Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 2019

Department of Mathematical Sciences invites all to visit us for a night of mathematics, mysticism, encryption and games. Friday, 11 October 2019, 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 11 October 2019 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 last year:

  • 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
"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?
Young researchers from the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation at the Department of Mathematical Sciences provided miniature introductions to the mathematics they spend their days thinking about.
It was a race against time: each speaker had five minutes to communicate as much as they could about a piece of mathematics they were passionate about before a gong announced that it was time for the next speaker to step in.

Read more - in Danish