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Welcome to the week of the European Researchers' Night in Catalunya!

Don't miss the events that will take place starting Tuesday 27 September and until Sunday 2 October across Catalunya!

27 September 2022

The 2022 edition of the European Researchers' Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca) is happening in the last weekend of September, with more than 200 different activities (talks, games and workshops...) to enjoy. More than 50 scientific institutions in Catalunya, amongst which is ICMAB, have become involved to make this event a success.

Since the 2020 edition, the European Research Night has followed a hybrid model. Although this year most of the activities are in-person and live, thee are still some hybrid events that you can follow through the events’ YouTube Channel.

The in-person activities offered by the program will take place in different locations in each of the 5 main nodes: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Vic.

Ready to make plans? Pick what events you will attend from the Programme. There are many events in different places: Biblioteca Gabriel García Márques, CC Sant Josep, Vil·la Urània, Casa Golferichs, Casa Convalescència, to name a few.  

The events at CosmoCaixa and CaixaForum can be consulted in the following websites: CosmoCaixa Barcelona, CaixaForum Girona, CaixaForum Lleida and CaixaForum Tarragona

ICMAB at the Nit Europea de la Recerca

As always, some ICMAB Researchers have joined this event to help communicate their research. Here are the events to keep in your calendar!

Science Slam CSIC-CAT at Centre Esther Koplowitz (Barcelona):

  • Thursday 29/9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - "Estem envoltats d'ones electromagnètiques?" by Martí Gich (ICMAB-CSIC)

This event is co-organized by the CSIC research centers in Catalunya, the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya and the ACCC, and will take place at the Centre Esther Koplowitz (Carrer del Rosselló, 153, 08036 Barcelona). The event will count with talks from: ICM, IAE, IMF, GEO3BCN, IBB, IDAEA, IQAC, IBE, ICE and IMB-CNM. There will be a final Kahoot to see the knowledge of the audience! You can register at the Eventbrite of the CSIC-CAT.

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"Fem un got de ciència": Microtalks at El Casino (Vic): 

  • Thursday 29/09, 7:00 pm - "La màgia de la llum i la conversió fotovoltaica" by Josep Fontcuberta (ICMAB-CSIC)

The talks will take place at the Sala Modernista del Casino de Vic (c/ Verdaguer 5, 08500 Vic). The event is from 7 to 8 pm, and includes other scientific talks. To attend, please send call 93 851 5176. More information at the La Nit de la Recerca website and at the UVic-UCC website

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Science talks at Centre de Vida Comunitària Trinitat Vella (Barcelona): 

  • Thursday, 29/09, 6:45 - 7:45 pm - "Materials orgànics per mòduls fotovoltaics" (Organic materials for photovoltaics) by Sergi Riera (ICMAB-CSIC). More information at La Nit de la Recerca website. 

The talks will take place at the Centre de Vida Comunitària Trinitat Vella (Via Favència, 399, 08033 Barcelona). The session will include other science talks by other researchers and centers.

Science Fair: discover the fantastic properties of materials with YouMaker in CosmoCaixa Barcelona:

  • Friday, 30/09, 5:00 - 9:00 pm - "Discover ICMAB: a research center on advanced functional materials", with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró, Roberta Ceravola and Anna May (ICMAB-CSIC)

We will have 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 takes place at CosmoCaixa Barcelona. To register, please do it through the CosmoCaixa Barcelona websiteMore information at the Esciencia website. 


Short reserach talks in CosmoCaixa Barcelona (Sala Àgora):

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

A series of five 20-min short talks, given in a continuous session, in which researchers will talk about their scientific projects and the latest advances in their field of study. Free admission until full capacity is reached. More information at the CosmoCaixa Barcelona websiteMore information at the Esciencia website. 

Late show: research on stage in CosmoCaixa Barcelona (Auditorium):

In this show we will enjoy some very special guests with whom we will talk about interesting scientific topics. The show will consist of a series of talks and micro-talks (8 minutes) by researchers, who work near you, and who will be dynamic in order to enjoy scientific knowledge. From ICMAB, we have two talks in the show: 

  • Friday, 30/09, 7:30 - 8:30 pm - "Saving energy one byte at a time" by Can Onur Avci (ICMAB-CSIC)
  • Friday, 30/09, 8:30 - 9:30 pm - "YouMaker: així es fa la ciència" by Anna May Masnou (ICMAB-CSIC)

Free admission until full capacity is reached. More information at the CosmoCaixa Barcelona websiteMore information at the Esciencia website. 

European Corner

MAGNEPIC – Magnetic Insulators: An Enabling Platform for Innovative Spintronic Concepts, an ERC Project from Can Onur Avci (ICMAB-CSIC)

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An European event

This is a European public event organized by the European Commission within the Marie Sktodowsca-Curie framework of the Horizon Europe program. It is celebrated in more than 300 cities from 30 European countries at the same time, with the objective of making the innovation and research topics being developed in Europe more approachable to the public.

The European Researchers' Night in Catalunya is coordinated by the Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC). The project is possible thanks to the co-funding of the Horizon Europe research and innovation program of the European Union, and the collaboration of the consortium formed by the University of Girona (UdG) (coordinating entity of the project and of the Girona node), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal) (coordinating entities of the Barcelona node), the University of Lleida (UdL) (coordinator of the Lleida node), the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (coordinator of the node of Tarragona), and the University of Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) (coordinator of the central Catalonia node).

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