The fifth edition of the European Researchers’ Night celebrated on Friday, September 30th, at Tarragona’s Plaça Corsini shattered all records from previous years. With over 2500 attendees and 40 workshops, this outreach activity is a staple on Tarragona’s September-packed calendar.
The European Researchers’ Night is a public event dedicated to the dissemination of science that takes place in 300 cities in 30 European countries at the same time. The event has the double purpose of bringing research and its protagonists closer to the public – and of doing it in an accessible and fun way. Under the theme “Research for change,” ICIQ participated in the event with five workshops and several talks to students and the general public on the days around the main event.
The four workshops showcased in Plaça Corsini were:
- “Green hydrogen, energy of the present and the future”: with Geyla Dubed and Felipe Garcés together with some of the “Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia” : URV, Eurecat and IREC.
- “Supramolecular chemistry”: with Eva Gonzalez Freire, Andrés Felipe Sierra Ramos, Esteban Valencia Grajales, Evgeny Bulatov and Yifan Li.
- “3×2 thanks to CO2“: with Marco Nicaso, Martina Salati, Sara López and Joan Guillem Mayans.
- “Do we have CO2 in the oceans?”: with Carla Casadevall, Mercè Martin and Ailende Eigbefoh-Addeh.
- “The night of blown glass”: with Xavi Asensio in the international year of glass 2022.
Three ICIQers also delivered talks to students and the general public on the days surrounding the main event:
- “Artificial photosynthesis” by Carla Casadevall at the Mar de la Frau high school in Cambrils on Thursday 29th and at the Caixa Fòrum for general public on Friday 30th.
- “Artificial intelligence: a future full of transformations” by Enric Petrus, a 10-minute divulgative talk at the Xavier Amorós Library in Reus on Saturday October 1st.
About the Catalan European Researchers’ Night
The European Researchers’ Night is a science outreach project promoted by the European Commission in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 programme. Locally coordinated by Universitat Rovira I Virgili, this is the fifth year that the European Researchers’ Night brings together Tarragona’s university and the four CERCA research centres ICAC, IISPV, IPHES and ICIQ, to bring research closer to the wider public. For the last three years, the night has been organised at the Catalan level, offering more than 200 informative activities for all audiences in venues such as universities, museums, bars, libraries and civic centres of the five cities involved: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Vic.
You can find all the information about the event at tarragona.nitdelarecerca.cat