Outreach

We had a great time at the European Researchers' Night 2022

ICMAB researchers were in Vic and Barcelona to spread our science to the world!

Anna
06 October 2022
ICMAB stand at the Science Fair in CosmoCaixa for the EU Researchers' Night | ICMAB-CSIC

Why do we communicate science? Because it is our obligation? Because it increases the scientific culture of our society? Because it helps people know we exist and we can get more funding? Or because we like it? Any or this reasons is true, but during the European Researchers' Night, what is really true, is that we enjoy it, year after year. 

This year we participated in talks about our research for the general public and a science fair in CosmoCaixa. See below some of the images!

Friday, 30 September 2022

On Friday, 30 September, we spent the whole afternoon and night at the science museum CosmoCaixa Barcelona. We had a stand at the Science Research Fair and three ICMABers gave three talks. CosmoCaixa was full of people enjoying the talks and workshops.

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Science Faire at the EU Researchers' Night in CosmoCaixa, with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró and Roberta Ceravola, on 30/09/2022 ICMAB-CSIC

  • "Discover ICMAB: a research center on advanced functional materials", with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró, and Roberta Ceravola (ICMAB-CSIC) (Friday, 30/09, 6 pm) at CosmoCaixa.  

We had 4 hours to discover the spectacular properties and the advanced funcitonal materials of ICMAB and the YouMaker project (YouMaker: this is how science is made). This activity took place at CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Other research centers presented their research and experiments for the general public in the Science Research Fair. YouMaker is a project in collaboration with the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

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Ignasi Fina at the Science Talks on 30/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night  at CosmoCaixa| ICMAB-CSIC

  • "Nous materials per ordinadors més eficients que el cervell?" (New materials for computers more efficient than the brain?) by Ignasi Fina (ICMAB-CSIC) (Friday, 30/09, 6:00 - 6:30 pm) at Sala Àgora CosmoCaixa

A series of five 20-min short talks, given in a continuous session, in which researchers talked about their scientific projects and the latest advances in their field of study.

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Can Onur Avci at the Late Show on 30/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night  at CosmoCaixa| ICMAB-CSIC

  • "Saving energy one byte at a time" by Can Onur Avci (ICMAB-CSIC) (Friday, 30/09, 7:30 pm) at CosmoCaixa Auditorium for the Late Show: Research on Stage. 

  • "YouMaker: així es fa la ciència" by Anna May Masnou (ICMAB-CSIC) (Friday, 30/09, 8:30 pm) at CosmoCaixa Auditorium for the Late Show: Research on Stage. - YouMaker is a project in collaboration with the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

In this show we enjoyed some very special guests with whom we talked about interesting scientific topics. The show consisted of a series of talks and dynamic micro-talks (8 minutes) by researchers. In-between talks we could enjoy the Impro Barcelona shows. 

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Anna May Masnou at the Late Show on 30/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night  at CosmoCaixa| ICMAB-CSIC

Thursday, 29 September 2022

On Thursday, 29 September, we had three talks, one in Vic and two in Barcelona, by three of our researchers:

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Martí Gich at the Science Slam on 29/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night | ICMAB-CSIC

  • "Estem envoltats d'ones electromagnètiques?" (Are we surrounded by electromagnetic waves?) by Martí Gich (ICMAB-CSIC) (Thursday 29/9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm) at the Science Slam CSIC-CAT at Centre Esther Koplowitz (Barcelona)

This event is co-organized by the CSIC research centers in Catalunya, the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya and the ACCC, and took place at the Centre Esther Koplowitz (Carrer del Rosselló, 153, 08036 Barcelona). The event conted with talks from: ICMAB, GEO3BCN, ICE, IBB, CEAB, CRAG, ICM, IQAZ, IDAEA and IMB-CNM. The event finished with a quiz to see the knowledge of the audience! More than 30 attendees joined the show. 

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Josep Fontcuberta at the "Fem un got de ciència" event in Vic on 29/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night | ICMAB-CSIC

  •  "La màgia de la llum i la conversió fotovoltaica" (The magic of light and photovoltaic conversion) by Josep Fontcuberta (ICMAB-CSIC) (Thursday 29/09, 7:00 pm) "Fem un got de ciència": Microtalks at El Casino (Vic): 

The talks took place at the Sala Modernista del Casino de Vic (c/ Verdaguer 5, 08500 Vic). The event started at 7 pm and included included other scientific talks on covid-19 or waste management. The event was organized by the UVic-UCC, El Casino Vic and the ACCC and gathered aproximately 40 people around a beer and some chips, who enjoyed the scientific talks.

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Sergi Riera at the Centre de Vida Comunitària Trinitat Vella on 29/9/2022 for the EU Researchers' Night | ICMAB-CSIC

  • "Materials orgànics per mòduls fotovoltaics" (Organic materials for photovoltaics) by Sergi Riera (ICMAB-CSIC) (Thursday, 29/09, 6:45 - 7:45 pm) at Centre de Vida Comunitària Trinitat Vella (Barcelona) 

The talks took place at the Centre de Vida Comunitària Trinitat Vella (Via Favència, 399, 08033 Barcelona). The session included other science talks by other researchers and centers. The event was organized by the ACCC.

See more photos of the ICMABers at the European Researchers' Night and more information

Con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

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