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A new season from the Café Científico returns to the Café de las Artes

The IFCA returns with the mythical talks of scientific popularization fulfilling all the safety and hygiene measures. 
September 7, 2020

The Café Científico will take place, as usual, in the Café de Las Artes (Calle de García Morato, 4, Santander), from September to June. In this season 2020/2021 the capacity is reduced to 50 people, respecting the safety distance and the safety and hygiene measures imposed by the current health crisis. 

In addition, this time, there is the option to enjoy the seminar online and participate with comments from home

The Scientific Coffee will take place on the last Friday of each month at 8:30 pm and the topics that are raised this year, ranging from the activity that the Institute carries out against COVID19, beneficial and harmful viruses, nanoscale therapies, the ocean and climate, quantum computing, Taiji, mathematics, rock art or will answer the question of whether or not there is a born criminal. 

Names of expert speakers such as Pablo Martínez Ruiz del Árbol, Nicolò Trevisani, Mónica L. Fanarraga, Guillaume Martinez, Margot Seigneurie, Raquel Somavilla, Carmen Espeso, Olga Sánchez, Tomás Mantecón, Pilar Fatás or Feliz Sangori, will be in charge of inviting us to learn more about the world around us and advance in our knowledge. 

The first 'coffee' will take place on Friday 25 September at 20:30, with the talk entitled "Physics in the fight against COVID19", by Pablo Martinez Ruiz del Arbol. 

You can find in the Youtube channel of the Café Científico the talks of other years and follow all the information about the new season in Facebook and Twitter

The speaker

Pablo received his PhD from the Universidad de Cantabria in 2010 under the direction of Professor Francisco Matorras. His main work topic was the calibration and tuning of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector (CMS) of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, for which he moved to Geneva in 2008. In 2010 he was hired as a postdoctoral researcher and later as a senior scientist by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich (ETHZ), being assigned to CERN and focusing his research on the search for supersymmetric particles in the CMS experiment. Between 2010 and 2017 he led several analyses and held several coordination positions within the CMS collaboration as responsible for trigger, simulation and interpretation for supersymmetric searches, and as responsible for the third generation supersymmetric particle search group. In 2017, Ramón y Cajal was hired as a researcher at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA), where he continues his activity in New Physics searches and in the development of new particle detection technologies in the context of the CMS collaboration.


Despite this new situation, the Café aims to create a space to bring science closer to society, for free, with a close, brief and attractive presentation that stimulates debate. From IFCA we pretend that if you have any interest in science, you can take advantage of the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists from different areas. 

This will be the main security protocol to be fulfilled in the event: 


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