IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE
In principle, the competition is open to any team of non-professionals, in any field of science in the broad sense. If you have any doubt on your eligibility to participate, please check the detailed Policy Guidelines of « Science Me! » here .
For organisational reasons, a maximum of 20 teams will be hosted. If the number of applicants is larger than this limit, the steering committee and the local organising committee will select the most interesting projects; nomitated and rejected teams will be informed within the shortest delay.
Likewise, professional teams (i.e. employees of an official institution or private company receiving a salary for doing professional science shows) will be hosted only if time slots are still available; professional teams will compete at the expense of a handicap on their final score (strict and transparent rules will be given in advance on the extent of the handicap).
The public loves spectacular experiments (e.g. explosions, sparks, high voltages, etc). Whatsoever, the steering committee and the local organising committee are convinced that avoiding experiments which convey a wrong/dangerous image of our sciences are probably the most opportune ways of communicating science.
Whatsoever, please note that the safety rules at IdeenExpo 19 require all teams to fill, in parallel to their registration, an Experiment Safety Form (available below and during the registration process) describing their experiments and send it to the organising committee not later than March 31. This Experiment Safety Form will be controlled by Safety Officers at IdeenExpo; in case of problems related to the safe realisation of your experiments, you’ll be contacted within 4 weeks to modify them. In no case will a potentially harmful or dangerous experiment (for the public or for the team) be allowed on stage.
CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE DATA PROTECTION SHEET (now in German only; will be provided in English later) .
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXPERIMENT SAFETY FORM .
CLICK HERE TO OPEN TWO EXAMPLES OF EXPERIMENT SAFETY FORMS (example from 2017) .
DECLARATION OF AGREEMENT (photos/videos)
Pictures and movies recorded during the event will be published in print products, social media and on the webpages of the University of Göttingen, the IdeenExpo and Science Me! only if an explicit consent (available below and duringthe registration process) has been given by the participants.
As far as possible, participation to the event includes two free nights of lodging for up to two participants per team (not available for teams living in or around Hanover), for the teams having no financial support from their institution; this can be requested during the registration process.
Extra rooms have been booked in the same hotel for additional participants, at their own expense (approximate prices: to come soon!). The offer is limited on a « first-come first-serve basis »); teams requiring such extra rooms will have to mention it during the registration process (please: no direct booking!).
Likewise, extra nights have been booked in the same hotel for participants departing after June 19, at their own expense (approximate prices: to come soon!). The offer is limited on a « first-come first-serve basis »); teams requiring such extra nights will have to mention it during the registration process (please: no direct booking!).
As far as possible, a travel support (amount: to come soon!) will be available for the teams having no financial support from their institution; this can be requested during the registration process.
If some teams can be supported by their institution, then the other teams will in principle be alloted a larger financial support by the organising committee.
The local organising committee will do its best to make your journey as smart and convenient as possible, within the limits of the budget allotted for the event.
As far as possible, foreign teams using special material or chemicals which cannot be easily transported from their institution to Hanover can request special support from the organising committee (e.g. large/heavy device, liquid nitrogen, airplane-regulated chemicals, supermagnets, etc).
A visit to an iconic physics lab related to a Nobel Prize winner will be organised during the event. More info will come soon!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!