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Explain it like I’m 5 – Rogério Colaço

How can we build increasingly tall buildings? 

How can we tell what material something is made of at a glance? Why do we use the names of some materials to classify ages – stone, bronze, metal? What are the different types of materials?

On Saturday, 22nd May, at 11:00, Rogério Colaço, researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC) and IST president, will go live on Técnico Facebook to answer these questions.

Please send us your questions ahead of time to explicame@tecnico.ulisboa.pt or join us live on Facebook.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
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 to ask our scientists a question- even at a distance. Older people can come as well, if the children let them.

On Saturdays live on Facebook. The talks can be watched later.

  • 22nd May 2021 (Ep.19)
    Rogério Colaço, Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC).
  • Next Talk:
    Bruno Gonçalves, Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)

Previous talks

  • What if I want to build a robot? | Video – Ep.1
    Isabel Ribeiro, Institute for Systems and Robotics, ISR Lisboa
  • Is zero an odd or even number? | Video – Ep.2
    Ana Moura Santos, Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications, CEAFEL
  • Does the Universe have an end? | Video – Ep.3
    Pedro Abreu, Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, LIP
  • Does air belong to all of us? | Video – Ep.4
    Marta Almeida, Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, C2TN
  • Is there life in other planets? | Video – Ep.5
    Zita Martins, Centro de Química Estrutural, CQE
  • Can machines think? | Video – Ep.6
    Arlindo Oliveira, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, INESC-ID
  • Can a cat make a computer run faster? | Video – Ep.7
    Yasser Omar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, IT
  • What is space made of? | Video – Ep.8
    Ricardo Schiappa, Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Dynamical Systems, CAMGSD
  • What colour was Napoleon’s white horse? | Video – Ep.9
    Ana Mourão, Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, CENTRA
  • Why do molecules like to flirt in tight spaces? | Video – Ep.10
    Moisés Pinto, Centre for Natural Resources and Enviroment, CERENA
  • Why does the earth shake? | Video – Ep. 11
    Mónica Amaral Ferreira, Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability, CERIS
  • Why do fireflies light up? | Video – Ep.12
    Vasco Bonifácio, Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, iBB
  • Which things are things made of? | Video – Ep.13
    Ivo de Medeiros Varzielas, Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas, CFTP.
  •  What’s the brightest light ever? | Ep. 14
    Gonçalo Figueira, Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)
  • Why are computers getting smaller? | Ep.15
    Susana Cardoso de Freitas, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores para os Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC MN).
  • How to choose the right path? | Ep.16
    Tânia Ramos, Centre for Management Studies at IST (CEG-IST).
  • How to make an electric motor? |  Ep.17
    Pedro Brogueira, Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA).
  • Why Do Candles burn? | Ep.18
    João Ventura, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+).

More information about the programme – explicame.tecnico.ulisboa.pt.

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-Lisboa)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS)
Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP).