The general public can discover the projects of the young scientists via the virtual platform https://fjsl.illuxi.com and via a live stream of the expert jury, which will also be streamed on science.lu. The platform including the live stream will be openly accessible free of charge to the public on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2021, from 9 a.m. onwards.
Visitors will be able to virtually meet the 45 local participants and the 43 international participants from 16 different countries and explore their projects in a variety of different fields. The award ceremony will be held the following day on Monday, March 29, without an audience.
Visit the booths of each participant online
Given the current circumstances, the FJSL had to elaborate an unprecedented format that both allows the young scientists to present their projects and favors the cultural exchange between national and international participants, while all accessible to the local audience.
For this purpose, a virtual platform has been created specifically designed for the needs of our participants, where each project - both national and international - will have their own virtual booth for the audience to visit. This platform is accessible to everybody with a computer, tablet or smartphone and a stable internet connection via https://fjsl.illuxi.com.
Live stream of the expert jury
Meanwhile, each national team participating at the contest is invited individually to the Forum Campus Geesseknäppchen to present their project in person on stage in front of the jury of experts and in the presence of HRH the Hereditary Grand Duke. These presentations will be live-streamed onto the virtual platform, RTL play, science.lu, and the social media channels of the Science Center Luxembourg.
You can follow the live stream on science.lu here, on 27 and 28 March, from 9 AM onwards:
To complete the live stream programme, the participants will leave the stage to Luxembourgish musicians EDSUN and Pleasing for an artistic intermezzo.
To round it all off, the FJSL invited André Wilmes, PhD - Jonk Fuerscher alumnus and CEO of Rafinex Sàrl - as key note speaker to address the participants and share his experience as a scientist.
What was most important to us for this year’s edition, was to find a new expression platform for our young scientists, which will encourage them to pursue their innovative and creative ideas, even during more difficult times.
Carlo Hansen, President of the FJSL
The national Jonk Fuerscher contest is a science competition for students living in Luxembourg between the ages of 11-21. The Expo-Sciences Luxembourg is an international, non competitive science fair, to which young scientists from all over the world are invited to come to the Grand-Duchy and present their projects to the Luxembourgish audience. For more information about the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg (FJSL) and its events, visit the website www. fjsl.lu and follow them on social media @fjs.lux.