IFIMAC’s Activities on International Day of Women and Girls in Science – 2023

We invite you to participate in three workshops regarding the physics of condensed matter on February 11th in La Corrala (Madrid), between 11 A.M. and 2 P.M. Would you like to discover with us the magic of the states of matter and new materials? The “hard matter” scientists will carry out experiments that will allow matter to be transformed from one state to another and we will show you how we use two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene to make your own circuits.

Together with the soft matter scientists we will also discover the fascinating world of soft matter physics – liquids and gels that will surprise you with their behaviour. Using fun experiments and hands-on activities, we will learn how these soft objects have implications in everyday life, from medicine to technology.

And… have you ever wondered what is light? How it behaves? In the optics workshop we will play with light until we reveal all its secrets. We will make coins disappear and create our own sunset while we discover why the sky is blue. We will separate the light to know all its colours and we will see that they are not all the same. Finally, we will reveal some of the mysteries hidden in everyday objects. Do not hesitate to sign up for this enlightening workshop!
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to dive in the exciting world of condensed matter physics and discover how it can be applied in the real world.

Os invitamos a participar en tres talleres sobre la física de la materia condensada el día 11 de febrero en La Corrala (Madrid), entre las 11h y las 14h.
¿Quieres descubrir con nosotras la magia de los estados de la materia y de los nuevos materiales? Las científicas de “hard matter” harán experimentos que permitirán transformar la materia de un estado a otro, y mostrarán cómo utilizar materiales de dos dimensiones (2D) como el grafeno para fabricar vuestros propios circuitos.

Junto con las científicas de “soft matter” descubriremos también el mundo fascinante de la física de la materia blanda – líquidos y geles que te sorprenderán con su comportamiento. A través de experimentos divertidos y actividades prácticas, aprenderemos cómo estos objetos blandos tienen implicaciones en la vida cotidiana, desde la medicina hasta la tecnología.

Y…alguna vez te has preguntado ¿Qué es la luz? ¿Cómo se comporta? En el taller de óptica jugaremos con la luz hasta revelar todos sus secretos. Haremos desaparecer monedas y crearemos nuestro propio atardecer mientras descubrimos por qué el cielo es azul. Separaremos la luz para conocer a todos sus colores y veremos que no son todos iguales.  Por último, desvelaremos algunos misterios que esconden los objetos más cotidianos. ¡No dudes en apuntarte a este taller tan iluminador!
No te pierdas esta oportunidad única de sumergirte en el emocionante mundo de la física de la materia condensada y descubrir cómo puede aplicarse en el mundo real.

Science Presentations in Education Centres

It is time to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science – February 11, 2023.
IFIMAC researchers are going to share their knowledge with school and high school students in various centers in Madrid. Today more than ever it is important to teach youth that women can play any role they want in any field, including condensed matter physics, and be valued for their work in the development of science. We keep moving forward!

Dr. Linda Zotti and Paloma Cerezo:
Linda works on the theory of single-molecule electronics aiming at understanding the electron transport. In addition, she studies biomolecular electronics focused on biosystems such as amino acids, peptides, proteins, and DNA.

Colegio Altair (Madrid)

María Dolores Martin
Lola has designed workshops for 2ºy 3º Primaria. She will show with the help of different colors in liquids, what is density and how it works.

CEIP Fuente Santa (Colmenar Viejo)

Nerea Alcázar: 
In this talk Nerea will show how the DNA molecule -the one in charge of telling the generic history of a living being- stretches, bends and coils, and why knowing these properties is very important within the cell.

IES Francisco de Goya (Madrid),

Eva Osuna and Beatriz Viña: 
Eva and Beatriz will give a talk-workshop on condensed matter physics and their experience as young researchers in this area. This activity is designed for 1st year Baccalaureate students as part of the “quantum beach bar” activity.

IES Severo Ochoa de Alcobendas,

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