Liquid crystals, magnetic fields or polarizers of light bring the materials of the future closer to the rural world. They do it hand in hand with NanoRural, a scientific dissemination project of the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragón (INMA), a joint center between the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza, to bring science in an enjoyable, didactic and accessible way to the rural zones. To do this, INMA brings to these towns a small traveling fair designed for all audiences and with a large number of scientific demonstrations.
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During this summer, fairs have been organized in the Sierra de Albarracín (Teruel), Monegros (Huesca / Zaragoza) regions and soon they will be held in Campo de Borja (Zaragoza), Sobrarbe (Huesca) and Somontano de Barbastro (Huesca), in addition to other towns of Cinco Villas (Zaragoza), Ribagorza (Huesca) and Maestrazgo (Teruel).
The project, which has multiple locations on the waiting list, is directed by the INMA researcher, Andrés Seral, and the General Foundation of the CSIC collaborates with him through the call for proposals Cuenta la Ciencia and the H2020 program of the European Commission to through Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowship (HeriCare project 840375, for the development of antimicrobial nanomaterials to protect cultural heritage).