“Science and Society” Conference Cycle

In order to show the public the results of scientific research undertaken by faculty and research staff, the ACUP has, since 2008, promoted a series of lectures which have involved more than twenty prominent researchers from public universities and research centres.

Pedro Alonso, Lluis Torner, Mateo Valero, Josep Antoni Grífols, Teresa Capell, Manel Esteller, Joan Manuel del Pozo, Anna Cabré, Eudald Carbonell and Joan Subirats are some of the participants in this conference cycle. It was organised by the eight public universities in cooperation with Fundació la Caixa and supported by the Comm

In order to show the public the results of scientific research undertaken by faculty and research staff, the ACUP has, since 2008, promoted a series of lectures which have involved more than twenty prominent researchers from public universities and research centres.

Pedro Alonso, Lluis Torner, Mateo Valero, Josep Antoni Grífols, Teresa Capell, Manel Esteller, Joan Manuel del Pozo, Anna Cabré, Eudald Carbonell and Joan Subirats are some of the participants in this conference cycle. It was organised by the eight public universities in cooperation with Fundació la Caixa and supported by the Commission for Universities and Research of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

 

The talks addressed a wide range of topics

From the origins of the great apes in Hostalets de Pierola to 21st century supercomputing and the particle accelerator, passing through human evolution in the digital age, the relationship between physics and film and democratic disaffection in times of crisis; these talks have engaged in a wide range of topics with a common background: the emphasis on the social interest of scientific research carried out in Catalonia.

All speakers presented the findings of their work in a clear and understandable manner, highlighting the social aspect of research progress and the contribution to explaining and transforming reality. The 39 lectures were held at the CosmoCaixa centres in Barcelona, CaixaForum in Lleida and Tarragona and the Fundació la Caixa in Girona. To expand the contents of the lectures and widen the audience, the ACUP interviewed participating researchers and published articles on each topic being discussed.

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The speakers presented the findings of their work in a clear and understandable manner, highlighting the social aspects of research progress

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