Outreach Activities

in 2017


In 2017 IFAE organized a number of outreach activities:

1. BOJOS PER LA FÍSICA

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/

  • Aurelio Juste & Mirko Casolino: La física de partícules al detector ATLAS de l’LHC - February 2017
  • Carles Sánchez & Judit Prat, András Kovács & Marco Gatti: Cosmologia Observacional - April 2017
  • Òscar Blanch, Abelardo Moralejo, Daniel Guberman, Merve Çolak: Astrofísica amb dades dels telescopis MAGIC de la Palma - March 2016
  • Federico Sánchez, Thorsten Lux, Michael Leyton: Tecnologies de detecció de partícules - September 2016

2. CAZADORES DE RAYOS GAMMA

Web Application for High Energy Astrophysics outreach targeted for high-school students. Activity Funded by FECYT. http://www.cazadoresderayosgamma.com/

  • Òscar Blanch, Sebastián Grinschpun, Alícia Labián

3. BIYSC - Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge

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.

4. PHYSICS MASTERCLASSES

All-day educational activity promoted by CERN and the IPPOG. 50 students participated in 2017.

  • Martine Bosman, Sebastián Grinschpun, Alícia Labián: CERN international MasterClasses - April 2017.

5. Girls in Science

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.

5. The Physics Show

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.

6. MAKER FAIRE Barcelona

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.

7. HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS AT IFAE & PIC

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:

    • Joaquim Palacio, Daniel Guberman: Astrofísica amb dades dels telescopis MAGIC de la Palma, Helena Vilella
    • Emanuelle Cavallaro, Iván López: ATLAS Pixels, Sofia Almirante & Meritxell Vila
  • Explica'm la Ciencia: Mentoring of high-school students in a science video competition (https://explicamlaciencia.com)

    • Judit Prat
    • Carles Sánchez

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.

8. SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS AT IFAE

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/

  • András Kovács: 'Cosmology: Redshift and weak lensing analysis', supervisor of IFAE summer student Gerard Pascual (UPC), July 2017
  • Oriol Pujolàs & Pere Masjuan: 'Simulations in Classical Yang-Mills theory', supervisor of IFAE summer students Clara Fernandez (UAB) & Guillem Simeon (UB), July 2017
  • Federico Sánchez: 'Characterization of MWPC detector:' supervisor of IFAE summer students Daniel Muñoz (U Valladolid) and Aina Marquez (UAB), July 2017
  • Martine Bosman 'Particle Physics with the ATLAS Experiment': supervisor of IFAE summer students Elies Gil (UB), Marco Praderío (UAB), Jesús Aguado (U Sevilla), Irina Espejo (UAB)
  • Abelardo Moralejo & Tarek Hassan: 'High Energy Astrophysics with the MAGIC Telescopes', supervisor of IFAE summer students José Armengol (UB) and Pablo Guillem (U Valladolid), July 2017
  • Sebastián Grinstein: 'Characterization of Pixel Detectors', Ana Díaz (UAB), July 2017

9. TALKS BY IFAE RESEARCHERS

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.

Blanch, Òscar

  1. Talk: L’Univers , Institut Doctor Puigvert , Barcelona , Decembre 2017
  2. Talk: Una nit caçant raigs gamma , Institut Vilamajor , Sant Pere de Vilamajor , Decembre 2017

Casado, Pilar

  1. Activity: Nanociència i Nanotecnologia , Jornades de Portes Obertes de la UAB , February 2017
  2. Activity: Participation to the Saló de l'Ensenyament 2017, Barcelona , March 2017.

Escribano, Rafel

  1. Talk: L’ALBA i l’LHC: dues eines útils per a la ciència i a tecnologia , Institut Carles Vallbona , Setmana de la Ciència 2017 , Granollers , November 2017

Fernández, Enrique

  1. Talk: Materia y energía oscuras: qué son y cómo tratamos de establecer su existencia , Astronomical Association of Sant Cugat-Valldoreix , St. Cugat (Spain) , June 2017

Glatzer, Julian

  1. Activity: Regular guided CERN visits and S'Cool lab workshops.

Juste, Aurelio

  1. Talk: Un Universo Insólito , Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona , Barcelona , December 2017
  2. Talk: El Bosón de Higgs y la Frontera de la Física , IES Mercè Rodoreda , Hospitalet de Llobregat , March 2017
  3. Talk: La Cara Oscura del Universo , 10a Jornada de Divulgació de la Relativitat , Terrassa , May 2017
  4. Talk: La Cara Oscura del Universo , Centro de Ciencias Pedro Pascual , Benasque , May 2017
  5. Talk: Exploradores del Microcosmos , Pint of Science 2017 , Barcelona , May 2017
  6. Talk: Un Universo Insólito , Residència d’Investigadors , Dilluns de Ciència , Barcelona , November 2017
  7. Talk: El Bosón de Higgs y la Frontera de la Física , IES Arnau Cadell , Sant Cugat del Vallès , November 2017
  8. Talk: Un Universo Insólito , Escola El Turó , Dia de la Ciència a les Escoles, within La Setmana de la Ciència , Mataró , November 2018
  9. Talk: Un Universo Insólito , Observatori Fabra , Sopar amb Estrelles , Barcelona , September 2017

Kovács, András

  1. Talk for high school students: The first light in the Universe , Koszeg (Hungary) , April 2017

Martínez, Manel

  1. Talk: Els Raigs Còsmics: dels superherois de la Marvel a Interstellar , UAB , Dissabtes de la Fisica 2017 , March 2017

Martínez, Mario

  1. Talk: The Higgs boson and the Search for Dark Matter , Instituto Ribera del Sió , Agramunt , March 2017

Palacio, Joaquim

  1. Talk: The MAGIC Telescopes - The extreme universe , IFAE BIST Visit , June 2017
  2. Talk: Telescopis Cherenkov MAGIC - L’univers extrem , Escola Thau , Sant Cugat del Vallès , March 2017

Prat, Judit

  1. Talk: L’energia fosca , Astronomical Association of Sant Cugat-Valldoreix , St. Cugat (Spain) , October 2017

Pujolàs, Oriol

  1. Talk: De la cerveza al inicio del universo , Pint of Science 2017 , Barcelona , May 2017

Riu, Imma

  1. Talk: La recerca i el descobriment del boso de Higgs , Institut de Celrà , Celrà , March 2017

Rizzi, Chiara

  1. Activity: Regular guided CERN visits and S'Cool lab workshops.

Rodríguez, Andrea

  1. Activity: Regular guided CERN visits and S'Cool lab workshops.

Sánchez, Carles

  1. Talk: Cosmologia amb el Dark Energy Survey , UAB , Els Dissabtes de la Física , Bellaterra (Spain) , February 2017

Valery, Loic

  1. Activity: CERN International MasterClasses 2017

Total: 28 talks in 2017