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.


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.