An AFTERNOON in the science basement
Are you interested in learning some cool science? Come with us for an afternoon to listen to and discuss with scientists about their work. This is your opportunity to speak with a real live scientist, to find out about how they go about doing their work and to ask the burning questions you've always wanted to. For the scientific audience out there, we think science outreach is a very important task for the next generation of scientists. So, let's get involved!
Sea level variability and future flooding risks on the Finnish coast
Finnish Meteorological Institute
28 October 2017, 16:00
What would flooding risks on the Finnish coast look like at the end of the 21st century? What are the factors affecting the sea surface level? Predicting the behaviour of mean sea level as well as extreme sea level events in the future climate is crucial for safe planning of densely populated coastal areas, like Helsinki. This talk will introduce the global and local factors contributing to the water level on the Finnish coast, followed by an overview of the coastal flooding hazards at present and in the future.
Dark MAtter and the Hidden Cosmos
Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London
25 November 2017, 16:00
The nature of Dark Matter is one of the greatest open problems in cosmology and therefore under active study. Dark Matter is known to interact with ordinary, visible matter via gravity and its abundance is known very accurately, but what it actually is remains a mystery. In this public talk I will present the evidence and searches for Dark Matter, as well as an overview of theoretical models for what it could be. The talk is non-technical and targeted for everybody.
An Afternoon in the Science Basement is supported by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) at the University of Helsinki.