European Researchers' Night 2019

Sept. 19, 2019

On the afternoon of 27 September, the European Researchers' Night will be celebrated, a European project of scientific dissemination promoted by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sktodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 programme. Being the first edition in 2005, it is currently being held in more than 250 European cities simultaneously. In the Balearic Islands, it is organised the Conselleria d’Educació, Universitat i Recerca in cooperation with Universitat de les Illes Balears, el Consell de Menorca, la Fundació Bit, Eiviciència and l’Aquarium Cap Blanc, with the aim of bringing science and research closer to citizens in a fun way and through direct contact with experts in the field.

In the 2019 edition the IFISC will participate in two activities:

  • Cites ràpides amb la recerca

In a relaxed and entertaining way, the different faces of science are made known from the point of view of researchers, from the purest research, through technical work, as well as the relationship between science and society. During the short time of the meeting, the researchers will explain their experiences in the scientific world, what their current research is, and will answer any doubts they may have. All this in 5 minutes. When the alarm sounds, attendees will change tables to meet the next scientist. IFISC PhD students Rodrigo Martínez and Marco Cattaneo will participate in the activity talking about Reservoir Computing and quantum cryptography. The activity requires prior registration(free) and will be held on Friday 27 September from 17 to 19 h in Ca’n Oleo.

  • ¡Ciencia al Bar!

A new outreach format in which IFISC PhD students will explain scientific concepts using elements that can be found in a bar. Approximating the value of pi using the Monte Carlo method using peanuts, explaining colloids with beer foam or learning to calculate probabilities by 'playing' the Monty Hall paradox with shot glasses are some of the examples that will be seen during the activity. Free entrance until full capacity, at the Ben Trempat bar on 27 September at 21 h.  

The complete list of activities can be found at:

In addition to IFISC, in the Balearic Islands the initiative has the involvement of the Centro Baleares Europa (CBE), Fundación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Islas Baleares (IdISBA), el IEO, el Sistema de observación y predicción costero de las Islas Baleares (SOCIB), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Instituto de Estudios Hispánicos en la Modernidad (IEHM), Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud (IUNICS), Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA -UIB-CSIC), Laboratorio Interdisciplinario sobre Cambio Climático (LINCC-UIB), and Grupo de Antropología del Centro Nacional de Investigación Sobre la Evolución Humana.

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