The exhibition A Walk through the Nanoworld comes to Bilbao
CIC nanoGUNE and the UPV/EHU’s Chair of Scientific Culture have organized the exhibition A Walk through the Nanoworld, which can be visited in the Bizkaia Aretoa of the UPV/EHU from 13 to 23 September. It is an exhibition that takes a look at spectacular images obtained using state-of-the-art microscopes, and the aim is to disseminate nanoscience in a visual and accessible way for members of the public of all ages.
The exhibition, organized as part of the Bizkaia Zientzia Plaza initiative, brings together authors, works and tools of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The public will be able to contemplate images of different nano-objects captured by amazing instruments, such as the atomic force microscope and the electron microscope, among others, which have become the "eyes of the nanoworld"; they will be able to see some of the tools used in this field, as well as real products and objects from day-to-day research.
Accompanying the exhibition, the nanoGUNE researcher Ibon Santiago will offer two guided tours on September 22 and 23 at 18:00. The visit on September 22 will be in Basque and the one on September 23 in Spanish.
Ibon Santiago studied physics at the UPV/EHU. He was awarded a Master's degree by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD in physics by Oxford University, where he has worked in the field of DNA biophysics and nanotechnology. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and a Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is currently a researcher at nanoGUNE, where he is developing a project to create molecular robots with the help of programmable materials, such as DNA, within the framework of the Gipuzkoa Fellow program of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.