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The Orkney International Science Festival[1] is a science festival which takes place every September in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland and has been running since 1991.[2]

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1 2013 Festival 2 2014 Festival 3 2015 Festival 4 Notes and references 5 External links

2013 Festival[edit] The 2014 Orkney International Science Festival was opened by documentary film-maker Alan Ereira, and featured over 50 events on topics of astronomy, archaeology, the Arctic, the science of a lost city, Vikings, the search for a lost undersea world, ancient catastrophes on Earth, and supermassive black holes. Speakers included astronomer and author Prof. Bill Napier of Buckingham University, Prof. Bonnie A. Steves of Glasgow Caledonian University, and archaeologist Dr. Cathy Batt from Bradford University.[3] 2014 Festival[edit] The 2014 festival was opened by the former chief scientist of the Discovery Channel, Professor Steve ‘Jake’ Jacobs.[4] Topics of the festival ranged from the origin of life in space, to clues from genetics to the people of the Viking Age.[5] 2015 Festival[edit] 2015 marks the 25th festival. In 2015, the "International Year of Light" will be a theme of the festival, featuring a conversation with Nobel Prizewinner Peter Higgs, and with highlights including the Higgs boson, Einstein’s universe, Maxwell’s waves, exploring Mars and Venus, our changing weather, and cracking the cancer code.[6] Notes and references[edit]

^ "Orkney study sheds light on lives of brown crabs". BBC News. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-12.  ^ "Orkney Culture: Orkney Science Festival". Orkney.com. Retrieved 2012-09-12.  ^ "Astronomy, archaeology and arctic for 2013 Science Festival", The Orcadian, 25 July 2013 (retrieved 3 August 2015) ^ Discovery Channel scientist to open Orkney Science Festival, The Orcadian, 4 September 2014 (retrieved 3 August 2015) ^ Orkney International Science Festival, Programme 2014 (retrieved 3 August 2015) ^ Orkney International Science Festival, Programme 2015 (retrieved 3 August 2015)

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