Friday night, September 28th, all around Europe, researchers and scientists are taking to the streets to talk with citizens, tourists and curious people of all ages. Venetonight
is the Researchers’ Night of the Veneto
region that takes place in the of the most important universities of the area: Padua, Verona and Venice.
During Venetonight the University of Padova opens the doors of its historical headquarters, Palazzo Bo, to host free public events, guided tours, entertainment activities and workshops where everyone has the chance to take part in experiments and become a scientist for one night!
And of course, MIME will be present too with three amazing demos, open from 5PM to 11PM, at the DEI stand, in Cortile Nuovo opposite the "De Ponti" room. But what are the demos about?
HOW SECURE IS GPS?
We’re used to GPS positioning services, we use it for many purposes: for travelling, logistics, or the control of critical infrastructures. GPS is typically assumed to be always available, precise, and reliable. But is it really so? Through a fascinating Demo, you’re going to discover how a GPS receiver can be tricked into a false position by transmitting fake signals in its vicinity. You’ll be able to see such deception being carried out right on your own smartphone!
QUANTUM: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Watch and discover how a true random number generator based on quantum measurements works. True and secure random numbers are used in any cryptographic algorithm, and are a fundamental building block for security and privacy applications.
This demo will show you some forensic analysis techniques that, starting from a photography, are able to identify what camera (or smartphone) shot it. Become a forensic scientist and find out how to recognize a picture taken from your own smartphone among many others!