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IFCA brings science closer to the public once again at 'Pint of Science' festival

The festival will be held in more than 40 Spanish cities on May 9, 10 and 11

May 9, 2022

The international science festival 'Pint of Science' will be held from May 9 to 11 simultaneously in more than 200 cities in 25 countries on 5 continents. In Cantabria, this event is held for the seventh year in Santander and the format is back to live and held in bars of the region after two years of pandemic.

The aim is to bring research talent to the general public and dismantle the image of science as unknown and inaccessible. In an understandable and approachable language, the region's leading researchers will share details about their research projects in areas as diverse as medicine, astrophysics, historical sciences, mathematics and electronic technology. The Cantabrian edition of Pint of Science will include spectacular images recently taken in Antarctica, proposals to use light as a treatment for cancer, and a review of the latest scientific advances in the search for immortality. It will also include magic, contests, eye-catching experiments and even a demonstration of scientific sevillanas. The bars where the event can be enjoyed during the three days of the event will be La enmienda dieciocho (C/ Cuesta del Hospital 8. Santander) and Little Bobby Speakeasy (Calle Sol, 20) in Santander.

All talks will start at 19.00 hours and will involve speakers from different departments of the UC, the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA), the International Institute of Prehistoric Research of Cantabria (IIIPC) and the Virtual Hospital Valdecilla (HvVV). Specifically, IFCA researcher Francisco Carrera will give the talk "X-rays from the very hot and energetic Universe" on Tuesday at 19:00.

This initiative of scientific dissemination is carried out thanks to FMC Agricultural Solutions, Vadillo Asesores and Nabla Differential Wear, being a nationwide collaboration. The complete program of Cantabria can be consulted on the web: 

  • Joint Centre with the combined effort of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and University of Cantabria (UC)

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

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