For the first time, Galician universities and research centers together with other partners join together to celebrate the European Researchers' Night. This scientific dissemination event has been taking place for ten years throughout Europe, and this time, under the pseudonym "G-Night: a Noite das persoas investigadoras", lands in Galicia promising a varied and attractive program for all audiences.
G-Night was presented last Tuesday, May 25 by the University of Vigo (UVigo), coordinator of the project in Galicia, at a press conference. The Vice Rectors for Communication and Institutional Relations and Research, Mónica Valderrama and Belén Rubio, explained that the central theme is creativity, which has to do with interdisciplinarity, the elimination of stereotypes and the empowerment of vocations. Valderrama, representing all the members of the consortium, said that "the work of communicating science is a great challenge and an enormous illusion".
Workshops, talks, cultural visits and guided excursions are expected to take place during September 24th in the streets, laboratories, museums and bars of many Galician cities such as Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol or A Coruña. In the latter, the Scientific Dissemination Unit of the University of A Coruña (UDC) will coordinate a large team of participants formed by the four research centers (CICA, CITIC, CITEEC and CIT) and the specialization campuses (Innova, Sustentabilidade and Industrial), becoming one of the epicenters of the event.
CICA, thanks to the activities proposed by some research groups, will have a strong presence throughout the day. Thus, participants will learn to recognize algae and hear curiosities about them, become aware of the problem of microplastics in the soil and pollutants in the air and discover how thermal cameras work, the same ones used to detect people infected with SARS-CoV-2. The program offered by the research center will be completed with informative talks that will address a wide variety of topics and guided excursions to the lake of Doniños to follow the traces left by the geological and environmental history of the Artabra coast.
This action has a budget of more than 150 thousand euros funded through a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) of the H2020 program.Related articles in DUVI and CITIC News