23-24 Nov ’20

American Physical Society International Forum, On-line Colloquia

Scientific Presentation & Documentary
Polarquest2018 

Free registration

Monday, Nov 23 at noon ET until Tuesday, Nov 24 at noon ET

Presentation at the Physics Matters on-line colloquia on the Polarquest2018 expedition

The APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) is pleased to announce the PHYSICS MATTERS on-line colloquia series. The main goal of these on-line colloquia as part of the “Physics for Development” program of FIP is to support international engagement for APS among students and early career physicists, targeting developing country audiences, especially in a time when, due to the COVID pandemic, travel is difficult or even impossible.

The first PHYSICS MATTERS recorded colloquium will be made available for broadcasting by the APS from Monday, November 23 at noon ET until Tuesday, November 24 at noon ET. 

Watch the full event on the APS YouTube channel.

POLARQUEST – A sailing expedition to measure cosmic rays, and not only, beyond the Arctic Circle

A two-voice lecture will be delivered by Paola Catapano (CERN, Geneva Switzerland – Head of the Audiovisual Production Service for the CERNCommunications Group and Project Leader of Polarquest) and Luisa Cifarelli (University of Bologna, Italy – FIP Chair and past President of the Centro Fermi, Rome, Italy). It will be interleaved by pieces of a riveting documentary on the expedition. The whole duration will be about 90 mn.

The scientific motivation of the Polarquest expedition performed in 2018 on board of the eco-friendly sailboat Nanuq around the Svalbard Archipelago will be illustrated. This spans from the measurement of cosmic rays at unprecedented northern latitudes where no systematic and accurate sea-level measurements have ever been performed, to the investigation of the Arctic environment threatened nowadays by many factors, such as macro/microplastic pollution or temperature growth, to the air (with drone) and water (with multibeam sonar) exploration of unknown Artic areas. Emphasis on the complexity of the expedition, and on its scientific and technological challenges will be given, together with a sense for adventure.

 For more information about the whole 2020 series, please visit the APS FIP PHYSICS MATTERS on-line colloquia series webpage.

 

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