An introduction to the Estonian science scene and field works, meet-ups with local journalists
Participants: 10 international journalists
Time: June 14–16, 2017
Application deadline: March 19
The Estonian Research Council and the Estonian Association of Science Journalists invite international journalists to explore the fields of Estonian research.
Five science journalists will be selected via EUSJA Study trip call and five other journalists will be selected from personal calls made by the Estonian Research Council.
Each participant can select up to 4 field work or lab assignments to take part in and get a detailed look into a scientist’s day, work methods and routine. Most importantly, the participant will have an exclusive chance to be involved hands-on in field work and conduct interviews with the scientists.
Detailed overview of field trip topics
How much do you know about computational neuroscience, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and computer graphics? Have you visited one of the fastest growing and most international institutes at the University of Tartu?
Now you have an opportunity to visit the Institute of Computer Science and learn about computational neuroscience and virtual reality.
We are going to have :
- An introduction to computational neuroscience
Ardi Tampuu (PhD student) will talk about how computers are used as a tool and as an analogy to help us understand the human brain. He will also touch upon the topics of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
- An introduction to computer graphics and virtual reality lab
Raimond Tunnel (computer graphics specialist) will introduce the work done at the computer graphics and virtual reality lab at the UT Institute of Computer Science. He will also talk about how virtual reality environments are used in scientific research.
- Hands-on VR demos
This event was supported by Estonian Research Council through European Union Regional Development Fund.