The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is organising the 2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony to be held on April 5, at La Pedrera Auditorium, to recognise the two winning teams of the BIST Ignite Awards 2021 and to announce the five teams selected in the 5th edition of the BIST Ignite Programme.
The BIST Ignite Programme promotes multidisciplinary projects of excellence, the fruit of new collaboration among members of the BIST research community. Every year we launch a competitive call for BIST Ignite project proposals and select five winners that receive funding to jumpstart their research collaboration. At the end of the first year of funding, two projects are selected to receive additional funding and a BIST Ignite Award, based on the results obtained, the project’s potential for impact, and the addition of new collaborators from within and outside BIST.
The 2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony will present the awards to the projects MAKI (led by researchers from ICIQ and ICN2), and QEE2DUP (led by researchers from ICFO and ICN2).
Ms. Marta Lacambra, Director General of Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera
Dr. Gabby Silberman, Director General of BIST
|11:40||Announcement of the five projects selected in the 5th Edition of the BIST Ignite Program|
|11:50||Announcement of 2021 BIST Ignite Awards by ICREA Prof. Maria Garcia-Parajo (ICFO) and ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol (ICN2) | Members of the BIST Research Committee.
Presentation of the 2020 BIST Ignite awardees and their projects:
Prof Dr Ralf Metzler, Chair for Theoretical Physics, Inst for Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany
“What Einstein did not know: brownian motion then and now”
Introduction by ICREA Prof. Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO)
Hon. Ms. Gemma Geis, Minister of Research and Universities, Generalitat de Catalunya
Prof Dr Ralf Metzler presents “What Einstein did not know: brownian motion then and now”