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Dec 2016 - Moon

The film ‘Moon’ talks about Sam Bell who experiences a personal crisis nearing the end of a three-year solitary period working on the moon together with his computer GERTY. With no direct communication between the station and Earth, and only GERTY to tend to his daily needs he begins to hallucinate. After getting into an accident he discovers something that will make him attempt to get back to Earth alone, while questioning his own sanity.

CineXjenza aims to spark discussion on science topics raised in films. Following the screening of Moon, guest speakers Dr Jackson Levi Said and Dr Edward Duca from the University of Malta will initiate a discussion on astrophysics and human cloning. Duca is a geneticist while Said a cosmologist.

This event will be held on the 14th of December at 7:00 pm at Spazju Kreattiv (Cinema Room).

CineXjenza is supported by the STEAM and Erasmus+. It is run by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, Spazju Kreattiv and S-Cubed.

Science Policy in Malta: The Knowledge Economy

"Malta must act now to bring science within everyone’s reach, raise the next generation of problem solvers, support Maltese research at every level, and invest in RD&I for a high-value sustainable economy."

The Malta Chamber of Scientists is concerned that science is not being given its due importance in Malta. This document outlines an inclusive vision for a cohesive science policy that will impact positively across the Maltese economy and will help ensure its continued prosperity. By identifying key issues and proposing solutions, this document provides a blueprint for the future of science in Malta.

Download the press release here.

Read more: Science Policy in Malta: The Knowledge Economy

Xjenza Online - Vol. 4 Issue 1 - July 2016 Out Now!

Xjenza Volume 4, Issue 1 - July 2016

Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists and is published by the Chamber in electronic format. Xjenza is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal. The scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in all fields of science.

After receiving a bit of a face lift we are pleased to announce that the second issue in the New Online Series has just been published and currently available as open access. The full Journal can be downloaded here, or you may wish to access individual articles here.