The Gas Museum discovers the secrets of nanoscience and nanotechnology in a new temporary exhibit

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The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation Gas Museum presents the Welcome to the nanodimension! exhibit, aimed at highlighting the achievements and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The show, which is open to the public until 19 November, was organised in conjunction with the Catalan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (ICN2) and the Aragon Nanoscience Institute (INA), in partnership with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Earlier today, the Mayor of Sabadell, Maties Serracant, Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation General Manager Martí Solà, Gas Museum Director Eva Buch, Catalan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (ICN2) Director Pablo Ordejón, and Aragon Nanoscience Institute Representative Guillermo Orduña opened the temporary exhibit Welcome to the nanodimension!. The show, which will be open to the public from 1 to 19 November 2017 at the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation Gas Museum, was organised in conjunction with the Catalan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (ICN2) and the Aragon Nanoscience Institute (INA), in partnership with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

The exhibits allow visitors to discover how nanoscience and nanotechnology are present in our everyday lives. Through various interactive modules, visitors can experience these scientific fields, which will have many applications in diverse areas of knowledge, including energy, in the very near future. Gas Museum Director Eva Buch pointed to “the importance of supporting scientific research and technology to make the latest advances accessible to the general public”.

An exhibition for the whole family

The Welcome to the nanodimension! exhibit, mainly directed at kids and families, is an invitation to dive into these fields through various hands-on interactive modules. The exhibition reveals the nanoscopic scale and the paradigm shift of a dimension a million times smaller than a millimetre. Through play and experimentation, kids understand how the “nano” dimension gives us a new look at materials not visible to the naked eye. The exhibit also presents recent advances, as well as the numerous applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in our daily lives.

The exhibition also includes applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the energy sector. “Thanks to research and work at the nano level, we have been able to develop new materials whose properties and behaviour can be controlled by designing their structure,” Eva Buch explained. In terms of energy, recent research is leading to solutions and improvements in the fields of efficiency and storage.

Schedule of activities linked to the exhibit 

Activities for families: 

Science dresses up for the occasion during the Fiesta Mayor

Friday, 1 September at 5:30 pm

Discover the nanodimension in Gas Plaza with a gigantic molecular structure that provides a new perspective on things.

Secret mission: the future of nanoscience in your hands

Sunday 10 September at 11:30 am

Become a secret agent and work together to solve five challenges where science is the key.

Activities for adults:

Face the nanotechnology challenge!

Thursday 5 October at 7 pm

Dare to decode the future of nanoscience with a game of team challenges.

Opening doors to nanoscience

Thursday 16 November at 7 pm

As part of Science Week, learn about the everyday applications of nanoscience at a conference with demonstrations run by the Catalan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (ICN2).