European Researchers' Night 2022: Time for the unexpected

Capture d'écran du communiqué de presse annonçant la Nuit Européenne des Chercheur.e.s 2022 au Dock des Suds à Marseille

At the Dock des Suds, researchers and residents are invited to experience an unexpected evening. Here, no incomprehensible lectures or unreadable graphs, but an original way to discover subjects and ways of doing research on a daily basis. The event includes: games, conferences in the dark, movies, one-on-one encounters, a radio show, an escape game and many other experiences.

The European Researchers' Night is back in Marseille for its 7th edition. This year the event, which takes place simultaneously in more than 300 European cities, will explore the theme of "the unexpected".

In a Dock des Suds transformed with the help of Marseilles scenographers, this cultural venue will plunge the curious into a universe suitable to daydreaming and to the meeting of many research subjects, from various fields, each as exciting as the other: archaeology, neurosciences, chemistry, oceanography, artificial intelligence, literature and many others.

During an astonishing journey in the footsteps of Ulysses, an epic story is to be experienced, made up of encounters with subjects and experiments: a discussion with a talking head, making holograms, juggling with onomatopoeia or an archaeological dig in a potter's workshop.

The European Commission has been supporting the European Researchers' Night since 2005 and encourages research careers in Europe.

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This event is organized by Aix-Marseille Université, in partnership with research organizations (CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRAE, CEA, École Centrale Marseille, Avignon University, University of Toulon) with the support of the European Commission, the French Government, the Southern Region, the Bouches-du-Rhône Department, the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis, and the City of Marseille

Useful links


Focus on...

The disinformation office
Can you detect fake news? This is the exercise that scientists from Aix-Marseille Université are offering at the Disinformation Office. They have carefully selected information, including fake news, on their research topic and are there to discuss it.

Conferences in the dark
Plunged into the dark, scientists share their research stories on the theme of the unexpected.

The games
Investigating a murder near a medieval manuscript, Research Taboo - or how to make people guess subjects without saying the forbidden words -, or the more classic Who is it? and Game of the Goose, all this is to be discovered on September 30.

Contact information

Scientific Culture Unit - Research and Development Department
Hannah Robin - Scientific mediation officer

Press release
European Researchers' Night
Popularization of science
Dock des Suds