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Friday, 01 September 2017

Sharing the secrets of the nanoworld at the Gas Museum

The ICN2 has collaborated in the organisation of a nano exhibition at the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation Gas Museum in Sabadell, Barcelona, together with the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon and FECYT, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. ICN2 Director Pablo Ordejon and head of the Marketing and Communications Department, Àlex Argemi, attended the official inauguration yesterday afternoon.

“Welcome to the nanoscale!” is the title of the temporary exhibition co-organised by the ICN2 at the Gas Natural Fenosa Gas Museum in Sabadell, Barcelona. In collaboration with the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the idea behind this exhibit is to shine a spotlight on nanoscience and nanotechnology and show how it can and already is being applied to the benefit of society.

The exhibition was opened yesterday evening, attended by the mayor of Sabadell, Maties Serracant, the director general of the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation, Martí Solà, the director of the Gas Museum, Eva Buch, and, from the INA, Guillermo Orduña. ICN2 Director Pablo Ordejon and head of Marketing and Communications, Àlex Argemi, were also in attendance on behalf of the institute.

Eva Buch, the museum director, expressed “how important science communication activities like these are in order to keep the general public abreast of what’s happening in research”, a sentiment wholly shared by the ICN2.

Aimed primarily at a young public, the exhibition includes many interactive, tactile modules showing the diverse fields of application of nanotechnologies, among which, of course, we find energy. Complete with an ICN2 “Nano Dimension” module, the exhibition can be visited from today 1 September until 19 November 2017.