CEDENNA organizes numerous outreach activities, including conferences, talks, competitions, schools, seminars and exhibitions, to present its work to the general community, generating greater interest in science among the youth of our country.


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In November 12 and 13 2011:

The North of Chile dons science, music and theater: the play SCIENCE/fiction arrives to the city of Arica

October 11, 2011

The Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) of USACH, the Millennium Nucleus on Basic and Applied Magnetism, the University of Tarapacá, the Regional Office of Explora CONICYT and the Theater of the Catholic University joined forces to awaken the interest of the young people of Arica-Parinacota in science through the theatrical work SCIENCE/fiction.

Following successful performances in Santiago, Talca, Concepción, Temuco and Valparaíso, the work SCIENCE/fiction arrives to the north of Chile, with latest performance November 12 and 13 2011 in the city of Arica.

The work seeks to awaken the interest of young people and adolescents in science and the environment through an entertaining theatrical work that brings together theater, music and science.

The play deals with an environmental conflict caused by the powerful company A-Zero that puts into practice a controversial invention for cleaning the air at the cost of destroying the ecosystem. A professor of physics who lives as a recluse from the world, and a group of young students join forces to resolve this problem, but not before having a series of adventures that mix science and fiction.

“This work is committed to promoting an authentic scientific and technological culture among our students”, stated the director of CEDENNA, Dora Altbir. “In 2010 we toured southern Chile. This year will take the work to the north of the country because we are convinced that valuing the scientific work in our society contributes to the development of future scientists as well as the creation of better citizens, more aware of the need to care for the environment” added the researcher who also directed the Millennium Nucleus of USACH.

“The premise of the theater project emerges from the desire of Professor and physicist Eugenio Vogel (member of the Millennium Nucleus and CEDENNA of USACH) of bringing science and theater together” emphasized the playwrights Coca Duarte and Cristián Ruiz. The challenge for the authors was to include in a dramatic text certain experiments reflecting different physical principals. The result: a theatrical text in which the environment is a central theme.

Directed by Elvira López Alfonso and set to the rhythm and music of the composer Pablo Ilabaca (“31 minutos”, “Chancho en Piedra”), SCIENCE/fiction seeks to bring us closer to science and its marvels.

The dates of the tour are:

Saturday, November 12
Municipal Theater of Arica
Performances: 4:30 / 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 13
Performance: 12:00 noon


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