Outreach Activities

in 2018


In 2018 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. https://bojos-ciencia.fundaciocatalunya-lapedrera.com/cursos/fisica

  • Aurelio Juste: La física de partícules al detector ATLAS de l’LHC - January 2018
  • Judit Prat, András Kovács & Marco Gatti: Cosmologia Observacional - April 2018
  • Òscar Blanch, Abelardo Moralejo, Daniel Guberman, Merve Çolak: Astrofísica amb dades dels telescopis MAGIC de la Palma - March 2018
  • Pere Masjuan: Física de partícules amb Lego - November 2018

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 program developing an activity focused on designin and build a cosmic ray detector based on SiPm.

Daniel Guberman developed the activity and the prototypes and tutored the students in collaboration with Òscar Blanch.

4. PHYSICS MASTERCLASSES

All-day educational activity promoted by CERN and the IPPOG. 50 students participated in 2018.

  • Martine Bosman, Sebastián Grinschpun : CERN international MasterClasses - Febrary 2018.

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 2018.

  • Martine Bosman, Lluïsa M. Mir & Andrea Rodríguez: CERN international MasterClasses (tutor) - February 2018.

5. Construeix l'Univers Peça a Peça

The outreach team at IFAE developed a Lego activity targeted for different audiences to explain particle physcis processes. The activity was tested in different setups during 2018 like science fairs (Festa de la Ciència in Barcelona, Reseachers Night) and educational activities (School Visits, Bojos per la Física)

6. MAKER FAIRE Barcelona

IFAE participated in the 2018 Edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona with a simulation of particle physics decay processes developed in-house. The installation was based on visualization and sonification of quantum processes.

7. HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS AT IFAE & PIC

More than 10 high-school students have had their first experience in research at IFAE in 2018 through different programs, namely Joves i Ciència, Premis Extraordinaris de Batxillerat and Treballs de Recerca.

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 2018.

In 2018 IFAE joined the Escolab project to offer opportunities to schools to visit the centre.

8. SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS AT IFAE

Educational activity for undergraduate students that offer a 1-month stay at IFAE in July. 80 applications in 2018. Activity funded by the Severo Ochoa program. http://summerfellowships.ifae.es/

  • András Kovács: 'Cosmology: Redshift and weak lensing analysis'
  • Pere Masjuan: 'Particle Physics Simulations'
  • Martine Bosman 'Particle Physics with the ATLAS Experiment'
  • Abelardo Moralejo: 'High Energy Astrophysics with the MAGIC Telescopes',
  • Sebastián Grinstein: 'Characterization of Pixel Detectors'

9. TALKS BY IFAE RESEARCHERS

IFAE researchers have given more than 50 outreach talks in 2018 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.

  • Sebastian Grinstein Talk Ciencia y pseudo-ciencia l'institut Rubio i Ors ( L'Hospitalet de Llobregat) Semana de la Ciencia 2018 Barcelona November 2018
  • Juan Cortina Talk Cómo Ser un Astrofísico Angel de la Guarda Talk for high-school studnets Alicante March 2018
  • Juan Cortina Talk MAGIC: ver la luz invisible Palacio Salazar, Talk for general audience Santa Cruz de La Palma June 2018
  • Oscar Blanch Talk l'Univers Institut Doctor Puigvert Talk for high-school students Barcelona December 2018
  • Oscar Blanch Talk Una nit caçant raigs gamma lnstitut Pla Marcell Semana de la Ciencia 2018 Carededeu November 2018
  • Rafel Escribano Talk Una passejada pel Model Estàndard Facultat de Ciències UAB Bellaterra February 2018
  • Rafel Escribano Talk L’ALBA i l’LHC: dues eines útils per a la ciència i a tecnologia Institut Manuel Raspall, Semana de la Ciencia 2018 Cardedeu November 2018
  • Giuiliano Panico Talk Hunting for Elementary Particles Liceo Scientifico Stampacchia, Tricase, Italy March 2018
  • Eduard Masso Talk L’univers primitiu: a la recerca del temps guanyat” Escola Illa Relats Contemporanis Series Sabadell April 2018
  • Eduard Masso Talk L’univers primitiu: a la recerca del temps guanyat” Càtedra Lluís Santaló d’aplicacions de la matemàtica series “Últimes fronteres: la ciència del segle XXI” Girona May 2018
  • Aurelio Juste Talk Un Universo Insólito Cerveza ConCiencia Benasque May 2018
  • J.L Muñoz Talk Regular guided CERN visits 2018
  • Nicola Orlando Talk Technical operator for ATLAS Virtual Visit during the Researchers Night, Milano, Italy September 2018
  • Andrea Rodríguez Talk Regular guided CERN visits and S'Cool lab workshops
  • Aurelio Juste Talk Un Universo Insólito Instituto Castellbisbal Semana de la Ciencia 2018 Castellbisbal November 2018
  • Imma Riu Talk Descobriment del boso de Higgs i diagrames de Feynman relacionats mNACTEC Jornada de divulgació científica Terrassa November 2018
  • Thorsten Lux Talk Outreach Visit Santa Frost January 2018