Researchers from the Huesca campus of UZ open their work to the public this Friday


Researchers from the Huesca Campus of the University of Zaragoza (UZ) will open their work to the public this Friday, September 30 in the Plaza de Navarra and the Círculo Oscense.

Different informative activities will be carried out, related to areas such as botany, food, virtual reality, health, mathematics or sport, and will take place between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in these scenarios, within the framework of the Night of researchers and scholars celebrated in all campuses of the University of Zaragoza.

The vice-rector Marta Liesa will officially inaugurate this initiative in the Upper Aragonese capital, in an act that will take place at 6:00 p.m., in the Blue Room of the Casino, and in which the Councilor for Culture Ramón Lasaosa will also participate, they indicated from the academic institution.

The experimental area installed in the Plaza de Navarra in Huesca will offer, during this period, the activities “Preserving the health of the soil” and “Journey inside a plant”, which will be carried out by María Videgain, David Badía and Alba Sotomayor, from the Higher Polytechnic School; “Tastings with virtual reality”, led by Carlos Orús and María José Barlés, from the Faculty of Business and Public Management; and ‘Mathematics in the street’, directed by Julio Bernués, researcher from Huesca at the University Institute of Mathematics and Applications of Unizar and promoter of the Museum of Mathematics of Huesca.

Also at this place, the fallen milk teeth can be delivered to the tooth fairy, who, after giving a gift to their owners, will send them to the researchers of the National Center for Research on Human Evolution so that they can study in a science laboratory. project currently in progress.


At the Casino, the activity will begin at 6 p.m., with ten-minute informative talks on various surveys. “Physical exercise and the eternal fountain of youth” is the title of the intervention that will be carried out by Nuria Garatachea, from the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences.

José Julián Escario, from the Faculty of Business and Public Management, will explain how the factors that determine tobacco consumption are studied from the social sciences. For his part, Professor David Badía will bring the public closer to where our food comes from: the soil.

Later, at 7:00 p.m., a series of scientific monologues is to be developed by members of Risarchers, the monologue group of the public campuses of Aragon.

A new series of informative micro-conferences will begin at 7:45 p.m., with “Cultivating star dust”, which will be given by Jesús Ángel Betrán, from the Polytechnic.

Rubén Sancho, from the same center of the Huesca campus, will speak about “Brachypodium, a model plant for the research of temperate cereals and biofuels”, developing one of the lines of work of the Bioflora group. “Better to move than to heal”, a conference given by Gabriel Lozano, from the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, will close the day.

The Night of Researchers and Researchers of the University of Zaragoza is led by the Vice-rectorate for Scientific Policy and organized by the Scientific Culture Unit (UCC) and the European Projects Office (OPE) in collaboration with the Huesca and Zaragoza campuses. and the research institutes of this institution.

This initiative is possible thanks to the funding that the Aragonese public campus of the European Commission (EC) has obtained for the third consecutive year for its project ‘#G9Missions’, through a consortium composed of the Group 9 of Universities (G-9), in which the universities of Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, the Balearic Islands, Extremadura, Oviedo, the Basque Country, the Public University of Navarre, La Rioja and Zaragoza participate.

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