The City of Arts holds it´s Science Week

Nov 1, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences is hosting a programme of scientific awareness raising activities to celebrate Science Week 2007, a European initiative that seeks to bring Science closer to society and which, in the Valencia Region, is coordinated through the City of Arts and Sciences Foundation.  
The City of Arts holds it´s Science Week Science Week 2007 includes exhibitions, conferences, workshops and educational science conferences that will be held in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón. All the activities, which are free of charge and freely accessible to the public, can be consulted at www.fundacioncac.es.

Also participating in this initiative will be the University of Alicante, the University Miguel Hernández, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia, the Valencia Centre for Scientific Research (CSIC), The Technological Institute for Footwear (INESCOP), the Technological Institute for Ceramics (ITC), the Network of Valencian Universities (RUVID), as well as the University Cardenal Herrera–CEU and the Catholic University of Valencia.

Activities at CAC

Sport and its relationship with science will be the leading theme of the day conference next Monday, 5th November, at 10 a.m. to be held at the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium of the Science Museum. “Discover the scientific side to sport” includes various workshops dedicated to physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology and sporting and physical activities.

On Tuesday 6th November at 5:30 p.m., at the Red Sea Auditorium of the Oceanográfico, Daniel García, head of the veterinary service and laboratory of the Oceanográfico, will be giving a conference entitled “The Oceanográfico in the Antarctic” in which he will explain what is happening in the research project which he is taking part in, in collaboration with Universidad Complutense of Madrid, on the presence of pathogens in marine mammal species on Deception Isle in the Antarctic.

Science Week focuses on climatic change by organising a series of different activities. On 29th November, there will be the presentation of the book “Global change” by its co-author, the research professor of CSIC Carlos Duarte at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall of the Science Museum.

On 1st December, the assistant manager of the Meteorology-Climatology Department of the CEAM (Centre for Mediterranean Environmental Studies) M.ª José Estrela Navarro, will participate in the informal talk “Rainfall in the Valencia Region: change and trend”. This talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Side Street of the Museum.

The day conference entitled “Social communication and climatic risk”, which will take place on 13th December at the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, will include the holding of various round-table conferences from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and will be attended by various experts in this field.

Finally, under the title “Canned Energy”, on 19th December from 10a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and also in the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium, there will be day conference in which José Manuel Serra, Doctor of Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia will give a talk on “Biofuels and the greenhouse effect”; Dr. Antonio Chica Lara, head scientist at CSIC, will speak on “Hydrogen: the energy of the future?” and Francisco Melo Faus, scientific researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia on fuel cells.