Culture Night – University of Copenhagen

Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 2018

Department of Mathematical Sciences invites all to visit us for a night of mathematics, mysticism, encryption and games. Friday, 12 October 2017, from 18:00 to 24:00.

Culture Night is an evening each autumn where Copenhagen bustles with life, entertainment, sense experiences and adventures for children and adults of all ages. Museums, libraries, educational establishments, theatres, musical venues, churches and many other institutions representing art and culture will open their doors to the public.

Friday 12 October 2018 we will open the doors to the main hall and auditoriums of the H.C. Ørsted Institute - together with the departments of chemistry, computer science, biology and physics. We invite children, youth and adults to activities and lectures throughout the Culture Night. 

Our program 2018:

  • Math Race for pupils with fun math tasks 
  • Use your sense of logic in the Mystery Hunt in the Library
  • Chess Corner 
  • Try solve a DNA puzzle
  • Quantum Corner - encrypt your photo
  • Talks in Danish:
    • Safe communication with quantum bits - how and why?
    • Statistical detective work in criminal matters
    • Games, uncertainty and mathematical modelling of (ir)rational behaviour
  • Talks in English:
    • Magical Mathematics
    • Gong show: What do I think about when I think about maths?

Magical Mathematics
At 21:00 in Auditorium 8
"While magicians never reveal their tricks, mathematicians usually do. But what about mathmagicians? Tonight, I will raise the curtain and show how fascinating mathematics leads to astonishing magic tricks."
Talk by postdoc Alexander Müller-Hermes, Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory

Gong show: What do I think about when I think about maths?
At 18:45 & 21:30 in Auditorium 8
Young researchers from the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation at the Department of Mathematical Sciences provide miniature introductions to the mathematics they spend their days thinking about.
It is a race against time: each speaker has five minutes to communicate as much as they can about a piece of mathematics they are passionate about before a gong announces that it is time for the next speaker to step in.
Join us for a bit of frantic fun exploring a range of topics in modern mathematics. No specialist knowledge in mathematics will be assumed. 

Read more - in Danish