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!!!''Disputatio'' of Barcelona 2017
!!An annual activity of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea
__23 November, 2017__\\
__Location: Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), Barcelona__
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This year the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea (AE-BKH) will hold the fifth modern-day ''Disputatio'' of Barcelona on __23 November, 2017__, at the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC). The session will take place in the __Prat de la Riba Room of the IEC from 19.00 to 20.30 h__.
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The ''Disputatio'' of Barcelona 2017 will debate on “__SUPERCOMPUTERS: An instrument for science, technology and the progress of society__”. The two scholars (''disputantes'') discussing different perspectives of the topic will be __[Mateo Valero|Member/Valero_Mateo]__, director of the Super Computing Center of Barcelona (BSC), who will present the “science and technology” aspects, and __Alison Kennedy__, director of the STFC Hartree Centre (Daresbury, Warrington, UK), who will present the “progress of the society” aspects. The ''Disputatio'' debate will be coordinated by __[Enric Banda|Member/Banda_Enric]__ (BSC) and __Fabrizio Gagliardi__ (BSC). The debate will be followed by a __Colloquium with the audience__, in which the attendants will address questions of relevance to both ''disputantes''. After the academic session there will be a social drink in the Cloister of the IEC.
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The day before, 22 November 2017, from 19.00 to 20.30 h, there will be a __Concert at the IEC__ (also in the Prat de la Riba Room). The concert will be given by soprano __Marta Mathéu__, and pianist and composer __Albert Guinovart__. Guinovart will play an Érard piano from the late 19th century loaned by the Music Museum in Barcelona. The concert, under the title “__The European dimension of Felip Pedrell__,” will present songs by Felip Pedrell, Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Turina, Enric Granados and Albert Guinovart. After the concert, there will be a social drink in the Cloister of the IEC.
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__For more information, please look at:__
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Barcelona Knowledge Hub: [http://barcelona.acadeuro.org]\\
Academia Europaea: [http://acadeuro.org]; [http://ae-info.org]\\
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Attendance is free, but we recommend previous registration by sending an email to Doina Bird, Hub Manager ([dbird@iec.cat|mailto:dbird@iec.cat], or [barcelona@acadeuro.org|mailto:barcelona@acadeuro.org]), to be guaranteed a seat in the main room.
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Cordially yours,\\
[Ricard Guerrero|Member/Guerrero_Ricard]\\
Academic Director, AE-BKH\\
19 October 2017