Ignacio Funes and Pablo Garrido, PhD students at ICIQ, showed their best skills to engage people in science during the weekend of June 18-19 in Parc de la Ciutadella.
On Saturday they contributed to the Barcelona Science Fair with a hand-in-hand talk on “How to split water”. The audience was astonished to learn that hydrogen can be taken off from the H2O molecule and be used as fuel. The energy of the future was right there in a small tent protecting everyone from the sun. By the way, the sun is the key element of the whole thing.
On Sunday, Ignacio and Pablo dared to conduct the workshop “Catàlisi exprès” under the supervision of Dr. Laia Pellejà, ICIQ’s outreach person. They did several experiments to explain what is a catalyst and how a catalytic reaction occurs. Once again, the audience was fascinated as they did not know that you can make toothpaste for elephants or call for the genie from the lamp.
It was a great weekend of science with the best science communicators, and among them, Ignacio and Pablo, a great theoretical/experimental duo.
Video: “How to split water”