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Til death do us part
Come listen to researchers presenting their project and ask them your questions! 
Friday 21st May 2021
EVENT 19.30-21.30 (CEST)
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Safer births

Every death around birth is a tragedy, and on a global scale, millions of babies continue to die due to lack of proper care. We wanted to make a difference and started the Safer Births project to establish better knowledge and develop products for improved training and treatment. We were convinced that systematic, simulation-based training would transform into better clinical care, increase survival around birth, and at the end of the day, contribute to safer births worldwide. At the Pint of Science 2021, we will show the results.

Hege Ersdal

Professor UiS, Helse Stavanger



The notion of "risk" is sometime discussed as a dreadful prospect, an event of catastrophic potential that may happen to us. Should we avoid it at all cost? Should we run away from it while we can? Should we be fatalistic about it maybe? Yet expressions such as "a taste for risk", or "risk appetite" also suggest that it is not all bad after all. So what is so special about risk and what can we do about it? This talk is about using science to “tame” risk so that we can move past the doom and gloom.

Frederic Bouder

Professor, UiS 


Alexander Rothkopf

Associate Professor, UiS

Dying particles in the little Bang”

The hottest place in the universe exists right here on earth. It is found in the center of high energy collisions of nuclei carried out at particle accelerator facilities such as the CERN laboratory. But how can we measure the temperature inside such a collision, which takes place on unfathomably small timescales of 1/10000000000000000000s and produces temperatures similar to those that existed shortly after the BigBang? This is where dying particles come into play. Just as a sugar cube dissolves in a hot cup of tea, so do bound states of elementary particles called quarks in the collision center. By understanding how these so called quarkonium particles dissolve in an extremely hot environment in turn allows us to infer the temperature of the collision itself.


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