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Sala Gaudí at La Pedrera in Barcelona will host the Live Research fair from 24 to 26 April 2012. It is organized by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and the CatalunyaCaixa Foundation. It is an open initiative with free entrance, which during three days shows several projects being carried out at leading research institutes and centers in the city, with the aim of bringing research to all citizens, encourage vocations in this field and contribute to the improvement of scientific culture.

More specifically, there will be seven groups of scientists who will bring part of their laboratories to the Fair so visitors can participate in their experiments with the same tools and materials they use in their research.  This year’s themes are:

  • Radiotherapy: broken DNA
  • Our relations with robots
  • Trapped in amber: the eyes which saw the dinosaurs!
  • The big puzzle: rebuilding our history
  • How is the air we breathe?
  • Let’s sport without risk for our hearts
  • Guess what is your musical avatar
  • What do we research on at high school?

Opening act

The Fair opening act will be held the 24 April with the participation of Marta Lacambra, director of the CatalunyaCaixa Foundation; Salvador Maluquer, general director of PCB, and Dídac Ramírez, rector of the University of Barcelona and president of the PCB Foundation. After the presentation, the prizes to Secondary Research program will be awarded to students who during the last year have developed their research work at the PCB. The event will close with a guided tour of the exhibition stands led by Rosina Malagrida, Technical Director for Science Diffusion at the Barcelona Science Park; Mireia Bes, Coordinator of Live Research, and Salvador Garcia, director of the Knowledge, Education and Research area of CatalunyaCaixa Foundation.

Date: 24 to 26 April 2012
Time: from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm
Venue: La Pedrera • Sala Gaudí • Passeig de Gràcia, 92 • Barcelona (Spain)

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