Passion for Knowledge (P4K)

The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival is a collective celebration of learning and curiosity involving the active participation of thousands of citizens. The festival's fouth edition will be held this year from from 30 September to 5 October 2019 in San Sebastián (its main venue), although complementary activities will also be organised in the cities of Bilbao and Pamplona. P4K is organised by Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), a research centre with headquarters in San Sebastián.

This large-scale event features many prestigious researchers who are the brilliant minds behind some of the most important scientifc discoveries of recent years. It is a luxury and a privilege that can be enjoyed by everyone, since the talks held in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum and the Baluarte Conference Centre are open to the general public, allowing anyone interested in science to continue learning alongside Nobel Laureates and world-class experts.

In addition to the main talks, the varied programme also includes many other activities targeted at different audiences, such as encounters between secondary school students and scientists, Naukas sessions, exhibitions, children's workshops, performances and screenings, among others.

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and Passion for Knowledge (P4K) will pay tribute to one of its components: tungsten, also known as wolfram (W), which was isolated in Bergara in 1786 by the Elhuyar brothers.