The Athens Science Festival returned to Technopolis, City of Athens for the third consecutive year, from 5 to 10 April 2016 with a focus on “Evolving with Science”.

From supporting the understanding of life and matter, to creating intelligent machines, science has a leading role in evolution. Disease control, digital communication and the invention of new materials with unique properties we couldn’t even dream about a few decades ago are only some of the factors that can change our lives for the better. Climate change and species extinction, on the other hand, are also transforming our planet into something different than what our ancestors have experienced.

However, boundaries of who develops what are becoming more unclear. Is science progressing in order to serve us, or are we changing in order to follow it? Do developments adjust to our needs or do they dictate new ones?

During the Athens Science Festival, our younger as well as adult audiences had the opportunity to attend exhibitions, screenings and thought-provoking lectures and debates by renowned Greek and foreign scientists and to take part in workshops, various educational activities and educational games.

The Athens Science Festival is jointly organised by the educational organisation “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Technopolis of the City of Athens, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with a variety of academic, research and educational institutions. 

You can view the entire programme of ASF 2016 here.