The curious Sophians have a unique chance to learn a lot about and to have fun with the latest world scientific achievements in the European Night of Scientists. From 05.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. on September 29, Sofia Tech Park will open doors for children and adults who want to immerse themselves in virtual reality, track a battle with robots, learn more about Mars or simply learn more about the world that surrounds us.
The aim of the European Night of Scientists is to prove that science is everywhere around us and equally important to all of us, regardless of age and occupation, and scientists are people with exciting professions. The initiative this year will take place in over 250 cities in Europe and around the world. It will include 11 Bulgarian cities – Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Kotel, Pleven, Plovdiv, Ruse, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia and Stara Zagora.
In the capital of Bulgaria, scientists from the Sofia Tech Park’s 11 laboratories will present their work, and everyone will be able to learn curious facts. Visitors’ entrance is completely free. The youngest will be able to color jewelry in the form of different bacteria and make plasticine models. Everyone will have the chance to learn more about healing and aromatic plants.
In addition, visitors will be lucky to see Sofia Tech Park’s supercomputer in action and attend a demonstration of his work. Various possibilities for recreating virtual and expanded reality will also be presented. With the help of Oculus Rift, guests will be able to immerse themselves in a virtual environment where Leap Motion will control gravity and create and interact with geometric shapes.
With the expanded reality capabilities, visitors will statically transform a 2D image into a 3D interactive object. If you join the European Scientists’ Night, you will also be able to familiarize yourself with the humanitarian robot ESIKA. As well as track battles with combat robots, Mars robot, and join lego robotics training.