Science Perspectives: big scientific questions

Robots, Quantum Physics, Genetic Engineering ... Scientific knowledge is making constant progress but there are still many unanswered questions, which will be discussed in the Libraries of Barcelona.

 

On October and November Mondays, Barcelona Libraries propose us to explore some of the biggest questions that science has raised, with the Visions of Science series of lectures.

 
PROGRAM:
 

Monday 6 October, 7.30 pm 
Will robots ever be able to think? 
Miquel Barceló, engineer and UPC lecturer 
Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library

Monday 13 October, 7 pm 
What don't we know about the evolution of the human species? 
Jordi Serrallonga, archaeologist, naturalist and writer 
Camp de l'Arpa-Caterina Albert Library

Monday 20 October, 7 pm 
Mathematics: what is there left to do? 
Claudi Alsina, mathematician and public speaker on science 
Vila de Gràcia Library

Monday 27 October, 7 pm 
Climate change: are we heading towards the sixth mass extinction? 
Josep Enric Llebot, physicist and public speaker on scientific issues 
Sagrada Família-Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte Library

Monday 3 November, 7.30 pm 
Quantum physics: fact and fiction 
Sonia Fernández Vidal, PhD in Quantum Physics and writer 
Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library

Monday 10 November, 7 pm 
Will we find extraterrestrial life in the solar system? 
Jordi Llorca, chemist, Institute of Energy Technologies (UPC) 
Camp de l'Arpa-Caterina Albert Library

Monday 17 November, 7 pm 
What do we know about the origin of the universe? 
Jordi Isern, physicist and director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia 
Vila de Gràcia Library

Monday 24 November, 7 pm 
Should there be limits to genetic engineering? 
Núria Terribas, lawyer and expert on bioethics 
Sagrada Família-Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte Library

Co-ordinated by Lluís Reales

 

Further information: Biblioteques de Barcelona

 
Publication date: Monday, 06 October 2014
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