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Monday, 04 May 2020

Share your expertise through the Open Knowledge Programme

by Francisco Paños

The ICN2 Open Knowledge Programme is a forum for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills among ICN2 colleagues. At the moment, nearly 30 videos grouped in 8 different topics are available. The last one is an update on the tools and processes at the Nanofabrication Facility, by Dr Raúl Pérez.

The ICN2 Open Knowledge Programme started in 2014 as a means for sharing knowledge inside the ICN2 community. Each group or unit of the institute interested in participating proposes a set of seminars to address a broad topic from different angles. These talks are coordinated by the Human Resources Department, as they are part of the ICN2 Training Plan, and are recorded so that they can be viewed at any time.

Since the beginning of the programme, 8 open knowledge modules have been created, dealing with the use of photons to study condensed matter, the preparation of micro and nanostructures, the fundamentals of electronic excitations and spin dynamics in Dirac matter, nanomaterials-based biosensing systems in diagnostics, electron microscopy, nanofabrication processes and tools, a tutorial on TBtrans and TranSiesta and the implementation of spin-orbit coupling in SIESTA. The module on nanofabrication processes has been recently updated with a talk by Dr Raúl Pérez.

The talks tend to be highly specialised, while also offering an overview of the topic for researchers in other fields and advanced science graduates. Sharing your knowledge with the ICN2 community shows what you are doing in your field and reinforces your presentation skills. Moreover, in this confinement situation due to the current coronavirus pandemic, webinars are a good way to keep in touch with your colleagues. If you have any idea for any updating of the already existent modules or for a new one, do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources department. Be part of the Open Knowledge Programme at the ICN2!