Crazy for Physics

Learn and apply with the best researchers

bojos ciencia

The Fundació Catalunya / La Pedrera has developed a Program to open the doors of the most relevant research institutes to the most excellent High School students. ICN2 and IFAE led in 2016 the successful first edition of Crazy for Physics (Bojos per la Física).

In 2020, 27 High School students interacted during over 10 work sessions with researchers from all the participating excellence centres offering exciting experiences that explored the biggest and the smallest scales of the universe. Coordinated from the ICN2 and the IFAE, Crazy for Physics also involved UAB, ICMAB, ICFO, ICE, UB and Alba Synchrotron. The idea is to provide participant students experiment-based experiences while conveying a sense of what it is like to be a physics researcher.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the activities were redesigned to an online format. Although part of the excitement of interacting with research equipment was lost, all the involved researchers and the students worked together to make the most of the activities that became virtual after March 2020. The 2021 edition is prepared to be fully online, but the transformation process required a great dose of innovation and flexibility in the first stages of the pandemic.

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