The Big Van Theory is coming to Malta!
On March 11th, the team behind Science in the City will be hosting two separate but related events in collaboration with The Big Van Theory. This dynamic group of practitioners, hailing from a vast array of scientific fields, have performed in hundreds of theatres world-wide and now they're coming to Malta! Their mission–to bring science to the public through comedy and laughter.
The group will be putting on a comedy show for children and a hard hitting stand up for adults.
Their first event, Clowntifics, will be held between 5 and 6pm at the Malta Society of Arts, in Valletta. This interactive show for children between ages 4 and 11, combines clowns, comedy and experiments to help kids explore the wonders of science. Entrance is against a donation of €5 per person at the door.
Their second event, The Big Van Theory Monologues, will be taking place between 8.30 and 9:30pm at the Royal British Legion, also in Valletta. This show is targeted at adults and will be presenting topics such as genetically modified organisms, evolution and pathogenic bacteria. Entrance is against a donation of €8 per person at the door.
This event is organised by the Science in the City festival team and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. Supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Get Your Act Together.
In this special issue of Xjenza Online, presented are papers by scientists based in Malta, notably from the University of Malta, with collaborators from institutions in Europe that have participated in European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions. COST is Europe’s longest-running intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology. Founded in 1971, the mission of COST is to “enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to
new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthen Europe’s research and innovation capacities.”
This special issue of Xjenza Online showcases 9 articles. The first article provides some history and background on COST and highlights the increased participation of Malta in these actions, which has steadily grown from 47 researchers in 2011 to 149 in 2014. The other contributions are on topics associated with specific COST Actions.
"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.
Xjenza Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 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.
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