The SRUK Northwest constituency is pleased to invite you to our next CineScience event. In this occasion, we are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the projection of the film El Enigma Agustina.
Join us on the screening of this film, where we will follow the adventures of a History PhD student who is trying to solve the enigma of Agustina Ruiz Dupont. Who was she? Why was her PhD thesis hidden in a lost palace in Spain? Why did Albert Einstein and Marie Curie write letters to her? And more importantly, why was she erased from History? Her research will lead us through the most relevant scientific achievement in Europe in the first decades of the 20th century.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr Laura Martinez (Lecturer in Physics at The University of Salford) and Dr Laura Castañar (Research Fellow in Chemistry at The University of Manchester) about the role of Women in Science.
The SRUK Northwest CineScience series is sponsored by Fundación Ramon Areces and Instituto Cervantes Manchester.
The film production was supported by the Science and Technology Spanish foundation (FECYT) and the Astrophysics Institute of Andalucia (IAA-CSIC).
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome and Introduction by David Ruiz (Vice-Director, SRUK Northwest).
18:10 – 19:40 Film projection [original version (Spanish) with English subtitles].
19:45 – 20:15 Roundtable (in English) with Dr Laura Martinez and Dr Laura Castañar. Chaired by David Ruiz.
Instituto Cervantes Manchester, M3 4FN, Manchester
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Emilio García is a Physicist by the University of Granada and a science communicator. Among his outreach activities there are two films, some videoblogs, a videogame “The Martian Puzzle” and a documentary. He also actively collaborates with the radio programme “El Radioscopic” from Canal Sur.
Manuel González is a Physicist by the Complutense University of Madrid and completed his PhD in astrophysics in Paris-Sud XI University. He has been involved in science communication for several years. He is part of the “Big Van” stand-up science talks and is in charge of the science communication of the European project “European Solar Telescope”.