Meet the CPDN team at the University of Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival on 29 September
Curiosity Carnival is Oxford's contribution to European Researchers' Night, a Europe-wide celebration of academic research for the public. Taking place on 29 September 2017, Curiosity Carnival will showcase the world-leading research taking place here at Oxford to a large and diverse audience through a programme that will include live experiments, debates, bite-sized talks and other activities.
The Oxford e-Research Centre's Professor David Wallom and other members of the climateprediction.net team will be at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford exhibiting a 3D globe projector ('Magic Planet') which will run visualizations of active real-time climate data simulations happening around the world on climateprediction.net.
Magic Planet is an educational tool which projects a digital image or animation onto a globe. It can show data in a visual form and is an eye-catching method of bringing research to life. The global reach of climateprediction.net, with simulations running on every major inhabited continent, lends itself perfectly to visualization on a globe projector.
Environmental Change Institute and Oxford e-Research Centre staff will also be present to describe what the graphics are showing, and how climateprediction.net is contributing to our understanding of global climate changes and changing risks of extreme weather events, with results from recent research/simulations (that you may have contributed to!).
On the same night at the Ashmolean there will be hundreds of other activities for all ages and interests - interactive games, flash talks, live experiments and demonstrations, films, poetry, music, art, dance and much more! To attend you'll need a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket.