behind us: General Tadusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces

Behind us: General Tadusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces This year's 18th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival organised by General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces went down in history as one of the biggest undertakings of this type prepared by our Academy. more

Behind us: Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research

Behind us: Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research Once again The Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław has participated actively in the organisation of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The workers of the Institute gave 14 lectures interwoven with the displays of the discussed phenomena. The doctoral students prepared two sessions of experiments in physics and chemistry, during which participants could watch them and part of them do on their own. more

Behind us: Wrocław University Library

Behind us: Wrocław University Library As part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival 2015 Wrocław University Library organised five events that referred to the slogan of this year's festival edition – Light of Science. One of the festival events was the lecture entitled Art and Light, given by dr Iwona Binkowska. At the lecture it was possible to see drawings, photos, old prints, nineteenth-century prints and albums of graphics and photography. The lecture aimed at showing the multifaceted presence of light in art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary times. The lecturer focused on four basic issues: light as a theme and symbol in art, as an artistic tool and as a creator of work. more

Behind us: The Ossolineum

Behind us: The Ossolineum The lectures and presentations on Ossolineum holdings took place in the Refectory of The Ossolineum, on 21–22 September, as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The organised groups of students, mainly from lower secondary and high schools, visited The Ossolineum. The visitors could see the holdings in the original version, which are often inaccessible for the public, and in the multimedia version as well. All the presentations were held in the most beautiful hall in The Ossolineum, that is the Baroque refectory. more

Behind us: Interactive shows

Behind us: Interactive shows Interactive shows are a programme that the Lower Silesian Science Festival has been organising for a few years together with the Department of Education of the Municipal Council. This is the programme, which is addressed to 25 selected Wrocław schools. This year interactive shows took place on 22-25 September. The programme is varied and includes classes from various areas of science. more

Behind us: Physics and Astronomy at LSSF

Behind us: Physics and Astronomy at LSSF A droves of people took part in the events organised by the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy. The events took place in the Astronomical Observatory (Szczytnicki Park) and in the Institute of Physics (M.Borna Square). The turnout was higher in relation to the last year. The second time the Faculty presented itself at the time of the Old Town Promenade, where children wondered, among other things, why the balloon on a fakir bed doesn't burst and why water doesn't come out of the jar. more

Behind us: Wrocław University of Economics

Behind us: Wrocław University of Economics During the 18th Edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival at Wrocław University of Economics there were 88 events organised in all. Not only the Faculties of Wrocław University of Economics were involved in the organisation of the festival events, but also the Promotion Office and Students' Clubs: Students' Club of Chemists working at the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry and Scientific Circle of Young Engineers working at the Department of Bioprocess Engineering. more

Behind us: Biology

Behind us: Biology During this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival participants had a chance to walk along the paths of biology once again. The workers of the Faculty of Biology and Animal Studies of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences organised events in the following categories: The World of Animals and Meeting with Anthropology. more

Behind us: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAS

Behind us: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAS The Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Science made a major contribution to the organisation of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. The workers of the Institute prepared 23 events as part of In the circle of immunology, which were visited by 630 people of various ages in total. more

Beijing International Science Festival 3rd Roundtable Conference

Beijing International Science Festival 3rd Roundtable Conference Beijing International Science Festival 3rd Roundtable Conference The 5th Beijing Science Festival, co-organized and sponsored by the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) was held in Beijing in the period 20 – 25 September 2015. BAST aims at strengthening the international cooperation and exchange in the field of science communication. One of its main objectives is also to raise the public science literacy. The Festival was accompanied by the 3rd Roundtable Conference of the Beijing International Science Festival (BISFRT) organized on the 20th September. 3rd Roundtable Conference of the Beijing International Science Festival 24 representa [...] more

Behind us: State Theatre School

Behind us: State Theatre School The Ludwik Solski State Theatre School is traditionally involved in the Lower Silesian Science FestivaThe School prepared interesting and varied events, addressed to children, youths and adults. Likewise in the previous years, the Around the Stage category encompasses spectacles, displays and workshops, which showed the peculiarity of teaching future students of theatrical art. The festival audience had a chance to find out about the work of teachers who teach different subjects at the school. The Faculty of Dramatic Acting prepared four events. Lovers of comedy could watch Posażna jedynaczka by Jan Aleksander Fredro. The play was staged in the course of teaching the subject called classical scenes under the tutelage of mgr Jolanta Solarz. The students of the third year were engaged in that undertaking. The director and actors took advantage of the play's potential, that is its action-packed scenes, funny situations, witty dialogues and humour, which drew the audience's attention. Another play, directed by dr hab. Teresa Sawicki, emerged from teaching the third-year students contemporary scenes. This play is the adaptation of the excellent prose. Scenes from Dostojewski, combined with citations from the Book of Job, are an attempt to create psychological portrays of characters selected from novels such as Idiot and Crime and Punishment. These kinds of plays enable students to perfect their dramaturgic skills. The audience, moved by traumas of the characters living in the nineteenth-century Russia and mature acting, will surely reach out for such books. The rendering of Tove Jensson's prose was designed for considerably younger audience. Children were able to see two plays: Tales from Moominvalley and Autumn in Moominvalley, which tell the story of looking for the meaning of life, disappointment and doubts, as well as the need for making changes in the face of formidable challenges of the modern world. The staging of Finnish writer's prose was realised during classes led by mgr Katarzyna Strżczek with the first-year students. Literature, well-known to children and in the theatrical interpretation, was met with warm reception and enthusiasm. Another spectacle was inspired by Casanowa's life. The spectacle was a product of dr hab. Bożena Klimczak's work with the second-year students during the subject called contemporary dance. The audience was totally engrossed by the moving and lively scenes of numerous love affairs of this seducer, often filled with passion and desire. Not only actors' expressiveness and agility but also breathtaking dance and excellent music amazed everyone. JAMA. SAMA prepared by the fifth-year students of the Faculty of Puppetry in co-operation with dr hab. Agata Kucińska is a successful combination of the traditional theatre and modern multimedia devices. The concept of the project consists in showing an ordinary life of puppet heroine in the typical theatrical environment and in the camera zoom simultaneously. All this highlights the banality of everyday activities and the absurdity of instructions on how to do these activities given through the Internet. The use of a form and puppet grotesquesness created a new satirical quality of the play. Young audience kept track of events and discovered the new possibilities of the theatre by means of the form with interest. Many people took part in the workshop combined with the display entitled Plasticity of stage movement with elements of the custom run by mgr Agnieszka Kulińska with the fourth-year students of the Faculty of Puppetry. The teaching methods of preparing an actor for a role in the classical costumes from the particular epoches were presented in an attractive way. Students gained knowledge of historical outfits from the Renaissance, Barque and Classicism of the 19th century. They could also marvel at authentic theatrical costumes, in which students demonstrated ways of behaviour and elements of old dances: almanda and menueta in funny scenes. Involved in many activities youths got a kick out of trying to keep up with motor-dancing tasks. Lower Silesian Science Festival participants were surely charmed by the magic of theatre. Next fantastic moments in a year! dr hab. Ewa Giedrojć, prof. PWST Ed. Agata Dobosz more

Behind us: Detective puzzles set in Wrocław

Behind us: Detective puzzles set in Wrocław Who isn't fascinated with the detective stories? Detective and documentary series, reenactments from crime scenes engross us and give us topics for emotional conversations. What does such an investigation look like from within? What do investigating officers do at work? more

Behind us: closing ceremony of Wrocław edition

Behind us: closing ceremony of Wrocław edition The 18th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival began with a beautiful inauguration; fantastic events took place, and then the time came for the closing! Don't worry this is only the end of the Wrocław edition, because in the other cities of Lower Silesia such as Zgorzelec, Głogów, Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Wałbrzych, Dzierżoniów, Ząbkowice Śląskie and Lublin – we are still celebrating. The ceremonious closing of the stationary edition of the 18th LSSF was held in the hall of Wrocław University of Technology on 23rd September. The gala was led by the editor-in-chief of Radio Luz Anna Gryn. Prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Dobosz from the Medical University, who on behalf of the Regional Co-ordinator prof. Kazimierz Orzechowski, summarised the stationary edition of the Festival and thanked all the sponsors for the assistance in the organisation of such a big undertaking. The next point of the closing ceremony was a lecture delivered by dr Andrzej Sieradzki from the Institute of Physics of Wrocław University of Technology. Dr Sieradzki showed the audience that physics has a lot to do with... dance. He did it with the assistance with Maciek Florek “Gleba”, a winner of the first edition of the dancing programme “You can dance”. more

Behind us: Polish Theatre at LSSF

Behind us: Polish Theatre at LSSF The Polish Theatre will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. This is an amazing jubilee and the programme in this season is interesting, especially three premieres. The Polish Theatre has also made a substantial contribution to the Lower Silesian Science Festival and has become a permanent fixture, promoting art and culture at the highest level. more

Behind us: Meeting at The Post and Telecommunication Museum

Behind us: Meeting at The Post and Telecommunication Museum The long-standing organiser of the Lower Silesian Science Festival – The Post and Telecommunication Museum in Wrocław prepared once again the workshops called “Internet Safety.” The workshops were addressed to elementary school students and were run on 18th,21st and 2rd September by Michał Plutarski, a lecturer at The Post and Telecommunication Museum in Wrocław. more

Behind us: Meeting at Capitol

Behind us: Meeting at Capitol On 21st September we met each other in The Musical Theatre Capitol in order to become aware of history and admire beautiful interiors and see the technical capacities of the stage. At the beginning of the lecture we travelled back in time together with Konrad Imiela, a director of the Theatre. Through showing beautiful black and white photos, he told about the beginnings of the Theatre. The historic building was built in 1929. That year on 22nd Feburary the cinema and theatre Capitol was open. In 1945 the almost entire building was destroyed. Only the cinema hall survived Upon the Second World War kino Śląsk was housed in this building. The date 21st March 1955 is considered to be the real beginning of the Theatre. At the same time Die Fledermaus by Johanna Strauss had been staged for the first time. Then the theatre was called Operetka Dolnośląska and spectacles were staged in the Wrocław Opera House. In 1964 the Operetta was moved to its present seat, that is the building of the then kino Śląsk. In 2002 Wojciech Kościelniak become the director of the Theatre and transformed the institution into the a modern musical theatre. The Theatre was renamed Capitol in 2004. In the years of 2011-2013 the thorough conversion was carried out. The auditorium of the large Stage looks today just like in 1929. The number of seats was extended from 672 to 735. Exclusive boxes are located at the peak of the auditorium. This seat arrangement is typical of cinema halls, since boxes in traditional theatres are situated on a level with first balconies or the ground floor. The stage itself was extended as well and fitted with four trapdoors, the capacities of which we could observe during the lecture. Another stage was built in the basement and bears an extraordinary name, notably Scena Ciśnień [Pressure Stage]. more

Behind us: PEZMI workshops

Behind us: PEZMI workshops The Lower Silesian Science Festival is a successful initiative, in which various communities, even these different from our culture, can be involved. The aim of the meetings is first and foremost to promote a positive and responsible attitude to science and education.   The participants of the festival were able to visit outstanding places such as the Botanical Garden of the University of Wrocław. The lecture called “How to learn foreign languages effectively?” addressed to the people who are struggling with linguistic skills was held on 19th September by the PEZMI firm. The audience had a chance to learn about various methods and techniques of picking up a foreign language and basics for acquiring knowledge by grown-ups on the basis of Kolba's cycle. The lecturers shared their hands-on experience with the participants and let them in on the role of motivation and regularity in the process of learning a language. Everyone also could take part in lecture actively by expressing their own views on their own experience with a non-mother tongue.   As part of the Festival, the workshops entitled “I'm a foreigner in Wrocław. How to get by?”. Such classes, led in Russian, aimed to inform participants about formal aspects and problems which may come along during the stay in Wrocław, especially for those who come here from the eastern border. The workshops enjoyed great popularity and were an opportunity to highlight important issues related to foreigners' work, education and life in the capitaol of Lower Silesia. Numerous questions and discussions made in the workshops prove that science and education go beyond frontiers, link various nationalities and defy stereotypes. The Lower Silesian Science Festival annually allows for the organisation of interesting events , during which committed lecturers can meet the interested audiences who want to broaden their knowledge. This amazing combination helps form numerous discussions concerning science and transferring knowledge, which is a base for shaping concious society and its development. We acna only wish for such more events at the Festival. Don't miss out another edition of The Lower siesian Science Festival! Łukasz Rogala more

Behind us: Park of Knowledge

Behind us: Park of Knowledge Last weekend the largest outdoor event as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival took place. The Old Town Promenade near Teatr Lalek turned into a miniparadise for science lovers. In the course of the Park of Knowledge the organisers of the Festival are trying to show that it is possible to present science in a creative and interesting form, which gives us a lot of fun at the same time. This year we were able to visit the diverse world of insects and watch the collections of insects both in the display cabinets and in a living form, for instance: beetles and stick insects that can be bred at home. The organisers also presented houses for insects but the smash hit was... beetle tasting! It was served with crisps poured with sauce, which was a delicious snack and an added attraction for those who came to the Park of Knowledge. more

Behind us: Young Discoverer's Cafe

Behind us: Young Discoverer s Cafe Children are amazingly curious about the world. Their interest is aroused by all the phenomena around. They can be blown away by the simplest wooden toy. more

First festival lecture - "Light - darkness in culture and literature"

First festival lecture - "Light - darkness in culture and literature" The ceremonious inauguration of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is behind us. In the beautiful Baroque Aula Leopoldyńska shining light started emanating its blue glow. The first rays, according to the tradition, were cast on the lecture hall, located in the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of University of Wrocław. On 18th September at 10 a.m. the lecture entitled “Light – darkness in culture and literature” was delivered by dr hab. Bogusław Bednarek, an excellent lecturer, well-known for Labirynt kultury television programme. more

18th Lower Silesian Science Festival has just started

18th Lower Silesian Science Festival has just started Yesterday, on 17th September, the bugle call of the Festival sounded, thus the 18th edition of our popular science celebration was officially commenced. The Regional Co-ordinator of the Festival prof. Kazimierz Orzechowski inaugurated the event. This year's ceremony was exceptional. It was the second time the Festival had hosted a Nobel Prize winner. Our guest was professor Shūji Nakamura, a Japanese physicist, inventor of blue light-emitting diodes, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 2014. The Senate of University of Wrocław granted a degree honoris causa to professor Nakamura. The ceremony took place during the Inauguration of the Festival. The eulogy was given by prof. Detlef Hommel. The Rector of the University of Wrocław, during his speech, stressed that a honorary degree is the highest academic degree. Prof. Nakamura himself said that it has been his first award granted in Europe.       Afterwards, prof. Detlef Hommel delivered a lecture on blue LEDs. During the lecture the academics from the faculty of Physics demonstrated what role blue diode plays in forming a white-coloured light, triggered by quick turns of the special disk fitted with three-colour diodes. Andrzej Ładomirski and Karol Lipiński Ensemle Quartet's violin concerto closed the inauguration. They played Vivaldi's The Four Seasons – Summer. In the meantime, the Festival is going on. Today the first Festival events are taking place. Before us there are a few days filled with science and art, combined with play. See you at the Festival. Don't miss it out! Agata Dobosz Trans. AN more

Meeting with... paws, claws and narratives

Meeting with... paws, claws and narratives Paws, claws and narratives... sounds intriguing, isn't it? This surprising combination can be found in animal studies. In the English-speaking countries animal studies create a new scientific field that has an essential effect on theory, art critique and literature. The main subject matter of this mysterious science is animals from the cultural, social and philosophical perspective. Reflection on animals constitutes very popular directions for research areas of the modern Humanities. More and more literature, culture specialists, historians, sociologists and representatives of other disciplines are following this trend. What is more, the animal theme has been topical since the 15th century. In the Middle Ages treatises on mythical, legendary and real animals were published, which formed bestiaria (from Latin bestia – animal). More information may be found during the lecture entitled “Paws, claws and narratives, that is all you want to know about animal studies, but you are afraid to ask” run by Anna Rej, a doctoral student of Faculty of the Letters. The lecture will be held on 23rd September at 1100-1200 in Teatr Polski, Scena Kameralna (address; ulica Świdnicka 28). Do you want to know which of the leading romanticists used to love his dog so much that he would be able to be buried along with the dog or which Polish poet was a contemporary precursor of “animal ghost”? Everyone is welcome to join the lecture! There will be squirrels, parrots, dogs, horses, bear paws in the lives and outputs of famous romanticists and beyond.   Agata Dobosz Trans. AN Source: http://www.teatrpolski.wroc.pl/edukacja more

Meeting with... Magic of Sport

Meeting with... Magic of Sport Doing sport has become a very popular and inseparable element of life. The Lower Silesian Science Festival tries to keep up with the times. As a result, it offers sporting events, presenting diverse disciplines that can be found in the Magic of Sport category. Below there is a short presentation of one of these events. Kendo – Japanese fencing display is one of the most orthodox martial arts in Japan. The name of this discipline is a blend that consists of ken denoting “sword” and do denoting “road”. In the course of the presentation participants will be capable of finding out about the armour, in which contestants fight, as well as techniques and basic cuts used in both sparrings and real tournaments. Another event displays self-defence techniques, run by the competitors from Judo AKS Section of Wrocław University of Technology. During the classes the ways of defending yourself from armed and unarmed people will be presented. In addition to that, the participants of classes called Measure your power while riding a bike will be able to get on bikes stuck in a special link trainer and get information about the generated power within one minute. In the Ball Games Research Studio and in the Gameroom it will be possible to diagnose chosen motor capacities. During the workshop brand new research tools will be shown, which are used in the Department of Team Games: Fusion Smart Speed System responsible for gauging motor capacities, including the pace of reaction and spacial orientation, Viennese Test System: 2HAND attempt (eye-hand coordination) and PP attempt (peripheral perception), as well as Polar Team2 Pro (monitoring cardiac cycle during physical activity). There will also be a chance to learn how to row (presentation on a rowing machine) Are you ready for a high dose of movement? Don't miss out LSSF! Note that registration is required in most events. A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Chinese Culture Day

Chinese Culture Day Confucius Insitute in cooperation with The University of Wrocław, Polish-Chinese Friendship Association and Mediateka are inviting festival-goers to the Chinese Culture and Confucius Day. On 19th September 2015 at 1100–1800 workshops and meetings promoting Chinese culture are set to take place in Mediateka. On 20th September in Ogród Staromiejski and on the Summer Stage of Teatr Lalek it will be possible to take part in workshops, shows and the city game entitled “Adopt a panda, during which 150 stuffed pandas can be won.   more

Press conference

Press conference The representatives of the Wrocław and regional media are invited to the press conference, preceding the beginning of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The conference will be held in the Nowy Dwór restaurant (Rynek 5) on 10th September at 11.00 in the morning.     A conference host will be the Regional Co-ordinator of the Lower Silesian Science Festival dr hab. Kazimierz Orzechowski At the same time we are inviting everyone to the active participation in all the events planned as part of LSSF. more

The French language... in Wrocław job market

The French language... in Wrocław job market Fortunately, those times when French philologists had to worry about their employment after the studies are gone. Or maybe it was their parents who were scared of their children’s future?   These days a romanist is much in demand in our modern Wrocław! Those people who keep track of job market trends and changes know this fact well! A few months ago one of the students of the French language said: “I have a problem right now – three firms want to take me on and I have to choose. I went to job interviews, organised by these firms, the offers of which you always send us. In three firms I went through the recruitment process successfully. They checked my command of French, English and familiarity with the Excel program… now I’m considering… Maybe I’ll simply pick a firm which is close to my flat! In Kąty Wrocławskie!” The student was absolutely sincere. More and more French philologists are needed on the market. This is a sheer boom! Of course, they can go abroad if they wish, try a new life shortly after studies but work is waiting for them here. They don’t even have to search for it. The lecture entitled “Green light for French philologists in the Wrocław job market”, run by dr Anna Kuźnik, a co-ordinator of occupational practices and specialist in contacts with employers at the Faculty of French Studies of the University of Wrocław, will be on thepotential and real employment of garduates in Wrocław, based on empirical data from the last years 2011-2015.  The lecture will be held on  22.09.2015 at  10:00-11:00 p.m. Faculty of French Studies of University of Wrocław Plac Biskupa Nankiera 4, room 3.2. (The second floor) For registration send an e-mail atanna.kuznik@uni.wroc.pl(till 20.09.2015)!   Anna Kuźnik Ed.: Agata Dobosz Trans.: AN more

Meeting with... Stanford Prison Experiment

Meeting with... Stanford Prison Experiment In the summer of 1971 a famous Stanford Prison Experiment was carried out. The originator of the experiment Philip Zimbardo wanted to inquire into the change in ordinary people’s behaviour while they become anonymous and can treat others as objects. He also investigated the influence of surrounding on individuals’ actions. The results shocked many people and the experiment itself was stopped after a few days. Unknown up to now the power of authority, especially autonomous authority, turned out to be omnipotent.   In the history of philosophy and science man has always been seen as a conscious being, acting in step with their intensions. It must be noted that authority is present almost everywhere: in business, in advertising and in entertainment… So is it really a case that we make free choices in our lives? How is it possible to manipulate our free will? Can we say that man is born either good or bad? Wojciech Mackiewicz, a doctoral student of Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Wrocław, will talk more about that interesting experiment. However, this lecture will be only a pretext for discussion on social conditioning. Everyone is welcome! Lecturer: mgr Wojciech Mackiewicz Date: 21.09.2015 at  09:00 - 10:00 in the morning Venue: The University of Wrocław, Faculty of Social Studies, ul. Koszarowa 3, building 20, room 135. A.Dobosz   more

Meeting with... the diverse world of insects

Meeting with... the diverse world of insects During the Park of Knowledge at the Lower Silesian Science Festival we have invited you to the Diverse World of Insects!  You will have a golden opportunity to see both the collections of insects in display cabinets and the collections of living insects such as beetles or stick insects that can be bred on our own.  The organisers are also planning to show houses for insects. These houses are tiny objects made of wood. They are filled with eco-friendly materials, including hay, reed, cones, broken brick, or wooden fragments with drilled holes. Such houses can be not only a piece of art but also an ecological ornament of the garden. They substitute a natural habitat for beneficial insects; for instance: pollen which are perfect to be observed. The insect tasting will be something of a novelty to our guests. By way of illustration, the baked Madagascar hissing cockroach, a cousin of the Polish cockroach, is considered a delicacy in Madagascar. A Polish element will be an edible species of mealworm beetle. Insects that are browned, sweetened or salted are a source of easily assimilable prortein. In turn chitin that forms an armour and covert feathers in beetles a.o. has the same properties as cellulose.    Are you curious about how a fried mealworm beetle tastes or what an edible cockroach looks like? We are inviting you to the Diverse World of insects. The event is organised by the doctoral student of Faculty of Biology of University of Wrocław Radosław Gil in co-operation with the students Emilia Banasiak, Joanna Bednarczuk, Agnieszka Marciniak and Agata Semby. more

Interactive shows at 18th LSSF

Interactive shows at 18th LSSF Interactive shows are a project that LSSF has been developing for a few years together with the Department of Eduction in Wrocław of the Municipal Council. This project is aimed at selected schools in Wrocław. This year interactive shows take place on 22–23 September. The programme of shows is diverse. It includes classes in each field of science. The students of Lower Secondary School No. 24 will investigate into the characteristic features of minerals; for example: crack, weight, hue, gloss, magnetic and electric properties. Lower Secondary School No. 4, in turn, will have a task to establish the gender and age of specimen at the moment of death on the basis of skulls from the osteological collection of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Wrocław.  In the Complex of Schools No. 14 participants will watch and recognise some selected fossils. The students of the Faculty of Puppet Arts will be presenting their working tools in Primary School No. 12, 17 and 93. The professional solider, ppłk dr Zbigniew Grobelny will talk about armed forces, their structure, organisation, equipment and tasks these forces have to undertake in Lower Secondary School No. 40. Additionally, in Primary School No. 39 students will get acquainted with selected self-defence techniques during movement activities and games, as well as body coordination exercises and postural muscles. A history of the Wrocław City square (which also is a fairy tale hero of “How dwarves save Wrocław from evil”) will be reconstructed specially for pupils from the Complex of Schools No. 18. As has been shown, the programme is really attractive, and the initiative for interactive shows at schools is gaining in popularity. Such shows are also an inspiration for students. The children who are taking part in the shows will later organise similar attractions for their peers by themselves The interactive shows are organised for chosen schools. However, our offer is also full of other events that are available for everyone. Please remember the festival is upon us! A.Dobosz more

Meeting with... ropes

Meeting with... ropes The Lower Silesian Science Festival invites all the adventure-seekers to rope workshops. During the event Meeting with speleology, the cavers of Wrocław University of Technology will be presenting photos and videos from cave excursions and talking about their adventures in the mountains and world caves. The meeting will be accompanied by the historical display of cave and climbing apparatus. The classes will be in the form of workshops/displays, during which participants will get acquainted with basic techniques used in alpinism and work at height – they will single-handedly ascend and descend the rope with precautionary measures. Besides, it will be possible to take a zipline ride in the hall of building C-13 of Wrocław University of Technology and learn how to tie knots. All of these activities will be watched over by the well-experienced instructor mgr inż. Andrzej Żak, as well as the members of Rope Climbing Section of Wrocław University of Technology, who have organised many similar classes during the numerous editions of Student Activity Days.      The photos from the previous editions of LSSF can be seen on the website of the Rope Climbing Section of Wrocław University of Technology –  www.speleo.pwr.wroc.pl On the same page there is also some information about the cavers’ work. This event will be held in Wrocław University of Technology, building C-13, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 23-25, ground floor and first floor on 21,22,23.09.2015 at 10.00-14.00   A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Meeting with... health coaching

Meeting with... health coaching Coaching is a new and popular form of psycho-educational influences that offers a full client’s input, stimulates his or her creativity and develops skills at noticing problems. As opposed to other forms of education, coaching constitutes a base for the development of client’s potential. Making use of their experience, imagination and a personal afterthought, we are able to look for solutions to our dilemmas. For the first time coaching had been used in sport and business yet now it is also used in the field of health and health education. Traditional health education is full of don’ts, whereas health coaching focuses attention on conscious change making process and lacks prescriptiveness. The meeting with dr Dariusz Białas, a specialist in health promotion and health coaching, aims at the presentation of this kind of coaching. It should be an occasion for learning about the application of coaching to the fields of habit changing, including diet, physical activity, stress, emotion, time, work management and many more aspects of life. This meeting will be held at Wrocław Medical University in Collegium Anatomicum, ul. Chałubińskiego 6a, lecture hall in 18.09.2015 at 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.     A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Technology at 18th LSSF

Technology at 18th LSSF Modern technologies have become part and parcel of our daily lives. We can’t do without athe microwave, car, washing machine, let alone the mobile phone and computer. Technological devices are developing so quickly that we aren’t able to keep track of all of them. The Lower Silesian Science Festival is a chance to catch up with the latest technological novelties. Let’s check what has been prepared in the Technology panel this year. more

Meeting with... Monks from Shaolin Monastery

Meeting with... Monks from Shaolin Monastery A number of myths have grown up about the Shaolin Monastery. This place is known for outstanding warriors and places, in which Chinese martials arts were created and then perfectly developed. Monks from this monastery set an example to the locals. Today the monastery is a place, loved by tourists, where one can learn about the secrets of amazing Shaolin monks’ trainings for a small fee. At the forthcoming Lower Silesian Science Festival dr Stefania Skowron-Markowska will lecture on a tumultuous history of the monastery origin, monks’ fight against Japanese pirates and what studying martial arts in this school look like. The lecture will be enriched with lecturer’s private photos from a trip to this mysterious place. Finally, a training straight from the Shaolin Monastery will be shown. Don’t forget to enroll!  When? - 21,22.09.2015 What time? – 2.00  - 3.00 p.m. Where -The Confucius Insitute, ul. Ks. Witolda 47,  A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Meeting with ... Mysterious mummy from Tarim valley

Meeting with ... Mysterious mummy from Tarim valley All have heard about Egyptian mummies, but is there anyone who has known something about the excavated mummies in … China? No? In that case you are invited to the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Professor of the Wrocław Medical University, dr hab. Bohdan Gworys, has prepared a lecture, with illustrated slides, on mummies found in China. This country is populated by the yellow race; however, those mummies found possess all anatomical features of the white race. How come the mummies were there? Where do they come from? What road did they traverse? The answers to these and similar queries will appear during the lecture. Also, the methods of establishing the genealogy of prehistoric population will be delineated. People present will find out what the inheritance in the male line “from Adam” and in the female line “from Eve” are like.   Undoubtedly, the most interesting part of the lecture will be the presentation of an original mummified female head, dating back many years. The lecture will be held in the lecture hall of Collegium Anatomicum of the Wrocław Medical University (address: ul. Chałubińskiego 6a, Wrocław) Date:  21.09.2015 at 10:00 - 10:45   A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Three sisters at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival - Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy

Three sisters at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival - Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Lower Silesian Science Festival is a great opportunity to make sure that mathematics, physics and astronomy are really interesting and more likeable subjects than many people think. Moreover, they help us get to understand the surrounding world. During the 18th stationary edition of LSSF we are inviting everyone to the meeting with Three Sisters – Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. In the Mathematical Kaleidoscope, Physical Spectrum and On the way to stars one will be able to find various meetings, which for certain broaden the knowledge of many things in an easy way and entertain a bit. The longest-lasting event will be the Mathematical marathon, held during the Science Festival. It has been planned to finish at midnight. The contestants who take part in the marathon for more than 10 hours will get drinks and provisions. Those who manage to continue the marathon to its end will be allowed to sleep on the floor of the Institute of Mathematics (it is necessary to take a sleeping bag and foam mattress). For primary school students the puzzle game will be held. Everyone will learn about cryptography, that is a scientific field which deals with cyphering messages, as well as about artificial intelligence. Such undertakings will take place as part of the Mathematical kaleidoscope category. In turn, the thematic group: Physical spectrum can boast the demonstrations of miscellaneous physical experiments. Physical circus is a permanent fixture of the Festival programme. It attracts many people each year. This year the circus is accompanied by a physical fair. On the stalls students, doctoral students and academics from the faculty of Physics and Astronomy will be performing interesting experiments from various branches of physics. It is a chance to test everyone’s knowledge of physics. In the last category, that is On the way to stars participants can enter the planetarium of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wrocław. Participants will also be allowed to see space equipment, which was constructed in the Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Solar Physics Division. Sky displays, during which we will see the object of an autumn sky by means of Clark-Repsold telescope. Besides, it will be possible to visit the astronomical observatory of The University of Wrocław in Białków. Are you ready to get to know Three Sisters? Come and see for yourself! A.Dobosz Trans. AN more

Earth sciences at LSSF

Earth sciences at LSSF In the course of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival we are inviting everyone to learn about Environment and Beautiful Earth as well as spend an amazing Weekend with Geology! In a nutshell we are presenting what we have organised for all the people interested in the Earth and living on our planet. During the classes in the thematic category entitled Environment we will be observing the weather. We will participate in meteorological observations and get acquainted with professional apparatus. We will also delve into the mysteries of caves – the processes of their formation and mould, variety of karsic forms and their flora and fauna. Additionally, the specific instances of human exploitation of caves are set to be shown. Participants will get to know why polar bears do not eat penguins. The exhibition of pinhole photography – that is solargraphs taken by means of “camera obscura” - will be a nice artistic accent. Besides, workshops will be held, during which the way of taking such photographs will be demonstrated. The easiest and the fastest ways of showing the Beauty of Earth are photos and exhibitions. On account of that, in the second category entitled Earth Sciences eight miscellaneous exhibitions are due to take place. We will watch Forgettable Wrocław Architecture and Lower Silesian quarries. In the Mineralogical Museum minerals, discovered within the last years by Polish research teams, and collections: “Polish Minerals”, “Precious and Trim Stones”, “Meteorites”, “ Agaty Gór Kaczawskich” and “Lapidary Stones Cuts” will be exposed. At the Faculty of Earth Sciences of The University of Wrocław it will be possible to see Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs fossils, as well as the oldest shark's teeth, which are 10 million years old. At the time of Weekend with Geology we encourage everyone in workshops, where there will be a chance to make a mosaic from lumps of rocks, a casting of an extinct animal fossil (trilobite, ammonites, among many others) or pan for gold. What is more, all people present will find out whether it is possible to live near a volcano. Fans of strolling can take part in a trip to Wałbrzych or along the South coast of the Odra River. For more information on fascinating undertakings as part of the Earth Sciences panel, click on the Program tag on our website. A. Dobosz more

Extraordinary world of chemistry at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival

Extraordinary world of chemistry at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival Our Science Festival is a golden opportunity to feel attraction to chemistry Chemistry has a wide range of applications – from medicine and pharmacy through food, cosmetics, plastic industry to metallurgy and petrochemistry. Science would surely not be developing without chemistry. In the course of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival everyone is invited to the Extraordinary world of chemistry, where it will be possible to feel the Joy of experimenting and find an answer to the question: why is chemistry a key to nature? For the interested, the following events have been planned: In the thematic category called Everyday chemistry a competition for school students is set to take place. The competition encompasses the knowledge and skills taken from the lower secondary school curriculum. The central theme of this year's edition of the competition will be Chemistry around us. People who are interested in photography will be able to give free rein to their imagination during workshops. A historical photography technique from 1851, known as “collodion wet plate process”, will be discussed and shown there. Our workshops help you find an answer to the question: Do your sunglasses protect you from the adverse effect of UV radiation? With the help of accurate equipment, we will check whether your glasses have a sun filter. Afterwards, we will comment on the results and explain why protection from ultraviolet ray is so essential Participants will get to know if their laptops can brew tea during the events organised as part of the Joy of experimenting category. One of the events in this category is Rozświetlone laboratory, in which participants will perform spectacular experiments single-handedly. School students will also make their own flashlight and get acquainted with the workings of sunscreens, protecting us from UV radiation. Besides, participants will learn how to make an eraser or soaps. The 5th Lower Silesian Team Competition is due to be held as part of the third thematic category entitled: Chemistry – a key to nature. The competition is addressed to two-persons representatives of high schools from Lower Silesia. Questions and tasks can go beyond the scope of school curriculum. In addition to all these attractions, there is another event – The colour of magic and fragrance, during which participants will see how to get ethereal oil by means of various methods and learn about the correlation of biorhythm with human behaviour and an effect on human health at the time of the lecture: Time counted with light, that is why we have to sleep Don't miss it out!   A. Dobosz Trans. AN more

Biology at 18th LSSF

Biology at 18th LSSF After presenting the panels devoted to the Humanities, the Areas of Art, Man and Society and Medicine and Health, the time has come to Travel with Biology. This science is a story of life we want to bring closer to you in the course of the LSSF. more

Medicine and health at the festival

Medicine and health at the festival Medicine is a science that has been developing relentlessly from ancient times to this day. All this makes medicine mysterious in many respects. The Lower Silesian Science Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to uncover at least some medical secrets. As part of 18th LSSF 187 undertakings bound up with medicine and health are on offer. All these undertakings constitutes the Medicine and Health panel, which consists of 8 thematic categories: In the world of cells and tissues, Anatomy lesson, Precious health, In the circle of Immunology, Medical miscellanies, Movement and health, Magic of sport and Food mysteries. more

Man and society at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival

Man and society at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival The organisers of the Lower Silesian Science Festival try to live up to festival participants' expectations and raise topical issues. One of these subjects is man and their role society. On account of that, the Man and society panel is on offer at the 18th edition of the LSSF. It consists of six thematic categories: Law and economics, Complexities of politics, Social issues, Army and defence, Philosophy – love of wisdom and Theology – about God, man and the world. In total there are 84 events planned. more

Areas of art at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival

Areas of art at 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival The world would be soul-destroying and impassive without art. We wouldn't develop without it. “Deepen your knowledge that is art and art that is science”, said Leonardo da Vinci – the most versatile representative of the Renaissance. Art constitutes a complement to science. more

The humanities at LSSF

The humanities at LSSF The programme of the stationary edition of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival consists among other things of 9 panels devoted to various fields of knowledge. Below we subjectively describe the first panel – the Humanities, in which the following thematic categories are distinguished: more

Programme of 18th edition of LSSF

Programme of 18th edition of LSSF We finally got the programme! As of today the programme of the 18th edition of the festival has been available on our website. This means we can plan which events we are going to participate in. more

Major Events at 18th LSSF

Major Events at 18th LSSF Are you counting down the days to the official publication of the 18th LSSF programme? Do you want to know what is planned and what organisers have prepared for us this year? For those impatient, interested and waiting participants we present some of this year's major events. more

Programme of 18th LSSF on website soon

Programme of 18th LSSF on website soon There are only three months left to begin the 18th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival. On 17th September a two-month celebration of science will be held on Lower Silesia. On account of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, light is of course the central theme of this year's festival. more

Inauguration of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival

Inauguration of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival Year in, year out the ceremonious Inauguration of the 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival takes place on 17th September before the kick-off of the festival events. This year's festival slogan is “The Light of Science”, which refers to the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015), celebrated all over the world this year. more

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020   Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the biggest programme in the European Union's history within the scope of scientific research and innovation. One of the primary objectives of H2020 is a large number of undertakings implemented in the programme called Science with and for society. This programme aims to build up an effective collaboration between science and society, as well as developing innovative methods for incorporating science into society. It is important to make science become more attractive for citizens who may well engage in further research projects in the future. more

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted Would you like to help us create the biggest celebration of science in Lower Silesia? Come forward even today and become one of the volunteers of 18th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Intraoperative probe - a unique device constructed by Wrocław scientists

Intraoperative probe - a unique device constructed by Wrocław scientists Don't miss an article on the first intraoperative probe in Poland. Prof. Kazimierz Orzechowski, an co-ordinator of Lower Silesian Science Festival has made a substantial contribution to investigations. Thanks to that article, you will get to know how innovative this device is and how valuable it may be in operative treatment for breast cancer among women. more

18th Edition of Festival - new slogan and dates

18th Edition of Festival - new slogan and dates We know the slogan and dates of the organisation of 18th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. No sooner had a new year started than we undertook steps to prepare next interesting meetings with culture, science and art, organised by Wrocław universities. After the last successful festival – over 130, 000 visits to 1, 620 meetings – we are counting on another huge success. This may as well be guaranteed by the growing number of co-organisers and cities that want to take advantage of the festival undertakings. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Interactive displays at school

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Interactive displays at school Besides numerous impressions from this year's edition of the festival, school students were able to take part in interactive displays at schools. It is worth remembering that the organisers cater for participants needs and move their lectures to classrooms. This is a very essential part of the festival, which inspires not only students but also teachers who create School Science Festival. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Bystrzyca Kłodzka

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Bystrzyca Kłodzka It was the sixth time The Lower Silesian Science Festival has taken place in Bystrzyca Kłodzka. Two days full of science are a great celebration for the region. Decorated streets, school and institutional buildings are encouraging people to come to festival events. This year 3,000 visits to lectures, workshops, excursions and displays prepared by academic teachers, school teachers, guides and workers from local educational, cultural and art centres were noted. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Jelenia Góra

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Jelenia Góra The Lower Silesian Science Festival began on 9th October with the keynote lecture entitled “Antinobles – discoveries that intrigue and make us laugh” by dr inż. Aleksandr Bielawski-Pohl from Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of Polish Academy of Science. This lecture took place in the Non-resident Didactic Centre of Wrocław University of Technology in Cieplice. It is a beautiful and historic site, the architecture of which impressed festival participants. This place, as well as the High School No. 1 and the Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism of Wrocław University of Economics hosted workshops, lectures and displays as part of LSSF. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Dzierżoniów

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Dzierżoniów The edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival in Dzierżoniów attracted over 3350 participants this year. Teachers from local schools joined a circle of the organisers of festival meetings with science. Events took part in the K. K. Baczyński Municipal-District State Library, Lower Secondary Complex No. 3, High School No. 1, Municipal Museum, Elementary School No. 5 in conjunction with Integrated Centres, Schools Complex No. 1 and State Music School. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Zgorzelec

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Zgorzelec The Lower Silesian Science Festival came to the most outlying festival city – Zgorzelec with the beginning of October. Lectures and workshops, designed for children, youths and adults, were held in the beautiful building of the Municipal Community Centre located in ul. Parkowa. The interest of meetings with scientists was beyond all expectation. Apart from Zgorzelec youngsters, students and teachers from Lublin, Działoszyn, Bogatynia, Węglińca, Gryfów and Nowogrodźca arrived in the Festival. In total 2840 people took part in the Festival events. The most popular lectures were dr Zygmunt Domagała's Girls are from Mars and Boys from Venus? (Wrocław Medical University) and mgr Maja Adamczy and mgr Ewa Gajda's Fascinating World of Human and Animal Parasites (University of Wrocław). more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie The Lower Silesian Science Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie was held on 22nd–24th October 2014. The Festival meetings with science took place in Ząbkowice Community Centre, Secondary School, Secondary School Complex No. 1, State Lower Secondary School No. 1, Elementary School No. 3. Part of events were organised in Kamieniec Ząbkowicki where there is a beautiful complex of Marianna Orańska palaces. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Legnica

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Legnica After September and the stationary edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wrocław, the regional edition starts, during which Wrocław scienists head for the cities of the region. The first Festival city on the map of Lower Silesia is Legnica. This year 90 events aimed at popularising science were organised. Roughly 9300 people attended lectures, displays and workshops. The majority of LSSF participants were made up of the youth from lower secondary and high schools. more

TAURON Electrical Fuses - lessons as part of LSSF

TAURON Electrical Fuses - lessons as part of LSSF Our sponsors involve themselves actively in the co-creation of the Lower Silesian Festival. During this year's edition TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. prepared and conducted a lesson for children from the Elementary School No. 15 in Wrocław. The students of 1st–3rd forms learnt about how to use electrically powered appliances. They also found out how electric power come into being and what it is. This lesson was one of the lessons from a new educational programme entitled “TAURON Electrical Fuses: Switch it on for your child's good” for which elementary school can be resistered. This is a great opportunity to get to know the secrets of electrical power and its save exploitation and for schools to get a certificate.   more

Our funpage on Facebook

Our funpage on Facebook We encourage everyone to visit our profile on Facebook. You will find there photos from lectures, presentations, excursions and displays that took place as part of the Lower Silesian Festival. Besides a photoreport, you will also read about titbits from the world of science and interesting events in our region. What is more, you can post your own photos or write about your impressions from the Festival. more

Alliance Francaise Wrocław at 17th Festival

Alliance Francaise Wrocław at 17th Festival This year yet again Alliance Francaise in Wrocław hosted the young participants of Lower Silesian Science Festival. Teachers of French prepared classes for kindergarten pupils and other students. The classes were conducted in the form of a game - this is the best method of learning at any age. more

Centre of Blood Donation and Treatment at 17th Festival

Centre of Blood Donation and Treatment at 17th Festival One finds taking a blood sample unpleasant. However, donating blood is perceived differently – a lofty idea and it is possible to get a bar of chocolate. The Centre of Blood Donation and Treatment engaged in 17th LSSF. The Centre organised events that were very popular with youngsters. They could gain knowledge that is not stored in any coursebooks. more

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much! The Lower Silesian Science Festival, created by 11 universities, 2 Institutes of Polish Academy of Science (PAS) and 100 co-organisers, celebrated its seventeenth birthday this year. The Festival took place in Wrocław and in 10 other Lower Silesian cities: Legnica, Zgorzelec, Głogów, Wałbrzych, Jelenia Góra, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Dzierżoniów, Lublin and Ząbkowice Śląskie. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Lublin

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Festival in Lublin No fewer than 28 meetings (lectures and displays for children, youths and adults) were held in eight rooms of Centrum Kultury “Muza” on 23th-24th October. As many as 4521 people took part in a two-day adventure with the world of science. It is an impressive result! more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Physics and astronomy

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Physics and astronomy As in previous years many people at different ages arrived in the Astronomical Observatory located in Park Szczytnicki and the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (pl. M. Borna) in order to take part in the Lower Silesian Science Festival. One of the novelties in the Park of Knowledge organised in the Old Town Promenade was the presence of this Faculty there. Its stall was visited by many participants. Particularly popular were the photos from the infrared camera and the observation of the Sun with the Coronado Solar Telescope. There were moments when people lined up and a printer would not work because of overheating. more

Award of Merit for Województwo Dolnośląskie - prof. Adam Jezierski

Award of Merit for Województwo Dolnośląskie - prof. Adam Jezierski We are delighted to inform you that prof. Adam Jezierski, a Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and International Cooperation; a former Chairman of Lower Silesian Science Festival and a representative of LSSF Programme Council, became a laureate of "Zasłużony dla Województwa Dolnośląskiego” Award [Award of Merit for Województwo Dolnośląskie]. The Awarding Ceremony will take place on 14th November in Aula Leopoldina (pl. Uniwersytecki 1, gmach główny) from 11 a.m.   more

Don't clog up! Think! - MPWiK at Festival

Don t clog up! Think! - MPWiK at Festival The Lower Silesian Science Festival not only enjoys immense prestige, but also became a permanent fixture for the eco-educational programme undertaken by MPWiK. Every year in September we welcome young fans of science who visit the facilities of the company and get to know the inner workings of the enterprise. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Museum of Post and Telecommunications

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Museum of Post and Telecommunications As part of the 17th Lower Silesian Science Festival the workshops entitled “Security on the Internet” took part on 19th, 22th and 24th September 2014. They were led by Michał Plutarski, a senior assistant in the Museum of Post and Telecommunications in Wrocław. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Wrocław University Library

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Wrocław University Library As part of the 17th Lower Silesian Science Festival 2014 Wrocław University Library organised two events combined with a presentation of valuable special Library's collections. Both events took place in the building of the Library at ul. Świętej Jadwigi 3/4 on 22-24 September 2014. The number of participants: 145 people. Let's see what happened there and who is responsible for that! more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: TwojRobot

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: TwojRobot This year we met the TwojRobot organisation many times, including at the Park of Knowledge, where it was possible to watch robots and become their constructor. After all, nowadays we are dealing with technological innovations. What are the organisers themselves saying about this event? more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Workshops in MultiCentrum

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Workshops in MultiCentrum One of our co-organisers is MultiCentrum Wrocław, which organised 5 outstanding events for children and teenagers this year. We are very grateful for co-operation and we hope we continue this undertaking in subsequent years. Meanwhile we will check what happened during the 17th edition in MultiCentrum. more

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Wałbrzych

Recollactions from 17th LSSF: Wałbrzych Yesterday we started the 17th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych. The ceremonious inauguration of the regional edition took place in the beautiful and modern lecture theatre Auditorium Novum. We were welcomed by both the university authorities and the local government. We also had an opportunity to listen to an interesting lecture and rest for a moment. What is more, we were well entertained by a surprise performance, prepared by Wałbrzych inhabitants on that occasion. more

Recollections: Evangelical School of Theology

Recollections: Evangelical School of Theology Nearly one month ago we finished the Wrocław edition but we still remember each event vividly at the festival. This time we present recollections from activities organised by Evangelical School of Theology (EST) in Wroclaw, which prepared 6 fantastic events about diverse subject matter; however, the main stress was put on current moral and social problems. more

Recollections from 16th LSSF: Little dietician's cafe

Recollections from 16th LSSF: Little dietician s cafe As part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, Little dietician's cafe took place on 21st September. 17 pre-school pupils in parents' and grandparents' keeping arrive at the Nowa Farmacja building, at ul. Borowska. more

Sneak peek: Festival in Wałbrzych

Sneak peek: Festival in Wałbrzych If you did not manage to participate in events as part of CSI series, if you are interested in GMO and additionally you would like to understand arcane of language (not only Polish), we have some fantastic news for you. Today (13th October) we are starting a two-week celebration of science in Wałbrzych. There will be 143 events, including lectures, displays, workshops and a whole range of impressions provided by the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Let's see the following preview. more

Impressions from 17th LSSF - CSI Wrocław

Impressions from 17th LSSF - CSI Wrocław CSI Wrocław Panel, which was added to the programme of the Lower Silesian Science Festival a year ago, enjoys great popularity among festival participants. Hence, this panel includes 18 events, which are part of Major Events and are repeated in regional cities at the request of organisers. It shows that such subject matter attracts many people regardless of their ages. more

Mission: robotics - Festival in Głogów

Mission: robotics - Festival in Głogów On 2nd October we started the Festival in two subsequent cities of the region. Straight from our office in Wrocław we arrived in Głogów, where we participated in a ceremonious inauguration, which was held in one of the elementary schools; therefore, the turnout of the youngest was high. But it does not mean there were no attractions for the older audience. Quite the contrary, they learnt a lot about automatics and robotics at the highest level, because these two disciplines are the boast of Głogów University. Let's see what happened there! more

Festival events in the region

Festival events in the region The Lower Silesian Science Festival did not terminate after the closing ceremony at Wrocław University of Technology. The Festival has been moved to a few cities of the region including Głogów and Zgorzelec. Accounts of these events will be posted on our website tomorrow. Meanwhile, we would like to invite you to Jelenia Góra and Bystrzyca Kłodzka which are now centres of the Festival. What can you expect there? Let's read the following preview! more

Amazing Park of Knowledge

Amazing Park of Knowledge On 20th and 21st September we turned the Old Town Promenade located near Teatr Lalek [the Puppet Theatre] into a veritable haven for all lovers of science and street entertainment. The atmosphere was electric – a row of 23 stalls was an ideal site where families could enjoy themselves. Since the weather was good, you came in large numbers to the best outdoor science event – the Park of Knowledge organised as part of the 17th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Many lecturers, students, schoolgirls and schoolboys from Wrocław and Lower Silesia helped us to prepare everything properly. There were a myriad of things to see and it was a great pleasure to provide our visitors with educational pastimes and learning through play. more

Impressions from 17th LSSF - Oxford Debate

Impressions from 17th LSSF - Oxford Debate On 21st September two teams from two Lower Silesian secondary school squared up to each other equipped only in words. The Oxford Debate, which has been organised for the fourth times as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, was held under the slogan: “Can the humanist become an engineer?”. No wonder that such a topic has attracted a wide audience; it is after all not only current but also precisely tackles the crucial problem many secondary school students are constantly facing before choosing their ways of lives. more

Closing of stationary edition behind us

Closing of stationary edition behind us Upon the amazing weekend at the Park of Knowledge, emotions bound up with the re-enactment of the Battle of Monte Casino and all the events in Wrocław, we assembled in the Aula of Wrocław University of Technology in order to say goodbye solemnly to the Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Impressions from Festival - Pilgrimage to the Quarter of Four Denominations

Impressions from Festival - Pilgrimage to the Quarter of Four Denominations “On the track of religious tolerance” – this is a title of this year's edition of the Pilgrimage to the Quarter of Four Denominations, which became a permanent fixture of the Major Events; and in my opinion, one of the most interesting events during these five festival days. Lecturers and clerics of the fourth churches told an audience many titbits which surely were news to them. Moreover, the audience learnt about differences between denominations in sites which are the most sacred for them. more

Impressions after Studium Generale

Impressions after Studium Generale This year's edition of Studium Generale, i.e. a lecture combined with live music, was an unusual event, because the “composer” of music for this concert was nature itself. At the beginning dr hab. Karol Kacprzak and prof. dr hab. inż. Piotr Drożdżewski presented the notions of “the divine proportion” and the Fibonacci sequence. It turns out that mathematical concepts are present in the most famous and beautiful compositions, written by classical musicians such as Bach and Mozart and reflect the musical instrument designs. more

Festival is still in Legnica

Festival is still in Legnica Upon the very ceremonious yet full of sensational attractions closing of the stationary edition of the Festival, we moved together with Wrocław lectures to Legnica. On 25th September we had an opportunity to participate in the inauguration of the regional edition. Many prominent people came and fortified participants and organisers with a nice word and best wishes for unrivalled experiences at the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Everyone present at the inauguration in Legnica listened to one of the most fascinating and funniest lectures during the whole Festival. Dr Aleksandra Bielawska-Pohl talked about Antinobles. This lecture was the quintessence of the slogan: learning through play. All participants, both organisers and students, listened intently and reacted very positively to further hilarious details about scientists who are able to concern themselves with nonsensical things for a long time. more

Capitol Musical Theatre at Festival. Contest!!!

Capitol Musical Theatre at Festival. Contest!!! This is a halfway point of the 17th edition of the Festival in Wrocław! Upon the enormously hardworking weekend, during which the Park of Knowledge, the Re-enactment of the Battle of Monte Casino and evening emotions related to our Polish volleyball players' winning the championship title happened, we invited all the interested to the walk across the Mind's Paths. Monday abounded in 256 very interesting events corncering various fields of culture, science and art. Participants got a chance to see the exhibition prepared on the occasion of 100th Birthday of prof. Stanisław Hartman-Manhar from Sana.  Dr Tomasz Scheffler (Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of University of Wrocław) talked about the notion of totalitarianism. Dr Ryszard Poprawa (Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences of University of Wrocław), in turn, said much about one of the greatest dangers of civilisation – Stress as an inseparable life comapnion. How to deal with it to be happy? more

Dreams or madness of Marina Abramović? - impressions after Wrocław theatres

Dreams or madness of Marina Abramović? - impressions after Wrocław theatres Another festival day is over us. This time we have come across the world of art at the highest level. The Polish Theatre in Wrocław has offered an audience a free admission to the Open Mondays. What is more, the play “Marina Abramovic's Dreams” by Aleksander Jakubczak was staged. The theatre was full and an audience burst into a thunderous applause. We can conclude that the day with art at 17 Lower Silesian Science Festival was a big success. more

Re-enactment of Battle of Monte Casino

Re-enactment of Battle of Monte Casino This event has been announced for long. We promised that it would be one of the loudest events of the 17th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival. On 20th September at 10:00 in the Górka Skarbowców over one thousand people gathered with the aim of participating in a history lesson that reconstructed a glorious victory of the Polish army. Thanks to the co-operation with the Memory and Past Centre, reenactment groups as well as specialists from Military Studies we managed to organise this event. Prof. Jerzy Midroń said a lot about the history of the battle of the Italian monastery, fight tactics and causes of this year's reconstruction at the time of the Festival. The 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Casino is another anniversary we wish to commemorate. more

After prof. Miodek's lecture

After prof. Miodek s lecture September 19th, 10:00 o'clock in the morning. For one hour a throng of people have been waiting in front of Aula Leopoldina – droves of primary, lower secondary and secondary students. They arrived from various quarters of Wrocław and other cities of Lower Silesia. They are waiting. They want to listen to prof. Jan Miodek – the most famous expert on the Polish language. more

After inauguration - 17th LSSF has begun

After inauguration - 17th LSSF has begun “I consider the 17th LSSF open...” - these words, said by the Chairman of the Festival prof. Kazimierz Orzechowski, were a prelude to a fantastic one-mouth adventure with science in Lower Silesia. The atmosphere was formal yet happy. The Mayor of Wrocław, Rafał Dudkiewicz, who is always present at the inauguration, honoured us with his speech. Also the floor was given to the Pro-vice Chancellor for Scientific Research and International Co-operation – prof. dr hab. Adam Jezierski and prof. Krzysztof Migoń, who delivered a lecture “From board to tablet.” The lecture was dedicated to the beginnings of the writing era and a new tradition on the basis of cutting edge technologies. One of the main conclusions was as follows: what is written always remains in our memory. Breathtaking was also the concert of Baroque music, given by the chamber duet. Julia and Krzysztof Karpeta played a few soothing and musically diverse songs, based on numerous variations. more

Inauguration of 17th edition today

Inauguration of 17th edition today The great countdown has come to an abrupt end. The series of sneak peeks is going to end on the website as well. Very soon we will be talking about what “happened...” at the Festival. On Thursday in Aula Leopoldina we sound the bugle call of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and open solemnly the 17th edition. The festival chairman prof. Kazimierz Orzechowski will welcome all people present and present this year's festival attractions. The mayor of Wrocałw Rafał Dudkiewicz will deliver a speech and then the floor will be given to prof. Krzysztof Migoń who lectures on “From board to tablet.” Afterwards, there will be a concert waiting for us – played by Julia and Krzysztof Karpeta, i.e. a Baroque chamber duet. Upon the Ceremonious Inauguration we will head for Rynek where soldiers from Military Academy of Land Forces alnog with reconstruction groups, including the Second Polish Republic Mounted Cavalry and orchestra, will present a happening on the occasion of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We commence a row of 1598 events in 10 cities of Lower Silesia with revelry! Don't miss it! more

Sneak peek: Teaching aids about EU for teachers

Sneak peek: Teaching aids about EU for teachers We are inviting teachers to the workshops entitled “Teaching aids about EU for teachers”, which will be held on Friday (September 19th, 2014 at 15:00-17:00 in our head office, ul. Legnickiej 65 in Wrocław. Are you a teacher and do you want to make your students acquainted with the knowledge of the EU functioning and international co-operation? Do you want to give your charges a head start in the future and build up their sense of European identity? Do you wonder where and how to find interesting teaching and multimedia materials? Come to us and find out about free resources that EU offers: how to find interesting, free publications for children and teenagers?; how to order?; what are reliable sources of films and multimedia presentations about the EU?; With whom should we co-operate and in what way should we enrich our lessons? We will learn about the ways of teacher's development. We are also going to bring up the subject matter of international co-operation for schools and teachers – study visits, staff exchange, job shadowing and the like. There are some places left, don't wait and sign up right now! The deadline for registration has been extended till September 18th till 15:00. more

Sneak peek: Wrocław University Library invites

Sneak peek: Wrocław University Library invites Wrocław University Library is inviting to the events prepared as part of the 17th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival: 22.09.2014 at 10:00 lecture - On the folk tune. Kolberg’s inspirations in collection of the Music Department of the University Library of Wrocław – combined with the display of music prints. 22-24.09.2014 at 10:00 till 14:00 exhibition – Wrocław in the years of the Great War (1914-1918). Both events are held in Wrocław University Library (ul. Św. Jadwigi ¾). more

Foreign Languages at the Festival

Foreign Languages at the Festival In our programme there are language events, during which we will visit the farthest corners of the world and get to know the speech of many communities. We want to show an alternative way of learning foreign languages and arouse your interest not only in English and German. Let see what you have prepared for you! more

Sneak peek: Toward Mars and beyond: meeting a comet

Sneak peek: Toward Mars and beyond: meeting a comet As in the previous editions of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, the WROONA Group, consisting of planetary geologists from the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, has prepared a two-day series of lectures, animations, workshops and an exhibition, as part of Weekend with Geology. This time, following the Rosetta space probe, festival participants will get a chance to take a trip to the farthest corners of the Solar System where we will meet a comet. more

After press conference 2014

After press conference 2014 Although a downpour blew up out of windows and a mission of searching for a bomb was carrying on in a few buildings, the press conference took place as always in Dwór Polski restaurant in Wrocław, which is an excellent prelude for the festival, starting in a week! We should like to thank all journalists for their presence, interest in the LSSF and festival co-ordinators for their interesting speeches. Thanks also go to the owners of Nowy Dwór for hiring a meeting hall for us. We hope that the mutual aim to disseminate science as a great fun among all generations will link us all. more

The festival is about to begin!

The festival is about to begin! There is only one week left before the 17th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival commences. In our office we are on the point of completing preparations. A press conference is ahead of us. It takes place in Dwór Polski in Rynek at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, 11th September. Meanwhile, on our profile on Facebook we have just started posting some events, among other things, the Inauguration with the participation of the baroque duet, prof. Miodek's lecture and the Battle of Monte Cassino. We are encouraging you to register and participate. By dint of that, you can keep track of current affairs and get acquainted with promotional materials and photos relative to particular events. more

Sport offer for LSSF

Sport offer for LSSF The Lower Silesian Science Festival comprises not only lectures on the sciences and the humanities but also further branches of science, art and culture. Thusly, theatres, exhibitions and historical reconstructions are included in the programme. This year we won't overlook the fact that sport is as one of the disciplines of science. Ahead of us there are dozens of events, during which we will be able to learn about both the theory and practice of sports disciplines from all over the globe. Meanwhile, let us take a look at some of them. more

Sneak peek: Studium Generale

Sneak peek: Studium Generale The Lower Silesian Science Festival is famous for an unconventional attitude to the world of science. The organisers of this festival want to demonstrate the arcana of science in an interesting, colourful and musical way. Thusly, the Studium Generale project – a lecture combined with live music – has become a permanent fixture of the Major Events. more

Sneak peek: Politics and Outer Space

Sneak peek: Politics and Outer Space Why has not a legally recognised boundary between airspace and outer space been established so far? What does space race consist in? Why did the International Space Station come into existence? Can Europe retain sovereignty in the field of the exploration of outer space? What scenario concerning the conquest of Mars are politicians painting? more

Sneak peek: CSI: Detective Puzzles Set in Wrocław

Sneak peek: CSI: Detective Puzzles Set in Wrocław Inspired by the American series “CSI...”, we invite participants of the Lower Silesian Science Festival to an adventure with the world of crime detection the second time. Crime serials are very popular both in the USA and in other countries, as evidenced by a wide range of such programmes on TV. Who has not heard of “CSI...”, “Monk” or even Polish “W11”? We have resolved to move a solution to crime puzzles to Wrocław, which is a site for the International Festival of Crime Fiction and in which one of the best writer of this genre – Marek Krajewski sets his novels. The Lower Silesian Science Festival meets readers' needs, enabling them to have a closer look at something which has been available only virtually so far. It is a little bit as if we were watching our favourite programme live, and going further, taking part in an investigation along with detectives. All the classes will be led by experts from different fields of crime detection, for example: medical examiners, physicists and computer forensics specialists. Thus, those who would like to feel like a detective cannot miss this event. more

Solidarity Wrocław on foot

Solidarity Wrocław on foot The Poland's first free elections parliamentary took place twenty-five years ago. Your parents and grandparents were able to choose a democratic government for the first time since the end of the World War II. Before entire Wrocław went to the polls, on its streets certain events were held: „Karnawał, czyli śledzik na Świdnickiej” [Carnival, i.e. herring on Świdnicka Street]; „Marsz Wielkanocny“ [Easter March] and „Obóz Żywego Protestu” [Camp of Living Protest]. more

Festival is coming!

Festival is coming! September 1st has come surprisingly quickly. Again it is time to sit at the school desk, forget holiday frenzies and carelessness and, finally, concern ourselves with the greatest pleasure – science. And when two weeks pass and we get tired of classes, the 17th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and its offer will surely energise us. In 19 days we open the largest celebration of science in Lower Silesia. We are embarking on a journey along the mind's paths. And on the way there will be a great deal of fun with experiments, the power of exultations in the circle of art, literature, music as well as competitions, excursions, games, to name but a few. We won't let this festival be boring. Ahead of us there are over 1500 events for everyone – avid lover of the Humanities and the Sciences, sportsmen and sportswomen and for all those who still need encouragement. Meanwhile for this new school year we wish you curiosity, perseverance and only pleasant moments with science. See you at the Festival! more

Sneak peek: from the Power Charmed into Words series

Sneak peek: from the Power Charmed into Words series Something for the fans of the Humanities – lectures from the Power Charmed into Words series – the quintessence of humanistic knowledge demonstrated to the audience in a straightforward and interesting way. The topics of this year's events may well surprise many participants. Apart from an atypical reading of Sienkiewicz's works, which is planned to be held at The Ossolineum, there will be some other events with unusual titles such as Goethe-sausage, or about formative correctness; Who is afraid of kikimora? Slavonic Bestiary in the modern popular culture? or Consult your doctor or pharmacist? more

Sneak peek: from the Precious Health series

Sneak peek: from the Precious Health series Have you ever wondered how small brain-shaped walnuts or fish filled with omega-3 fatty acids actually sustain your brain? And does fish oil really help you think better? And maybe you have tried taking pills that allegedly improve concentration and the only effect you felt was excitability as if you had drunk an energy drink? During a lecture from the Precious Health series – our specialist will answer your questions and dispel any doubts related to specifics, aiming to enhance the most important organ of the body. The interested will, first of all, find out in what way take care of the brain wisely in order to retain its efficiency at a high level as long as possible. more

NanoBazaar at Park of Knowledge - a chance of collective exploration of nanotechnology

NanoBazaar at Park of Knowledge - a chance of collective exploration of nanotechnology Undoubtedly, one of the most dynamically developing areas of science is nanotechnology. It is being used in nearly every branch of industry, becoming part of our daily lives. In order to explain the significance of nanotechnology, volunteers of the Nanonet Foundation are preparing a stall called NanoBazaar. At the time of the Park of Knowledge. more

Enter E(x)plory 2015 Science Competition

Enter E(x)plory 2015 Science Competition If you observe what is happening around you, if you are curious about the world or ask "how?, "why?" or "what for?", if you wonder how Artificial Intelligence works and look for solutions related to envirnomental pollution, if you investigate nature that surrounds you or have an idea of a riveting social project, it means that the E(x)plory Science Competition is just for you! more

Event localizer

Event localizer This year we have added to our website a tool which will facilitate search for events. This is a localiser that makes it possible to seek nearby festival events. It shows a localization of the given event and even other festival points within a radius of 0,5km, 1km and 2km. Thanks to this imprvement, after one event has finished, we can immediately find another one, taking place in the vinicity. more

Year of great anniversaries

Year of great anniversaries 2014 abounds in the recollections of important events in the history of Poland. We are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Monte Cassino Battle and Studzianki Battle and also the centenary of the World War I. The Lower Silesian Science Festival along with the Faculty of History of the University of Wrocław are preparing commemorations of such events in the programme of Paths of Glory. Fortresses by Accident - fortifications, sieges and assaults in the years of 1914-1945. more

About good nutrition at LSSF 2014

About good nutrition at LSSF 2014 Are you what you eat? Do you really know what you eat? In the age of growing interest in healthy lifestyle the Lower Silesian Science Festival won't remain indifferent to that subject matter. We will delve into the Mysteries of Nutrition. In the programme of the festival there are 26 events concerning healthy dieting. We plan to bring up a subject of GMO on the principle of heading off myths and also checking a bill of fare with the help of a computer program as well as a discussion about antioxidants. more

Sneak peek: The Oxford Debate

Sneak peek: The Oxford Debate The Oxford Debate has become a permanent fixture of the Major Events programme of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This debate is carried out on the basis of traditional rules, where two teams are fighting by means of theses and arguments, being judged by the Council of Sages, the members of which are prominent people from the world of science, politics, business and culture. more

Sneak peek: Wrocław theatres at the 17th LSSF

Sneak peek: Wrocław theatres at the 17th LSSF Many of us miss the emotions bound up with the spectacle. The gates of theatres are closed till September, though. Our festival, however, can boast two ventures, which give you a myriad of positive feelings in the field of the art of staging. Traditionally, the Polish Theatre became one of the organisers of our festival. In the programme there is a project called Opening Mondays. This year the projects will centre on the play entitled Dreams of Mariana Abramović in the direction of Aleksandra Jakubczak, telling the story of one of the most unique and world-famous artists of the 20th and 21st century. more

Surprises in the major events

Surprises in the major events One month before the start of September adventure with science, we wish to remind you of the programme of the Major Events. They are the greatest festival undertakings that both fans of the humanities and science enjoy for sure. Many attractions will also be prepared for our youngest participants. more

A walk along the mind's paths

A walk along the mind s paths Summer holidays are in full swing and we are inviting you to the most interesting journey along the mind's paths. You won't need to spend an awful amount of time travelling, packing and carrying bulky luggage. All you have to do to join us is open your mind, cool your heels and turn up on the Old-Town Promenade with your whole family on 20th and 21st September. On these days the best plenary event in Lower Silesia called Park of Knowledge is held. There will be a bunch of scholars from various scientific fields who will prepare activities for everyone. more

"Mug for lecturer" Academic LUZ Radio Competition

"Mug for lecturer" Academic LUZ Radio Competition On 16th June we found out about the results of the competition organised by the Academic LUZ Radio. The winner is dr inż. Andrzej Sieradzki (Wrocław University of Technology), working for the Lower Silesian Science Festival in 2009-2011. The other places are taken by dr Zygmunt Domagała, a long-standing LSSF chairman at Wrocław Medical University and dr inż. Robert Muszyński (Wrocław University of Technology), also actively taking part in organising the Festival.   more

17th LSSF Programme now available

17th LSSF Programme now available As previously mentioned, the programme of the 17th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is now available on our website while clicking on program. Besides the list of this year's attractions, you can find the short descriptions of events, which let the reader understand the most mysterious titles. As part of the biggest celebration of science in Lower Silesia, we encourage you to get acquainted with a wide range of meetings, arranged by lecturers, teachers and students. more

Soon on our website: The programme of the 17th edition of LSSF

Soon on our website: The programme of the 17th edition of LSSF The 17th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is upon us. On 18th September 2014 we have a great celebration of science again in our city. more

Become a volunteer of the 17th edition of LSSF

Become a volunteer of the 17th edition of LSSF If you are a lower secondary school, secondary school or university student, we have an intriguing offer for you! more

PLACES Declaration

PLACES Declaration The key objective of the PLACES project (Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science) was to develop a concept of the European City of Scientific Culture. The PLACES Declaration could be made, thanks to the four years' co-operation (the project was run from 1.06.2010 to 31.05.2014) and the joint endeavours of sixty-seven European cities from twenty-nine countries. In this declaration one can find the conditions that each European City of Scientific Culture ought to meet or strive to meet. more

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer Would you like to help us create the biggest celebration of science in Lower Silesia? Come forward even today and become one of the volunteers of 17h Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Easter wishes

Easter wishes Wrocław, Easter 2014 Rabbits soft and cuddly Baby chickens, too. Easter eggs for baskets White and pink and blue. Easter cards of greeting, Music in the air, Lilies just to tell us It's Easter everywhere.”  Wishing all the Organisers, Co-organisers and Fans of our Festival an Easter that brings health, happiness and calmness. dr hab. Kazimierz Orzechowski, prof. Uwr Regional Chairman of LSSF more

Final Conference PLACES in Bremen

Final Conference PLACES in Bremen The fourth final conference of the project PLACES took place on 10th-12th March 2014 in Bremen, summarising the four years of the realisation of this project. It was named Places of Scientific Culture. Sixty-seven cities and ten regions from twenty-nine countries, mostly Europeans ones, participated in this project. However, the conference was open for all those who were interested in its subject matter; as a result, almost three hundred representatives from fifty cities of thirty-eight countries had an opportunity to meet in Bremen. more

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Wrocław, December 2013 Ladies and gentlemen! On the occasion of forthcoming Christmas I would like to send the best wishes to all the originators, participants, patrons, sponsors and friends of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. May this Christmas be quiet, merry and healthy as well as may these days provide you with the perfect opportunity for rest and reflection. Additionally, may your hearts be filled with hope and may you be given enough strength to fulfilyour ambitions in new year 2014. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! On behalf of theorganisersof Lower Silesian Science Festival, staff of the LSSF Office and on my behalf, dr hab. Kazim [...] more

Thanks for contribution in the organisation of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival 2013

Thanks for contribution in the organisation of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival 2013 The 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival yet again became an autumnal element of our voivodeship's landscape. Long preparations paid off because over 116,000 inhabitants of Lower Silesia, for whom 1,400 events were organised, visited the festival. The festival took place not only in Wrocław but also in some other Lower Silesian cities, including Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Dzierżoniów, Głogów, Jelenia Góra, Legnica, Wałbrzych, Ząbkowice Śląskie, Zgorzelec and, this year, Lublin. more

Contests!!!

Contests!!! At the time of the Park of Knowledge youngsters did not waste time at all – they instantly preserved their impressions of our stalls. We are still waiting for your art and journalistic works. We especially encourage people who participated in the regional edition of the 16th LSSF to send their artistic coverages. more

Oxford Debate at Wrocław University of Technology

Oxford Debate at Wrocław University of Technology For the third time the Oxford Debate has been held as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This year the motto of the meeting organized by Wrocław University of Technology was “Laboratory Europe or European Marketplace?”. more

Happened... Department of Climatology and Atmospheric Protection at Festival

Happened... Department of Climatology and Atmospheric Protection at Festival The popular science programme proposed by workers and students of Department of Climatology and Atmospheric Protection presented as part of the thematic classes “Earth Sciences. Environment” embraced lectures and classes designed for children and adolescents. Moreover, the Department was an organiser of one of the major events - “Wrocław Environmental Kaleidoscope.” Dr Aneta Drzeniecka-Osiadacz was a main coordinator of festival activities on behalf of Institute of Geography and Regional Development. more

Happened... at Wrocław Medical University

Happened... at Wrocław Medical University The staff of Wrocław Medical University engaged in the preparation of 105 festival events. Youngsters could take advantage of classes within the series Detectives Puzzles Set in Wrocław and Prevention as a European Citizen. Young people participated in the lecture given in the English language entitled Science as a European Citizen: When the heart has lost its strength, what else is going on in the body? SICA-HF: How European researchers work to reveal the co-morbidities of heart failure. Of course they were more events prepared by doctors from Wrocław. more

Happened... General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces at Festival

Happened... General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces at Festival A phenomenal display of soldiers' actions during a terrorist attack or participation in the Park of Knowledge – they were not only events at the time of this year's Festival which General Tadeusz Kościuszko Academy of Land Forces can be proud of. more

Happened... University School of Physical Education

Happened... University School of Physical Education Participants of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival do not accept sick notes from P.E. lessons. They proved it when they took part in classes prepared by the teaching staff of University School of Physical Education in Wrocław. more

Happened... Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, PAS at Festival

Happened... Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, PAS at Festival The Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy hosted festival participants at displays, workshops and lectures from the thematic group ''In the Sphere of Immunology.” Two contests were conducted among students, that is microbiological contest for secondary school students and biological one for lower secondary school students. more

Happened... Ossolineum at Festival

Happened... Ossolineum at Festival The Ossoliński National Institute in Wrocław, as a co-organiser, prepared three events this year. At the time of events one could watch a film entitled Old Printed Books in New Covers. The Art of Book Conservation and also two displays: Europe – a Heart of the Old World in the cartographical collection of The Ossoliński National Insititute and Cosmography, Alchemy, Medicine – XVI-century Scientific Books from the Collection of the Department of Old Prints in The Ossoliński National Institute. more

Happened... experimentally, militarily and technologically at Park of Knowledge

Happened... experimentally, militarily and technologically at Park of Knowledge We have already presented artistic and historical struggles of each participant during Park of Knowledge. It is about time we had a look at stalls with experiments, military equipment and other technological innovations: more

Technology imitates nature - HAK Company at 16th LSSF

Technology imitates nature - HAK Company at 16th LSSF Bionics is an interdisciplinary science aiming at combining nature with technology. This field of science incorporates both biology and technology. Its specific feature is to get to know and look into the build and rules of functioning of living organisms. In consequence, we are able to make use of the processes that rule our lives in diverse fields of technology, including mechanics, mechanical engineering, automatics and construction. more

Competition - "Chain Reaction"

A competition Chain Reaction is designed for students from Poland at the age of 14-18. 5 studets from one school can take part in the competition. Students, working under the supervision of a biology, chemistry or physics teacher, have the task of building a machine which will work by means of a chain reaction. Short videos with the material presenting the construction for chain reactions should be sent from 15.11.2013 to 29.11.2013 by the website www.chemiatomy.pl/chainreaction. more

Ceremonious Meeting of College of Rectors of Universities in Wrocław, Opole i Zielona Góra

We are very pleased to announce that under the agreement of the College of Rectors of Universities in Wrocław, Coordinators of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and the Regional Chairman of the LSSF as well as his Assistant and Proxies were presented with the Professor Józef Dudka Award. The award is in recognition of their fostering the interaction among universities. more

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz celebrates His 90th birthday

We have great pleasure in conveying to Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz our warmest congratulations on the occasion of His 90th birthday. We wish Eminent Jubilarian an abundance of grace and God's blessing. We also send best wishes for good health and strength in both everyday and great moments. The wishes to Your Eminence are also ours since we would like for years to enjoy Your presence among us and take advantage of Your faith and closeness to God. more

Geography with fun

Geography with fun The Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics of the Wrocław University of Technology together with the Students' Science and Research Club organised – yet again – Geocaching, that is Treasure Hunt with GPS, as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This year we also prepared a new game entitled Play with the World. more

Happened... volunteers of Park of Knowledge

Happened... volunteers of Park of Knowledge We really appreciate the assistance of all volunteers who became involved in festival work. We scrutinised their labour while they were preparing the pre-festival shipment and looking after the course of the Park of Knowledge with us. We are giving the floor to them! more

Happened... historical and artistic events in Park of Knowledge

Happened... historical and artistic events in Park of Knowledge Today we are ending the Festival in Jelenia Góra and Bystrzyca Kłodzka. On 16th October we launch the last regional edition – in Ząbkowice Śląskie. You ought to be there! Autumn in full swing and we will need to wait for the subsequent LSSF all year round! To sweeten this period, for the whole month we will be experiencing festival events one more time – reminiscing... more

Inexpensive and interesting travels around the world

Inexpensive and interesting travels around the world We frequently encounter the question ''Is it worthwhile to travel?” It is as if we asked somebody what for we eat vegetables, read books or do sport. All the activities bring us a multitude of benefits – for the flesh and the mind. Many times travellers have assured us about these benefits and we can confirm their theses. more

Classes at Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Classes at Faculty of Environmental Engineering On 20--25 September 2013 some festival events for children and youngsters were organised at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering as part of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Lower Silesian Branch of PGI-NRC at 16th LSSF

Lower Silesian Branch of  PGI-NRC at 16th  LSSF For the third time the Lower Silesian Branch PGI-NRC has prepared and carried out the event as part of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. This time it was the lecture and workshop entitled “Geology without mysteries – groundwater”, which were held on 20th September 2013. Our guests were the second-year students from Jakub Jasiński Secondary School No. 5 in Wrocław (majoring in mathematics, physics and geography). The students came to us with their teacher Ms Paulina Kamińska – a geography teacher and simultaneously a teacher of the geographical club at their school. more

Contemporary vampires in the service of science

Contemporary vampires in the service of science The cultural representation of vampires has been shaped for centuries and frequently cast unfavourable light on such beings. Half of us may have in mind magical and amazing Anna Rice's novel published in 1976 entitled “Interview with the Vampire.” This book awaited a film adaptation and broached this subject anew. However, contemporary vampires are not as menacing as the vampire in the book. They do not drink human blood, they are not dangerous and all they do is to service science and the development of medical research. more

Old mines, mysterious underground and hidden treasures of Lower Silesia

Old mines, mysterious underground and hidden treasures of Lower Silesia For hundreds of years people have been searching for precious minerals in Lower Silesia, and above all in the Sudetes. When they found a place full of minerals, they built mines there. Mines did not use to be so big as they are today – a small number of people often worked there. They extracted ores such as silver, copper, lead, tin and cobalt. After those mines there are only some traces left, especially the mouths of tunnels arouse interest among people. more

Without mining - could be difficult!

Without mining - could be difficult! The workers of the Institute of Mining of the Wrocław University of Technology have been popularising their scientific discipline for years, showing both its current condition and its past events. Why? Does it pay off? Why should Wrocław be a place for popularising the knowledge of mining? The reason is essential: our city is the capital of the Lower Silesia and this region is a real Polish mining El Dorado. We have here rich deposits of tens of various mineral raw materials, hundreds of multifarious pits and milliard tons of resources. more

About museum...

About museum... The Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki Zdrój is situated in the only preserved paper mill in Poland, the foundation of which dates back to 1605. The unique paper mill is a priceless building in the European scale entered by the President of the Republic of Poland onto the list of the Historical Monuments. more

Direction: Mars. Stop: Moon

Direction: Mars. Stop: Moon In the Research Centre of the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS in Wrocław, WROcław grOup for plaNetology Advance (WROONA) is executing a project entitled "Mars: another planet to approach geoscience issues" as part of the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. In this year's edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival, the events prepared by WROONA Group as part of Weekend with Geology aim to familiarise participants not only with Mars but also with our Earth satellite – the Moon. more

Bicycle Travels

Bicycle Travels We hear more and more about bicycle travellers who cycle thousands of kilometres in search of adventures. They traverse deserts, wander around the world on two wheels and climb at unimaginable altitudes. But this time I would like to offer readers an adventure which is for the asking – bicycle Europe. more

Exhibition of Jan Karski in Zgorzelec

Exhibition of Jan Karski in Zgorzelec One of the offers for the participants of the 16th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival is an interesting exhibition entitled “Jan Karski. Man of Freedom.” The exhibition organised by the Museum of Polish History was transported to Zgorzelec thanks to the Municipal Public Library. more

Centre of Blood Donation and Blood Treatment after Festival

Centre of Blood Donation and Blood Treatment after Festival During the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival, The Tadeusz Dorobisz Regional Centre Of Blood Donation and Blood Treatment in Wrocław visited two Lower Silesian schools (Gimnazjum nr 5 from Wrocław and Gimnazjum from Kąty Wrocławskie). For the group of 45 people we prepared an interesting lecture and an excursion “Śladami Krwiodawcy.” At the time of the lecture, the attendees of the LSSF found out about the history of Blood Donation and Blood Treatment, discovered blood types, got to know how to prepare yourself for denoting blood and who can become a donor. more

Eco-tasks in the eco-institute

Students will be divided into a few groups and in the shifting system they will visit laboratories located in building D2 of Wrocław University of Technology where workshops in the field of environmental protection and engineering will be waiting for them. The issues regarding air protection, waste segregation and water treatment will be touched upon. Additionally, the students' attention will be paid to small organisms living around us. Besides, instructors will discuss among other things the types of air pollutants and perform simple experiments. more

Rynek invaded by soldiers

Rynek invaded by soldiers Coverages on TV, in newspapers and on the radio – it was hard not to hear about us! However, the loudest promotion of LSSF was the event at Rynek. This is all thanks to the soldiers from The Tadeusz Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy, who showed passers-by what they can only do! more

Coverage after the inauguration

Coverage after the inauguration The baroque Aula Leoplodina was glistening with the light cast by the organisers of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The ceremonious inauguration commences the successive autumn with science in the background. more

PGNiG SA at 16th LSSF

PGNiG SA at 16th LSSF The Polish Oil and Gas Company SA (PGNiG SA Lower Silesian Sales Branch in Wrocław) has been a co-organiser of the Lower Silesian Science Festival yet again. On 22nd September at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of University of Wrocław in Max Born Square participants can go in for two events: more

The State Drama School at Festival

The State Drama School at Festival The State Drama School in Wrocław is the affiliate of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow. The school is important part of Polish artistic education system. It was in Wrocław where among others Bogusław Linda, Krzysztof Globisz and Krzysztof Warlikowski started their didactic adventure. Our school is a co-organiser of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival. What will we see this year? more

Coverage of press conference

Coverage of press conference Handouts given out, interviews carried out – Festival is coming up. We thank the representatives of the media for coming and we count on their support for popularising classes with science in the background. We are also grateful to Dwór Polski for hospitality and assistance in the organisation of the conference. more

European Capital of Culture is our patron

European Capital of Culture is our patron The initiative Wrocław 2016 European Capital of Culture has become a patron of the 16th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival 2013. more

Nanosilver

Nanosilver For centuries silver (Ag) has been a prized precious metal used as currency, the material for making jewellery or silver tableware. Apart from aesthetic values, products made of silver have been known for medical properties for 3000 years. Egyptians noticed that wounds heal faster after putting a silver object to them. Medieval wanderers put a sliver coin into containers full of water. Thusly, they preserved their freshness. According to some accounts, the protection from illnesses was also guaranteed by the use of silver goblets and cutlery. more

What is ECI?

What is ECI? The European Citizens' Initiative is a mechanism thanks to which every EU citizen has the right to influence the shape of the law in the Union. For the first time in history, the inhabitants of individual countries are able to put forward a proposal which touches on not only their home country but also other countries out of over half a billion citizens of the member states. more

Emperor's peace under guard

Emperor s peace under guard Everyone who has ever been interested in China for a while must have come across the terracotta warriors of the first Emperor Qin (259 BC-210 BC) Ying Zheng (or Zhao Zheng). Upon his accession to the throne, he took the title of Shi Huangdi (the First Emperor) and - according to The Records of the Grand Historian – only when he became Ruler of Qin Kingdom did he begin building a shrine at the foot of Lishan Mountain in the vicinity of Chang, today's Xi. The shrine was to mirror the Qin land – even geographical details such as the Yellow River and Yangtze River were precisely shown, for example: the mentioned rivers were replaced by flowing mercury (which was proven by the investigation of the specialists from the Geological Department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, during their research done there in the years of 1981-1982. more

Colourful world of nanotechnology - nanogold

Colourful world of nanotechnology - nanogold Even though nanotechnology was a defined scientific discipline not long ago, it has accompanied man for centuries. Its rapid development is dated at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Nowadays, scholars are able to build more and more various structures from elementary blocks of matter. Nanotechnology has a chance to become a prescription for many ailments humanity is struggling with. This will be achieved through the use of new and yet known materials, which after the fragmentation into nano-sized particles exhibit remarkable properties. more

The Evangelical School of Theology

The Evangelical School of Theology The Evangelical School of Theology has been taken part in the Lower Silesian Science Festival for the fifth time. To our joy, the popularisation of theology from the evangelical perspective has met with an enthusiastic reception among participants of LSSF. We hope that the topics prepared this year will also interest our guests and become a source of reflection and philosophical explorations. more

Press conference

Press conference The week before the Ceremonious Inauguration of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival we would like to invite you to a press conference. The conference with the organisers of the festival starts on Thursday, September 12th, at 11.00 a.m. in the restaurant “Dwór Polski” (on the third floor). more

Excursions and games of the Park of Knowledge

Excursions and games of the Park of Knowledge The activities during the Park of Knowledge does not only span the Old Town Promenade. Amazing walks through the Old Town or a treasure hunt – there are some attractions of the festival weekend with science in the background. more

The world imaged and discovered: old-time maps as a looking glass of the epoch

The world imaged and discovered: old-time maps as a looking glass of the epoch The attempts of presenting the known world as a drawing had already been made in ancient times. The empirical knowledge of the world was limited at that time, which created enough space for imaginings bound up with myths rather than with the real picture of the Earth. more

Blood - a carrier of life!

Blood - a carrier of life! In many cultures blood has magical and religious meaning. Mexican Indians gave cruel offerings from people believing that human blood was food of gods. In ancient literature and Assyrian, Babylonian and Greek relics we find mentions of curative baths in blood and its application as an ingredient of medicaments of those times. Also Romans and Greeks drank gladiators' and fresh animal blood in the belief that it may have contributed to improving their health. more

Lecture on the judiciary of the Third Reich in Wałbrzych

Lecture on the judiciary of the Third Reich in Wałbrzych On 7th September 2013 we invite you to Wałbrzych to see and listen to the lecture entitled “Unpunished Crimes of the Nazi Judiciary System” regarding the issues of the German judicature in the Third Reich, the legal basis for coercion and repressions towards the oppressed social and national groups at that time. The essential part of this lecture will be the issue of the reckoning of judges who returned verdicts fulfilling the purposes of the Nazi state and the causes of the incomplete reckoning of crimes committed in the Third Reich.   more

Spain - a wealth of varieties

Spain - a wealth of varieties "Spain speaking Castilian is large, but it is larger if we add to it Spain speaking Catalonian, Galician and Basque. Democratic and constitutional Spain is inextricably linked to the notion of diversity and respect for everyday work of all its citizens"1. more

Preview of the film - Old Printed Books in New Clothes

Preview of the film - Old Printed Books in New Clothes The book – an usual thing. Really?…Who knows how the book in fact comes into being? Who knows how the book was produced in the times of Copernicus, Shakespeare and Wolter, that is before the era of computers or even before the era of massive machine production? In what way did the artisan called a bookbinder use to bind printed sheets of psalters, chronicles, scientific treatises or theatrical plays before they reached the reader? more

Role of emotions and discipline in building a professional career

Role of emotions and discipline in building a professional career Before we understand that discipline is not a system of punishments and awards, the major part of our lives can pass by. Later, we discover that discipline is not also about suppressing and limiting our emotions but about values that accompany discipline and that are the largest motivators of unleashing courage and perseverance and these factors become indispensable for achieving a professional success. more

Klapp exercise system - its application in the treatment of scoliosis

Klapp exercise system - its application in the treatment of scoliosis Klapp exercises are used in corrective and compensative gymnastics. However, these exercices can also be used by therapists, recreational animators, PE teachers and coaches of various sports disciplines. more

The scientific book in the Renaissance

The scientific book in the Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of the rapid development of sciences. A lot of people argued which factor was more significant for starting that period: geographical discoveries, individual genius, series of socioeconomical changes or maybe the intensive search of manuscripts with ancient texts of formerly unknown, forgotten and underestimated authors. All these elements harmonised with one another in the process of science development, but undoubtedly, the coming of the art of printing with movable type must have had a lasting effect on the renaissance mental activity and the men of that epoch. The invention of the printing press and the groundbreaking significance of such a discovery had been noticed and appreciated very early. more

What is the effect of gymnastic exercises on body balance?

What is the effect of gymnastic exercises on body balance? If you slip on a banana skin, you can keep your balance in an upright position or lose it – I don't wish you the last option. By dint of the proper level of coordination and quick reaction to unpredictable accidents, there is a chance that you won't have to visit a surgeon. Keeping balance involves all the static and dynamic man's motions combined with active lifestyle. more

European Information Point of Europe Direct - Wrocław

European Information Point of Europe Direct - Wrocław Europe Direct – Wrocław is a place where each inhabitant of Lower Silesia receives information about everything which is bound up with the EU. Our actions encompass meetings which everyone can take part in and talk to our consultant about topics concerning work and studies abroad, projects or an EU citizen's rights. We have also organised and participated in events taking place in the whole voivodeship. more

Plasma - the fourth state of matter

Plasma - the fourth state of matter A state of matter is related with the reaction between powers of mutual influence of particles (atoms, particles) in the space and kinetic energies of these particles. Most of substances can occur in various states of matter depending on thermodynamic conditions. more

Voluntary work

Voluntary work We have just received some of materials but others are still on the way. Our volunteers have pulled their socks up and are preparing parcels for university, schools and other institutions taking part in the festival. Do you want to see how they are working? more

Whole families at Park of Knowledge

Whole families at Park of Knowledge Ever year we improve and change the festival for you. This autumn you will be able to feel like Queen of Great Britain – Elizabeth II. How is it possible? Please read below! more

Novelties in Major Events

Novelties in Major Events Some events have permanently become part of LSSF but it does not mean that anyone won't be entertained well enough. We have prepared a few new thematic categories for our fans. more

Programme available on the website

Although we are still working on the organisation of the 16th Edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival, you can browse this year's programme on our website right now. more

Become a volunteer!

Become a volunteer! Would you like to help us create the biggest celebration of science in Lower Silesia? Come forward even today and become one of the volunteers of 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

A visit to the 9th Festival in Bielsko-Biała

On 13th March 2013 the 9th Festival took place in Mikołaj Rej Secondary School of School Association in Bielsko-Biała. Such an event, which has become a permanent fixture in the cultural and scientific calender of the city, was held thanks to the efforts of teachers and students from this school. more

17th Local Elocutionary Contest ELSA - results

17th Local Elocutionary Contest ELSA - results 17th Local Elocutionary Contest terminated in Aula Leopoldina at Wrocław University on 21st March 2013. As a patron of this contest, we have the pleasure to present photographs from that ceremony and announce the list of laureates. more

17th Local Elocutionary Contest ELSA - Wrocław, 21.03.2013

17th Local Elocutionary Contest ELSA - Wrocław, 21.03.2013 Elocutionary contests belong to standard projects organised by the European Law Students' Association ELSA Poland. The contests recurrently take place in fifteen academic centres in Poland in collaboration with distinguished experts on law, local authorities, linguists and popular public institutions and university authority. Their aim is to interest students in oratory art that complements their content-related knowledge as well as bring them closer to the realities of the courtroom. more

New motto and timetable for the 16th Festival

New motto and timetable for the 16th Festival At the beginning of this year preparations for the 16th edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival have just begun. Once again Wrocław academia invites all people to a mutual adventure to the world of science, culture and art. After the last year's success – the record number of 1,300 meetings and over 115,000 visits – we hope that year 2013 will turn out to be the same successful and rich in events which will present the latest achievements and interesting subject areas in all the scientific fields more

"Profesor Wrocław" on TVP Wrocław!

"Profesor Wrocław" on TVP Wrocław! We would like to invite you to film screenings devoted to Wrocław and Lower Silesia's academia. Two episodes of the series Profesor Wrocław are broadcast on 25th December at 8.45 a.m. and a re-run at 8.45 p.m. and on 26th December at 8.45 a.m. and a re-run at 8.45 p.m. on TVP Wrocław. more

Monika Bronkowska wins prize at the Mozart Competition

Monika Bronkowska wins prize at the Mozart Competition   The Mozart Competitionis launched by the Municipal Support Programme of Cooperation  between Higher Education, Science and the Sector of Business Activity. The competition aims to foster the emergence of new products, services and innovative solutions which are intended to boost labour market in Wrocław. Thanks to her work and achievements dr inż. Monika Bronkowska from UPW, who has organised a lot of meetings during the Lower Silesian Science Festival for many years, has been one of the Mozart Competition laureates. Congratulations!   transladed by Arkadiusz Nowak more

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I send Christmas greetings and all good wishes for the New Year to all the organisers, participants, patrons, sponsors and friends of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

The 8th edition of the "Science Populariser "competition has already been settled

The 8th edition of the "Science Populariser "competition has already been settled The “Science Populariser” competition organised by PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education has been held for the 8th time. The prize ceremony took place on 5th December, 2012, at the Polish Press Agency in Warsaw. Prof. Barbara Kudrycka, Minster of Science and Higher Education, was a special guest of the ceremonious presentation of the awards. Among the winners there were also people who significantly succoured the Lower Silesian Science Festival (LSSF).  more

State Drama School in Wrocław

State Drama School in Wrocław The State Drama School in Wrocław prepared a lot of artistic activities for the participants of the Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Wrocław Medical University

Wrocław Medical University People interested in the processes that take place in the human organism and its structure discovered the human body by dint of Wrocław Medical University which prepared over 80 activities in the stationary and regional edition. more

Festival in Wałbrzych

Festival in Wałbrzych The celebration of science in Wałbrzych lasted from 17th to 30th October, . Over 90 events took place. The organisers tried to attract as many people as they could to the Festival activities. more

Military Academy at the Festival

Military Academy at the Festival General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław got into preparing 26 events in all in Wrocław and in the cities of the region at the time of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Festival in Dzierżoniów

Festival in Dzierżoniów   In Dzierżoniów participants could take advantage of organised events from 3th to 5th October. They  had over 30 activities designed for various age groups to choose from.  more

Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie

Festival in Ząbkowice Śląskie Ząbkowice Śląskie hosted the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival from 17th to 19th October. Within those days over 40 events were designed for locals and guests. more

Four nominations!

Four nominations! The editorial staff of Science and Scholarship in Poland PAP has already announced the 8th edition of the Science Populariser 2012 competition. As many as four lecturers who have contributed a lot to the Festival are nominated this year. more

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences   Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences prepared 58 events in all in Wrocław and other cities of the region within the scope of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The spectators of organised events by the university were represented by adults, teenagers and children. The instructors of the activities deciphered puzzles of nature and beyond before participants. more

Festival in Bystrzyca Kłodzka

Festival in Bystrzyca Kłodzka 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival was also held in Bystrzyca Kłodzka (11-12th October). Locals and guests could choose activities among 64 events specially prepared for them. more

Wrocław University of Economics at LSSF

Wrocław University of Economics at LSSF Wrocław University of Economics prepared a lot of events in the stationary and regional edition this year. Over 2000 people got the chance to take part in the activities at the University. more

Festival in Legnica

Festival in Legnica Within two days (27th-28th October) 8000 people took part in the activities in Legnica within the scope of the regional edition of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Participants were able to choose from 75 prepared for them events.  more

Confucius Institute at the Festival

Confucius Institute at the Festival   The oriental and remote cultures have always attracted the attention. Likewise, the activities organised by Confucius Institute, University of Wrocław, won popularity at the times of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Festival in Głogów

Festival in Głogów At the time of two days (4-5th October) 81 events were organised within the scope of the regional edition of the 5th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Thanks to the involvement of organisers and instructors, the Festival in Głogów was visited by over 4000 people.  more

Mathematical kaleidoscope

Mathematical kaleidoscope The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wrocław, within the scope of this year's 15th Lower Silesian Science prepared a series of events in the thematic category Mathematical kaleidoscope. more

Lower Silesian Gas Company at the Festival

Lower Silesian Gas Company at the Festival On 25th September, 2012, the Lower Silesian Gas Company had the honour of having round over 70 students from three Wrocław primary schools within the scope of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

PIG-PIB at the Festival

PIG-PIB at the Festival The Lower Silesian Branch PIG-PIB has been one of the co-organisers of the Lower Silesian Science Festival for the second time. This time the event was prepared in the Institute on the 19th Jaworowa Avenue in Wrocław as a series of lectures and workshops entitled Geology Without Secrets. On this occasion, on 25th September, 2012, the Branch hosted students from Wrocław lower secondary schools No. 16, 20 and 27. more

Legends of Wrocław

Legends of Wrocław   The Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, University of Wrocław, prepared 12 festival events this year. The youngest participants were able to develop their artistic talents especially during Major Events. more

15th LSSF at the Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection

15th LSSF at the Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection   Within the scope of this year's Lower Silesian Science Festival, theDepartment of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection IGRR, University of Wrocław, prepared a rich popular science programme. The programme encompassed lectures and classes designed for children, school students and adults.   more

LSSF in Jelenia Góra

LSSF in Jelenia Góra From 11th to 12th October, 2012, the 15th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival was held in Jelenia Góra. About 2600 people took part in prepared activities in total. more

Wrocław University Library at 15th LSSF

Wrocław University Library at 15th LSSF   Besides visual arts workshopsAustria Reads to Children, workers from Wrocław University Library also prepared three other exhibitions combined with lectures.  more

Weekend with Geology

Weekend with Geology   Within the scope of Weekend with Geology many interesting events were annually organised; however, a series of lectures and displays devoted to “extraterrestrial” subject matter – the planet Mars deserve much attention. Presentations were prepared by the planetary geologists WROONA Group, in cooperation with the engineers from the Space Research Center PAS and the team from ABM Space Education.  more

Stone collections

Stone collections During the Festival all the participants were able not only to take part in interesting lectures, displays, competitions and outings, but also to view riveting  exhibitions. more

School outings to the world of science - Interactive displays

School outings to the world of science - Interactive displays Interactive displays at schools took place from 25th-28th September, 2012. This project has been done for the seventh time. Much like in the previous years, the project was a mutual undertaking of the Lower Silesian Science Festival and the Department of Education, Municipal Office of Wrocław. Authors of the displays represented: University of Wrocław, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław Medical School, Wrocław University of Economics, Eugeniusz Geppert State Drama School in Wrocław. more

Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław

Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław Workers from Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, besides engagement in preparing the Major Events of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival, organised activities in the category In the World of Music. more

Papal Faculty of Theology in Wrocław

Papal Faculty of Theology in Wrocław Apart from the lecture on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Piotr Skarga's Birthday Piotr Skarga – life, work, inspiration, ThePapal Faculty of Theology in Wrocław also prepared other activities within the scope of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival.  more

Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy

Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy   Activities of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival organised by Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, gathered more than 500 participants during 15 events in the category: In the Sphere of Immunology.  more

Biotechnological adventure

  The Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wrocławshowed participants how to combine biological processes with the modern technology.  more

Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research

Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research   W. Trzebiatowski  Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław made valuable contributions to the offer of the events taking place during 15th Lower Silesian Science  Festival.  more

Activities at The Ossolineum Library

Activities at The Ossolineum Library   Within the scope of 15th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival, The Ossolineum hosted  treasure seekers.  more

Wrocław Sewage Treatment Plant at LSSF

Wrocław Sewage Treatment Plant at LSSF   During the 15th edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival, Wrocław Sewage Treatment Plant at Janowska Street was visited by a few people. Participants were the first who familiarised themselves with the modernised building that was ceremoniously opened on 14th September 2012.  more

Academy of Physical Education at LSSF

Academy of Physical Education at LSSF   Sport not only affects our health and physical stamina but also enhances our mood. This fact is well-known to participants of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival who took part in various activities organised by Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław.   more

Priest Piotr Skarga - life, work, inspiration

Priest Piotr Skarga - life, work, inspiration On 23rd September, a lecture entitledPriest Piotr Skarga – life, work, inspirationwas held in the hall of the Papal Faculty of Theology in Wrocław, within the scope of 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Academy of Art and Design at LSSF

Academy of Art and Design at LSSF The artistic approach to gaining knowledge could be seen during the activities from the category In the World of Visual Arts prepared by Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. more

Ceremonious Closing at Wrocław University of Technology

Ceremonious Closing at Wrocław University of Technology   The regional edition is still taking place, but it is worth seeing what the closing of the stationary edition in Wrocław (26.09) looked like. more

Final Concert

Final Concert The last day (29.09) of the stationary edition of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival was crowned not only withthe Ceremonious Closingat Wrocław University of Technology, but also with the amazing afternoon  Final Concert of LSSF: Gioaccino Rossini – master of bel canto singing. more

Austria reads to children - 20th Anniversary of The Austrian Library in Wrocław

Austria reads to children - 20th Anniversary of The Austrian Library in Wrocław   This year's edition of Lower Silesian Science Festival, The Austrian Library debuted with the programme aimed at a young reader. Classes were prepared for two age groups.  more

Chemists gave the concert

Chemists gave the concert   Studium  Generale at LSSF is not only traditionally understood lectures, but also genuine feast for senses. This time within the scope of the Major Events academic staff from a few universities showed their musical skills at the time of “Chemical Concert.”  more

Drugs did not trick them

Drugs did not trick them   Chemical composition of drugs. addiction, criminal responsibility, prevention, psychological and administrative stance – diverse viewpoints clashed on the subject of narcotics during the debate.   more

Wiktor Bross discovered

Wiktor Bross discovered   Professor Wiktor Bross – a pioneer in the field of Wrocław surgery, has become a full member of Pantheon of Wrocław Science (24.09) within the scope of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival.  more

"There are no children, just people"

"There are no children, just people"   Due to Janusz Koraczk's Year, two events entitled “There are no children, just people'' took place at the time of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Park of Knowledge drew to an end

Park of Knowledge drew to an end Looking at the sky, the organisers of the Park of Knowledge were worried about the success of the event. Nevertheless, the weather turned out to be favourable and the first days of autumn were devoted to discovering the world together.  more

Festival in the eyes of children and beyond

Festival in the eyes of children and beyond   The Regional Edition of the Festival ended only on 25th September in Wałbrzych, but it is already possible to forward paintings and journalistic works to the address of the Lower Silesian Science Festival Office.  more

The Second Oxford Debate has finished

The Second Oxford Debate has finished We congratulate this year's participants on their success. We invite everyone to participate in another edition of the debate organised within the scope of the 16th Lower Silesian Science Festival 2013. more

The 15th LSSF in the eyes of volunteers

The 15th LSSF in the eyes of volunteers   The 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival does not only consist of hundreds of workshops, displays and lectures, but also consists of people who are the most important in the process of creating great ideas, which we cannot forget. One of the groups of people involved in the Festival is composed of organisers and instructors. The second group is composed of assistants of the first group. Obviously, we are speaking of young volunteers who had a craving for doing something more for others during the Festival.   more

Polish language tomorrow and today

Polish language tomorrow and today   During the inaugural lecture at the 15th  Lower Silesian Science Festival, popular mistakes in everyday language and the use of vocabulary bound up with computers in  Polish language were expounded on by prof. Jan Miodek. more

With foot-tapping!

With foot-tapping!   The 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival has started  in full swing! After the official inauguration, temperature increased at Wrocław Square Market. And all thanks to the troops! more

Festival has just started!

Festival has just started!   The 15thLower Silesian Science Festival has begun at 2 p.m. under the motto Let's Discover the World Together.  Familiarise yourself with the course of the inauguration. more

Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ at the Lower Silesian Science Festival

Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ at the Lower Silesian Science Festival It will be a real feast for science fans. On 21st-26nd September 2012 in Wrocław, the fifteenth edition of the Lower Silesian Science Festival (LSSF) takes place. Events prepared by Wrocław Research Centre EIT+  are included in the programme of this prestigious event.  more

Festival replete with competitions

Festival replete with competitions   Science becomes attractive when somebody, additionally, stokes up our hunger for knowledge, motivates us. At the times of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival, participants will be able to compete against one another and win awards in Wrocław and in the other regional cities.  more

Generation bond

Generation bond   University classes are merely on the surface designed for young people. University of the Third Age proves that it is never too late to learn and exchange views. The 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival will provide a golden opportunity to do so.  more

Meeting with history

Meeting with history   Since the motto of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival is “Let's Discover the World Together”, we cannot miss journeys through history. Organisers of this year's festival invite us to such long and short journeys to our roots.   more

Janusz Korczak - friend of children

Janusz Korczak - friend of children   Announcing that the year 2012 is Korczak Year is a tribute to Janusz Korczak (actually Henryk Goldszmit (1878 (1879) – 1942), a doctor, writer, pedagogue and protector of orphan children he remained faithful to until the tragic end. Korczak died together with orphans in the gas chamber of the death camp in Treblinka. more

Discovering cultures together

Discovering cultures together   Wanderings through the world teach and enrich us with new experiences. Within the scope of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival,  lecturers will put their audience in the picture with regard to richness of remote cultures unknown to Europeans.  more

Let's talk about narcotics

Let s talk about narcotics   Soft or hard – drugs, don't get screwed! Dangerous substances have been known to humans for centuries, but real discussion about contemporary noxious stimulants will be provoked during the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival.  more

Mars on Earth - Earth on Mars

Mars on Earth - Earth on Mars Who wouldn't like to delve into the mysteries of the Universe? The planetary geologists WROONA Group from the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS has prepared a two-day series of lectures and displays that will make us familiar with the planet we are recently hearing about very often – Mars. Events take place on 21-22th September within the scope of Weekend with Geology. more

Press conference is over

Press conference is over   The conference room at the Hotel & Restaurant Dwór Palski in Wrocław has hosted many prominent guests. The ceremonial inauguration of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival begins in a week and today the media could find out more about our events.  more

Invitation to the Chemical Concert

Invitation to the Chemical Concert   The Chemical Concert, one of the main events of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival and also held within the scope of series of lectures – Studium Generale, will be devoted to manifold links between chemistry and music.  more

Who am I? Where am I going? - that is about getting benefit from asking questions.

Who am I? Where am I going? - that is about getting benefit from asking questions.   “Quo vadis homo?''- this is one of the most important questions asked in the history of humankind and... fortunately, we ask such a question more often. It is possible to ask where the world, Europe, Poland are heading for, but we, as a unit, are usually interested mostly in our individual and personal life path... more

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 8

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 8   Bóbr runs through this city which is everywhere surrounded by the mountains. In its coat of arms there is a deer with profuse antlers, holding three acorns in its muzzle. This ideal starting point for the mountain walks will be a perfect place for festival merrymaking. more

Workshops and lectures at University of Lower Silesia

Workshops and lectures at University of Lower Silesia This year University of Lower Silesia has prepared special pedagogical and psychological workshops and lectures during the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Workers of Faculty of Education will be presenting among other things methods for self-development as well as ways of working with children in terms of  various concepts. more

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 7

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 7   Bavarian Geographer already mentioned about the environs of this city in his notes. The medieval  historic road Via Regia and pilgrimage route of Saint James are landmarks of the city. The 15th Lower Silesian Festival will rightly visit the Lusatian Neisse.  more

Lustiges lernen, which is German in a funny way

Lustiges lernen, which is German in a funny way   German is difficult? Tough and wearisome? Nothing of the sort! more

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 6

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 6   Will unresolved yet puzzles of a complex code-named Riese be scientifically explained? What other mysteries do the Sudety Mountains have? The power of the oak from this city's coat of arms will certainly energise participants of the Regional Edition of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Make robots alive!

Make robots alive!   “Twój Robot” [Your Robot] is a workshop for the kids and young people, during which all the participants build and programme the truest robots. The workshop is a combination of computer science, creating robots and great fun. Everything there will be carried out under the watchful eye of instructors throughout the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Extreme festival

Extreme festival The word “extreme” does not necessarily have to be associated with risky sports and utmost enfeeblement of the organism. Those who do not believe that the extreme facet can be attributed to science as well ought to visit the 15th Lower Silesian Festival in autumn. more

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 5

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 5   Will the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival be so famous as Saint George spearing the hideous dragon in the coat of arms in Dzierżoniów? Those who want to see this should set off on a journey through Lower Silesia! more

Internet users on the trail of knowledge

Internet users on the trail of knowledge How to use the Internet safely? Experts on telecommunication will reply to this question during the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. more

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 4

Lower Silesian journeys, episode 4   The Golden Lion and St. Peter stand guard over a town that is symbolised by two crossed keys. The next town on the festival map was settled by a tribe called Trzebowianie, and currently one of the oldest fortresses in Poland – Piastowski Castle towers over the town.  more

You must visit Park of Knowledge!

You must visit Park of Knowledge!   17 events within two days – alleys of the Wrocław Old Town Promenade will pulsate with life during familial activities in the Park of Knowledge (22,23.09, 11.00–15.00). more

Blood - precious gift

Blood - precious gift   Blood is an indispensable element of our life and cure which cannot be replaced. Every two minutes someone needs transfusion in Lower Silesia. Blood is essential for children and grown-ups struggling with cancer, patients awaiting surgery, victims of accidents and others chronically ill. We cannot function without blood. We could not live without blood.  more

Lower Silesian Journeys, episode 3

Lower Silesian Journeys, episode 3   Do stories about fictional monsters scare you? Spoors of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival will lead us to a town formerly and gloomily called – Frankenstein. more

EWST at Festival

EWST at Festival   Ewangelikalna Wyższa Szkoła Teologiczna (EWST) [Evangelical School of Theology] has been involved in the preparation of the Lower Silesian Science Festival for the fourth time. Popularisation of theology as science is for us challenge and joy. Mutual exploration of new areas of knowledge along with invited guests as well as full of curiosity participants of the festival motivate us to incessant development and broadening of horizons.  more

Silesian journeys, episode 2

Silesian journeys, episode 2   This city is renowned for historical defense and its name derives from a plant of delicate red fruits. Obviously, we are talking about Głogów whose symbolic coat of arms pictures the rich past of this town located on the River Odra.  more

Gioacchino Rossini - master of bel canto style

Gioacchino Rossini - master of bel canto style Who has not heard of the cunning barber of Seville? He is the protagonist of one of the most famous and all-time operas. Nevertheless, his debut performance was received with catcall and stamping on Roman Teatro Argentina's stage. On 20 February 1816 such a performance was an artistic collapse.   more

"Geology without secrets"

"Geology without secrets"   This title refers to a two-day series of lectures and workshops organised by the Lower Silesian Branch PIG-PIB  within the scope of the Lower Silesian Science Festival 2012. The event takes place in the headquarters of the branch at al. Jaworowa 19 in Wrocław, on 25-25 September 2012.  more

Eager to experiment?

Eager to experiment?   Who hasn't ever tried to carry out a little experiment? Even single-handed cooking sometimes turns out to be a great challenge. Throughout the 15th Lower Silesian Festival there will be a plethora of chances to creatively perform many experiments.  more

Lower Silesian Journeys, episode 1

Lower Silesian Journeys, episode 1   In its coat of arms there is a gallant lion in the golden crown and its patron is Saint Florian – these are not only characteristic things connected with Bystrzyca Kłodzka. Natural values and historical curiosities lure tourists who are looking for peace and quiet to Kłodzko Valley. From 11th to 12th October Bystrzyca Kłodzka will open its doors for the participants of the 15th Regional Edition of Lower Silesian Science. more

The Orient in the museum

The Orient in the museum The East's art has always been intrigued and stimulated artists. The employees of the National Museum in Wrocław do not forget about this fact. They have prepared enthralling lectures and workshops touching the culture of the orient.  more

Our planet uncovered

Our planet uncovered We tread on her without wondering what sheis made from, what her history is and what is changing inside her – obviously, we have the Mother Earth in mind. In order to look after her, we need to uncover her mysteries.  more

How to avoid a doctor`s visit?

How to avoid a doctor`s visit? The easiest recommendations are the hardest to implement. We all want simple solutions. Bombarded by ads and advice in glossy magazines, we expect a pill to be an only cure for afflictions affecting us. Most of us dream of potent medicines that will forestall diseases, avert the danger of old age, handicap and death. For this reason, we reach willingly for wondrous preparations, vitamins or minerals. more

Library - this is not only books!

Library - this is not only books! In the world of computerisation libraries are occasionally associated with unpleasant necessity. Some visit libraries only when they cannot find something in an electronic version. Therefore, throughout the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival libraries will show their readers a contemporary image and new possibilities.   more

Voluntary service before the festival

Voluntary service before the festival For a long time some have been resting on their deserved holidays, but others, that is our volunteers, are sorting the dispatch of materials so as that all the institutions will be well informed about the upcoming festival.  more

Get your tongue around

Get your tongue around   The command of foreign languages is a valuable skill. This skill aids in getting a job and communicating with the inhabitants of a country we travel to. Therefore, throughout the 15th  Lower Silesian Science Festival everyone can seize the perfect opportunity to grapple with language fights and tongue twisters in the category Foreign Language – Not Anymore.   more

Small discoverers

Small discoverers “Let's Discover the World Together” – this is the motto of the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. The youngest attendees of the festival are singularly demanding. That is why, it is so essential to  work out how to catch and maintain their attention in an unconventional way.  more

Festival games

Festival games Board, puzzle, strategy or feature games, irrespective of how old we are, we all like playing them. Games are a good way to spend our leisure time together. Throughout the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival, experts from different realms of science will encourage attendees to participate in some games.  more

Application for Android operating system

Application for Android operating system The  application will allow you to view and save reminders concerning the events within the scope of  the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Built-in update mechanism enables you to always access the latest news. You can choose and follow only such events you are interested in. more

Get to know the region within the region

Get to know the region within the region This year eight cities host the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival. Particularly, events devoted to the surroundings, history and environment of the hosting cities are very likely to be extremely interesting for their inhabitants.  more

Wiktor Bross in the Pantheon

Wiktor Bross in the Pantheon The Pantheon was formerly the temple of the ancient deities, then it was the burial place of men of merit. During the 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival professor Wiktor Bross, an eminent medic,  joinsThe Pantheon of Wrocław Science.  more

Major events

Major events The 15th Lower Silesian Science Festival offers its participants thematic classes from various spheres of knowledge. Among them there are major events which are classes' reference points. more

The programme of the festival in your phone

The programme of the festival in your phone The programme of the festival in your phone. more

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