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VIII Annual Symposium SRUK/CERU
19 Jun - 20 Jun|
The underlying theme for this symposium will be the relationship between science and magic. With the theme “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic“, SRUK/CERU aims to reflect how science has evolved in a way that was very difficult to imagine in a not so distant past. The program will include well-known international and Spanish researchers and will cover a variety of topics where research plays a key role. As in previous symposia, there will also be a space for SRUK/CERU members to present their research.
This edition will be the first time the SRUK/CERU Symposium goes virtual, and the organising committee is aware of how tired everyone is feeling about staring at our screens during virtual meetings. For this reason, SRUK/CERU is committed to making this event as engaging as possible. All the sessions will be highly interactive with debates, roundtables, and workshops – and well-deserved breaks! In addition, they will have social and networking virtual activities.
Friday 19th of June
9:00h Welcome speeches
9:30h Magic perception and its role in history
- Susana Martínez Conde — Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About our Brains
- Chris Gosden — Magic and Science – an argument for magic
11:00h Coffee break
11:30h Magic in the kitchen!
- Félix M. Goñi Urcelay — Magic in the kitchen!
13:00h Lunch break
14:00h Coffee break and poster session
15:00h Round table — Staring into the crystal ball: understanding the past to predict the future
16:30h Science Zone
Saturday 20th of June
9:30h Esther Rodríguez Villegas (recipient of SRUK/CERU Merit Award 2020) — The quest for a wearable device to prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
10:20h Joust of Minstrels — SRUK/CERU members presentations
11:00h Coffee break
11:30h Workshops on science communication — Engaging with muggles
13:30h Closing ceremony
15:30h Annual General Meeting SRUK/CERU (members only)