On 30th September 2016, Dr Celia Soteriou (Delphi) along with the CaFE project research fellows Max Brunhart (Delphi), Evangelos Stavropoulos (CITY), Nikolaos Kyriazis (CITY), MG Mithun (CITY), and Efstathios Kontolatis (CITY) participated in the event Science Uncovered Night at the Natural History Museum of London.
The whole Event was a great success including our CaFE project stand, which was part of the section dedicated to European Researchers – projects funded by the EU and was located in the heart of the museum. Our stand was really busy most of the time and we were surprised and encouraged at the appetite of the visitors to hear about the work being done. Many people had never heard of cavitation and erosion before and generally found this scientific topic and its applications engaging. It was a nice change of pace for the researchers to get out of their research bubbles and explain their work to the general public and researchers from other fields.
Finally, all the researchers participated in the “Talkaoke” table at different times during the evening. Anyone could sit down at the round “Talkaoke table and join the conversation. It was certainly an interesting and novel experience and the course of the discussions was obviously quite unpredictable.
The outreach event overall was a great success: the research fellows developed their communication skills and the public seemed to appreciate the opportunity to get involved and participate in the whole process gaining useful knowledge. And everybody enjoyed it!