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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

A nursery of scientists

published on 16 12 2017

The center Món Natura Pirineus, in Les Planes de Son, is a nursery for young scientists. Since 2007, the La Pedrera Foundation organizes the Youth and Science stays. For two weeks students from all over Catalonia receive theory classes, practice in the laboratory and field work in the areas of biology or astronomy. To get here they have had to overcome a demanding selection process. Out of 800 candidates, 50 have been chosen, based on the academic record, a letter of motivation and a personal interview. This experience positively marks them for the rest of their lives, both in the personal and professional sphere.
Speakers Anastasia Zhuchkova, St. Georges School of Fornells de la Selva, Roger Castellanos, Institute Jaume Vicens Vives of Girona, Pau Tarrés, School Escaladei of Cerdanyola, Eloi Fernández, School Pia of Terrassa, Pere Llorens, School Cim of Vilanova i la Geltrú, Àstrid C. Mayné, La Salle Bonanova of Barcelona and professors Florian Le Formal, Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland, Davide Moia, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom, Ismael Jurado, LimnoPirneus (Sorelló, Environmental Studies), Marc Ventura, coordinator LimnoPirineus (CEAB-CSIC), Alexandre Miró, LimnoPirineus (CEAB-CSIC), and Santi Roca, Ignasi Pérez and Víctor Moreno, Dept. of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics, ICCUB, UB.