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Scientifica 2021: "Synthetic naturally"

Scientifica will be held over the weekend of 4 and 5 September on the theme of “Synthetic naturally”. This year’s science festival offers a more comprehensive program than ever before - with several contributions by GIUZ researchers, and will now also include the Irchel campus.


How will navigation systems of the future make us smarter?

When we move through a city today, we often focus more on our smartphone screen than on the road while finding our way. Does this mean we’re losing the important ability to orientate ourselves? Put it to the test.

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Predict floods better with the CrowdWater app

Water is of existential value to life. Data about water is also valuable – but often unavailable. The citizen science project CrowdWater lets you collect information about water quantity and condition anywhere in the world using just a smartphone app as your measuring instrument.

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Exploring nature from a distance

High-resolution satellite and aerial imagery make it possible to observe and analyze changes in nature from air or space. Discover how remote sensing data helps to understand nature better.

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Can our glaciers still be saved?

Switzerland is known for its stunning mountain peaks and glaciers, but these places are under threat. While it is normal for glaciers to grow and shrink over time, the fluctuations that are currently seen are not natural – they are caused by human-induced climate change.

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Schneeflocken zählen aus dem All

The UZH spin-off ExoLabs has developed an innovative approach, and based on satellite data, weather models and machine learning methods, we have reached a new milestone in snow mapping.

Lecture in German

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Weiterführende Informationen

Scientifica: Zürcher Wissenschaftstage

Saturday, 4 September, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, 5 September, 11am to 5pm



Campus Irchel

Campus Hönggerberg


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UZH News, 05.08.2021