Science & Pintjes Leuven

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Science and Pintjes comes back to Leuven in its third Edition!

Is there anything better than having beers on Saturday afternoon while listening about exciting scientific topics? You know there is not!

This time the event is organised in collaboration with our friends from APEI BeLux (Associação Portuguesa de Estudantes e Investigadores na Bélgica, Holanda e Luxemburgo).

Join us on Saturday 26th January at 18h00 at Pangaea Bar (Andreas Vesaliusstraat 34, 3000 Leuven)

18.00h – Opening doors

18:20h – Presentation of the event (Beatriz Domínguez president of SSBE and Taigo Malaquias president of APEI)

18.30h – First talk: “How beers explain the world”, by Johan Swinnen

19:00h – “Everyday mechanics”, by Tiago Malquias and Tiago Lima

19.15h – Second talk: “Synthetic chemistry inspired in Nature”, by Francisco G. Cirujano

19.45h – More drinks and science 🙂

22.00h – Closing doors

The talks will be in English and the entrance is FREE!

Get your tickest here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-pintjes-tickets-54710479517?fbclid=IwAR3Q4OuicynmkjWbfwbUidYGTBE9y1EY964yk37y43vts_fkz2BXapYrsEA

 

About the speakers:

Johan Swinnen is Professor of Economics and Director of the LICOS-Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at the KU Leuven; Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. He has published widely on global value chains, standards, international development, agricultural and food policies, political economy, institutional reform and trade.  His recent books include “The Economics of Chocolate” (2015, Oxford Univ Press), and “Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World” (2017, Oxford University Press), among many others.

Tiago Malaquias  is a Biomedical Engineering working on the field of Biomechanics. His PhD is focused on predicting how 3D printed insoles influence the foot motion.

Tiago Lima is a PhD student at the department of Physics in KU Leuven. His research aims to explore new quantum materials, based on Mn-doped ferromagnetic semiconductors, both at KU Leuven and at internationally acclaimed facilities, such as the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) and ISOLDE-CERN. He is an expert in structural material characterization, particularly utilizing ion-beam analysis under channeling conditions – RBS/c and PIXE-c.

Francisco G. Cirujano is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow in KU-Leuven, where he develops new catalysts with the aim of achieving more environmentally friendly process for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

About the talks:

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World, by Jo Swinnen

From prompting a transition from hunter-gatherer to an agrarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain’s imperialist conquests, strategic taxation and the regulation of beer has played a pivotal role throughout history. Jo Swinnen will tell us more about these stories, and many others, whilst also exploring the key innovations that propelled the industrialisation and consolidation of the beer market.

Everyday mechanics, by Tiago Malquias and Tiago Lima

A different look over everyday objects, how mechanics and its laws can be discovered within your own house.

Synthetic Chemistry inspired by nature, by Francisco G. Cirujano

This talk explains how is possible to carry out a sustainable management of natural resources through green organic synthesis of value-added products.

 

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