Festival 10alamenos9

Activities to get to know the nanoworld

The festival, held on April, includes a series of engaging talks, exhibitions, workshops and different activities to disseminate the knowledge about the nanoscale and its applications. The activities spread throughout all Spain with events taking place in Madrid, Sevilla, València and many other venues.

Particularly, at the UAB Campus, 8 schools are invited to come to visit the ICN2, the ICMAB, the CNM and the UAB Faculty of Sciences, and to participate in activities prepared by researchers, PhD students and Master students of these institutions.

The 6th edition of the 10alamenos9 Scientific Festival was planned to take place between the end of April and the beginning of May 2020. It had to be rescheduled because of the mobility restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the team behind this lively event decided to organize a special series of virtual seminars to bring science, and specifically nanotechnology, closer to people during confinement. Called “Vermú de Nanociencia”, the webinar series started on March 23 offering three appointments per week. The lectures, involving four ICN2 researchers, were available live and are now stored on the Youtube channel of the 10alamenos9 Festival.

The virtual version of the Festival also included a competition of nanostories aimed at secondary school students, with the goal of disseminating nanoscience and nanotechnology among the young public. The competition, held statewide, received a total of 131 works, of which 85 (65%) corresponded to students from Catalonia. The nanostories were evaluated in three phases, the first two to choose the winners at the Catalan level, and the third to select the winners at the Spanish level.

Learn more at https://10alamenos9.es/.