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IMDEA Networks at the Madrid Fair for Science and Innovation

The seven IMDEA institutes shared a large stand at the Feria

IMDEA Networks presented an interactive demo on the electromagnetic spectrum

IMDEA Networks joined last week the Madrid Fair for Science and Innovation, the leading national event for the dissemination of science and research, that was organized by the Madri+d Foundation for Knowledge.

IMDEA Networks shared a stand with the other institutes of IMDEA - the Madrid Institutes of Advanced Studies initiative. The IMDEA institutes each presented interactive activities around the areas of knowledge that are the object of their studies: water, food, energy, materials, nanoscience, networks and software.

IMDEA Networks put on demos that encouraged attendees to explore from the workings of FM radio with, which we are all familiar, to the Internet of Things, at the cutting edge of technological innovation. Through these demos, the Institute, which conducts research in computing and communication networks, explained the operation and applications of one of the fundamental components of wireless communication: the electromagnetic spectrum. Visitors to the IMDEA stand saw what happens when, as listeners, we turn on the radio and voices travel through the airwaves all the way to our ears. Participants observed in real-time the flightpaths of aircraft flying over Spain. And by entering a virtual reality environment, they discovered how wireless networks work.

The Madrid Fair for Science and Innovation, is part of the STEMadrid Plan of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The Community’s main aim is to strengthen young people’s interest in the study of the various branches of science and technology. These programs facilitate the learning process through personal experience, training citizens to develop their critical thinking through scientific and technological culture. The Fair also promotes an entrepreneurial and creative spirit in young people by eliminating gender barriers from the earliest stages of education.

Ander Galisteo, Phd candidate at IMDEA Networks, addresses the audience gathered at the Science Corner of the Fair, a space allocated to science communicators who wished to present innovative ideas and science projects. Ander presented Visible Light Communications (VLC), a novel communication concept in which light is used to transmit data.

IMDEA Networks Institute
More Info: 

EDUCACION WEEK 2019 / SEMANA DE LA EDUCACIÓN 2019: http://www.ifema.es/semanadelaeducacion_06/   
MADRID FAIR FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION / FERIA MADRID POR LA CIENCIA Y LA INNOVACIÓN: http://www.madrimasd.org/feriamadridcienciainnovacion
Location: Pavilion 5 - IFEMA
Dates: 28th to 31th of March, 2019 (IMDEA Networks’ activities took place on the 28th and 29th)