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The European Researcher’s Night is back – and with presential activities!

Many events to see between 22-24 September across Catalunya!

15 September 2021
Banner for La Nit Europea de la Recerca
Banner for La Nit Europea de la Recerca

The 2021 edition of the Nit Europea de la Recerca is happening in the last weekend of September, with more than 200 different talks, games and workshops to enjoy. More than 50 scientific institutions in Catalunya, amongst which is ICMAB, have become involved to make this event a success.

Since last year’s edition, the European Research Night has followed a hybrid model, with both live events and online ones to follow through the events’ YouTube Channel. The in-person activities offered by the program will take place in different locations in each of the 5 main nodes: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Vic.

Ready to make plans? Pick what live events and online events will you visit from the Programme!

ICMAB at the Nit Europea de la Recerca

As always, some ICMAB Researchers have joined this event to help communicate their research. Here are the events to keep in your calendar!

Science Slam CSIC-CAT: Recerca en un món en canvi at CSIC Residència d'Investigadors:

  • 22/9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - "Nous materials per a nous dispositius electrònics" by Ignasi Fina (ICMAB-CSIC)

This event is co-organized by the CSIC research centers in Catalunya, the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya and the Residència d'Investigadors, and will take place at the Residència d'Investigadors (Carrer de l'Hospital, 64, 08001 Barcelona). Also streaming online. 

The event will count with talks from: ICM, IAE, IMF, GEO3BCN, IBB, IDAEA, IQAC, IBE, ICE and IMB-CNM. There will be a final Kahoot to see the knowledge of the audience! To register please do it from the Eventbrite of the event

Science talks at Auditori Barradas (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat): 

  • 22/09, 5:30-6:50 pm - "Entenent i controlant la congelació de l'aigua: de fabricar glaçons a entendre el canvi climàtic" by Albert Verdaguer Prats (ICMAB-CSIC). More information at La Nit de la Recerca website. 
  • 23/09, 3:30-4:15 pm - "Electrònica impresa i orgànica" by Sergi Riera (ICMAB-CSIC). More information at La Nit de la Recerca website. 

These two talks will take place at the Auditori Barradas (Rambla Just Oliveras, 56, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat). They will also be followed by other science talks by other researchers and centers. To attend, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +34 93 403 20 99.

Disruptive microtalks. Research for change (Microxerrades disruptives. Recerca pel canvi) at El Casino (Vic): 

  • 24/09, 7:25 pm - "Els metalls transparents. Des dels iPads a les profunditats de la matèria condensada" by Josep Fontcuberta (ICMAB-CSIC)
  • 24/09, 7:45 pm - "Com tenir una granja de bacteris per fabricar nanomaterials" by Anna Roig (ICMAB-CSIC)

These two talks will take place at the Sala Modernista del Casino de Vic (c/ Verdaguer 5, 08500 Vic). The event is from 7 to 8 pm, and includes other scientific talks.To attend, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information at the La Nit de la Recerca website and at the UVic-UCC website

 Discover the fantastic properties of materials!

  • 23/9, 8:00 - 9:00 pm - "Les propietats fantàstiques dels materials", with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró, Roberta Ceravola and Anna May (ICMAB-CSIC)

We will have 1 hour to discover the spectacular properties and the advanced funcitonal materials of ICMAB. This activity will take place at the Centre Cívic Joan Oliver Pere Quart (Carrer del Comandant Benítez, 6, 08028 Barcelona). To register, please do it through the CC Joan Oliver Pere Quart website. More information at the Nit de la Recerca website

Discover The Matheroes, the new project YouMaker and the Quantum Levitation at Cosmocaixa Barcelona:

  • 24/9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm - Afternoon with workshops and games at the ICMAB stands: 
    • The Matheroes virtual escape
    • YouMaker: this is how science is made - new ICMAB project! - YouMaker is a project in collaboration with the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
    • Superconducting levitating properties with the SUMAN (Superconducting materials and large scale nanostructures) group

This event will take place in Cosmocaixa Barcelona, where you will find multiple events from other research centers, and you'll be able to visit the exhibitions of Cosmocaixa! To attend, please visit the Cosmocaixa website and register there. 

School talks for the "Matí de Recerca a l'escola":

  • Escola Mare de Déu de Núria (Barcelona): "Què és un fotó?" by Gervasi Herranz (ICMAB-CSIC). On 18/10/2021, morning.  
  • Facultat de Ciència i Tecnologia de la UVic-UCC: "Nanotecnologia i Superconductivitat a la nostra vida" by Susagna Ricart Miró (ICMAB-CSIC) (22/9, 12 pm) [CANCELLED]

An European event

This is a European public event organized by the European Commission within the Marie Sktodowsca-Curie framework of the Horizon 2020 program. It is celebrated in more than 300 cities from 30 European countries at the same time, with the objective of making the innovation and research topics being developed in Europe more approachable to the public.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programs under the project EuNightCat (954506).

More information:

Con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

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