BSC at Pint of Science

02 May 2018
Three BSC researchers will participate in the activity Pint of Science on 16th May in Barcelona.

Three BSC researchers will participate in the activity Pint of Science on 16th May in Barcelona.

Isadora Jiménez, science communication specialist in the Earth Sciences department, will be addressing the issue of how to forecast the weather on the long run, especially when you cannot rely on past climatology patterns. Not only will she discuss the how’s, but also the why’s: the current trend of wine production in the Pyrenees – consequence of the global warming – and fulfilling the agreements to shift to renewable energy sources, would be the examples used by Isa to disclose the full potential of climate modelling in tackling the challenges of tomorrow’s life on Earth.

Dragana Bojovic, social scientist specialised in climate adaptation in the Earth Sciences department, will summarize the effects of climate change on the Arctic ecosystems and the society, one of the most fragile on the planet. The Arctic is experiencing “heatwaves” for the fourth winter in a row. This leads to sea ice shrinking and opening of the new polar sea routes. This is good news for the shipping industry and polar tourists, but can fish and bears adapt to this? Come to find out what has climate change to do with the lack of food for caribous and how can seasonal climate data help reindeer herders to look after their animals

Further information about these talks here.

Leonardo Bautista, researcher in the Computer Architecture for Parallel Paradigms group, will pose what to do when a supercomputer gets sick. Supercomputers are the titans of our era. Not only scientists use these giant machines, but the industry has also improved its production lines thanks to numerical simulation. But what happens when these titans get sick? Can we vaccinate them or give them some kind of medicine to keep them going?

Further information about this talk here.

Save the date: May 16th at 7:30pm in Barcelona, all the answers from our BSC colleagues!

About Pint of Science

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars and pubs. It aims to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. It was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012.