BCN, 28-29 SEPT 2018: The European Researchers Night is back!

The European Researchers' Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca) is celebrated throughout Europe on the last Friday of September, with the aim of bringing science, research and technology closer to the public. In Catalonia, under the theme "Research, heritage of all", outreach activities will take place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September in Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Lleida, Girona, Blanes and Vic, among other places.

The ICMAB will participate with some highschool talks on Friday morning, with a nanoscience workshop and a Speaker's Cornet talk in CosmoCaixa on Friday evening, and in the Biblioteca Sagrada Família on Saturday morning with "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers".

Sep 13, 2018

Matí de la Recerca a escoles i instituts

On Friday, 28 September, in the morning, in different primary and secondary schools. Two researchers from ICMAB will participate: 

  • Acoblament molecular: una eina fantàstica per fer noves medicines, Nora Ventosa (ICMAB)
  • CO2 ¿héroe o villano?, Ana Maria López-Periago (ICMAB)

Nit Jove de la Recerca a CosmoCaixa

In the evening, a bunch of entitites will participate in different workshops and talks at the science museum CosmoCaixa for the Young Researchers' Night. The ICMAB will participate with a workshop on materials science open to everybody!

Schedule of the workshops: 19:30h – 19:55 h; 20:30 – 20:55h and 21:30 – 21:55h.

La nanoestructura dels materials: Has pensat mai que estem envoltats de materials? I que molts d'ells tenen una nanoestructura increïble que no pots veure a simple vista? A l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona dissenyem i creem nous nanomaterials per fer-te la vida més fàcil: en aplicacions en energia, en electrònica i medicina. La seva nanoestructura és la clau! Propietats com la luminescència, el magnetisme, la superconductivitat... en depenen. Vine a descobrir-ho!

Scientific Corner - Microxerrades (At the "Base Antàrtica")

Scientific 8-min talks by some scientists experts in different fields. From ICMAB we will have the physicist Josep Fontcuberta i Griñó, who will give the talk "Electrons i espins: una parella més eficient si està trancada" (from 21:30 to 22:30 h).

Madâme Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram

On Saturday, 29 September, the ICMAB will present the dramatized lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" about scientific women along history at the Biblioteca Sagrada Família, at 1 pm. This activity is open to the general public. The play lasts around 45-50 minutes and is followed by a debate with the audience.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie és sens dubte la científica més reconeguda de la història de la química, de la ciència en general i possiblement l’única coneguda per a molta gent. No obstant, hi ha hagut molts casos de dones d’un talent extraordinari que han quedat eclipsades pels homes que tenien al seu voltant. En aquesta lectura teatralitzada, Émilie du Châtelet, científica i “salonnière” del segle XVIII, rebrà a les seves col·legues científiques. Passaran pel seu saló dones sàvies de diferents èpoques: Hipàtia d’Alexandria, Trota de Salerno, Beatriu de Pinós, Sibylla Merian, Ada Lovelace, Nettie Stevens, Rosalind Franklin, Vera Rubin, entre d’altres.


The European Researchers' Night in Catalonia is organized by the University of Barcelona (UB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat de Girona (UdG), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Universitat de Lleida (UdL) and Global Health Institute of Barcelona (ISGlobal). The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, a programme to promote careers of European research staff.

Call to participate

A call for researchers was open to participate in different ways:

  • Participation in the "Morning of research at primary and secondary schools" and give a talk in one of these centers.
  • Participation at the Young Researchers' Night (Friday, September 28, at 7 pm, at the CosmoCaixa in Barcelona) with a microtalk (Scientific Corner). Coordinated by ISGlobal and presented by Raul Toran, ISGlobal's science outreach officer, there will be three sessions of 50 minutes, with five presentations of seven minutes each with ten minutes for final questions. The sessions will be at 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm In total 15 researchers will participate explaining their research to the audience.
  • Participation in other activities. 

DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
PLACE: Several places in Catalonia

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