Announcement of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world”

We are very proud to announce that our 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” will be held at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 26th November 2021, and online.

All the information in the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” website.

Attending the 2021 Australia-Spain Research ForumA Collaborative World is free, you can register to attend virtually now.

The 2020 Australia-Spain Research Forum “Big Data” was a success not only because of the expertise of the speakers and the very interesting talks but also because for the first time is was possible the on-line participation, with all the presentations available in the SRAP YouTube Channel.

The aim of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A Collaborative World is showing “how researchers help society to create a better world”. This edition of the SRAP Forum is sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in Australia, the Australia-Spain Council Foundation, and the Ramón Areces Foundation – to whom we are extremely grateful for their continuous support.

This 2021 SRAP Australia-Spain Research Forum will include all the lessons learnt acquired during the past 6 editions and promises a very exciting program including experts talking about very hot topics: the current pandemic, the challenge of climate change, transgenic products, defence of bushfires, identifying fake news, treatments for cancer, inclusive architecture, renewable energies, multiculturalism and symbols in the society, astronomy for a better world, and more. The 2021 SRAP Australia-Spain Research Forum also includes a special session about Science Diplomacy. 

The full program of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum is shown below. The Conference Booklet can be downloaded from the 2021 SRAP Forum webpage.

For the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum we are privileged to have the winners of the inaugural Golden Bee Award at the XXII Design and Architecture Triennale di Milano: Broken Nature (Design Takes on Human Survival). The work, entitled ‘Teatro della Terra Alienata’, represented Australia at the Milano Triennale in 2019.

As a result of the COVID19 restrictions, in-person attendance is very limited and only available for fully vaccinated speakers, organisers and SRAP members. They have been contacted directly by the LOC.


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About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (NSW, Australia). His research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies, using multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) data. He presented his PhD Thesis at University of La Laguna and the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain) in 2006. In 2007 he joined CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (Sydney) with a postdoctoral position. He then joined the AAO (formerly the Australian Astronomical Observatory) and MQ in 2011. In July 2018 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at AAO-MQ. He has been providing instrument and observing support at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT, Siding Spring Observatory, NSW) since 2011, being the instrument scientist of several instruments: the multi-fiber spectrograph 2dF+AAOmega and the near-infrared imager and spectrograph IRIS2. He also has large experience with integral-field spectroscopy (IFS), being a very active member of the SAMI collaboration at the AAT and part of the HECTOR Science Team. He currently is the Instrument Scientist of KOALA+AAOmega at the AAT, and leads the international astronomy survey "HI KOALA IFS Dwarf and irregular galaxy Survey" (Hi-KIDS), that is getting unique, high-quality IFS data of a sample of 100 nearby dwarf and irregular galaxies for which 21cm H I interferometric data is available He has large experience teaching undergraduate and PhD students and giving lectures and classes about Astronomy. Dr. López-Sánchez is passionate science communicator who continuously gives talks and public lectures, writes popular science articles and organizes science communication events and stargazing activities. He is very active in social media, his Twitter feed is @El_Lobo_Rayado.