Science today for a better tomorrow

The CSIC organizes a series of lectures on the occasion of its 75th anniversary to disseminate research centers in Catalonia

Comprised of approximately 12,000 people and 123 research institutes throughout the different autonomous communities, and carrying out scientific work in a wide range of scientific areas, CSIC has existed in Catalonia for over 70 years, in the form of 24 research centres and involving approximately 2,500 people.

The series of lectures "Science today for a better tomorrow" have been devised with the aim of informing the general public about some of the ongoing research projects with the greatest impact and social relevance that are being carried out in the CSIC research centres in Catalonia. 

All lectures are free and will begin at 18:30 pm

Programme:

Wednesday 8th October 2014
The science programme of the European Space Agency
JORDI ISERN
Institute of Space Studies

Monday 13th October 2014
How good is Barcelona’s water?
JOAN GRIMALT
Institute of Environmental Diagnosis and Water Research

Wednesday 15th October 2014
Latest advances in our knowledge of the brain: psychiatric illnesses 
FRANCESC ARTIGAS
Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Research

Monday 20th October 2014
The health of our oceans: lessons from the Prestige
JOAN ALBAIGÉS
“Pascual Vila” Centre for Research and Development

Monday 27th October 2014
Air quality in Catalonia – where are we?
XAVIER QUEROL
Institute for Environmental Diagnosis and Water Research

Wednesday 29th October 2014
Plant biotechnology: from basic science to global problems 
JOSÉ LUIS RIECHMANN
Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics

Monday 3rd November 2014
Biological chemistry and its potential in the world of human health 
ÀNGEL MESSEGUER
Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia

Wednesday 5th November 2014
Social challenges for the 21st century: subsoil – a critical area 
MONTSERRAT TORNÉ
Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera”

Monday 10th November 2014
The fascinating journey of artificial intelligence: from Turing to humanoid robots
RAMÓN LÓPEZ DE MÁNTARAS
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Wednesday 12th November 2014
The breakthroughs that will change our lives: nanoscience and nanotechnology 
PABLO ORDEJÓN
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Monday 17th November 2014
The nanomaterials of the third industrial revolution 
XAVIER OBRADORS
Institute of Material Science of Barcelona

Wednesday 19th November 2014
Man and nature. From the mountains to the marine depths. Impacts and consequences
ALBERT PALANQUES
Institute of Marine Sciences-Mediterranean Marine and Environmental Research Centre

Monday 1st December 2014
The global challenge of emerging diseases: the Ebola epidemic in West Africa
Jon Arrizabalaga
Institución Milá y Fontanals

Further information: Residència d'Investigadors CSIC

Publication date: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
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