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The IFCA at 100xCiencia.4: "What does science do for you?"

22 November 2019

Building Bridges between Science and Society

Do you know how scientific research is translated into tangible benefits for society? How do investigations that apparently do not have a direct application end up having deep repercussions on your day-to-day? Join us throughout the conference 'Building bridges between Science and Society and find out "What does science do for you?"

The event 100xCiencia is a meeting of the Centres of Excellence "Severo Ochoa" and the Units of Excellence "María de Maeztu" (SOMMa) of our country, Spain. This edition fourth will be oriented to transfer, to highlight the importance of R & D & I  and to make visible the return that it is generated by being able to convert scientific knowledge into products and/or services that improve quality of life and increase the welfare of society. At the same time, it is intended to give greater visibility to both the SOMMa centres and their projects.

This event, in which the Institute of Physics of Cantabria participates as the María de Maeztu Centre of Excellence, includes a fair open to the public that begins on Friday, November 22 (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and ends on Saturday 23 November (from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Through different stands, citizens will have the opportunity to learn about the initiatives that have been generated from the SOMMa research institutions, who will show the impact of their work through visual montages, interactive activities, and simulations for the general public. Previously, on the morning of Friday 22nd, the Internal Assembly of the SOMMa alliance will take place. During the fair, 18 short lectures of an informative nature will also be given in which the research and scientific staff will present successful transfer cases.

Our Director, José Manuel Guitérrez Llorente, will present a presentation entitled “Co-development of climate services: from science to citizenship” on Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m. This brief talk will be focused on answering the question "how is climate change information prepared to be useful for different sectors?" The science of climate change is really equivalent to simulations generated from a large amount of information. The set of data with which one works is of a volume and complexity such that it is difficult to manage and process using conventional tools: the data must be analysed and processed to produce value-added products. This elaboration involves mathematical models, technology, spin-offs and SMEs to be able to incorporate it in applications that the user can use.

Both formats, stands and talks will coexist in the "Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporátea Tabakalera", located a short distance from the heart of Donostia/San Sebastián.

The program can be down load here.

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    Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Edificio Juan Jordá
    Avenida de los Castros, s/n
    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, Spain

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