Researcher’s Night 2022: La Resistència Científica

Sept. 16, 2022

La Resistencia Científica is a late night science show that will bring together the centres of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the Balearic archipelago to talk about the science being done in these islands with a touch of humour.

Organised on the occasion of Researchers' Night 2022, IFISC together with the CSIC Representation in the Balearic Islands and with the support of the Dirección General de Política Universitaria e Investigación Research and the "la Caixa" Foundation.

The event will consist of 4 free shows from 26th to 29th September in the Lluís Domènech i Montaner auditorium of Caixaforum in Palma from 19:00.

There will also be live music by the group REFRACTAL. The stage will be decorated by the associations Noctiluca and Mar Inquieto and the artists Nivola Uyà and África Juan with materials they have collected from rubbish collection in the different coastal areas of Mallorca. 


Monday 26 September: A complex world

At the Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, CSIC-UIB) research is being carried out into the intersections between different disciplines such as quantum technologies, information and communications technologies, Earth sciences, life sciences and social sciences, all from an interdisciplinary and strategic perspective in the field of Complex Systems.

The interviewee for this first show will be David Sánchez, researcher at IFISC. We will learn about the breadth of research in complex systems thanks to his multidisciplinary profile as a scientist, as he works in areas ranging from nanophysics to language variation and quantum thermodynamics. 

Tuesday 27 September: The marine environment

This session will focus on oceanographic culture, as we will be visited by the Balearic Islands Oceanographic Centre (COB, CSIC-IEO). We will learn about the tasks and research carried out by COB staff in the multidisciplinary study of the marine environment, its ecosystems and living resources.

Wednesday 28 September: Ocean, coastline and geology; between two worlds.

Double session, where we will have two interviews:

Pedro Robledo, the director of the Territorial Unit in the Balearic Islands of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME, CSIC), will tell us all about the research they carry out in the Balearic archipelago, such as geoscientific mapping, groundwater, geological risks, underground world and global change.

Emma Reyes and Benjamín Casas, from the Coastal Observation and Forecasting System of the Balearic Islands (ICTS SOCIB), will explain the network of facilities and equipment dedicated to marine observation and the acquisition, processing and analysis of data for predictive modelling. 

Thursday 29 September: Plankton: from micro to macro in the ocean

The mission of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB) is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of marine, coastal and island ecosystems in order to preserve and restore them.

We will be visited by the director of IMEDEA, Gotzon Basterretxea and the pre-doctoral fellow, Medea Zanoli, who will tell us how a heterogeneous research team of the Institute works to contribute to the understanding of these microscopic and elusive organisms called "plankton".


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