Thematic cycles

Visions of Science: Feynman and the evolution of science in the 20th century

January-March 2018

This year marks the centenary of the birth of the one of the most important scientists of the 20th century, the North American physicist, Richard P. Feynman. We will be talking in this series about this incredible figure and some of the great scientific achievements that shaped his life, such as his participation in the Manhattan project and the atomic bomb, his Nobel Prize in Physics for work in quantum electrodynamics (QED) and his predictions for nanotechnology.

Series coordinated by Jordi Díaz.

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Philosophy and otherness

January-February 2018

Ever since the birth of philosophy in the West, the subject of otherness has filled our collective imagination with concepts such as normal or different. Sometimes with oblivion and sometimes with respect; but also with physical or imaginary frontiers, with violence and recognition. Critical reflection is therefore needed on the role of culture in creating and assimilating what we call “other”.

Coordinated by Francis García and Pol Capdevila

In collaboration with: The UAB Philosophy Studies Association

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Frankenstein, myth and popular culture

February 2018

This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, a practically inexhaustible source for fiction, in every known format (novel, films, comics, theatre, television and radio), on the myth of artificial life. Her work has also been the epicentre of a passionate ethical, philosophical and cultural debate on the limits of science. Maybe that is why Mary Shelley and her creation are more alive than ever today.

Series coordinated by Antonio José Navarro

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