La Resistència Científica 2.0 is back!

April 4, 2024

  • The CSIC Delegation in the Balearic Islands and IFISC present at CaixaForum Palma the cycle La Resistència Científica 2.0, a late night science show in which specialists from various research centers in the Balearic Islands will make relevant aspects of their research work available to the public. 
  • From the four sessions of the cycle offered by the center, the public will be able to understand how complex systems work, explore the deep sea, dive into the knowledge about the sea and aquifers, and discover why mathematical models are an essential tool in the conservation of endangered species. 
  • The shows will take place at CaixaForum Palma on Thursdays April 11, 18 and 25, and May 2, at 7 pm.

The CSIC Delegation in the Balearic Islands and the Institute of Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, UIB-CSIC), in collaboration with the "la Caixa" Foundation and with the support of the Autonomous Secretariat for Innovation and Digital Society of the GOIB, presents at CaixaForum Palma the science series La Resistència Científica 2.0, which will take place between April 11 and May 2. It is a series of meetings that combine humor with scientific outreach to bring the public closer to the research carried out in the Balearic Islands. 

With a fresh and fun look, the sessions will allow the public to understand how complex information processing systems work, explore the challenges facing oceanography, dive into the mysteries of the sea and aquifers, and discover how the use of mathematical models can help conserve endangered species. 



Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m.


At IFISC (CSIC-UIB), the intersections between different disciplines are investigated, such as quantum technologies, information and communication technologies, Earth sciences, life sciences and social sciences, all from an interdisciplinary and strategic perspective in the field of complex systems. 

The interviewee of this first program will be the scientist Massimiliano Zanin, researcher of this center. He will explain how air transport can be used to process information, inspired by the way the brain is studied. Airports thus become complex computational units that receive information from their neighbors through incoming flights, process it and redistribute it through the system in the form of annoying outgoing delays. 

Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.


Salud Deudero and Carme Alomar, director and technical vice-rector, respectively, of the Oceanographic Center of the Balearic Islands (COB, CSIC-IEO), will present the theme of this session, which revolves entirely around oceanographic culture and focuses on the multidisciplinary study of the marine environment and its ecosystems and living resources. 

The two experts will offer an overview of the work they carry out at this marine research center, especially the challenges in the field of marine sciences in a scenario of global change. They will also talk about the human impact on marine ecosystems and the effect that microplastics have on flora and fauna. 

Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m.


In this double session will participate, on the one hand, Pedro Robledo, director of the Territorial Unit of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain in the Balearic Islands (IGME, CSIC). The expert will talk about the relevant impact of climate change on the archipelago of Cabrera and how the generalized increase in temperatures on a global scale will affect the groundwater of coastal aquifers. 

On the other hand, Àngels Fernández, from the Coastal Observation and Forecasting System of the Balearic Islands (ICTS SOCIB), will introduce us to the dynamic world of the sea with its waves and currents. We will explore the complexities of these phenomena through detailed observations, numerical models and citizen science initiatives to understand how beaches evolve, what they will be like in the future and how we can adapt to these changes. 

Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m.


This session will be led by researcher Ana Sanz, from the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of Mediterranean ecosystems, whether marine, coastal or island, to preserve and restore them. 

Sanz will explain how mathematical models can help us to study the evolution of the population of different animal species, specifically birds and reptiles. The aim is to improve the conservation status of different Mediterranean species, many of which are threatened, such as the black vulture or the Balearic shearwater, called virot in the Balearic Islands. 


In this edition, we continue betting on reused decoration and we have the collaboration of the Deixalles Foundation. They provide us with atrezzo materials to give that punk touch that characterizes this scientific late night.


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