The Museu de les Ciències resumes its science education series with new lectures on sustainability, astronomy and health

Oct 6, 2020

- They are held in the Auditorium and are activities with free admission, advance registration - The supervising nurse of the operating theatre at the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, María José Rodríguez Navarro, is giving a lecture this Wednesday on the occasion of the International Year of the Nurse
The Museu de les Ciències resumes its science education series with new lectures on sustainability, astronomy and health

The Museu de les Ciències restarts the scientific education series 'Timely topics', 'Una Comunitat amb ciència' and 'Astronomy', which are held in the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium.

This month up to three dates with science told by its leaders are scheduled, starting this Wednesday, 7 October, with the lecture 'Nursing and national catastrophes: how to help?'.

The next one will take place Thursday, 15 October, with the talk 'Active biodegradable materials for food packaging', while the documentary 'The ghosts of the universe. The search for dark matter' is scheduled for Thursday, 29 October.

This Wednesday, 7 October, from 7:30 PM, the lecture series 'Timely topics' begins with María José Rodríguez Navarro, supervising nurse of the operating theatre at the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, on the occasion of the year of the nurse, given that 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The presentation will be made by Ana Arbona, operating theatre supervisor of the IVO and cooperant aid worker in the NGO, Surg for all.

Attendees will be able to listen to the story of Florence Nightingale and, in addition, María José Rodríguez Navarro will share her experiences during the earthquakes in Peru, Haiti, Nepal, Ecuador and the fundamental role that nursing had during the outbreak of Ebola in Lunsar (Sierra Leona), as well as the various health intervention projects in Africa.

On Thursday, 15 October, the doctor of Chemistry and full professor of Food Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Amparo Chiralt, will offer the lecture 'Active biodegradable materials for food packaging'. It will also be in the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium from 7:30 PM. Dr Amparo Chiralt will talk about how bioplastics can work like plastics, but in a more ecological and sustainable way.

Likewise, Thursday, 29 October, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, what we know about dark matter and why we are sure it exists will be explained with the screening of the documentary 'The ghosts of the universe. The search for dark matter'.

With this event, the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, in collaboration with the Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), CSIC-University of Valencia will celebrate Dark Matter Day for the fourth consecutive year.

Climate change

Thursday, 12 November, Dr Pedro L. Rodríguez Egea, of the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)-Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPC), will give a talk entitled "Adaptation to climate change of crops in the future: drought tolerance".

The following encounter with science will be on Thursday, 19 November, with the participation of Isidro Vitoria, head of the Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Unit of the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, who will give a lecture entitled '100 years of rare metabolic diseases: what have we learned?' as part of the programme 'Una Comunitat amb ciència'.

In the lecture series devoted to astronomy, on Tuesday 24 November, the talk 'Is there life on Mars? Lessons learned from earth analogues’, will be given by Felipe Gómez Gómez, researcher at the Astrobiology Centre (CSIC-INTA).

Lastly, Thursday 10 December, the lecture "Stem cells and ageing: can we manipulate this process?" is scheduled to be given by Pura Muñoz-Cánoves, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), from the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (Madrid).