European Research Night returns to Barcelona and Catalonia

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15/09/2023 - 14:15 h - Science Ajuntament de Barcelona

A new edition of the European Research Night is approaching. The various face-to-face initiatives of the Barcelona node, coordinated by ISGlobal, the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) and the University of Barcelona, will take place between September 26 and 29, in addition to five different venues: the Casa Golferichs and Vil·la Urània civic centres; the Gabriel García Márquez library in Sant Martí and the Montbau-Albert Pérez Baró library; La Pedrera; and the Barradas auditorium in Hospitalet del Llobregat, with the collaboration of Eduscopi. The European Research Night is made possible thanks to co-funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and the collaboration of a consortium made up of various institutions in Catalonia. 

This international initiative is a public event dedicated to the dissemination of science. Its aim is to bring research and innovation closer to audiences of all ages and to make them known in a simple and entertaining way. Thus, from 25 September to 1 October, citizens will have the opportunity to participate in 250 activities promoted by more than 50 scientific institutions from all over Catalonia that will offer talks, workshops, games, experiments and many other free activities for all kinds of audiences.

As for the proposals, you can enjoy interactive activities such as a Science Slam, where participants can vote for their favourite microchat and take part in a prize draw; numerous talks where you will learn about such diverse aspects as why we think the way we think, whether playing video games is good for the brain, what Albert Einstein did when he visited Catalonia, how quantum physics works or how to cook with green bacteria, among many others. You will also be able to enjoy workshops where you will discover how to make a nanoparticle, how to control a machine with your brain or how to train artificial intelligence with photos taken by the participants. 

In addition to all the on-site programme, which also includes activities in institutes and schools as part of the “Research Morning”, this year’s edition will offer an online programme on the Research Night Youtube channel, where you can participate and find numerous micro-talks on a wide range of topics.

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