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Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is a singular research center born in 2000 devoted to research at the cutting edge in the fields of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. Since its conception DIPC has stood for the promotion of excellence in research, which demands a flexible space where creativity is stimulated by diversity of perspectives. Its dynamic research community integrates local host scientists and a constant flow of international visiting researchers.

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José R. Alonso has a PhD in Neurobiology and is professor of Cell Biology at the University of Salamanca. He has been researcher and visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt/Main and the University of Kiel, in Germany, and the University of California, Davis and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in the United States. He has authored more than 145 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written 20 books including university textbooks and popular science for both adults and children.

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Jesús Zamora holds PhDs in Philosophy (1993) and Economics (2001). Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the master's program on Science Communication and Journalism at UNED. Prolific author.

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José Luis Ferreira is an Associate Professor at the Economics Department in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He studied Economics at the University of the Basque Country and obtained his PhD at Northwestern University. He has worked also at the University of Pennsylvania, ITAM and Chapman University. His main research interests are Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Economic Methodology. His publications include articles in the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, BE Journal of Theoretical Economics, Economics and Philosophy, and Analysis. He is a member of ARP-Sociedad para el Avance del Pensamiento Crítico (Society for the advancement of critical thinking).

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Rosa studied Biochemistry at University of Oviedo and, after working for a while in immunology at the Center for Biological Research (CIB) and another brief period of systems biology at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), she eventually got her PhD in systems neurobiology at the Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology in Munich. Her research deals with neuronal plasticity in mouse visual cortex and big 2-photon microscopes.

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Santiago Perez-Hoyos holds a MSc in Astrophysics and a PhD in Planetary Sciences. Member of the Planetary Sciences Group - UPV/EHU since 2001, he has worked on radiative transfer in giant planets' atmospheres using observations from Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini spacecraft, among others. Currently he also enjoys running the T50 observatory at the Aula EspaZio Gela in Bilbao while still struggling with thick planetary atmospheres.

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Daniel Manzano holds a PhD in Physics (Universidad de Granada). After a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he worked also as a postdoc at the Chemistry department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge). He is now Talent Hub researcher at the University of Granada.

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Sergio Lainez Vicente has spent more than a decade studying ion channels in research centres across Europe. After getting his PhD in the Sensory Biology lab at the CIPF (Valencia, Spain), he moved to Nijmegen (The Netherlands) as a postdoctoral fellow to work on divalent cation reabsorption in kidney. Studies in pain physiology at University of Cambridge, King's College London, and the Neuroscience and Pain Research Unit Pfizer had in Cambridge (Neusentis) would follow. Recently, he has accepted a senior research associate position at the University of Bristol to get involved in an MRC-funded project aiming to reduce the incidence of sudden death on patients with heart failure.

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Silvia Román graduated in Physics in 2005 and got her PhD in Materials Physics in 2010 from the University of Valladolid. Since then her research has been focused on polymeric materials, ranging from flame retardant polymers to new composites based on biopolymers, always attending both to the composition-structure-properties relationships and to the impact that all these materials have on the environment.

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Daniel Moreno Andrés holds a PhD in Biochemistry. From 2006 to 2009 he developed his predoctoral research at the Nutrient-Mediated Signaling Unit of the Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia-CSIC. Afterwards he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology of the University of Ulm (Germany). Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher in The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen (Germany).