A new edition of the European Research Night brings to Barcelona and other Catalan municipalities outreach activities for all audiences.
When the sun goes down, on the last Friday of September, more than 300 cities in 30 European countries simultaneously organise events to bring research, technology and innovation closer to the public through its protagonists, the scientists. The reason is the celebration of the European Research Night, a major initiative to popularise science promoted by the European Commission. For years, Barcelona has joined Research Night, which this year will host activities from the 21st to the 24th of September, along with four other Catalan nodes: Girona, Tarragona, Lleida and Vic.
In Barcelona, Research Night is coordinated by the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). In this edition, the activities will take place in four facilities of Barcelona (the Joan Oliver Civic Centre, Vil-la Urània, and Casa Golferichs) and two in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat (the Auditori Barradas), but in addition, this year's Night also includes a session of online microchats that can be followed live on the event's YouTube channel.
In addition to the micro-talks, Researchers' Night includes other formats through which scientists will transmit knowledge about their specialities to the general public. Thus, several round tables will make us travel to remote black holes and understand what gravitational waves are, they will update us on the latest advances in genetics and will allow us to learn how the collaborative economy can contribute to social transformation. Through talks, we will discover how digital technologies can help us to reduce carbon emissions in sectors such as aeronautics and energy, the link between history and the environment, and the ethical challenges posed by artificial intelligence. And through a series of workshops, we will be able to put into practice some knowledge of quantum theory, learn how digital devices recognise people's faces and become aware of the importance of maintaining physical activity to combat chronic diseases.
The Researchers' Night is much more: check out the programme and enjoy it! All the information in this link.
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