Our activities

We organize seminars, conferences and open events montly. Our misision is to popularize and promote science in Spain, as well as to offer educational content of interest to our scientific community.

Our events are interdisciplinary and heterogenous: we organize activities and talks on technical and specific topics (e.g. on cancer, artificial intelligence, physics...), on innovation and technology transfer, as well as others focused on cross-cutting areas (e.g. reflection about possible scientific careers, debates about the role of scientists in the political debate, promoting leadership and diversity in the scientific-technological environment, etc.).

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Exploring different scientific careers II


Register Are you doing a Ph.D. but you do not know what to do afterwards? Are you unsure about the possible options? Or which one suits best your interests? Do you want to continue your career in science, but you are hesitant about your next step? In the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists, jointly promoted by the Rafael del Pino Scholars Association and the Rafael del Pino Foundation, we want to establish a platform for meeting, discussing, and disseminating [...]

Science and politics in times of crisis: reflecting on the management of COVID-19


Register The Covid-19 pandemic has been characterized not only by its great economic and social costs, but also by how different the measures adopted in the face of the crisis have been. From home confinements to curfews, many of the decisions have had a great cost on the population. Consequently, many inhabitants have questioned their effectiveness and scientific basis. In the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists, we want to promote social commitment in the different scientific fields. In this [...]

Astrophysics: the story of two Spaniards at NASA


Register Do you want to know more about the research being carried out at NASA? What if you can also listen to the testimony and trajectory of two Spaniards who have participated in them? In the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists, we want to consolidate a community of young Spanish scientists with our values ​​of excellence in STEM sciences. Also, we seek to share opportunities and discuss current technological applications. Therefore, we are going to start a series of [...]

A cafe with two of the greatest Spanish scientists


Register Do you dream of a successful research career? What if you could listen to the testimony, career, and research of two of the most prestigious Spanish scientists currently? From the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists we want to strengthen the Spanish scientific community. We also seek to promote the dissemination of the extraordinary research work carried out by the various groups of Spanish researchers, including the role of women scientists. For this reason - and cocurrently with the [...]

The European Recovery Funds: how to promote science and entrepreneurship in Spain


Register The aim of the Club de Científicos Rafael del Pino is to promote technological innovation, civil leadership and social responsibility across different areas of science. We organise events on current affairs and act as a meeting point for our community of young Spanish scientists coming from international universities such as MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College or ETH Zurich. Our last Science Policy event on December counted with prestigious researchers from the Royal Institute Elcano, CSIC and the Johns Hopkins [...]

Science Communication: divulgation in the Audio-Visual Media

Register Are you a science enthusiast? Do you enjoy the sparkling Audio-Visual media e.g., TV, podcasts, YouTube, etc.? If the answer is yes, Let’s mix them up!!!  In the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists, we have organised a discussion panel with 4 excellent internationally renowned science communicators to debate the current role of Audio-Visual media in science divulgation, its challenges and benefits, as well as its future. We hope this event will inspire young scientists as well as media [...]

Managing emotions: the catalyst for productivity

Register Why if we think about professionalism we switch to the idea of suppressing our emotions? Many of us don't value enough the importance of the emotional needs that we carry with us to the working environment. Beyond the relationship with the supervisors, the emotional dynamics affect our motivation, health, communication, and decision making, among many others. The Club of Scientist Rafael del Pino is aware of this reality. With this event, we aim to get a better understanding of [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Present, Past, and Future

Register Artificial intelligence techniques are increasingly present in all scientific fields, and have driven great progress in recent years, becoming indispensable tools. At the Rafael del Pino Scientists Club we want to promote innovation, leadership and social commitment among Spanish researchers. Therefore, we want to bring together the community doing research in artificial intelligence related topics. With this event we want to inaugurate this group with an exceptional speaker: Prof. Antonio Torralba*, an eminence in artificial intelligence who will speak [...]

Managing emotions: the catalyst for productivity (II)

Register Have you ever refused a fascinating project because its results could not be so promising? Do you feel comfortable discussing your results with your labmates and collaborators? How would you describe your department’s culture? After our last event in June with Psychology and Neuroscience experts, we are more aware of the emotional dynamics and how they affect our motivation, health, communication, and decision taking in our job. Now, we would like to start the new academic course discussing how [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Present, Past, and Future (II)

Register Artificial Intelligence techniques are increasingly present in all scientific fields and have driven great advances in recent years, becoming indispensable tools. Consequently, the Rafael del Pino Scientists Club, with the aim of promoting innovation, leadership, and social commitment among Spanish researchers, wants to bring together the community doing research in topics related to Artificial Intelligence.  With that goal in mind, before the summer holidays, we hosted the first in a series of meetings on Artificial Intelligence and were fortunate to have Antonio Torralba (MIT) as speaker.  This time, we will host two talks that we hope will be of interest [...]

Scientific Writing: how to communicate better to advance in our career

Register As academics, not only we have to do experiments but also regularly defend and write down our scientific advances. In fact, knowing how to communicate results is one of the most necessary skills to advance in a scientific career. The key message is that to become a good writer you don't need to be a great writer, just a good scientist. However, establishing a writing routine can be difficult, especially when training in this discipline is rare within the [...]

Science Dialogues in Spanish: Precision Nutrition

Register As we begin 2022 we have some very good news: we just started an official collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of the Government of Madrid for the "Science in Spanish" cycle. In this framework, the Scientists Club has acted as a catalyst for this series of talks together with the Community of Madrid and the Rafael del Pino Foundation, which highlights our initiative and the created network. So, from now on, every fourth Wednesday of each month we have [...]