Xavier Obradors, Josep Fontcuberta and Gerard Tobias, participate at the 50 Universitat Catalana d'Estiu (UCE) "I tanmateix, la remor persisteix", which for the first time has an edition in Manresa. They will give some lectures within the program of science and technology: From quantum physics to nanotechnology (De la física quàntica a les nanotecnologies). The UCE in Manresa started on Thursday, 5 July, and will finish on Tuesday, 10 July.
On the occasion of its 50 years, the UCE includes the first edition of the UCE in Manresa, apart from the Prada edition. The University courses will be held at the Lluís de Peguera Institute (from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm) as well as the events and commemorations (from 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm). At the Espai Plana del Om, the debates (from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm) and the cineforum sessions (from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) will take place; and in the Plaça Major, the concerts (from 10:00 pm. to 11:00 pm). There will also be two evenings with guided tours of the city of Manresa, the monastery of Sant Benet de Bages and the salt mines and the castle of Cardona.
Nanociència i nanotecnologies: Què és la nanociència i la nanotecnologia? (Friday, 6 July at 9:00 am)
Nanotecnologies per a les TIC i per al medi ambient: Nanomaterials per a l’energia i el medi ambient (Saturday, 7 July at 10:30 am)
The edition of the UCE in Prada, which will be the 50th, will be from 16 to 23 August 2018, and will have similar courses. Ignasi Fina, from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group will give a lecture on nanotechnology.