Science Communication


Our member Dr Ana Vila (oceanographer from the University of Sydney) has been recently interviewed to talk about the Great Barrier Reef and climate change. You can find the interview in Spanish here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/spanish/audio/cambio-climatico-es-la-peor-amenaza-para-la-gran-barrera Ana believes that “if we don’t start taking additional measures at a local, national and worldwide […]

Interview to Ana Vila-Concejo in radio SBS


Some days ago we hosted the event PINTXOS OF SCIENCE at the Basque Club ‘Gure Txoko’ in Darlinghurst. Professor Massimo Piccardi (Professor of Machine Learning, Computer vision and natural language processing at UTS) & Professor Blanca Gallego (Center for Big Data Research IN Health at UNSW and SRAP member) expounded […]

Successful “Pintxos of Science”


Our member Dr. Miguel A. Hernández-Prieto (University of Sydney) participated in the theater play “The Poet’s Guide to Science” during the Conference of the Australian Science Communicators that was held at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, last 14th November. Miguel used his expertise about genetically modified food to provide a scientific […]

Theater play: Poetry and Science



Professor Ayuso-Mateos’ visit was co-sponsored by the Association of “ Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific” (SRAP) and “Instituto Cervantes Sydney”  Prof Ayuso-Mateos is Chairman and Director of the Department of Psychiatry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and clinically  affiliated with the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa. He is Principal Investigator of […]

Visit of Professor Ayuso-Mateos in Sydney


As a part of an Asia-Pacific tour coordinated between our sister associations in Japan and China, Dr Francis Mojica, the pioneer of CRISPR, visited us in Australia. As a former Dr Mojica’s student it has been an absolute pleasure organising and coordinating this events on behalf of @srap_ieap and supported […]

Dr Francis Mojica CRISPR DownUnder Journey




Following our collaboration with Pint of Science 2017, this year SRAP is also sponsoring and collaborating with the international festival Pint of Science: interesting, instructive and enjoyable science talks in a pub! If you are SRAP member you have already received an email with all the information. We are looking for […]

Join Pint of Science Australia 2018!


The event The Science of Sydney’s Spanish Researchers took place on the 4th of October at 6.00pm at the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney. A group of Spanish researchers presented their research, with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. This event was scheduled initially for the 18 August 2017 during National Science Week. […]

Event for National Science Week 2017


In 2017 the SRAP-IEAP joined the international Science Communication festival Pint of Science. The festival started in the UK and runs every May in over 150 cities across 12 different countries, including Australia. This year Pint of Science took place in 13 cities across Australia (including Sydney) over 15, 16 […]

SRAP in Pint of Science Australia 2017



(Article originally written by our member Ángel López-Sánchez in his personal blog) Last December I was contacted by journalists from radio SBS Australia in Spanish to be interviewed about my work and my life as a Spanish astronomer in Australia. The interview was prepared by Anna Sagristà, who included it in […]

“Astronomía para Principiantes”, new collaboration in radio SBS en español


¿Cuántos otros mundos existen fuera del Sistema Solar? Hasta la fecha, los astrofísicos han descubierto 1958 planetas alrededor de estrellas distintas al Sol. Se conocen 1241 sistemas planetarios, de los que 488 son sistemas múltiples (una estrella con al menos dos planetas). Estos números crecen rápidamente. En realidad se estima […]

Nombrando ExoMundos: #YoEstrellaCervantes