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News from the Donostia International Physics Center

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Donostia International Physics Center is a Basque centre in the cutting edge of Physics Research that also assumes the responsibility to convey scientific culture to society.

The triennial science festival Passion for Knowledge is the flagship of an outreach program that includes a wide scope of activities during the year, addressed at different publics, which are visible in our dipc.tv channel.   

nanoKOMIK
nanoKOMIK

On Zientzia video contest

The aim of the competition is to promote the production and dissemination of short, original videos on science and technology subjects that can be used by any kind of public for consultation purposes. The subject is totally free and can deal with one’s own or other people’s research, red-hot issues in society, basic science concepts and milestones, historical figures, science of the future or anything else that comes to your mind.

Three prizes are delivered every year by the jury:

  • A prize of 3,000 euros for the best video
  • A prize of 2,000 euros for the best video in Basque
  • A young prize (under 18): 1,000 euros for the best video

The award-giving ceremony of this year´s VIIth edition will take place on June 14. Discover all videos of past editions and get ready for the upcoming edition to be launched by the end of 2017.

On Zientzia
On Zientzia

nanoKOMIK challenge 2017:

nanoKOMIK is an art+science educational project launched by DIPC and CIC nanoGUNE in 2016. It involves approximately 200 youngsters from different nationalities, brought together to create the first participative nanofiction comic book, with the aim being to show the potential breakthroughs in nanoscience. At the end of 2016, “Dayanne and Murillo. The power of nanoscience” was published, gathering all the innovative ideas conceived within the challenge.

This year, nanoKOMIK challenges teenagers and adults to create their own nanoheroes, superheroes which use nanopowers, amazing properties that matter acquires thanks to nanoscience. During the last months we organised several science and comic workshops in high schools, Fine Arts Faculty and Science Museum to engage youngsters, artists, scientists and creative people in this interdisciplinary project. 

Prizes will be delivered in two categories:

-   14-18 years category: prizes worth €250 and €150 each.

-   Over 18 years category: the prizes will be €500 and €300, and the possibility to create the collective comic.

In addition, a popular award (worth 100€) will be voted on the website.

The challenge aims to generate original stories and innovative ideas which will be recreated in a participatory nanofiction comic. As a novelty, the winner of the adult category will have the possibility to create the collective comic.

The challenge is open until the 11th June.



  1. The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division is happy to announce the winners of its two 2017 prizes

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