In 2017 IFAE organized a number of outreach activities:
One-year educational program targeted for high- school students. 150 students applied. Activity Coordinated in collaboration with ICN2 and Funded by Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. http://bojosperlafisica.ifae.es/
Web Application for High Energy Astrophysics outreach targeted for high-school students. Activity Funded by FECYT. http://www.cazadoresderayosgamma.com/
Two-week international excellence program for high-school students:http://biysc.org/. IFAE collaborated with the project DETECTA for building a WMPC for cosmic ray detection.
Federico Sánchez tutored the students in collaboration with Thorsten Lux and Joan Boix. Undergraduate students Aina Marquez and Daniel Muñoz also collaborated with the project.
All-day educational activity promoted by CERN and the IPPOG. 50 students participated in 2017.
Activity to celebrate the International Day of Women & Girls in Science addressed to women students and teachers. 40 students participated in 2017.
Martine Bosman, Lluïsa M. Mir & Andrea Rodríguez: CERN international MasterClasses (tutor) - February 2017.
Leyre Nogués, Merve Çolak: Cazadores de Rayos Gamma Masterclass - February 2017.
The Bonn Physics Show conducted by Herbert Dreiner took place last Thursday, September 21, at the Cosmocaixa. The group performed the show twice and almost 500 people, mostly students and teachers, attended the event. IFAE organized the outreach event.
IFAE participated in the 2017 Edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona with a 3D printed version of the Cosmic Microwave Background and a setup that transformed the temperature fluctuations measured by Planck mission into sound.
More than 10 high-school students have had their first experience in research at IFAE in 2016 through different programs, namely Joves i Ciència, Premis Extraordinaris de Batxillerat and Treballs de Recerca.
Joves i Ciencia:
Explica'm la Ciencia: Mentoring of high-school students in a science video competition (https://explicamlaciencia.com)
PIC is very active in the ESCOLAB program since 2011, an initiative that offers outreach activities for high-schools in the Barcelona area. Josep Flix coordinates the visit program, with the participation of Antonio Pérez-Calero , Jorge Carretero , and Nadia Tonello . Around 600 students have visited PIC in 2017.
Educational activity for undergraduate students that offer a 1-month stay at IFAE in July. 50 applications in 2016. Activity funded by the Severo Ochoa program. http://summerfellowships.ifae.es/
IFAE researchers have given more than 50 outreach talks in 2016 in the context of different outreach programs, namely CPAN en los institutos, the Science at School Day, the Science Week, and science fairs like Ciència entre Tots and Festa de la Ciència.
Total: 28 talks in 2017