Explain it like I’m 5 – Ana Mourão

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What colour was Napoleon's white horse?

What colour was Napoleon’s white horse?

Napoleon’s horse is white. But is it really white? What happens when we look at it with a different light? And what if we want to look at it in the dark?

Saturday, October 17th 2020, Ana Mourão, professor at Técnico Department of Physics and researcher at Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation – CENTRA will help us answer this question like a scientist. And we will also think of more questions, live and by email.

Please send us your questions ahead of time to or join us live on Facebook.

“Explain it like I’m 5 – talks at Técnico for children and other curious people of all ages” is designed for young people opening a door to get to know Técnico research and the possibility to ask our scientists a question- even at a distance. Older people can come as well, if the children let them.

Saturdays at 11:00, every two weeks, live on Facebook. The talks can be watched later.

17th October, 11:00
What colour was Napoleon’s white horse?  | Video – Ep.9
Ana Mourão, Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, CENTRA 

Next talk

31st October, 11:00
Moisés Pinto, Centre for Natural Resources and Enviroment, CERENA

Previous talks

23rd May, 11:00
What if I want to build a robot? | Video – Ep.1
Isabel Ribeiro, Institute for Systems and Robotics, ISR Lisboa

6th June, 11:00
Is zero an odd or even number? | Video – Ep.2
Ana Moura Santos, Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications, CEAFEL

20th June, 11:00
Does the Universe have an end? | Video – Ep.3
Pedro Abreu, Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, LIP

4th July, 11:00
Does air belong to all of us? | Video – Ep.4
Marta Almeida, Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, C2TN

18th July, 11:00
Is there life in other planets? | Video – Ep.5
Zita Martins, Centro de Química Estrutural, CQE

5th September, 11:00
Can machines think? | Video – Ep.6
Arlindo Oliveira, INESC-ID

19th September, 11:00
Can a cat make a computer run faster? | Video – Ep.7
Yasser Omar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, IT

3rd October, 11:00
What is space made of? | Video – Ep.8
Ricardo Schiappa, Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Dynamical Systems (CAMGSD)

These talks are organised by the Science Communication Group at Técnico -“ComunicaCiencia”.

Science Communication Group – Research Units

• Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems (CAMGSD)
• Marine, Environment and Technology Center (MARETEC)
• Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN)
• Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+)
• Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications (CEAFEL)
• Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC)
• Centre for Management Studies (CEG-IST)
• Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA)
• Centre for Theoretical Particle Physics (CFTP)
• Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT)
• Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE)
• Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente (CERENA)
• INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC-MN)
• Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB)
• Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC)
• Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores: Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)
• Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)
• Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)
• Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
• Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS)
• Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP).