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Broadcasts of joint TV production of CyBC and The Cyprus Institute now available to non-Greek speakers

Science and Society, the joint TV production of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and The Cyprus Institute, now offers the opportunity to watch previously broadcasted episodes with English subtitles, allowing the non-Greek speaking public both in Cyprus and abroad to follow the analysis of important scientific issues and to assess their potential impacts on society.

The programme hosts distinguished scientists from an international spectrum, who debate and provide well informed answers on important issues and events of wider public interest and discussing them in layman’s terms. The programme’s coordinator is academic Costas Papanicolas, professor at The Cyprus Institute.

Science and Society broadcasts have addressed topics of great public interest, such as vaccinations, the effects and repercussions of climate change, the benefits of 5G technology in conjunction with public concerns and presenting the major discoveries benefiting humanity from the most recent physics and chemistry Nobel prizes.

The subtitled episodes are available online at –

List of Episodes:  

Vaccines and Vaccinations


George Christophides, president of The Cyprus Institute, professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunisation.

Charalambos Gogos, professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases (University of Patras)

George Pavlakis, doctor-researcher (Department of human retroviruses, US National Cancer Institute)

Climate Change: Preventing non-reversible situations 


Panos Hadjinicolaou, associate professor, The Cyprus Institute

Costas Cartalis, professor of the physics department at the University of Athens

The episode hosted an exclusive interview with former French PM Laurent Fabius, architect of the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change: Preventing non-reversible situations


Costas Cadis, minister of agriculture

Costas Cartalis, director of the physics and environment sector at the physics department of the University of Athens

The Internet of Things, 5G networks: Opportunities and Concerns 


Kyriakos Kokkinos, deputy minister of research, innovation and digital policy

Evangelia (Lilian) Mitrou, professor at the University of Aegean

2020 Chemistry and Physics Awards: Discoveries and Effects


Leonidas Fylaktou, general and executive medical director at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.

Nikos Moschonas, professor of medical molecular genetics (University of Patras medical school)

Nektarios Tavernarakis, vice president of the European Research Council.

The episode also included an exclusive interview with Cornell University Professor and Nobel Laureate, Harold Varmus.

2020 Chemistry and Physics Awards: Discoveries and Effects


Andreas Efstathiou, astrophysicist and vice rector of research and external affairs at European University Cyprus.

Theocharis Apostolatos, theoretical astrophysicist, professor at the physics department of The University of Athens.

Kostas Kokkotas, professor of theoretical astrophysics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen.


Interplanetary Journeys 


Stamatis Krimizis, professor at Johns Hopkins University and lead scientist in USA (Nasa) and ESA space programmes.

Ioannis Danglis, professor of space physics at the physics department of the University of Athens

Yiorgos Danos, president of the Cyprus Organisation of Space Exploration.


The second season of Science and Society will start airing on CyBC 1 this coming March. 





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