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27-28 Nov 2020: Are you ready for the Researchers' Night in Catalonia?

Many of the activities confirmed for the event, which will take place on November 27-28, 2020, can already be found on the website of the Researchers' Night in Catalonia. The programme includes both online and face-to-face activities organized by more than 50 entities throughout Catalonia. The ICMAB will collaborate in some of the activities programmed. Will you join us?
Anna May
11 November 2020

The European Researcher's Night is a public event dedicated to the dissemination of science that is held every year in more than 300 cities in 30 countries of Europe at the same time. Its aim is to bring research and its protagonists closer to the public of all ages and to make research and innovation known in a simple and fun way.
Every year, this event is held on the last Friday of September, although its popularity extends during the previous days and the weekend. This edition, however, due to the exceptional situation we are experiencing and because we have the necessary preparation time, the event has been postponed for two months and will take place on 27-28 November 2020.

Researchers' Night in Catalonia

For the same reason, the program has been modified according to the new guidelines and precautionary measures taken by the authorities and participating entities. Thus, this year includes a large number of online activities, both live and pre-recorded, which can be followed through the official Youtube channel of the Researchers' Night in Catalonia or through video conference platforms on 27 and 28 November, according to the specifications of each activity, which can be consulted on the website. In any case, the format of the activities will be subject to the indications set by the authorities and it is possible to modify part of the program until a few days before the event.
The in-person activities offered by the program will take place in different locations in each of the main nodes: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Vic. At the Barcelona node, you can enjoy the Young Researchers' Night at CosmoCaixa and the various activities organized by Pessics de Ciència in collaboration with the City Council of Hospitalet de Llobregat.
The Researchers' Night in Catalonia also collaborates with the rest of the Nights in Spain, carrying out collaborative activities prior to the event, such as the talk "Science in uncertain times" which can be consulted on the Youtube channel.

Activities in collaboration with ICMAB

Some ICMAB researchers participate will deliver 5 microtalks about different research topics, and will also prepare the dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" to be viewed in video. Are you ready?

ICMAB Microtalks:
  • CORONAVIRUS: Simulacions atomístiques del coronavirus: com és i què fa, by Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB-CSIC  - Access Link
  • BATTERIES:Batteries for Electric Vehicles: the lithium production bottleneck. Sources, extraction and future demand, by Rafael Trócoli, ICMAB-CSIC - Access Link
  • NANOMEDICINE: Científiques catalanes 2.0 – Biomaterials en nanomedicina, by Anna Roig Serra, ICMAB-CSIC - Access Link
  • MOLECULES: Things that glow, by Sohini Sinha, ICMAB-CSIC - Access Link
  • BATTERIES:“Científiques Catalanes 2.0” – Les bateries del futur by M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB-CSIC - Access Link
The talks will be available on the event Youtube Channel from 27 November 2020. The talks by Anna Roig and M. Rosa Palacín are within the ACCC exhibition "Científiques Catalanes 2.0" to visibilize scientific women researchers working in Catalonia.
“Madame Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram”

Dramatised reading to visibilize scientific women. From Hypatia of Alexandria until Margarita Salas, dialogues, music, and images.
By a group of women of the ICMAB. The play will be available on the event Youtube Channel from 27 November 2020. - Access Link

Nanotechnology Night

Some workshops will be held live from CosmoCaixa and will be available through Zoom. More information about this very soon! 

Organizers of the event

This year's edition of the European Researchers' Night in Catalonia is possible thanks to the funds of the research and innovation programs Horizon 2020 of the European Union, within the framework of the EuNightCat20 project (954506), which has been obtained by the consortium formed by the University of Girona, the coordinating entity of the project and the node of Girona, the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Global Health of Barcelona, coordinating entities of the node of Barcelona and L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, the University of Lleida, coordinating the node of Lleida, the University Rovira i Virgili, coordinating the node of Tarragona, and the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, coordinating the node of Vic and central Catalonia.
The Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) is responsible for the coordination of the different nodes.
For more information visit the event website at and download the Researchers' Night in Catalonia Press Release (ACCC, in Catalan). 
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