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Crystal Week in the City of Science: 10–16 June 2024

21.05.2024 - 17:03 update 17.06.2024 - 12:28
Editors: wc-a
Tags: 50 tygodni w Mieście Nauki

Week #23: Crystal Week

Date: 10–16 June 2024

  • Curators: Magdalena Szubka, PhD; Jerzy Jarosz, PhD, Assoc. Prof. (University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • Producer: Agnieszka Jankowska, MSc (University of Silesia in Katowice)

Description of the week

Week #23 of 50 Weeks in the City of Science is the Crystal Week. The event is part of the European City of Science programme, which will last throughout 2024.

During the week, we invite you to discover how fascinating the world of crystals is and what their unique properties are. It will also be an excellent opportunity to broaden your knowledge of their use. Due to their diversity and uniqueness, crystals are used both in many aspects of everyday life and in advanced technologies. Not everyone realizes that every day we are surrounded by a lot of substances, materials and objects that have a crystal structure. The diamonds known to everyone are crystals of pure carbon, but salt or sugar are also crystals. Crystallography, electronics, optoelectronics, jewelry, chemistry, biology, pharmacy and medicine are several fields in which crystals play an important role.

What events can we expect?

  1. During the week, there will be lectures by outstanding specialists from domestic and foreign research centers.
  2. Exhibitions and workshops for students.
  3. National Crystal Growth Competition.
  4. Field games that will aim to interest you in the exciting beauty of the world of crystals.

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Profile of the curator

Magdalena Szubka, PhD – academic teacher, physicist, assistant professor at the Institute of Physics at the Faculty of Exact and Technical Sciences of the University of Silesia. She conducts research on the electronic structure and microstructure of advanced materials used in photonics and modern technologies. She is a science communicator and a member of the Scientific College of the Children’s University of Silesia, author of lectures and workshops for children, youth and schools.

Funded by European Union

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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