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Passion for Wolframium

Given that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, the Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival would like to pay tribute to one of its components: wolframium, also known as tungsten or wolfram (W), which was first isolated in 1783 in the Basque town of Bergara by the Elhuyar brothers.

In 2018, Bergara was officially designated an ‘Historic Site of Science’ by the European Physical Society (EPS), in recognition of both this major scientific discovery and other breakthroughs made by the Bergara Laboratorium and Seminary. Only around ten places in the world have been honoured with this title, including the Curie Institute in France and the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark.

The Passion for Knowledge festival was delighted by the news, and in collaboration with the Laboratorium Museum and the Bergara Local Council has organised a special event called ‘Passion for Wolframium’. The event will be held at 10:00 in the morning, on 1 October, at the Seminary, and will feature two of the scientists participating in the festival.

The scientist Pedro Miguel ECHENIQUE will be in charge of introducing the townsfolk of Bergara to these two illustrious guests and vice versa, after which the audience will have a chance to chat with them, ask them questions and talk about their ‘passions’.



  Tuesday, 01 OCT
10:00 - 11:30 Passion for Wolframium

Royal Seminary, Bergara