For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP is organising, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Sydney 3 science communication events: 2 fully virtual events (Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August) and a hybrid (presencial at Instituto Cervantes + online) event (Thursday 18th August). All the events are IN ENGLISH. The details of these events are:
Tuesday, August 16th, 6:30pm: Online stargazing: discovering the Winter Southern Sky (virtual)
- Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez (MQ, SRAP)
- Pablo Corcho-Caballero (PhD candidate, UAM/MQ & SRAP)
- Rami Madow (MRes candidate, MQ/CSIRO, SpaceAustralia.com)
- Kirsten Banks (PhD candidate, UNSW, SpaceAustralia.com)
Description: Weather-permitting, we will use a couple of telescopes to show live some of the magnificent objects of the winter Southern sky: nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and planets. In case the weather does not permit live stargazing we will use recent images taken with their telescopes. The event is planned as a fluid and dynamic conversation between the four astronomers while they drive us through the stars. They will answer questions as they are coming from the online audience. This online stargazing event is recommended for kids and grown-ups alike!
- Jaime Redondo Morais (Instructor of Nuclear Operation at Tecnatom, USA, Jóvenes Nucleares)
- Dr Mark Ho (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Description: In this event our speakers will provide an overview of how nuclear energy is used in Europe (particularly Spain) and Australia. Short 15-20 minutes talks followed by Q&A by the audience.
Thursday, August 18th, 5:30pm: Connecting Australian and Spanish research (hybrid)
- Dr. Cristina Martínez Lombilla (Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of New South Wales and SRAP) will talk about “The faintest structures of the Universe“.
- Dr. Bernardo García Pola (Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales and SRAP) will talk about “Game theory: Madness at first sight“.
- Prof. Javier Álvarez-Mon (Professor at Macquarie University and SRAP) will talk about “The Elam civilization (4200-525 a. C.) and the origins of the Persian Empire“
- Dr. Ricardo Javier Domínguez Llosa (Chief Technical Advisor Climate Portfolio FAO-Vanuatu and SRAP) will talk about “Evidence of the Impact of COVID-19 on Biodiversity, agriculture and food systems”.
- Prof. Carl Munoz-Ferrada (Director of Gammasonics Institute for Medical Research and SRAP) will talk about “Nuclear medicine and surgery“\
- Ms. Coral Martínez Iscar (Director of Instituto Cervantes Sydney)
- Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Macquarie University and SRAP President)
Description: This is an hybrid science communication event at Instituto Cervantes Sydney that can be also attended virtually. Each panelist will give a short (12 min) talk followed by a final Q&A and panel discussion with the audience..