IBSA Foundation with James Beacham for the Researchers’ Night at MUSE in Trento

The European Researchers’ Night is the largest scientific knowledge sharing event. It was born from Marie Skłodowska-Curie's desire to bring researchers closer to the general public, creating opportunities to meet the population in an informal and stimulating context to spread scientific culture and knowledge of the progress of research.

An initiative promoted by the European Commission, that, since 2005, thousands of researchers and research institutes from all across Europe have been involved for one night each year.
In 2019, the project brought together well over 1.5 million visitors across 400 European cities.

This year, the extraordinary situation we are experiencing and the unknowns of the coming months have led to completely rethink the event using innovative communication tools and alternating live sessions with digital formats.

On 27 November 2020, within the content of its partnership with MUSE - Science Museum (Trento), the IBSA Foundation takes part in the Notte dei ricercatori (Researchers’ Night) with an internationally renowned guest James Beacham, particle physicist at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, who has become one of the IBSA Foundation’s key speakers.

“What would happen if you fell into a black hole?
Would you be vapourised? Crushed into a point? Stretched into spaghetti? Or would you emerge at the other end in a new world - perhaps a new universe?”

In his talk entitled ‘The Other End of a Black Hole’, James Beacham will explore what happens when the fabric of reality - physical or social - twists beyond recognition, and what it means for you, now and in the future.

The online live event is free and will be broadcast on the MUSE - Museo delle Scienze Facebook page (Italian) and YouTube channel (English).