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