Jul 8 – 12, 2024
Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Europe/Madrid timezone

Social events

Welcome reception

A welcome reception party will take place on Sunday, 7th of July, from 18:00 to 20:30, at the Central Garden of the University of Barcelona historical building, located in Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 , very close to Plaza Catalunya, the heart of the city. Drinks and appetizers will be served. All participants and accompanying persons are welcome to join the party.



Public Lecture

"Understanding the Large Hadron Collider: What, why and how?"

Ever wondered about why the 27 kilometer Large Hadron Collider was built and what scientists do with it? Then this is the talk for you! The large hadronic collider is the Swiss army knife of experiments, and investigates anything from new particles and forces to the birth of the universe. As one of the physicists who works with the enormous detectors that record the collisions of the Large Hadron Collider, I will not only convince you that particle physics is necessary and interesting for everyone, but also on the fun and social aspects of this exceptional human effort to understand the building blocks of matter.

By Dr. Freya Blekman (DESY, University of Hamburg)

When? Wednesday July 10 (time TBD)

Where? La Pedrera - Casa Milà (Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona)



Freya Blekman is a lead scientist at the German physics laboratory DESY and a Helmholtz Distinguished Professor of physics at the University of Hamburg. She holds additional chairs as guest professor at Oxford University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She works at CERN, where she uses the data from the Large Hadron Collider, collected with the enormous Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, to examine undiscovered physics processes and search for new particles. Blekman is an experienced science communicator that has won many prizes for her science and also for science communication.


QNP 2024 dinner

The QNP2024 banquet dinner will be on Thursday, 11th of July, at 20:00, in Restaurant Pelai, located in Tallers 62, very close to Plaza Catalunya, the heart of the city.