Die Lange Nacht der Forschung – Catch the Virus

For the first time VCLA with FWF-funded LogiCS joined the 5000 researchers across Austria presenting their work at Lange Nacht der Forschung – Long Night of Research, on Friday, April 13, 2018. Lange Nacht der Forschung is the biggest research-related event in Austria. In 2018 attracted a record number of 228.000 visitors to 265 exhibition stations across Austria, allowing a direct communication between the public and the researchers in a playful format.

Station: Computerviren – Catch the Virus (Fang das Virus)

At the Station 8, Am Hof, located on the Forschungspfad in Vienna, the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms – VCLA, helped to sew the future, with a paper-and-pen game on Tree Decomposition Game which we called Catch the Virus – Fang das Virus. The visitors could play the game with the LogiCS PhD students, Hanna Lachnitt (the recipient of the second Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students of Computer Science at TU Wien) and the VCLA chairs, Stefan Szeider and Agata Ciabattoni.

The game Catch the Virus (Fang das Virus), is based on the Cops and Robbers game (Seymour und Thomas 1993), which has been specially adapted by Professor Stefan Szeider to give the visitors of the LNF 2018 the chance to taste the power of their own logic and playful step into the world of algorithms.

Graphs and the rules of the game

VCLA activity was available in English and German language, with the support of the LogiCS PhD students.

The graphs and the rules of the game, can be downloaded here

Hanna Lachnitt, the second recipient of the Helmut Veith Stipend, and Neha Lodha, the PhD candidate of Logical Methods in Computer Science – LogiCS doctoral college, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Am Hof, Vienna

The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms –VCLA  station “Computerviren” alias Fang das Virus at the Hof (Am Hof), was an opportunity to meet and greet also:

Algorithms, the alphabet of digitalized society

Another VCLA initiative to foster the literacy skills of 21st century is the video competition for the youth “Algorithmen in 60 Sekunden”. With award fund of 6000 EUR, expand your grey matter and allow yourself to be creative.

Register by April 25, 2018 – Make the Video by Mai 15, 2018.

More: www.bit.ly/Algorithmen60


Twitter: @vclaTUwien & #algorithmen60

Facebook: @vclaTUwien

Photo gallery on Flickr … soon.



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