Sydney


Second SRAP-Sydney Research Bites this year, while still in Covid-19 scenario, was a great success online. As an entrée to the coming 2020 SRAP Forum, SRAP in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes brought together last 20th August two experts in Big Data to tell us about the work they are currently […]

Research bites: Data democratisation


Unfortunately, this event was CANCELLED because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to re-schedule it again in the future.   Bushfires have been a hot topic in Australia during last summer. However there is still confusion about the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of bushfire events. The Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP) and […]

Event: Q & A – Burning Questions about Bushfires


Like every year SRAP-IEAP participated in the International Day of Women and Girls in science celebrated on the 11th of February. This time our member Marina Trigueros, aka Cariboo Design, prepared a series of “Real Wonder Women” Biocomics highlighting several of our awesome female SRAP-IEAP members. This day is an […]

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ...



Today I’ve done something I would have not expected to do in Australia: I gave a talk in Spanish! In my 12+ years living and working in this country I can only think in 2 occasions I did something like this: in 2009 I gave an informal talk about my […]

Talking Astronomy in ALCE Willoughby Sydney


(Post only available in Spanish, but read the UNSW Media Release about it) Nuestra socia, la ecóloga marina española Adriana Vergés ha sido galardonada hoy por la UNSW en Australia con el premio “UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize” por su “liderazgo creativo y persuasivo” en la concienciación de la población […]

Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés receives UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize


It is not just about science in SRAP-IEAP! There is also room to share culture and the abilities of our members. This time, Joaquin Valderrama did a close-up magic session [not just for children], in which everyone got very excited with the amazing and unexpected effects. The event was on Saturday, […]

Close-up magic show in the Cervantes Institute



During 2019 five members of SRAP agreed to take part of some of ALCE’s (Agrupacion de Lengua y Cultura Española) classes in order to disseminate science while playing. This has been a successful partnership – we are looking forward to finding more SRAP members to take part of these activities […]

Partnership between ALCE and SRAP in 2019: sharing science and ...


Our member Dr Ana Vila (oceanographer from the University of Sydney) has been recently interviewed to talk about the Great Barrier Reef and climate change. You can find the interview in Spanish here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/spanish/audio/cambio-climatico-es-la-peor-amenaza-para-la-gran-barrera Ana believes that “if we don’t start taking additional measures at a local, national and worldwide […]

Interview to Ana Vila-Concejo in radio SBS


(Post only available in Spanish) Durante el último año se ha incrementado la colaboración entre SRAP y las Aulas de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (ALCE). Siempre con temas de interés para los alumnos. Desde ALCE nos han transmitido que están muy contentos con las charlas y talleres que se están […]

SRAP continues collaborating with ALCE



Some days ago we hosted the event PINTXOS OF SCIENCE at the Basque Club ‘Gure Txoko’ in Darlinghurst. Professor Massimo Piccardi (Professor of Machine Learning, Computer vision and natural language processing at UTS) & Professor Blanca Gallego (Center for Big Data Research IN Health at UNSW and SRAP member) expounded […]

Successful “Pintxos of Science”


Celebrating Australia’s National Science Week 2019, SRAP invites members to join us in an event with Pintxos and discussion about Artificial Intelligence – ethical considerations  ~ Event in English ~ Pintxos included in the price. Drinks not included but available for purchase at reasonable prices! Booking essential via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pintxo-of-science-ai-ethical-implications-tickets-66147518007 Limited […]

Introducing “Pintxo of Science”


A few days ago, our member Ana Monserrat Martínez (PhD student at UNSW) was interviewed by SBS radio en Español to talk about the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG) report that has been sent to the UN General Secretary. In this report, it is highlighted how critical the […]

Interview to Ana Monserrat Martínez