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The Danish Science Festival is an annual week-long festival taking place from 23 April to 29 April 2021. Until March 31 you have the opportunity of booking a free lecture for yourself and a group of at least 20 people. (Foto: Shutterstock)

The Danish Science Festival is an annual week-long festival taking place from 23 April to 29 April 2021. Until March 31 you have the opportunity of booking a free lecture for yourself and a group of at least 20 people. (Foto: Shutterstock)

How do nanoparticles work?

What exactly are human rights and why are they the cause of so much debate?

Can babies and small children really understand what adults are thinking?

These questions – and many more – will be adressed using the latest scientific insights at The Danish Science Festival (Forskningens Døgn).

The Danish Science Festival is an annual week-long festival taking place from 23 April to 29 April 2021.

This year you can choose between hundreds of talks and topics from more than 200 dedicated scientists.

Even though the festival is Danish many of the talks will be presented in English, and due to COVID-19 all of the lectures will take place online.

The deadline for booking a scientist ends 31 March 2021.

Curious to know more? Here’s a selection of the upcoming talks:

Fear memories

Many people are affected by fear memories throughout their lives.

In the lecture ’Fear memories, Pavlov’s dog and brain plasticity – how do they work together?’ ph.d. Mikhail Paveliev from Aarhus University will discuss research about how long-lasting memories are formed and stored in our brain.

Human rights

How do human rights ideas function legally in institutions? And how do they fit our current political climate?

In the talk ’Human Rights: What are they and why are we having such a hard time with them?’ Ben Dorfman, associate professor of Intellectual and Cultural History at Aalborg University, will discuss the philosophy of human rights and the challenges it's facing in our modern society.

Future landscape

What are nanoparticles and how have they contributed to our society? And which impact will nanoparticles have on our lives in the future?

These topics and more will be covered by ph.d. Susan Cooper from the University of Copenhagen in her talk ’Nanoparticles: The Pallete to Paint our Future Landscape’.

How do I order a talk?

If a talk has caught your attention head on over and book it at the Forskningens Døgn website.

In order to book a talk you must:

  • Contact the scientist within the following week
  • Arrange a technical setup (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.)
  • Ensure that a minimum of 20 people attend the lecture and preferably more.

If you have any questions you can email the organizers at

Many more talks are still available:


'New Applications of Wireless Networks'. Book here.

'Why is Denmark No. 1 in Europe Concerning digital transformation?' Book here.

'The science and engineering of small'. Book here.

'Safe and prosperous? Denmark and the security challenges of 21st century'. Book here.

'Blockchain Technologies in Finance - cui bono?' Book here.

'Helping firms to recover from a natural disaster – A study on Mozambique'. Book here.

'Podcasting as artistic practice'. Book here.

Healthcare, psychology and brain science:

'Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria: an emerging global threat'. Book here.

'The emotional control of sleep homeostasis in the brain'. Book here.

'How to take a peek at ‘chatty’ brain cells – and why speed matters!' Book here.

'To remember or not to remember? – On how novelty can influence our memories'. Book here.

'Little mindreaders: Can babies and children understand what other people are thinking?' Book here.

'The hidden factors behind obesity - our fat genes'. Book here.

'The insomnia paradox'. Book here.

'Aversive ('dark') personality traits'. Book here.

'Psychological and behavioral consequences of coercive measures to fight COVID-19'. Book here.

Workplace culture and politics:

'It only takes a strong tie: family networks and women's access to the boardroom'. Book here.

'Global Work & Life: entanglements of socio-economic interests & international life stories'. Book here.

'How ethically problematic business practices become normalized via digital media'. Book here.

'Rethinking How Senior Military Officers Act Politically'. Book here.

Finance and the criminal justice system:

'The distribution of ignorance on financial markets'. Book here.

'The impact of public mechanical clocks on economic growth'. Book here.

'Non Judicial Debt Collection: On the Benefits and Risks of Self-Made Justice'. Book here.


Biology and physics:

'How to protect the world from mad biologists'. Book here.

'The quest for simulating quantum matter'. Book here.

'Can a Danish environmentalist date a petroleum engineer?' Book here.

'The journey of a single cell to an entire human'. Book here. Podcast

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