Pavlopoulos: Information must be transformed into knowledge and science

“Information must be transformed into knowledge and science,” Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Friday, in his address to an event organised by the Athens Science Festival, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens and the Greek-German School entitled “Earthquakes: School makes a difference.”

Pavlopoulos praised the cooperation between schools and researchers, which was achieved through the “Make your own seismograph” competition. “This is an innovative form of teaching,” he said, adding: “Such a programme points the way for scientific subjects, how children should come into contact with scientific information, how they must approach science, but also how they can question the results of science. Because we must not forget that science advances by questioning its results.”