In June 2007, a year after the inauguration of the PRBB, the 1st issue of El·lipse was published. One hundred editions later, it has become a benchmark of scientific outreach in Catalonia. El·lipse was born with a double goal. Indoors, to build a community, to help the great diversity of PRBB scientists – about 900 – to get to know each other better, encouraging collaboration and cross-fertilization. Outwards, to be a window to the world, to let people know who we are and the science we do. Both objectives have been reached successfully, as evidenced by the comments and letters from both internal and external readers.
This has been possible thanks to the complicity and the fluent cooperation between the communication departments of the centres, all of them members of the El·lipse’s editorial committee, which meets every month to make this common publication possible.
#EllipseViatgera: Instagram’s contest
During the campaign “El·lipse takes your research around the world”, more than 80 participants have taken copies of El·lipse to 28 countries, including Cuba, Uzbekistan, Kenya, The Netherlands and China. Each month a winner has enjoyed a dinner or lunch thanks to the support of the Grup Arenal restaurants.