100xCiencia.4 - Building bridges between Science and Society

This year, the upcoming 100xCiencia.4 will address technology transfer, and how research translates into benefits for society. An emphasis will be put to the importance of R+D+i, and how this generates a return for society, and on how the generation of scientific knowledge translates into products and services that improve the well-being and quality of life of the public. At the same time, SOMMa institutions will have the opportunity to put their projects on display.

Starting date: 22 November 2019, 16:00h
End date: 23 November 2019, 13:30h
Location:  Sala Prisma, Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastián
Organizers:  Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (local organizer) and SOMMa

The venue, after previous events in the Canary Islands, Alicante and Madrid, is this year located in Donostia / San Sebastián. The event is this time organised by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), together with SOMMa. Under the title “What is science doing for you?”, this edition will put on display for citizens a number of successful cases of tech transfer, products, services, spin-offs, and more, showing society how science has an impact on the everyday life of common citizens. The initiatives presented, born from the members of the SOMM alliance, will highlight the impact generated by R+D+i on society.

The meeting will take the shape of a fair open to the public, with a host of on-site stands and an open space where talks will take place. The format of the talks, with the exception of the keynote talk, will be short, in the style of the notorious TED talks. Both the stands and short talks will highlight cases of success in the translation of research and technology by members of SOMMa resulting in benefits for society.

Event website: https://www.somma.es/100xCiencia.4


XXXI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

The XXXI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, organized by the IAC, focusses on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Astrophysics.

Starting date: 19 Nov, 2019
End date: 28 Nov, 2019
Location: Salón de Actos of the Aulario General del Campus de Guajara, University of La Laguna (ULL). San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
Organizer: IAC

The primary aim of the School is to contribute to the education of the next generation of theoretical astrophysicists in the methods of computational fluid dynamics and practices in high-performance super-computing. The school will include lectures, hands-on exercises, tutorials and seminars.

We will provide a comprehensive overview of applications of computational fluid dynamics over a large range of astrophysical scales and a detailed description of the numerical algorithms employed. By the end of the school, the students will have a broad knowledge of numerical techniques and practical experience with parallel codes, supercomputers and data formats. Students will be in contact with researchers working on different astrophysical problems and using similar numerical techniques, in order to foster inter-collaboration among different fields of research.

Participants of the Winter School will have the opportunity to display their current work by presenting a poster.

Given its broad scope, the school is addressed to students in any research field in astrophysics, and using different kinds of numerical algorithms and codes. 

More information: XXXI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Contact: severoochoa@iac.es
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Canary Islands. Spain.
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