The new issue of the Mètode is devoted to high-energy astrophysics and cosmology

The long way ahead towards equality

News and prospects of the nanoworld
Joan Francesc Mira and Antonio Ariño

We thought it would be interesting to invite Joan Francesc Mira and Antonio Ariño to this interview to discuss the origins of festivals, their links with seasonal cycles, even the biological background that may exist in many facets of festivals. This reunion of the «mentor» and the «disciple» is also cause for celebration.


The central monograph of Mètode's latest issue, coordinated by Manel Perucho and José Antonio Font, is devoted to high energy astrophysics and cosmology.

The interaction between medicine and literature has been constant over time. Doctors who were also writers, ill people who have told their stories, authors who have either ridiculed or exalted doctors’ role... Stories about epidemics, about bad practices, scams, success stories... What can we learn from all of these?

Biotechnology can give answers to different social challenges: biomedical issues, such as the need to provide a solution for illnesses and infections, or food issues, such as producing enough to feed an ever-increasing world population.

2017 sets the starting point for the celebration Mètode’s 25th anniversary, a journal born in 1992 with the goal to build a bridge between science and humanities. All throughout the year, different past issues will be retrieved on the website.


Women have been traditionally excluded from the public sphere – education, politics, art and culture – and confined to the domestic sphere. This situation has experimented a slow steady change in different areas since the late modern period. A more liberal society has allowed the progressive incorporation of women to public life.

Guillermo Muñoz-Matutano recovers Nano – Mètode's issue dedicated to nanotechnology – and reviews the main changes ocurred in the nanoworld these years, along with its future challenges.

The year 2009 marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Mètode celebrated with this monograph, which delved into different aspects of the naturalist’s research, and also with the publication of his Autobiography, previously unpublished in Catalan.


«Mixing is probably a good thing if we need to adapt to a changing environment»


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