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Opening of registrations for Educational Centers

One of the star attractions of the Passion for Knowledge festival is the massive encounters between students and Nobel Laureates, known as top@DIPC - Zientziarekin solasean!, geared towards all schools across the Basque Country. The main mission of the encounters is to awaken a curiosity for science among young people and to inspire scientific vocations with particular emphasis on women.

Organized in the framework of the festival, the encounters will take place on October 6 in Donostia/San Sebastian —Victoria Eugenia Theatre— and on October 3 in Bilbao —Bizkaia Aretoa, UPV/EHU —.Each encounter will be attended by internationally renowned researchers in a range of fields who have been 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 gathering.

In Donostia/San Sebastian secondary and sixth form students and teachers will be getting together with; María Vallet-Regí, 2018 Rey Jaime I Award for her pioneering contributions in the field of bone regeneration and controlled drug release systems, Jack Szostak, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009 for discovering how repetitive strands of DNA, known as telomeres, protect our chromosomes together with the enzyme telomerase and Jean-Marie Lehn Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987, for his studies on the chemical basis of 'molecular recognition' which also plays a fundamental role in biological processes.

In Bilbao secondary and sixth form students will be getting together with Donna Strickland, Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018 and pioneer in the field of lasers, a reference among women scientists as one of only four women in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics; George Smoot American physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006, for the discovery of the black body form and the anisotropy of cosmic microwave background radiation.

This is just a small preview of the extraordinary panel of scientists invited to the festival.

In a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, students will have the chance to chat to major figures in science and to raise their doubts and questions directly with them. The deadline for registration via the festival website p4k.dipc.org for all schools in the Basque Country will be September 8.

Details of the attractive program of activities and the panel of guests invited to the 2023 edition of Passion for Knowledge will soon be posted on the festival's website: p4k.dipc.org

All the information about the event and the conditions of participation can be found in the encounters section of the website.