Given their success in previous years, Passion for Knowledge 2016 would not be complete without a new edition of top@DIPC - Zientziarekin solasean!, the Encounters between Nobel Laureates and world-leading researchers with secondary school students that DIPC has been organising every year since 2009.

The main aim of these encounters is to foster students' interest in science and technology, and to kindle a passion for knowledge in their young minds.

Register now for Encounters
Pre-inscription September 8th
Send the information September 15th
top@DIPC in Bilbao September 28th
top@DIPC in San Sebastian September 30th

In this VIII edition, we will schedule two encounters: one in San Sebastián and another in Bilbao. In a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, the students will have the chance to chat with top-level scientists, including various Nobel laureates, and to ask them questions directly.

Each encounter will feature three internationally renowned researchers from different fields, selected from among the P4K 2016 guest speakers, along with Pedro Miguel ECHENIQUE, who will act as moderator of the Encounters. Guest scientists will talk about their passion for science and research and will answer the questions asked by students about their lives and experiences throughout the course of their professional careers.

Meet the Invited Speakers to this year Encounters

Award to the best question...

These top@DIPC Encounters, organised within the framework of the festival Passion for Knowledge 2016, have the support of Eureka! Science Museum of Kutxa Obra Social and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), as well as the special collaboration of Telefónica and EDP naturgas energia, both patrons of DIPC.

Telefónica will sponsor the Encounter in Bilbao by giving an award to the most innovative, ingenious, imaginative, creative, interesting or original question sent by the participating students; EDP naturgas energia will do the same by sponsoring the Encounter in San Sebastian and also giving a prize to the bests questions.