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Science uncovered: European Researchers Night
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Published on 22-09-11

Come face to face with European researchers at one of the EU sponsored events taking place across the EU on Friday, 23 September and discover how exciting, fun and vital science research is in our lives.

"Researchers' Night gives scientists the chance to connect with the public and the public to experience the world of science. During this one evening, anyone can be a scientist. I can think of no better way to get young people excited about science and interested in the possibility of a research career," said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

    Researchers Night

    Researchers Night

    Become a forensic scientist for a night

    London's Natural History Museum will become the crime scene of a fictitious murder and members of the public can join researchers to collect evidence at the crime scene and take part in a research exercise similar to that performed by forensic scientists in their daily work. Fingerprint and other identification techniques will help solve the murder.

    Other UK events are being hosted by the Universities of Reading and Huddersfield, where visitors will have a chance to see facilities that are not usually open to the public.

    Note: advance bookings are required for some events.

    Click here to find an event near you.

    Background
    Researchers' Night is funded through the EU Marie Curie Actions which promotes mobility, training and career development of researchers.

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