Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 

Department of Mathematical Sciences invites all to visit us for a night of mathematics, mysticism, encryption and games. Friday in week 41 (October) 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 opened 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 invited children, youth and adults to activities and lectures throughout the Culture Night. 

Our 2019 program:

  • Math Race for pupils with fun math tasks 
  • Use your sense of logic in the Mystery Hunt in the Library
  • Chess Corner 
  • Try to 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
    • Chess Mathematics
  • Talks in English:
    • Gong show: What do I think about when I think about maths?

Gong show: What do I think about when I think about maths?
Young researchers from the Department of Mathematical Sciences provides miniature introductions to the mathematics they spend their days thinking about.
It's 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 announce that it's time for the next speaker to step in.

Read more - in Danish