EU Contest for Young Scientists: with the participation of Janez Potocnik
End production: 26/09/2008 First transmission: 26/09/2008
The 2008 EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which was held from 19 to 26 September 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three projects received first prizes of 7.000 Euros each, shared by Magdalena Bojarska from Poland for "Hamiltonian cycles in generalized Halin graphs", Martin Tkáč from Slovakia for "Tilting of bulk materials based on gravitation principle in cargo railway transport", and Elisabeth Muller from the United Kingdom for "From Microcosm to Magma Oceans: A Lunar Meteorite Perspective". The contestants, aged from 14 to 21 and representing 39 countries across Europe - as well as Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States - presented 86 winning projects from national competitions covering a wide range of scientific disciplines from engineering and earth sciences to biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, computer and social sciences.
The European Union Contest for Young Scientists is part of the EU's Science in Society programme. Its aim is to encourage young people to pursue their interest in science and embark on scientific careers.
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||Exterior views of Copenhagen's 19th century Cirkus Building (site of the award ceremony) (2 shots)
||General views of the award ceremony (2 shots)
||Award ceremony: handing over of the prizes (8 shots)
||First prize winners (4 shots)
||Winners on the stage
||Elisabeth Muller, British first prize winner, (in ENGLISH) presenting her project "From Microcosm to Magma Oceans: A Lunar Meteorite Perspective"
||Magdalena Bojarska, Polish first prize winner, (in POLISH) presenting her project "Hamiltonian cycles in generalized Halin graphs"
||Martin Tkáč, Slovakian first prize winner, (in SLOVAKIAN) presenting his project "Tilting of bulk materials based on gravitation principle in cargo railway transport"
||Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research, (in ENGLISH) saying that the way to deal with climate change or the energy of the future or security questions or drinking water shortages or pandemics, is to step together; thinking ahead, thinking in cooperation, in networking, is exactly what such event is bringing;
saying that young people are the future anyway and science is the future anyway; if you combine both statements you will find out that young scientists are the future;
||Cutaways (2 shots)