Results about: passion

“My objective? To generate new knowledge, reach the limits, and fight against uncertainty and frustration”

After eight years, Francisco Barriga is ready for a new stage in his scientific career. He says that IRB Barcelona “shaped” him as a scientist and that he “learnt to ask the right scientific questions.” But he also got involved in many outreach activities. “Over the years, I have never met anyone who did not find what we do interesting. We just need to find the right way to talk about it,” he says. 

“The ‘how’ is more important than the ‘what’. We have to teach children to exercise critical thinking”

Jordi Gaitan (Blanes, 1970) joined the ranks of the Tandem project, which IRB Barcelona  started last year with the Mare de Déu de Montserrat school in Cornellà. This project, implemented with the collaboration of the Catalunya – La Pedrera Foundation, aims to boost academic results in school through science and biomedicine. Jordi’s job is to advise the Tandem team about how to include new teaching techniques when designing the academic curriculum.

Science is a lifetime passion for the new Academic Officer

Research has always been one of Noemí Carranza's (Valladolid, 1980) passions. She chose to study Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Valladolid in 2004 and moved on to do a PhD at the Polytechnic University and at the CSIC in Madrid.

“Be thankful for hardships: it forces you to ask questions and find alternative routes”

Piven is an artist who has become famous for, as he says, playing with things. His distinctive and quirky celebrity collages have graced the covers of most major magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire UK, Der Spiegel. The author of award-winning books and Apps, Piven has lectured extensively about creativity and communication in many venues across the world. He leads workshops follow the principles of his own collage technique and encourage young people to experiment with common day-to-day objects and pieces of the world around them to create their own works of art.