Seven Days of Science


Last month, the twelfth ‘Science Week’ took place in all of Spain’s communities, each of them with a different but amazing science topic. It was mainly coordinated by the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) and the Spainsh government.

This great project was first celebrated in the year 2000, and since then its popularity has increased non-stop. It was created to make science more popular and innovative in society, and up until now, its goal has been achieved. Due to its success, many universities and museums have added their strengths to this organization to help in this special event.

During the week, the actual activities carried out depend on the community, but the common ones were conferences, workshops, practical demonstrations, contests, and even talks with students and professionals.

To try and attract even more people, each community chose a different aspect of science, and transformed it to be easily understood by the public.

Here are some of the most interesting ones:

  • Madrid – Centered this week on music and the brain, robots and videogames
  • Valencia – Created workshops that taught its visitants about mathematics
  • Zaragoza – Set up different conferences about the energy
  • Sevilla – The use of telescopes and astronomy
  • Islas Baleares – The study of the brain activity while eating chocolate

For more information about this event, visit:

http://www.semanadelaciencia.es/