The first event of this celebration will be on Monday 15 January, at 7 pm, with the talk on "Feynman: Nobel, bongos and topless" byClaudi Mans, which willbe held at the Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia. This will be the first of a series of 8 talks that will take place in different libraries of Barcelona, within the cycle "Visions de Ciència: Feynman i l'evolució de la ciència al segle XX". The full program, which includes sessions from Xavier Giménez, Guillermo Orts-Gil, Daniel Arbós, Víctor F. Puntes, Toni Pou, Jordi Díaz, and Xavier Roqué is found here.
The central activity will take place on 11 May 2018, the day of Feynman's birthday, with a seminar from Prof. David Kaiser, American physicist and historian of science specialist in Feynman. On 9 May 2018, Prof. Keiser will also give a talk at Campus UAB. Moreover, a series of Feynman Talks will be organized with some research centers ans institutions of the UAB Campus (ICMAB, CNM, ICN2, IFAE) and the ALBA Synchrotron.
EspaiNANO presented the Feynman Year at the Ateneu Barcelonès on 28 November 2017. The presentation included a talk from Toni Pou, a humorous video from Jordi Notó, and a roundtable moderated by ICMAB's Communication & Outreach Officer, Anna May, and which included Àngela Garcia (eduxarxa), Claudi Mans (UB), Joan Mendoza (UB), Víctor Puntes (ICN2-VHIR) and Pau Senra (kdV). The roundtable was followed by the presentation of the activities for 2018, by Yolanda Fernández and Mara Carmona, including talks, contests, exhibitions and much more. You can see the full event in this video:
After last year’s party being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, we were stoked to be able to finally celebrate again! The 2021 ICMAB Party was celebrated after more than a year without live events due to the collective efforts to stop the spread of COVID. The party was not without changes, as it was celebrated entirely at ICMAB’s terrace to avoid concentrations of people inside. We celebrated on 16 July 2021 with many events, including the first CRYSTALMATCH contest, the awards ceremony for the FOTICMAB contest, the BEFORE&NOW photo activity, a tie dye workshop by Sara Ruiz, Nerea González and Lídia Ballell, a sketching workshop by Alejandro Santos, and the final of the Tennis Table tournament!
The Institute was one of the four Materials Science CSIC Research Centers founded in 1986. This year is the 35th anniversary of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona! It was put together in 1986 through the union of different research groups from different local institutions, all coming together in a singular building which was, on its own, a collaboration between the CSIC and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, who conceded some of its territory so the ICMAB could be built near the Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM)).