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Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Dutch University students visit the ICN2

Students of the Radboud University, from the Netherlands, visited the ICN2 during a trip around the main Spanish research centres related with Physics. They had the opportunity to visit some of the laboratories and speak with the researchers about their work at the Institute.

On Monday May the 4th, a group of twenty students of Radboud University, from the Netherlands, visited the ICN2. They are in the third year of the Degree in Physics and, some of them, already doing a Master’s Degree. Their visit to our Institute was in the framework of a trip the students are taking around Spain to visit the main research centres of the region related with Physics. ICN2 was their first stop.

Boaz Kogon, ICN2 Strategy Manager, together with members of the Communication Department, welcomed the students and explained them what ICN2 is and which are the main things taking place at the Institute. After this introduction, Rocio Pérez, Manager of the Education and Human Resources Department, encouraged the visitors to start their scientific career at the ICN2 by considering the opportunity of doing the doctoral research here.

Then, guided by Alex Argemi and Alicia Labian, from the Communication Department, the students visited some of the ICN2 laboratories. Every visit was led by one of the researchers of the group, who showed them their work in a way visitors could learn about how some of the facilities run. The visitors could also ask them about their research and, in some cases, a very rich dialogue was stablished.

The researchers that collaborated with the visit were: Dr Juan Sierra, from the Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices Group, Dr Eden Morales, from the Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, Dr Ma José Esplandiu, from the Force Probe Microscopy and Surface Nanoengineering Group and Dr Cesar Moreno, PhD Michele Gastaldo and PhD Stefano Schirone from the Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy Group. Dr. Aitor Mugarza established the first contact with the Radboud University students and led the initial steps to organize their visit.