We meet Londa Schiebinger in Paris after her participation in the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, organised by the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Since

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Carlo Rovelli

What is the link between Zeno’s paradoxes and loop quantum gravity? Carlo Rovelli, one of the leading figures in present day science, tells us the answer. This theoretical physicist, who

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Jocelyn Bell

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In the summer of 1967, the then PhD student Jocelyn Bell was analysing the records of a new radio telescope at the University of Cambridge when she detected some unusual

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Jordi Play Yuval Noah Harari (1976) is the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, a book recently published in Spanish that has

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Jordi Play «Cancer will never be eradicated, because it is inherent to human beings.» Statements like this one by Mariano Barbacid (Madrid,

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Miguel Lorenzo Leonard Parker is Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was the founder of a gravitational research center at his

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Miguel Lorenzo Cell biologist, in 2013 he won –together with the biology researchers James Rothman and Thomas Südhof– the Nobel Prize for Medicine, for

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Jordi Play What can we learn from traditional societies? We might think that nothing, and we would be totally wrong. The World Until Yesterday

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Jordi Play Carles Puche (La Pobla de Segur, 1949) has a long career as a scientific illustrator, including seventy illustrated books, curating

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Jordi Play «I try to transfer my research findings and knowledge to patients». Josep Maria Llovet describes his job in these words. He is

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Noam Chomsky

Noam Avram Chomsky (Philadelphia, 1928) turned the field of linguistics upside down in 1957 when "Syntactic Structures" was published. He argued, against the establishment, that the capacity for language acquisition

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Jordi Play For psychologist Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard University, our brain is like an orchestra. Instead of brass or string sections, Gardner describes

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Jordi Play Màrius Serra obtained the Sant Jordi Award on December with his book Plans de futur (Future Plans), his first venture into novels

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Frank Wilczek (New York, 1951) is a rather unconventional individual. To begin with, his outfit does not fit –a hat and tie together with trainers– and this impression is proven

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When you hear an expression with such poetic connotations like «the limits of life», it is likely that the last thing that comes to our minds are the microorganisms that

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From one of the grey doors lining up in the Medicine department, some musical notes emerge. They come from the office of Rafael Tabarés, professor of Psychiatry in the University

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Javier Magriña

Javier Magriña knew he wanted to be a surgeon ever since he could perform his first autopsy during his medical studies in Barcelona. His enthusiasm was fuelled by the support

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Photo: M. LorenzoAlthough he later became a naturalised British citizen, it was in his native South Africa (Germiston, 1927) that scientist Sydney Brenner, drawn by plants pigments,

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Peter Higgs

To invent: find, discover, by dint of study or wit, something new or previously unknown. For my generation, the word inventor calls to mind bygone days, conjuring up images of

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Michel Maffesoli

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Michel Maffesoli (Graissessac, France - 1944) leaves no one indifferent. Accustomed to stirring up controversy in his country, the sociologist of postmodernity known for spreading the concept of «urban tribes»

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Anna Veiga

The following text is a summary of the full text available in Spanish and Catalan. Anna Veiga is well known for her pioneer work in the field of in vitro fertilisation

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