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Major launch for Passion for Knowledge 2016

Passion for Knowledge 2016 festival has started with Breaking Boundaries show and Victoria Eugenia Theatre crowded. Then the mayor of Donostia Eneko Goia, President of DIPC Pedro Miguel Etxenike and the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu have spoken. "Etxenike is one of the biggest promoters of innovation. We will continue betting on together for basic and advanced research" highlighted Urkullu.

After institutional representation, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Dudley Herschbach has begun quoting a phrase from his father: "The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer". Since science also requires great effort, Herschbach has encouraged teachers to inculcate the students perseverance in exploration, to turn the impossible into reality.


The lesson of the vision teacher of machines

"It's deserves celebration to have computers and machines to behave as seeing machines," said Andrew Blake, an expert and pioneer in artificial vision. After discussing the complexity of images and of capturing them, he explained how the machines process images. He told how machines are taught to see, that is, to distinguish objects, to discern which part of the body corresponds to a pixel in particular, as well as to follow the movement.


Studying the events of the Universe

Why have we changed the way we do astronomy? Recent developments in detectors and computers are the responsible for this change, in the words of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, astrophysics from UK. "Today we receive the information very quickly, and also in large data. Therefore, we are able to observe short duration phenomena in the universe and phenomena that disappear instantly" says the astrophysics.

Multimedia Wednesday, 28 SEP

10:00 - 13:30
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> Dame Jocelyn BELL BURNELL
> Martin KARPLUS
Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU,

17:30 - 19:30
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> Sir John PENDRY
> William FRIEDMAN
> Álvaro de RÚJULA
Victoria Eugenia Theatre,
San Sebastian

19:30 - 20:30
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Victoria Eugenia Theatre,
San Sebastian
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Zientzia Kluba P4K Did you know...

that with a commitment to drawing meaningful connections between the fields of science and art, DIPC commissioned Murray and Scarborough in 2014 to create an artwork exploring cultural, scientific, artistic and emotional boundaries for the Passion for Knowledge 2016 festival? By working with local dancers, taking concepts from science and sourcing sounds of the city, the UK artists have created a new and original work for the opening ceremony.


Martin Karplus passes his wisdom on to PhD students

The group of PhD students who had an informal chat with Prof Martin Karplus this morning said it had been a very positive experience because Prof Karplus had been “very approachable and had spoken from his own experience”. One of the things they highlighted was that he had transmitted to them the fact that passion had always motivated his work and that the Nobel prize came afterwards. The meeting took place in a very relaxed atmosphere and was peppered with anecdotes.

Among the many subjects covered including the personal aspects of Karplus’s career, they shared their views on the different interests of the University and the business world, the work of women in science, the way in which scientific activity is conducted nowadays, etc.

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