Event for National Science Week 2017

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. Due to the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, the Government of Spain declared three days of National Mourning. Therefore, all the events scheduled for those days were cancelled as a sign of respect and solidarity with all the victims.

RSVP: https://sciencecervantes.eventbrite.com.au

We hope to see you all at the Cervantes Institute (4 October at 6.00 PM).

Kind regards,

Oscar on behalf of the SRAP.

When: On 4 October 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: Cervantes Institute, Level 3, 299 Sussex St | Sydney CBD NSW 2000



The SRAP-IEAP members who participated were:

  • Ana Vila-Concejo: Beyond beautiful… Protecting coral reefs to protect our coasts
  • Ana Monserrat Martínez:  What if antibiotics cannot be used anymore? 
A new Swiss knife to fight superbugs.
  • Ana Zumalacárregui: Searching for Structures in Random Sets of Integers
  • Ana Rubio: The secret of oysters
  • Eva Fernández: Life of a researcher in Antarctica

MC: Ángel R. López-Sánchez, who also gave a very short presentation about our place in the Universe.

After each talk we had a very interesting panel discussion including questions from the audience.


Acerca de Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

A/Prof Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Macquarie University (MQ). He is a recognised expert in the study of how the gas is converted into stars in galaxies and how this affects galaxy evolution. He graduated in Theoretical Physics at the University of Granada (2000) and completed his PhD Thesis in Astrophysics at the prestigious “Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias” (IAC, Spain) and the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2006. He moved to Australia in 2007, joining CSIRO “Astronomy and Space Science” to perform radio-interferometric observations of gas-rich galaxies at the Australian Telescope Compact Array. In 2011 he joined the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University combining instrumentation support, research, lecturing, and outreach. He was appointed as a full-time research academic at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University in May 2023. He is the president of the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), the vice-president of the Astronomical Association of Córdoba (AAC, Spain), representative in the Andalusian Astronomy Network (RAdA), and member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA), and the Australian Astronomy Society (ASA). He is a globally-recognised science communicator, with visibility in Spanish and Australian printed, broadcast, and social media. He is also a passionate amateur astronomer that uses his own equipment for capturing the beauty of the Cosmos. His stunning astronomy time-lapse videos and photos have received +1/2 million views in YouTube and have been seen in TV channels in USA, Australia and Spain, science museums worldwide, and textbooks.