Obtaining new, lighter and stronger materials or developing treatments without side effects are some of the research fields that have opened up with the advance of nanoscience. In this context, the scientific dissemination festival 10ALaMenos9 (10 to the minus 9) is taking place from today, seeking to bring the characteristics of the nanometric scale closer to citizens and the opportunities it represents for the advancement of science and technology.
The event, which will run until the 9th of this month, has opened its doors in Donostia-San Sebastian, Zaragoza, Barcelona and the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès.
The event is organised by several universities, institutions and scientific institutions, including the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Centre, CIC nanoGUNE.
The festival has an extensive programme that includes workshops, conferences, exhibitions, forums, contests and open days for visits.
A nanometer is one billionth of a metre (10-9, 10 to the minus 9). The festival, which is being held for the first time, aims to promote the dissemination of the nanoscale and publicise the advantages it contributes to scientific development.