For many years, the University of Castilla-La Mancha has collaborated with the Pint of Science popular science festival, which is celebrating its eighth edition on 22, 23 and 24 May. During these three days there will be various informative talks on science, which are divided into the following thematic areas: From Atoms to Galaxies, Planet Earth, Amazing Minds, Our Body, Take Me Out and Our Society.
These meetings will take place in different bars in Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo with their respective schedules.
In Albacete, the bar of choice is at St. Patricks (Plaza Periodicista Antonio Andújar, 1), with shows starting at 8:00 pm and with free admission. The talks will be addressed such as: Mysteries of the crypto universe; the great sexual repression under the Franco regime; Physical education in the light of neuroscience; between brain and heart; “Please, see above”; and “Generative AI, angel or devil? For this the UCLM researchers will be: Carlos Asparcia, Carmen Guillén, Juan Carlos Pastor, Inmaculada Posadas, Rocío Ballesteros and José Antonio Gámez.
The bar of choice in Ciudad Real is The Living Room (Calle Quevedo, 9) with free entry from 7pm. 3D bioprinting for organ transplants will be discussed during the talks; artificial intelligence in the design of a house; outdoor air pollutants; Importance of chemistry, why cyclists break traffic lights; Mathematics vs. Man; creation of DNA and new vaccines; getting old; and the science of sex. UCLM researchers will participate in them: Cristina Martin, Amanda Maria Ramon, Florentina Villanueva, Eva de la Peña, José María Coronado, Antonio López, Sara Artigas and María Durán, along with the popular Pere Estupinía
In Cuenca, La Churreria del Tío Santos (Calle Alonso Chirino, 4) has been chosen as the location of the holiday, which begins at 7:00 p.m. The European Union will be staged; being a neuromillionaire; and lidar technology, point clouds and photogrammetry. Researchers from UCLM will participate: Sergio Molina, Marta Torrijos and Jesús González.
Finally, in Toledo, select Ricardo Terrace (Monday 22 and Wednesday 24) and Carlos V Rooftop (Tuesday 23) start at 8:00 p.m. with free admission. These days climate change will be discussed; from opium to morphine and heroin; Analytical Chemistry in Drug Detection; Wetlands and sustainable development. UCLM researchers will participate in these talks: Enrique Sánchez, Rocio Baquero, Maida Vartanian, Francisco Javier Guzmán, Gemma Sánchez and Josu Mezzo.
Pint of Science was born at Imperial College London in May 2013, when researchers Michael Mostkin and Praveen Paul organized an event in their laboratories to showcase their research on people affected by various mental illnesses. The idea of giving informative talks in simple language aimed at all audiences was quickly replicated in other countries. In this eighth Spanish edition, 58 venues across the country participate, giving more than 500 talks divided into 300 totally free-to-admission events.