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The EUCYS 2008 Daily News - Thursday 25th September - Copenhagen - No. 8

Congratulations! The first winners at this year’s EUCYS are on cloud nine this morning, still buoyed by their selection as winners of the EIROforum prizes last night. The thrilling evening at the Danish National Museum represents the beginning of still another new chapter in the lives of the winners. Congratulations to everyone who took home a prize last night!

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Open Exhibition The Exhibition is open to the public

2nd jury round

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1st jury round

3rd jury round

National Organisers’ bus ride to Odense: How can we make science teaching more interesting? Centre for Educational Material, Odense

Arrival and registration

Visit to the fairytale writer H.C. Andersen’s House

4th jury round

Lunch The bus departs at 13:00 so be at the lobby at 12:45

Copenhagen University Young Scientists meet Nobel Laureates The EIROForum-lecture(s)

Open Exhibition The Exhibition is open to the public

5th jury round (if necessary)

Tour for National Organisers: 10:00 “Carlsberg – more than just a beer!”

UNofficial meeting for National Organisers Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel (the Reykjavik Room)

The bus departs from the hotel at 17:30 so be at the lobby at 17:15

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www.eurocontest.dk Promoting science and education in Portugal Portugal has undergone major changes since joining the EU over 20 years ago. Scientific education is one of the sectors that have benefited the most, according to Ana Noronha, Portuguese physicist and EUCYS 2008 jury member. She cites the growth in enrolment in higher education, as well as the creation of public-private partnerships as outstanding examples of some of these improvements. “The number of students in secondary education was 17.8% in 1986. In 2006, this has risen to 62.5%. For those of us who still remember how it was before, it seems unbelievable. So not only science education, but education in general was strongly influenced: new schools, new projects, new mentalities,” she states. “Also, a national policy was developed to communicate the importance of science and technology and reinforce the sector. Ciência Viva was created in 1996 by the government in close collaboration with the scientific community. In particular, one of the aims was to improve science education by promoting practical activities,” Noronha explains. The Portuguese scientific community responded enormously, viewing the promotion of scientific culture as a national priority. They generously contributed with their skills and their free time to collaborate with schools. Teachers participated massively in science education projects, eager to offer the best resources for their students. What is your favourite project, and why?

“It’s really too hard to say! But I’m glad I’m not in the jury!” Aaron Hakim, Canada, Stand 69

“Twelve years later, an informal network has been established linking schools, scientific societies, research institutions. Some sociologists identify this as a social movement towards scientific culture: the perception that our disadvantage could be overcome through science and technology, with a better educated population,” she reports. Fast growth rate Trends in recent years have shown that Portugal presently enjoys one of the fastest growth rates of university level qualifications. Gender equality has a great foothold, with a large number of women in Portuguese science. “The number of PhDs is approximately 50%, with a considerable proportion of women in relevant decision positions in the scientific community: coordinators of projects, directors of institutes, full professors, deans of universities,” Noronha exclaims proudly. Investment in nanotechnology Portugal’s well-known scientific institutions in Health Sciences,

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Molecular Biology, Physics, Robotics and Marine Sciences make the progression even more impressive. Recently the country is also investing in nanotechnology, with the new International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory due to open in 2009. Noronha furthermore cites technological innovation within IT, such as banking, software security solutions, and electronic pay tolls as being important for placing her country on the right path for the future.

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Quiz answers from Wedensday 1. What mythological creatures top the Danish Stock Exchange? Three dragons 2. The proportions of this shape were made famous by architect Piet Hein. What is it? The super elipse 3. An incredible feat of engineering, it has a feature that is the third-longest of its kind in the world at 1,624 meters. Name the entire creation. The Great Belt Bridge We hope you were successful in answering the yesterday’s questions. The winner of this quiz will be announced tonight. His or her name and picture will appear in TODAY on Thursday.

Missing! Tuesday afternoon, both Peter Mose Larsen and Adela Sabljic left our company looking like they have all week. But Wednesday morning, a significant amount of Peter’s distinguished grey locks and Adela’s characteristic curls had disappeared! So please let them know if you spot them lying around!

No trip to Denmark is complete without beer! Wednesday’s activities for the National Organisers were of a different character than Monday’s visit to Odense. Great beer and distinct design were the central points, with visits to Carlsberg and the Danish Design Centre filling up their day. Now they only need to meet a Viking or two to complete their Scandinavian experience!


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Winner of the quiz Congratulations to Kangping Chen from China for winning Tuesday’s quiz. He is seen here last night, where he received a men’s watch from Skagen Designs.

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Today, carbon dioxide (CO2) out of fossil fuels is looked upon as the main cause of global warming. But will a gradual reduction of world-wide CO2 emissions be enough to protect us from the climatic disaster? Fossil fuels are recommended to be replaced with CO2-neutral atmospheric CO2 and sustainablyproduced hydrogen as raw materials for the production of fuel. The central question of this study is to see whether it is possible at all to absorb atmospheric CO2 and to convert it to hydrocarbons which are similar to natural gas, with the aid of catalytic hydrogenation.

4. I could not have succeeded without the help of: Dr. Samuel Stucki, Paul Scherrer Institut (My expert at the Swiss national competition); Dr. Christoph Rupp (My teacher); Bernhard Frutiger (My father). 5. I hope my findings will: be able to be used to produce CO2-neutral fuels and to create an oil-independent chemical industry. But first, we’ll need enough renewable electricity.

It all comes down to today. Your last chance to demonstrate your those vast stores of otherwise useless knowledge you’re able to tap into. It’s time for the final quiz of the EUCYS 2008. And with the dramatics out of the way, make sure you answer the questions below to enter the quiz for today. The Grand Prize a BeoSound 6 MP3-player from Bang & Olufsen is waiting for someone tonight. Why shouldnít it be you? Copenhagen 1. Name the oldest part of Copenhagen Harbour. Denmark 2. What could the first radio factory in Struer be used for, if it failed? Danish research 3. He introduced the idea that an electron could fall from one state to another, emitting photons. Name him.

Name: Andreas Frutiger Country: Switzerland Project subject: Chemistry Stand number: 19 1. I chose chemistry because: we have to do something against the CO2-problem and the shortage of fossil fuels.

A great way to get well

2. I am glad that I: learned a lot about thermodynamics and how you ”should” build a chemical synthesis equipment. I recognized only afterwards that mine was a bit amateurish.

Lisbeth Tavs Thomsen was sick Tuesday night, so missed getting her prize at the event. So who else but TODAY would find her in her room, and deliver her prize directly? What a great way to get well!

3. I wish that I had not: done so many titrations. I’ve done about 80 to estimate the CO2-absorption speed of NaOH. Already after twenty, I was fed up with it.

Scientists and musicians! Who would have thought that so many participants were musicians as well as scientists? Well, 53 of you have musical talents, with 14 of you playing more than one instrument. The guitar is the most popular with 20 players, closely followed by the piano at 19. Thanks to Andrea Sjøberg Aasgaard (singing), Christoph Wiesinger (trumpet), and Lisa Schowe (piano) for the great performance.

Stay connected on-line! There are lots and lots of groups on Facebook, but only one dedicated to participants in this contest. The aptly-named group called EUCYS 2008 is - you guessed it – aimed at allowing everyone from this year’s competition to stay in touch. For more information on it, contact Cecilia Engel Thomas from Denmark.


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The bus departs from the hotel at 06:45 so be at the lobby at 06:30

2nd jury round

National Organisers’ bus ride to Odense: How can we make science teaching more interesting? Centre for Educational Material, Odense

Lunch at Odense Town Hall

3rd jury round

Visit to the fairytale writer H.C. Andersen’s House

The bus departs from the hotel at 08:45 so be at the lobby at 08:30

4th jury round

Lunch The bus departs at 13:00 so be at the lobby at 12:45

Copenhagen University Young Scientists meet Nobel Laureates The EIROForum-lecture(s)

Open Exhibition The Exhibition is open to the public

Tour for National Organisers: “Carlsberg – more than just a beer!”

5th jury round (if necessary)

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Visit Danish Industry: Vestas CSC Haldor Topsoe H. Lundbeck Maersk Oil Novozymes

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Lunch Lunch

Open Exhibition The Exhibition is open to the public

Visit to the Danish Design Centre

Copenhagen City Hall Reception

Langelinie Pavillonen ”EUCYS Through 20 Years“ Dinner

Vestas: The bus departs at 6:30 so be at the lobby at 6.15

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The bus departs from the hotel at 16:30 so be at the lobby at 16:15

Science Night The Exhibition is open to the public. Lectures: Science & Development (previous winners; young scientists & industry)

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Teamwork gets it done again! What comes up, must come down! Remember the famous 600-kg Belgian organ from Sunday’s paper? Well, it still couldn’t fit in the elevator, so the guys grabbed a bunch of friends, and back down the stairs it went!

Things looked a bit bleak for Kaare on Wednesday: delivery was delayed. TODAY got stuck in traffic, but he is a man who never stops working. He seized the moment to get a better look at the competition. His cargo has more doubled since Friday, so Wednesday’s performance time of three hours entailed 60 recipients!

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The bus departs from th The bus departs the hotel at “The organ. It’s from very 16:30 so be at the lobby 16:30 so be at the lobby at 16:15. Axelborg interesting, and University the Belgian The Technical Opening Ceremony of Denmark 18:00 guys areThereally good at EPO-lecture explaining it.” Gergő Gács,Welcome Dinner Dinner Hungary, Stand 63 20:00 Tivoli Gardens

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“I’d have to see some more of them to have a favourite, because they’re all so good!” Luisa Silva, Portugal, Stand 46

Yes, Kaare has big plans, and they include something big for tonight…

The Augustinus Foundation CITY OF COPENHAGEN Haldor Topsoe CSC PA:NUU SAS

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Arrival and registration Preparation of booths

“The Turkish project on artificial intelligence. We had a similar project like that at home.” Andrius Misiukas Misiūnas, Lithuania, Stand 25

Kaare, Day 6 Always working, always growing

The EU Commission Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry for Education EIROFORUM EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE The Lundbeck Foundation The Capital Region of Denmark H. Lundbeck Maersk Oil Novozymes Vestas

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