23 November 2020

The Night of the Researchers, an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005, in Tuscany, becomes BRIGHT NIGHT: the acronym “Brilliant Researchers Impact on Growth Health and Trust in Research” joins the word night. The result is a “brilliant night” for the commitment of researchers and the results of their work. BRIGHT-NIGHT is supported by the Tuscany Region as part of Giovanisì, the Regional project for the autonomy of young people, and involves the University of Florence, Pisa and Siena, the University for Foreigners of Siena, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, the Scuola Normale Superiore, the IMT School of High Studies Lucca, the National Research Council (CNR), the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the ‘European Gravitational Observatory (EGO).

The themes that will be at the center of the 2020 edition will affect all fields of science and culture, but in particular that of social and environmental sustainability in reference to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 20th anniversary of the European Charter of Rights. In particular, the program of events offered by the Research Area of ​​the CNR of Pisa and coordinated by Dr. Vincenzo Longo, head of the Unit of the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA-CNR), will be available online on the website and will be divided into different formats:

  • Bright Tech Talk: seminars on the TeD model, held in an informative way and why not also in a fun and imaginative way. The Bright Tech Talk will be published online on November 27th at 4 pm on the website and on social channels.
  • Webinar: More classic seminars, but always with lively explanations. Each seminar will be preceded by a trailer of the webinar that will go on social channels. During the trailer, the speaker will introduce himself and present the topic of the seminar. A new seminar will be published on the website every day from 15 to 27 November.
  • Science Recipes: the researcher explains step by step how to carry out small and simple scientific experiments at home, starting from the ingredients up to a finished product, just like you do to cook a dish. A format dedicated to the little ones to be created together with their parents, perfect in a period like this when we are forced into the house.
  • Wow-Win of Waste: an interdisciplinary path born from the collaboration between different Institutes of the CNR of Pisa to raise awareness on the issue of waste recycling, in particular plastic, and the circular economy. This year the program features webinars and documentaries for audiences of all ages.
  • Open laboratories: starting from 20 November you can visit some of the CNR laboratories in Pisa. From 23 November you will find on the website the 3D visit of the Dysprosium and Superlaser Laboratories of the National Institute of Optics of the CNR, also realized with the help of the Visual Computing Lab of the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the CNR.
  • Re-selfie: On the Facebook page of Aula 40 and on the website, young researchers from the Institutes of the CNR of Pisa introduce themselves, telling you why they have chosen to do research, and what their passions are inside and outside the laboratories.
  • Live events: with the possibility of interacting with the speakers

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