Young researchers of the UCLM, IREC and CRGH bring for the first time the festival Pint of Science to Ciudad Real

    Pint of Science 2017 comes to Ciudad Real

    • Science returns through the bars in the third edition of Pint of Science, which takes place on 15, 16 and 17 May.
    • Young researchers of the UCLM, IREC and CRGH bring for the first time this festival to Ciudad Real.
    • This 2017, participating 43 cities, more than one hundred bars and around 380 scientists; There are around 400 talks scheduled.

    15 to May 17, 2017, science will once again fill the bars in the third edition of Pint of Science, event which brings together researchers and people standing at the bar to discuss science and one of the popular science festivals with major convening power of Spain. This year you will be held over a hundred bars of 43 cities - 22 more than in 2016-, involved more than 370 scientists and there are about 400 scheduled talks. In Ciudad Real will take place for the first time, in this case in the Living Room Pub, from 19: 30 h.

    "Joining Pint of Science is as easy as leaving gray," says Jorge Bueno, Coordinator of the festival in Spain. "For scientists, the bars are an ideal relaxing environment that meet citizens foot and explain what are investigating and why." "The public passes it really well, and be able to ask an expert about a scientific topic that interests them, while a beer or a wine, has an undeniable appeal: in 2016, more 9,000 attendees of all ages filled the bars", adds.

    Support of the scientific community

    Research centres, universities and the scientific community entities participate in the festival. Ciudad Real, Pint of Science has the collaboration of researchers from centres such as the CNB, UCLM, Centre of astrobiology INTA-CSIC, IQFR-CSIC or of the Spanish society of astronomy. While the Organization has carried out by researchers from different centres of the UCLM (Faculty of law, IREC, faculty) of medicine and Faculty of chemical and University General Hospital of Ciudad Real (translational research unit).

    Ciudad Real event will take place in the Living Room pub, on 15, 16 and 17 of 19: 30 h to 21 h and will have speakers so prominent as Jose Antonio López Gurrero, Luis Cuesta or Rosa Domínguez among others. You can consult the full program in: and monitor social networks using the hashtag #Pint17CIR.

    In addition, Pint of Science would not be possible without the help of organizations that sponsor the festival contributing their bit as Nabla Differential Wear, research and science, Vadillo advisors and the Spanish society of neuroscience. Locally we have sponsored, in addition, uclm, the SAC group and the Quixote Convention Bureau.

    The 43 cities of Pint of Science 2016

    Each edition of Pint of Science has doubled the number of cities where the festival is held. The eight pioneers of the 2015 Edition (Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Murcia, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia and Zaragoza), became 21 in 2016 to incorporate A Coruña, Bilbao, Castellón, Gijón, Girona, Logroño, Oviedo, Palencia, Salamanca, Santander, Tenerife, Valladolid and Vitória. All repeated in the third edition.

    East 2017, Pint of Science comes to Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Gran Canaria, Blanes, the Valley of Benasque, Ondarroa, Avilés, Leon, Plasencia, Caceres, Merida, Badajoz, Toledo, Almadén, Alcalá de Henares, Guadalajara, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Sevilla, Algeciras, Malaga and Granada.

    A global movement of volunteers

    From 15 to 17 may, the Pint of Science festival is held simultaneously in 10 countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Thailand and Spain), in bars in more than 160 cities. The unconditional support of pubs, bars and entertainment venues, who put their House to make Pint of Science each year a reality, is another fundamental pillar of this event. The organization runs - scientific and amateur science - volunteers who work so selfless to make the festival possible.

    "During more than seven months, more than 200 volunteers that collaborate in the Organization of Pint of Science have been working hard to to bring science to all Spanish society in the relaxed and relaxed bar atmosphere", recalls Jorge Bueno. "It has been all the enthusiasm and effort that we have, and we have not spared in sacrificing our few free hours that, during three days, society learn at the same time to enjoy".

    We wait in bars with more enthusiasm than ever in the 2017 Edition!