Scientist career: challenges and needs in technology era
A discussion between physics teacher Rigonda Skorulskienė and physicist Ignas Gaižiūnas goes on the future of natural sciences in Lithuania and education needs in this area. Is scientist career attractive for students? What are other options after studies? Why are women less noticeable in the laboratory than men? Discussion is available in Lithuanian.
Local media: most talented students meet online for IPhO 2021 in Vilnius
The International Physics Olympiad (IphO2021) starts in Vilnius and will continue throughout the week. Nearly 400 students from 76 countries participate at the event for which preparations lasted around four years. During the Olympiad, young physicists from all over the world will solve theoretical and experimental tasks created by Lithuanian scientists. This event is an important one for Lithuania, where education system experiences a declining number of young people studying natural sciences. To read the full story you would need a translation program.
Dr. A. Alkauskas: “Physics has a romatic side and it stimulates imagination“
“It is important that romantic part of Physics should be present as well if you want to be interesting for students. Physics got me thanks to Astronomy and Mathematics. That was the starting point that led me to my current place. I guess we all agree that astronomy (Math, by the way, too!) stimulates the imagination. In these times of technology which is so relevant to young people, there is much less of imagination. Everything is “digested“ for you. In science, I think, both sides are important: the romantic and the technological one,“- says Audrius Alkauskas, a Professor at Kaunas University of Technology. Use translation programs to read the full story.
Join IPhO online lecture
July 18th. Lecture of Nobel Prize winner prof. Didier Queloz Mr. Queloz was born in Switzerland and studied at the University of Geneva. His supervisor was Michel Mayor, and their work led to the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2019. Queloz is a professor at the University of Geneva since 2008, and at the University of Cambridge since 2012. The lecture will be followed by discussion. All student teams will get an email with a link to Zoom platform for the event.
Dr. J.Chmeliovas: “Physicists are universal soldiers“
“Sometimes we say that a person who has completed Physics studies is a universal warrior. He can use his knowledge anywhere - not just to pursue a career as a researcher. Such person analyzes information better, understands the problems and finds solutions, formulates the right questions and finds answers to them. It seems that you should only get knowledge of physics, mathematics when you study Physics. But one thing is to learn equations and laws, another is to deeply understand them, use them wisely in various situations. It is valuable in every area of life”, - says Lithuanian physicist Jevgenijus Chmeliovas. Read the full story with translation programs.
IPhO 2021 is just around the corner
Only a week left till probably the most important event of the year for all of you. The 51st International Physics Olympiad is starting on July 17, 2021! Lithuanian Physicists send greetings from Vilnius to every one of you. The whole IPhO 2021 team of almost 180 people is intensively preparing for the upcoming event and hopes to create a celebration filled with fun, good sportsmanship and creative knowledge.