Passion for Knowledge (P4K)

Passion for Knowledge (P4K) is an international science festival open to the general public, organised by the Donostia International Physics Centre. With an innovative approach and an extensive programme of activities, the festival aims to bridge the gap between the scientific community and society at large.

The festival’s main venue is the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, although some activities are held also in other parts of the Basque Country, such as Bilbao and other cities. The fifth festival will take place from 2 to 7 October, 2023.

The aim of Passion for Knowledge is to promote science as a key cultural activity that contributes to the wellbeing of future generations, and to highlight knowledge as the driver of scientific, technological and cultural progress.

The festival brings together many prestigious international scientists who are the brilliant minds behind some of the most important scientific discoveries of recent decades. Through their plenary lectures, we will learn how they managed to expand the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the progress and wellbeing of society as a whole.

These lectures constitute the hallmark of the festival's programme, which also includes a wide range of activities targeted at different audiences: encounters with secondary school students, Naukas sessions, exhibitions, workshops for children, shows, dissemination activities with Streamers and screenings, among others.