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Encounters between students and Nobel Laureates: registration opens shortly

We are pleased to announce that the new edition of Passion for Knowledge also brings back the famous encounters between scientists and school students.

One of the star activities of the Passion for Knowledge festival is the top@DIPC Encounters - Zientziarekin solasean!, in which Nobel Laureates and leading scientists get together with hundreds of secondary school students from the Basque Country. This is an activity with a long history and exceptionally well received by the educational community.

The main mission of the encounters is to awaken the curiosity for science among young people and to inspire them to pursue a career in this field. The 13th edition of the top@DIPC Encounters - Zientziarekin solasean! will take place in Donostia/San Sebastian (Teatro Victoria Eugenia) and Bilbao (Bizkaia Aretoa - University of the Basque Country) during the week of the festival. In a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, students will have the chance to chat with major figures in science and to raise their doubts and questions directly with them.

Each session of the encounters will be attended by two or three internationally renowned researchers in various fields, selected from the panel of guests invited to Passion for Knowledge 2023, together with Pedro Miguel Etxenike, who will act as the moderator of each encounter. The guest scientists will be talking about their passion for science and their research and will be answering questions from the school audience, thus sharing experiences and lessons learned throughout their long professional careers.

The countdown has begun. In mid-July details of the encounters, including the panel of invited scientists, will be announced and the registration period for all schools in the Basque Country will open.

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