The exhibition, which is part of the 20th National Science and Technology Week, promises to become a focus for science and technology in Santiago, featuring more than 20 booths and recognized researchers that will show their work and respond to questions from the public.
As is now a tradition, CONICYT’s Explora Program celebrates Science and Technology Week. With the motto this year “In your day there is a world to explore”, a range of activities will take place throughout the month, among them CONICYT’s Technology Fair, taking place October 6 and 7 in the Constitutional Plaza, Metropolitan Region.
The fair seeks to break with daily routine of the capital city’s downtown routine by incorporating stands with scientific research work, with the aim of motivating and engaging passersby to participate in what promises to be a important encounter between public and science and technology at the national level.
Open to the public free-of-charge between ten in the morning until six in the evening, the fair displayed technological developments being undertaken in Chile, and the capacity of local scientists to bring science and technology closer to the community in public spaces.
The Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, led by the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, was one of the centers chosen to participate among this funding round because of the important work that it is undertaking in Chile.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are today the focus of cutting edge research worldwide owing to the fascinating advance being made in the basic science of this area and the technological benefits that it can bring. It takes place in a world of very small dimensions, of around a millionth of a millimeter. Nanoscience investigates and nanotechnology applies these results to solve problems in diverse fields like medicine, the environment, mining, food packaging and others.
CEDENNA is the first national center in Chile dedicated exclusively to studying this area of science, which thanks to CONICYT funding, seeks to strengthen basic research in nanoscience and to seek application in our country.