Gr@v members contribute frequently to outreach initiatives in order to bring scientific knowledge and developments to the global community. Such initiatives include (see listing of recent activities at the bottom of this page and also our outreach events page):

  • Summer Academy, for high school students, organised by the Physics Department of Aveiro University;

  • Master Class in Particle Physics, for high school students, an international initiative in which Aveiro University participated for the first time in the 2011 edition;

  • Odisseia pela Física; physics colloquia directed to university students (not necessarily of physics), as well as high school teachers and students. The first edition took place in 2010/11;

  • Science Popularisation activities developed by the Fábrica Ciência Viva centre in Aveiro;

  • Seminars given in local high-schools to increase public awarness of science and in particular physics;


Some suggestions of outreach videos on science and scientists

A great promotional video for the LISA space-based gravitational wave observatory


A TEDx talk by Carlos Herdeiro on gravitational radiation (in Portuguese).


Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan (with Portuguese subtitles) - a scientific poem.


A unique color video footage on Albert Einstein


Rare footage on the 1927 Solvay Physics Conference


Please contact any of us (emails provided in the People subpage) if you would like to suggest us outreach activities with our participation.

Meeting with a scientist


Gr@v member Miguel Zilhão was the guest for the activity "Meeting with a scientist", organized by the outreach centre Fábrica.The audience was a group of 4th grade students from the Primary Schools of Glória and São Jacinto. They were all very curious about the Universe and asked a lot of interesting questions.



Outreach seminar at UFPA (Campus Salinópolis)

On December 5, Gr@v member Lorenzo Annulli gave an outreach seminar at Universidade Federal do Pará, in the beautiful setting of Salinópolis. The seminar (in Portuguese) focused on gravitational waves and their physics. He was hosted by Prof. Carolina Benone, a former Gr@v member and current collaborator, and Prof. Caio Macedo.