INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

  • 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 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, he made significative contributions to measurements of distances in the Universe, paving the way towards the discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe in 1998. He is well known for doing science outreach among the public, giving astronomy talks to young students to interest them in science. A school in the city of Antofagasta is named after him, as well as asteroid 108113.
  • José Maza

    José Maza

  • PhD in Astrophysics (1979), University of Toronto, Canada. Author to many research works published in international journals. His research areas are supernovas, dark energy and robotics for telescopes. Tenure professor for the Universidad de Chile since 1987. Director for the Departamento de Astronomía of the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas (1997-2000). Co-author of book “Supernovas” (2008) and author of “Astronomía Contemporánea” (2009), “Somos Polvo de Estrellas” (2017) and “Marte: la Próxima frontera” (2018). Premio Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, 1999.
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 BIOGIOGRAFIAS EXPOSITORES

 NATIONAL SPEAKERS

  • 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.
  • Cristóbal Holzapfel

    Cristóbal Holzapfel

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, with a mention in Germanistics and Romanistics from the University of Freyburg in Brisgovia. Professor and investigator of the Universidad de Chile. Author of various books and articles. PI of various Fondecyt projects.
  • 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 many universities, in the psychopathology and psychiatry areas. Participated in academic presentations related to psychopathology, mental illness, mental incapacity and neurosciences. Has developed diverse projects with national funding for clinical investigation, mental heath and human incapacity. His latest publications focus on subjects related to history and philosophy of medicine, amongst them a brief work dedicated to analysing the existence of illness. Titled “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.
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  • 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 NorthAmerica. 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 “Popperss´ New Conception of Epistemology”.(Cahiers epistemo-logiques 4/2016, L ´Harmattan).
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OTHER LINKS

 

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