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Science Festival

26 Oct 19
- 27 Oct 19

The weekend of 26-27 October will mark the Science Fair, an annual event held in the Moll de la Fusta and organised by the Barcelona City Council. Targeting the general public, this outdoor fair includes more than 200 fun activities in which scientists from a range fo fields showcase the science being done around Catalonia.

IRB Barcelona will be participating in the fair through the following activities:




Saturday 26 October

Discover the chemistry around you! - Cristina Garcia, Xavier Just
Time: 11:10, 11:50, 12:30 and 13:10.
Zone: 04. Chemistry.
Come and learn about the periodic table with us! Through games, we will discover the chemical elements present in our everyday lives. Did you know that we are surrounded by chemistry?.
Recommended age: from 7 to 12 years old.


Our body: a perfect city - Clara Borràs, Anna Bartomeu
Time: 16:10 and 16:45.
Zone: 09. Investigation.
Our bodies are like cities, with facilities and specialised workers—our organs, tissues and cells— and without which our bodies wouldn’t work properly—. Come and discover how researchers study the human body and what organs look like under a microscope!.
Recommended age: from 7 to 12 years old.


Sunday 27 October

Round table: Reflections about art and science from a woman's perspective
Time: 11:15.
Round table with Anna Rierola (artist), Neus Prats (IRB Barcelona scientist), Daniel López del Rincón (lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Barcelona, specialised in Bioart).
Organised by: QuoArtis and IRB Barcelona.
Recommended age: all audiences.


Talk + concert: The music of chemistry and education
Time: 12:15.
Presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona), Mercè Izquierdo (UAB), Laia Espelt (Fundació Collserola) and the string quartet of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès.

Talk and concert based on a musical composition by IRB Barcelona researcher Ernest Giralt, "Chemical Elements 2018: A Musical Mosaic". The piece is made up of 118 fragments and it reflects the periodicity and properties of the elements of the periodic table.
Organised by the Fundació Collserola and IRB Barcelona to mark the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Recommended age: all audiences.

Check out the Science Fair programme here.