And this year, on September 29 and 30, 2023, we celebrate the European Night of Scientists within the framework of the K-TRIO project Researchers in the Knowledge Triangle. The event under the motto "Science and innovation are the key to the desired future" is organized in partnership with the Regional History Museum - Sofia, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the BAS, the Unified Innovation Center of the BAS, as well as leading universities in the country, with the coordinator Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.
From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 29, scientists from the Academy's institutes for another year will demonstrate scientifically applied technologies and developments in K-TRIO for ALL: Cabinets of curiosity, and in the K-TRIO panel for CHILDREN, the future young researchers will have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational experiments. The rich palette of research that scientists are working on will be visible in the K-TRIO panel for ALL, presented in 22 stands located on the territory under the Domes of the Sofia Largo: from demonstrations of ancient games and a demonstration of medieval fencing and historical lectures to the latest advances in robotics, machine aviation systems and ecology. Visitors will have the opportunity to obtain information about the European business support network Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - for internationalization, technology transfer, commercialization and access to finance. Services and opportunities for business. To familiarize themselves with activities under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Platform for cooperation with business. Between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. ROME - Sofia will once again present a Historical Evening with lectures, talks and practical demonstrations related to dendrochronology, modern historical research and medieval European fencing art, presented by leading researchers.
On September 30, the program will continue on the territory of the Ancient Serdica Archaeological Exhibition. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the educational game Time Travelers developed by young scientists and researchers from the BAS will be presented. In the form of an interactive game, children will have the opportunity to visit different historical eras and learn new interesting facts about life in the past, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. not only the little explorers but also their parents and every visitor with an interest in history and archeology will have the opportunity to learn How History is Recreated. Reconstruction, reconstruction, living history and experimental archeology - all these are terms that have gained particular popularity in the last decade in our country. What are the different approaches to re-creating history, who does it, and what is their place in modern times? Answers to these questions will be given by the representatives of the Sofia association for ancient reconstructions Mos Maiorum Ulpiae Serdicae and specialists from the Faculty of History of the SU.