Knowledge will burn the world (“Jakinduriek mundue erreko dau”)

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Science and bertsolarismo will go hand-in-hand at the free session “Jakinduriek mundue erreko dau” (“Knowledge will burn the world”).

The Bizkaia Hall in Bilbao will welcome three bertsolaris and five scientists who will pick a specific matter and make a small exposition on the issue of their choice on 26 September, at 18:00 hours. During these brief explanations, these scientists will deal with issues such as light, the latest advances in astronomy, artificial intelligence, and the ergative case, which is a differentiating characteristic of our language.

The host and sociolinguist Kike Amonarriz will help the bertsolaris decode this information, assisting them while they set tone and rhythm to these scientific topics.

– Since the year 2015 has been declared The year of the light, Jon Mattin Matxain, professor at the UPV/EHU, researcher and quantum physicist, will solve out questions on: “Light: Wave or particle?”

– Naiara Barrado and Itziar Garate, researchers of the Planetary Science group, professors and astrophysicists by the UPV/EHU, will speak on the curiosity space provokes in us: “Where has our curiosity taken us?”

– Gorka Azkune, researcher and professor at the University of Deusto and Computer Scientist specialised in artificial intelligence will bring us closer to certain AI concepts: “Neuron networks to create artificial intelligence”.

– Itziar Laka, linguist, researcher and professor at the UPV/EHU, has analysed the structure of Basque and will pay tribute to comic artist Zaldieroa, using as an example of her beloved ergative case: “Zaldieroa dixit: Don’t eliminate the ergative case!”

This session will be in Basque.


Start date:
September 26th, 2015
End date:
September 26th, 2015
from 18:00 to 21:00


Bizkaia Aretoa
Abandoibarra, 3

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