Monthly Archives: November 2013

Faculty day

Category : General News

Alberto Lesarri gave a historical talk at the Faculty Day meeting last November 14th. Faculty staff, friends and relatives heard about the former dean Arturo Pérez Martín (1872-1936) and the Spanish Science in the 30’s. Please ask me for the presentation if interested.


A excerpt from the presentation: Erwin Schrödinger addressing the XIV Meeting of the Spanish Association for the Progress of Science (AEPC) in Santiago de Compostela (1934). His notes are on top of a cake box.


Higgs boson at home

Category : General News

Prof. Mariano Santander gave a great talk on the Higgs boson at the Faculty of Science last November 13th. The talk is freely available. I recommend a visit to Prof. Santander’s blog: A Circular View [Spanish].

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R&D going down

Category : General News

R&D in Spain: the largest fall in a decade. Five EU countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria) spend more than 2.5% of the GNP in research effort. Spain is below 1.3%. Expert: The worst is yet to come. Minister: “I didn’t talk much about R&D …”