INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

  • Patrice Bouchet

    Patrice Bouchet

  • French PhD. in Astrophysics and Space Techniques, Master in Philosophy, author of varied books and scientific publications, discoverer of Neptune´s rings, his extensive infrared observations of Supernova SN 1987A and the Extinction Law for the Small Magellanic Cloud. Lived in Chile for 30 years, while working for ESO and CTIO/Gemini. Today he is Research Director of the “Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies” in France. He is Chief of the European Expertise Center for the MIRI Instrument of the James Webb Space Telescope. Minor Planet, Asteroid MP4313 is named after him.
  • Guillermo Martínez

    Guillermo Martínez

  • Writer and Ph.D. in Mathematics, from the University of Oxford. Winner of the Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuentos Gabriel García Márquez (2014). His novel Los Crímenes de Oxford (The Oxford Crimes) was inspired by the film of the same name directed by Alex de la Iglesia in 2008. He is a specialist on Borges and the relationship between his life work and mathematics. Quote: "I am not surprised that a mathematician can be a writer as well".
  • Mario Pérez

    Mario Pérez

  • PhD. in Physics and Astronomy, Mario Pérez is Discipline Scientist for Ultraviolet and Optical technologies within the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate. During his career, he has been involved in work projects at the European Southern Observatory in Chile as well as at its headquarters in Germany, and Nasa´s Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Alberto Rojo

    Alberto Rojo

  • Argentinian physicist, musician and writer living in USA. Ph.D in Physics, a specialist in Quantum Mechanics. Publications: Borges y la Física Cuántica: Un Científico en la Biblioteca Infinita y La física en la vida cotidiana, amongst others. Currently, he is a professor for the Physics Department of the U. of Oakland, USA. Quote: "The equation can be inverted, too: sometimes it is literature itself that anticipates scientific discovery".
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SPECIAL GUEST

  • As a member of the Calán-Tololo scientific group, for the study of supernovas (1989 to 1996), developed by the Dpto. de Astronomía of the U. de Chile and the Observatorio Interamericano Cerro Tololo, Dr. Mario Hamuy made significative contributions to the measurements of distances in the Universe, paving the way towards the discovery, in 1998, of the accelerated expansion of the Universe. He is well known for undertaking science outreach among the general public. Asteroid 109097 carries his name.
  • Mario Hamuy

    Mario Hamuy

  • PhD. in Astronomy (University of Arizona, USA), Tenure Professor for the Universidad de Chile and Director of the Instituto Milenio de Astrofísica (MAS). An Investigator for Project Calán -Tololo between 1990 and 1993, the results of which led to the discovery in 1998 of the accelerated expansion of the Universe and the existence of a new component, dark energy. Premio Nacional de Ciencias Exactas in 2015 for his work in the field of astronomy at a worldwide level in the field of supernovas and particularly the precise measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. President of CONICYT (2016-2018) and Scientific Adviser for the Presidency of the Republic of Chile.
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 BIOGIOGRAFIAS EXPOSITORES

 NATIONAL SPEAKERS

  • Jorge Babul

    Jorge Babul

  • PhD. in Biochemistry (IOWA, USA, 1971), currently he is a tenured professor of the Departamento de Biología of the Facultad de Ciencias and Director of the Baccalaureate Academic Program of the Universidad de Chile. He has various publications and Research Projects to his name. His research is currently centered on areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Eduardo Carrasco

    Eduardo Carrasco

  • Philosopher, poet, writer, and a musician with a renown international career, He is currently a professor in the Departamento de Filosofía of the Facutad de Filosofía y Humanidades de la Universidad de Chile. He founded the Quilapayún musical group in 1965 and was its director for 20 years. He has written many books which gather the thoughts of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and famous are his books “Conversaciones” (Conversations) with interviews, amongst others, of Philosopher Roberto Torreti and Chilean artist Roberto Matta.
  • Juan Manuel Garrido

    Juan Manuel Garrido

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, of the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg. MA in Comparative Literature of the State University of New Buffalo. Visiting academic to the Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte with the project “The Knowledge of Life and the Life Sciences”. Has published many books and articles, the last one, still in writing, titled “The Historical Epistemology of Jacques Derrida”. He is currently the professor for Philosophy at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado.
  • María Gabriela Huidobro

    María Gabriela Huidobro

  • Ph.D. in History (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Dean for the Facultad de Educación y Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad Andrés Bello. She is currently developing a Regular Fondecyt project titled “"Recepción Clásica, tradición y novedad en los proyectos, ideas y discursos educacionales para Chile republicano (1810-1833)”
  • Andrea Kottow

    Andrea Kottow

  • Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Languages and Literature, Master in General and Compared Literature (Universidad de Chile) and Ph.D. In History of Medicine (Dr. Rer. Medic) of the Institute for History of Medicine, Medicine Faculty, Freie Universität Berlin. She is professor and investigator for the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and is now developing the Proyecto FONDECYT Regular 2018 “La literatura en el diván: escenas psicoanalíticas en las literaturas chilenas y argentinas” (Regular Fondecyt Project fund for 2018).
  • Walter Lips

    Walter Lips

  • Medical Doctor, U. de Valparaíso, and U. de Salamanca (Spain). Specialized in psychiatry at the U. de Santiago, Chile. Developed his clinical activities in public institutions of the Santiago Metropolitan and Valparaiso Regions. Academic in the psychopathology and psychiatry areas where he has participated in presentations related to psychopathology, mental illness, mental incapacity and neurosciences. His latest publications are “Sick existent or existing illnesses", and his recent book (2018): “Illness. Considerations about its conceptualisation” (RIL Editors)
  • Ricardo Martínez

    Ricardo Martínez

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and Master in Cognitive Science as well as Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Languages and Literature. Currently professor and investigator in the Universidad de Chile. Co-founder for the “Tercera Cultura” (third culture) Podcast (www.terceracultura.cl), an initiative that presents and develops the idea that cognitive sciences are the only one building a tangible bridge between the biological and cultural world.
  • Luis Paredes

    Luis Paredes

  • Ph.D. in Physics and Master in Astronomy (U. of Berlin) and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Master in Humanities with mention in Philosophy, Literature and Art from the U. Adolfo Ibáñez. President and founder of Sociedad Lunar. Awarded the Avonni National Prize with mention in Environment in 2016.
  • Amarí Peliowski

    Amarí Peliowski

  • Architect of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, and Ph.D. in History of Art from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), París. Currently a professor and investigator at the Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades (CICH) de la Universidad Mayor, and member of the Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad de Chile (associated to DHST).
  • Verónica Ramírez

    Verónica Ramírez

  • Ph.D. and Master of Literature (Universidad de Chile). Professor and investigator for the Facultad de Artes Liberales of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and member of the Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad de Chile (associated to DHST). She presides the Directory for the Fundación Cooltura.  Among her line of research, her study of dialogues between literature and science stand out, and more especially, those between literature and astronomy. She is currently developing a Postdoctoral Fondecyt project titled "Literatura y Astronomía en Chile: diálogo y discusión en el espacio público (1880-1930)"
  • Carlos Sanhueza

    Carlos Sanhueza

  • PhD. in History of the University of Hamburg, Germany. Full professor of the Department of Historical Science in the Universidad de Chile. His main area of interest is a history of science during the XIX and XX century, especially that relative to the study of the circulation of knowledge and travelers between Latin America, Europe, and North America. He is currently doing research in astronomical observation for the XIX Century financed by a Regular Fondecyt and as an Associate Investigator at the Max Planck Institut for the history of science, in Berlin, Germany.
  • Lorena Valderrama

    Lorena Valderrama

  • PhD. and Master in History of Science and scientific communication. Professor for the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Member of the Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad de Chile (associated to DHST) and to Red CTS-Chile. Amongst her research areas, the study of public communication of science in the XIX and XX century stand out.
  • Carlos Verdugo

    Carlos Verdugo

  • Philosopher, Tenured professor for Philosophy of Science, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad de Valparaíso. Master of Arts, Washington University, USA. His areas of interest and research are Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, and Ethics, mostly Karl Popper´s Philosophy. Publications: “Selección de Escritos Socio-Políticos de Karl Popper “ (Estudios Públicos 1989) among others, and more recently "Popper´s Thesis of the Unity of Scientific Method: Method Versus Techniques" in the book “Rethinking Popper (Springer 200) and “Popper´s´ New Conception of Epistemology”.(Cahiers epistemo-logiques 4/2016, L´Harmattan).
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OTHER LINKS

Patrice Bouchet: International Astronomical Union - Biography  

Juan Manuel Garrido: Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Guillermo Martínez: Personal website

Alberto Rojo: Personal website

Gabriela Huidobro: Universidad Andrés Bello - UNAB.academia.edu

Andrea Kottow: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Ricardo Martínez: Tercera Cultura  -  Dpto. Filosofía U. de Chile

Verónica Ramírez: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez  -  Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnolog{ia y Sociedad

Carlos Sanhueza: Universidad de Chile  -  Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnolog{ia y Sociedad

Lorena Valderrama: Universidad Alberto Hurtado -  Laboratorio de Historia de la Ciencia, Tecnolog{ia y Sociedad