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AIAS Event: AIAS Fellows at Festival of Research/Forskningens Døgn

Joshua Nash and Anna B. Neuheimer

2018.03.13 | AIAS

Date Thu 26 Apr
Time 14:00 18:00
Location ”Stakladen” at Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

On Thursday 26 April it is time for the annual Festival of Research/ Forskningens Døgn. This year the theme is 'Fascinating Research'. Meet with two AIAS Fellows: Joshua Nash and Anna B. Neuheimer, when they contribute to the programme with individual speed-talks.

Read abstracts of the two AIAS contributions to the Festival of Research

Speaker: Joshua Nash

'Preposition trauma: how can we improve talking about space?'

Prepositions - in, at, with, by, on, and beside - are words which explain relationships between people and things. Why is it that despite words, maps, and smartphones, we human beings still get lost? And why are prepositions such a terrible word class to get a right? This speed lecture outlines how talking about space can cause us (soft) linguistic and cultural trauma and offers means for remediating some of these ordeals.

Time: 16.30 and 16.55
Place: Auditorium 3 - Taasingegade

Speaker: Anna B. Neuheimer

'Timing is everything: why fish do what they do when they do it'

Find out how fish time their behaviours to try to give their babies the best start in life. We’ll talk about how fish make ’predictions’ about future conditions and what happens when their gamble pays off (or doesn’t). We’ll also talk about how their success may change in the future. .

Time: 16.00 and 17.20
Place: Auditorium 3 -Taasingegade

What is the Festival of Research?

The Festival of Research is a nationwide knowledge festival that takes place each year in the spring with about 500 events and more than 65,000 visitors around Denmark. The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is behind the initiative, which aims at bringing research and the Danish population closer.

Aarhus University will be opening its doors to the Festival of Research at Campus Aarhus, and the theme is FASCINATING RESEARCH. The event will take place in and around ”Stakladen” at Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C.

The iconic Stakladen and the surrounding lecture rooms will be transformed into a fun and exciting exploration site for research presentations from Aarhus University. In the lecture rooms close to Stakladen you can experience a wide range of speed lectures during the whole afternoon, and in Stakladen you can have an up-close meeting with the researchers, experience exhibitions and participate in workshops and tests. If you need a break from all the impressions, you can take a rest in the cafeteria.

The theme FASCINATING RESEARCH prepares the ground for a varied presentation of research areas from hard-core science to health science, arts and social studies.

Read more and see full programme at



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