From 27-30 of April 2017, The Cyprus Institute participated in the second Mediterranean Science Festival (MSF17) that took place at the Old Port of Limassol. MSF17 was organized by the non-profit organization SciCo Cyprus, the Youth Board of Cyprus, and the Cyprus Ports Authority. During the four days of the festival, the visitors had an opportunity to discover the world of science by participating in original educational and innovative events, learning games, seminars, presentations, academic discussions, performances, exhibitions and lectures by prominent local and foreign scientists.
CyI participated in MSF17 with four exhibits:
Bioarchaeology, with the interactive exhibition ‘’ Bones and bodies: Dig, study, discover’’. The CyI team consisted by Dr. Kirsi Lorentz, Assistant Professor, and PhD student Grigoria Ioannou, who lead the interactive workshop with the help of recent archaeology graduates. Schools and the public had the opportunity to explore and learn the scientific field of Bioarchaeology.
Computational Scientist - Climate modelling: Computational Support Scientist Yiannis Proestos, demonstrated how modern supercomputers enable the use of state-of-the art climate/air-quality numerical models, which help us understand complicated atmospheric phenomena, make emission scenario based projections regarding future climate change and forecast of air-pollution patterns.
"HPC simulations in Physics - HPC-LEAP project" The presentation, led by CyI PhD Student Srijit Paul, informed students on the importance of High Performance Computing Simulations in different areas of physics (biophysics, chemical physics, and particle physics), as well as the current state of computational sciences (Supercomputers across Europe and the World).
“Tiny Heroes of the Sea in Action”, interactive workshop and “Tiny Heroes of the Sea", was led by CyI PhD student Rana Abu Alhaija and included children's theatre performance, with the valuable contribution of Metamorfosis theatrical workshop and ENALIA Physics’ Environmental Research Center. The theme of both actions was Marine ecosystems and in particular the contribution of plankton organisms.