Thursday 10 May 2018

18:00

Cosmos Hall

The southernmost world

Peter Marquis has been working as Medical Unit Administrator with the British Antarctic Survey for the past 20 years

in English

19:00

Mtel Arena

To be popular or to be humble – is this the question?

Prof. Ferdinand Waldenberger about the meaning of medicine and his brave path as one of Europe’s leading cardiac surgeons

in English

19:30

Cosmos Hall

The Universe after Hawking

Nikola Karavasilev, Team leader of the national Astronomy team

in Bulgarian

20:30

Mtel Arena

30 years in the Antarctic

Three of the big names of the South Pole – Prof. Hristo Pimpirev, Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute; Peter Marquis, Operations Manager of the Medical Department of the British Antarctic Institute and Prof. Antonio Quesada, Scientific Researcher of the Spanish Polar Programme

in English

Friday 11 May 2018

16:30

Cosmos Hall

The Principle of Uncertainty (performance)

A quantum mechanics lecture. A man who loves the Universe. The scientific method that clashes with pseudoscience. A secret…

Jet Propulsion Theatre is a Permanent Laboratory of the Arditodesìo Theatre Company for the theatrical creation connected to science, the people of science and the scientific tale. 

in Italian with subtitles in Bulgarian

17:30

BASF
Laboratory

Time crystals

Stefan Nikolov, Physicist from Plovdiv University, FameLab national finalist

in Bulgarian

18:00

Mtel Arena

Paediatric surgery and inspiration

British paediatric surgeon Ross Fisher, consultant in children’s surgery at the Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, England

in English

18:30

Cosmos Hall

Nanomedicine

Professor Ana Proykova from Sofia University, head of one the computer labs at Sofia Tech Park

in Bulgarian

19:30

Mtel Arena

Science will save the world

Roey Tzezana, futurist and nanotechnologist from the Centre for Technology, Analysis and Forecasts at Tel-Aviv University and Israeli FameLab finalist

in English

20:30

Cosmos Hall

Who said nerd?

Dr Quentin Cooper, one of the most popular British science journalists and BBC presenter

in English

21:00

Mtel Arena

Quantum computers

Professor Nikolay Vitanov, lecturer at the Physics Faculty of Sofia University

in Bulgarian

Saturday 12 May 2018

10:00

Mtel Arena

The Curie Case

children’s movie, premiere

in Bulgarian

10:30

Room Minus

Thunder and lightning

Workshop by Geograf.BG

in Bulgarian

10:30

BASF
Laboratory

Deep down

Elitsa Stoilova, nature explorer; Alexandrina Jasem, Biologist and winner of FameLab Bulgaria, Kamelia Miteva, Biologist and story teller

in Bulgarian

11:00

Cosmos Hall

Made in Bulgaria

Anton Orush, creator of Sandacite.bg – the Bulgarian portal for old machines

in Bulgarian

11:30

Mtel Arena

The four knights of the Apocalypse

Vladislav Apostolov, journalist; Hristo Blazhev, publisher; Blagoy Ivanov, film critic and publisher

in Bulgarian

11:30

Room Plus

Robo-astronauts

Workshop by Robotica Academy

in Bulgarian

12:00

BASF
Laboratory

Human 2.0

Dr Petar Eftimov, Molecular Biologist, national winner of FameLab in 2016

in Bulgarian

12:00

Room Minus

Crystal clear

Workshop by Veronika Koleva and Nasko Stamenov, chemists and FameLab alumni

in Bulgarian

12:30

Cosmos Hall

How to protect your ideas?

Dr Stoyan Radkov, intellectual property attorney at Priority IP (UK)

in English

13:00

Room Plus

Robo-astronauts

Workshop by Robotica Academy

in Bulgarian

13:00

Mtel Arena

Zombie internet

White hackers from Safer

in Bulgarian

13:30

BASF
Laboratory

Telescopes

Pencho Markishki from the Institute of Astronomy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

in Bulgarian

14:00

Cosmos Hall

Golden wheat

Geologist Tshiamo Legoale, winner of FameLab South Africa and 2017 International champion

in English

14:00

Room Minus

Living library

in Bulgarian

14:30

Mtel Arena

Health from the future

Bogi Eliasen, futurist, associated partner at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and consultant in the public and private sector

in English

15:00

Room Plus

Draw me with a microbe

Workshop

in Bulgarian

15:00

BASF
Laboratory

BASF Kids’ Lab

Workshop

in Bulgarian

15:30

Cosmos Hall

Space Odyssey – a flight to Jupiter

Viktor Danchev from Space Challenges

in Bulgarian

16:00

Mtel Arena

Handwritten Pulp Fiction

Dr Lyudmil Georgiev, criminologist with more than 30 years of experience at the Ministry of the Interior

in Bulgarian

16:30

Room Plus

Green energy

Workshop by Technocrats educational centre

in Bulgarian

17:00  

Cosmos Hall

Among thousands of planets

Julie Novakova, Evolutionary biologist from the Czech Republic, participant in the FameLab competition, sci-fi writer

in English

17:00

BASF
Laboratory

ER from Space

Temenuzhka Spasova from the Space Research and Technology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

in Bulgarian

17:30

Mtel Arena

The Astronaut

Meet NASA astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan

in English

19:00

Mtel Arena

From theorems to serums, from cryptology to cosmology... and The Simpsons

Join Simon Singh, one of the world’s most popular science and maths writers on a whistle-stop tour through the bestselling books that he has written over the last two decades.

in English

20:30

Mtel Arena

AI through the looking glass

Prof. Wendy Hall is known internationally as a leading light in the development of Web Science and is recognized over the world for her pioneering role as one of the first computer scientists to embark on serious research into multi- and hyper-media technologies

in English

Sunday 13 May 2018

10:00

Room Minus

Stellar workshop

Астро работилницата на Института по астрономия с Национална астрономическа обсерватория към БАН

in Bulgarian

10:30

Room Plus

Robo-astronauts

Workshp by Robotica BG Academy

in Bulgarian

10:30

Cosmos Hall

Jerusalem garden in Sofia

Presentation of the project, in partnership with the Embassy of Israel in Bulgaria

in Bulgarian

11:00

BASF
Laboratory

Vanishing beaches

Dr Iliyan Kotsev from the Oceanology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

in Bulgarian

 

11:00

Mtel Arena

The long way to stars

performance

in English

12:00

Cosmos Hall

How does the brain work?

Dr. Deirdre Robertson from the Behavioural Research Unit of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Ireland and winner of the FameLab competition in Ireland

in English

12:00

Room Plus

Robo-astronauts

Workshop by Robotica BG Academy

in Bulgarian

 

12:30

BASF
Laboratory

Sincerely and (un)paranoidly about radiation

Stefan Nikolov, Physicist from Plovdiv University, FameLab national finalist

in Bulgarian

 

12:30

Mtel Arena

Seeking for the big question

Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel laureate in Medicine

Unfortunately Sir Tim Hunt will not be able to travel to Bulgaria due to a medical emergency and this event is now cancelled.

in English

13:30

Cosmos Hall

On birds and bees

Toma Shtilianov, Vet and FameLab national finalist

in Bulgarian

 

14:00

Mtel Arena

Bulgaria – geography of freedom

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Bardarov, writer and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography at Sofia University 

in Bulgarian

14:00

BASF
Laboratory

Science fiction or fictional science?

in Bulgarian 

14:30

Room Minus

From the radio controlled car to the robot

Workshop by Robopartans

in Bulgarian 

15:00

Cosmos Hall

Discussion panel: Science as culture and identity

European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) 

in English

15:00

Room Plus

Draw me with a microbe

Workshop

in Bulgarian

15:30

BASF
Laboratory

Cosmos geodesy

Dr Asparuh Kamburov, assistant lecturer at the University of Mining and Geology and FameLab finalist

in Bulgarian

15:30

Mtel Arena

The 100-year race with the flu

Assoc. Prof. Dr Lyubomira Nikolaeva Glomb, Head of the National Reference Laboratory of Enteroviruses at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

in Bulgarian

 

16:00

Room Minus

From the radio controlled car to the robot

Workshop by “Robopartans”

in Bulgarian

16:30

Cosmos Hall

Dangerous attraction – the science of love

Emer Maguire, international award winning science communicator and BBC radio presenter, winner of FameLab UK

in English

17:00

Mtel Arena

The big evolutional steps

Hungarian evolutionary biologist Prof. Eörs Szathmáry 

in English

17:00

BASF
Laboratory

Tiny science

Nasko Stamenov from the Rapid Bomb Squad at Faculty of Chemistry and Farmacy at Sofia University

in Bulgarian

18:00

Cosmos Hall

Why clever people believe in nonsense?

Greek chemist Dr. Spiros Kitsinelis, an experienced science communicator on TV, radio, seminars and science festivals. He is also the first Greek winner of the FameLab science communication competition.

in English

19:00

Mtel Arena

FameLab national final 2018

in Bulgarian

See also