Jorge Wagensberg

Jorge Wagensberg
Jorge Wagensberg

Physicist, professor in the Theory of Irreversible Processes at the University of Barcelona.

(Barcelona, 1948). Jorge Wagensberg has a doctorate in Physics and is Professor in the Theory of Irreversible Processes at the University of Barcelona. As director of the “Fundació La Caixa” Science Museum (1991-2004), he expanded and transformed the museum into the present-day “Cosmocaixa”. Besides his work and writings in the domain of scientific research, he has published numerous works popularising science and his contribution in stimulating the debate of ideas has been recognised by awards such as The National Award of Catalonia for Thought and Scientific Culture (2005) and, in 2010, the Creu de Sant Jordi (St George Cross). He has written numerous works on thermodynamics, mathematics, biophysics, microbiology, palaeontology, entomology, scientific museology and philosophy of science. He has also published interdisciplinary essays in the “Metatemas” collection of Tusquets Editores, of which he is director. These works include Ideas sobre la complejidad del mundo (Ideas on the Complexity of the World, Tusquets, 2003), Si la natura és la resposta, ¿quina era la pregunta? (If Nature Is the Answer, What Was the Question? – Tusquets, 2003), La rebelión de las formas (The Rebellion of Forms, Tusquets, 2004), El gozo intelectual (Intellectual Pleasures, Tusquets, 2007) and Yo, lo superfluo y el error (I, the Superfluous and the Error, Tusquets, 2009).

Update: 3 January 2011

Contents

Kosmopolis 11. Anticipating and creating

Videos

Kosmopolis 11. Anticipating and creating

Dialogue with Ian McEwan and Jorge Wagensberg

Crisis. If it wasn't for crisis we'd still be bacteria

Videos

Crisis. If it wasn't for crisis we'd still be bacteria

Lecture by Jorge Wagensberg

Barcelona Debate 2011 - Crisis

Images

Barcelona Debate 2011 - Crisis

Debate at the CCCB

Through labyrinths

Images

Through labyrinths

Has participated in

La Maleta de Portbou

Debate

La Maleta de Portbou

Magazine presentation

Ian McEwan and Jorge Wagensberg

Debate

Kosmopolis 2011

Ian McEwan and Jorge Wagensberg

Anticipating and creating

If it wasn't for crisis we'd still be bacteria

Debate

Crises

If it wasn't for crisis we'd still be bacteria

Lecture by Jorge Wagensberg

Debate

Complexity versus Uncertainty, or the Question of Persevering as Uncertainty Increases

Debate

Life

Complexity versus Uncertainty, or the Question of Persevering as Uncertainty Increases

Opening Lecture by Jorge Wagensberg

Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond & Jorge Wagensberg

Debate

Kosmopolis 2004

Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond & Jorge Wagensberg

Science, Culture and Knowledge