THE first Festival of Sciences will be held from March 19 to 26 at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh, with the aim of raising awareness of the sciences and promoting the French language.
The festival will be organised by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in affiliation with the French embassy and the École Polytechique in France.
ITC assistant office director Souk Sorphorn said the event will include exhibitions, film screenings and conferences.
“The exhibition will be very important for young people. For those who attend the festival, it will inspire a sense of wonder, make them think and even teach them something,” he said.
The interactive exhibition, which will be free to the public, will feature information on 15 important physics experiments and discoveries that have been made in the past 50 years.
Meanwhile, 10 French-language science films will be screened during the festival, covering topics such as radioactivity, music, the invention of telescopes and the travels of Charles Darwin.
The conference program will consist of four discussions on different topics with top scientists, including Philippe Durouchoux (March 19), Jean-François Clervoy (March 23), Ludwik Dobrzynski (March 25) and Jacques Rosay (March 25), the latter of whom will talk about the design and construction of Airbus aircraft.
While the exhibition is open to everyone, anyone wishing to attend the film screenings or conferences must obtain an invitation letter from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (on Russian Federation Boulevard at the corner of Street 289), Room 222, First Floor, Building A, between 3pm and 5pm.
More information about the festival can be found on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.