Science


In October 2022 the SRAP member from New Zealand Dr Marta Ribo, marine geologist lecturer of Geosciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), conducted some amazing field surveys in Tonga. Dr Ribo was in charge of the bathymetric survey, re-mapping the seafloor in some areas of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, […]

New seafloor mapping of the Tongan archipelago


Our member and Honorific President, Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, Co-Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute and Honorary Professor of the School of Public Health, University of Canberra, and member of the CDRP, University of Sydney,  has received the 2022 Tom Trauer Award for his contribution to mental health service research […]

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla receives the 2022 Tom Trauer Award


On September 9th took place the third encounter between SRAP researchers and advanced students from ALCE Australia. This online format, entitled “Vocational Workshop“, allows students and their parents to learn first-hand what the day-to-day life of a scientist is like, their difficulties and their best moments, their training, and their […]

Vocational Workshop between ALCE students and SRAP members



One of my favourites stories in my blog is “Seasons: Astronomy vs. Australia” that I published exactly 8 years ago, on the 1st September 2014. In this post I described how seasons are defined using Astronomy using equinoxes and solstices. And that I was very surprised to see that in […]

Seasons in Australia, why don’t they follow the astronomical definition?


For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP joined forces with Instituto Cervantes Sydney organising 3 free science communication events. The last one of them is an hybrid (in-person +online) event that was held at Instituto Cervantes Sydney at 5:30pm, Thursday 18th Aug, with the title “Connecting Australian and Spanish research” Each panelist […]

Connecting Australian and Spanish Research: hybrid event for Australia’s National ...


Today, Wednesday 17th August 2022, at 5:30pm, we have enjoyed the second of the 3 free science communication events that SRAP and Instituto Cervantes Sydney have organised jointly for Australia’s National Science Week 2022: “Nuclear energy in Europe and in Australia” Speakers: Jaime Redondo Morais (Instructor of Nuclear Operation at Tecnatom, USA, Jóvenes […]

On-line event: Nuclear energy in Europe and Australia



For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP joins forces with Instituto Cervantes Sydney organising 3 free science communication events. The first one of them, “Online stargazing: discovering the Winter Southern Sky“, was held fully virtual on Tuesday 16th August, 6:30pm. We used a couple of telescopes to show live some of the […]

Online stargazing: discovering the Winter Southern Sky


Our member, Dr. Teresa Ubide (Igneous Petrologist and Vulcanologis at the University of Queensland), has been interviewed as STEM Expert by Inspiring Australia Queensland for Australia’s National Science Week. The complete 8-minutes interview can be found in the Youtube channel of Inspiring Australia Queensland

Interview to Dr. Teresa Ubide for National Science Week


Our member, Prof. Javier Álvarez-Mon (Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art, Macquarie University) has recently published an article in the Journal of the Iran National Museum entitled: Between Picasso and Piradi On tour with Saltimbanques and Musicians from ancient Iran (c. 600 Bc). This article offers a new line drawing and […]

The world’s first professional acrobats were flipping through the Middle ...



(Post only available in Spanish) En el programa de radio científico “Investigadores por el Mundo“, número 165, presentado y dirigido por Antonio G. Armas, que se emitió en Radio Libertad FM , el sábado 18 de junio de 2022, se entrevistó a Cristina Ruano Chamorro, estudiante de doctorado y socia […]

Interview to SRAP member Cristina Ruano in “Investigadores por el ...



Today, Wednesday 1st June 2022, we have had the 2022 Research Bites in Queensland. It was a fully virtual event, with three of our SRAP members in Queensland presented their research. The speakers and their talks were: Dr. Gorane Santamaría Ormaetxea: “Resonancia magnética de mama” Dr. Lucía Colodro Conde: “Esquizofrenia […]

Research Bites Queensland 2022



Two of our members, Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) and Dr José Barrero (CSIRO) participated in the Pint of Science festival in Canberra. Both of them briefly talk about their experiences in this article. Experience by Dr Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) This year I had the pleasure to participate in the […]

SRAP participates in Pint of Science in Canberra


The Final Report of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum “A collaborative world” has been released. You can get it in PDF format (file size: 13.4 Mb). This report complements the Booklet of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum (PDF format, file size 5 Mb), the includes the abstracts of all the contributions […]

Final report of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum


On Thursday 17th March we had an on-line Research Bites organised by SRAP in New Zealand. The event started at 7pm NZST (5pm AEDT) and was organised by Dr. Marta Ribó (Auckland University of Technology and Chair of the SRAP Delegation in New Zealand). The Ambassador of Spain in New Zealand, […]

SRAP New Zealand online Research Bites 2022



(Post only available in Spanish) Por Dra Paula Llull y Dra Raquel Pardo de Santayana SRAP tiene una aliada de excepción en la tarea de difundir el trabajo de los investigadores y científicos españoles: ALCE Australia, Agrupación de Lengua y Cultura Españolas, es un programa del Ministerio de Educación y […]

Australia ALCE students interview SRAP members


Post only available in Spanish Nuestra socia, Prof. Ana Vila-Concejo (Universidad de Sídney), ha sido entrevistada hoy en radio SBS en español sobre ¿Qué está provocando las inundaciones en la costa este de Australia? Puedes encontrar el artículo entero y la entrevista (ambas en español) en esta página de radio […]

Interview to Prof Ana Vila-Concejo in SBS about floods in ...


(Post only available in Spanish) En conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en Ciencia, SRAP organizó una maratón de edición de Wikipedia (Wikithon) el 9 de febrero de 2022. Durante este evento, durante 4 horas se editaron, ampliaron corrigieron durante 4 horas las páginas de 7 científicas […]

Wikithon for the International Day of Women and Girls in ...



Our president, Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), has been interviewed today  in Punto de Enlace, Radio Nacional de España (RNE),  the radio show in RNE in collaboration with RAICEX, la Red de Asociaciones de Investigadores y Científicos Españoles en el Exterior, about his research in astrophysics. The interview is […]

RNE Interview: The universe through Ángel López-Sánchez’s eyes


(Post only available in Spanish) Nuestra socia Assoc. Prof Marian Vidal-Fernández (Sydney University) ha sido entrevistada en radio SBS Australia en español sobre la preocupación del retorno a las clases en NSW y Victoria durante la ola ómicron de la COVID-19. Puedes encontrar la entrevista (en español) en esta página de […]

Interview to Assoc. Prof. Marian Vidal-Fernández in SBS




The 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum  “A Collaborative World“ hosted today, Friday 26th November 2021, at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, has been a success. We have had a total of 49 people attending in person, plus around 50 people attended on-line. The Forum started at 10am with registration and […]

Success of the 2021 Australia-Spain Research Forum


On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Cervantes Institute of Tokyo, together with the Embassy of Spain and the Association of Spanish Scientists in Japan (ACE Japan) and the sponsorship of Iberdrola, organized a hybrid conference to celebrate the Commemoration of the 5th Centenary of the expedition of the first round […]

Oceans, 500 years after Magellan and Elcano


Today our member from SRAP in New Zealand, Marta Ribó received the Early Career Research Award of School of Environment, The University of Auckland. Dr Ribó is a marine geologist who has conducted a 2-year research project on sediment dynamics and human impacts in the Queen Charlotte Sound region, in […]

Marta Ribó receives Early Career Research Award