A hundred activities featuring nearly 300 researchers were organized by Universitat Rovira I Virgili reunited more than 3000 people this weekend
The 6th edition of European Researchers’ Night exceeded all expectations. More activities, more locations, and increased participation, both from the public and researchers who once again enthusiastically embraced this outreach activity.
This Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, nearly 3000 people participated in the science workshops organized at Plaça Corsini in Tarragona. For the first time, the central event has spanned two days, and also for the first time, it was extended to Tortosa. In total, there were about 60 workshops covering various scientific disciplines for a family audience.
The initiative, coordinated and organized by Science Communication Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili counted with the participation of other research institutes such as Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC), Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV) and the Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES).
Concretely, ICIQ’s researchers presented four different workshops: 1. Electrons; 2. The Colors of Chemistry; 3. Night of Glass Blowing; and, 4. Using Light to Produce Hydrogen Fuel in collaboration with forming H2CAT network.
The Tarragona City Council, through the Europe Direct Tarragona Office is the main sponsor of the activity at Plaça Corsini, along with Tarragona Provincial Council (Diputació de Tarragona) and the Port of Tarragona. The event also received collaboration from the Central Market of Tarragona and the company Borges.
The European Researchers’ Night is a public event for scientific dissemination that takes place every year simultaneously in 300 cities across 30 countries in the continent. The objective of European Researchers’ Night is to bring research closer to audiences of all ages.