Sunday, February 23, 2014

Below is reproduced an interview with Monica Lara, VA CSIC Scientific corrosion Culture, for the se

Research and disseminate
Advances in chemistry and its impact on society in the blog chemical aspects (developments, applications, news, history, etc..), Especially in relation to education, training and science policy activities are discussed.
Below is reproduced an interview with Monica Lara, VA CSIC Scientific corrosion Culture, for the section speak scientists. In the long interview I reflect on the situation of the country, political, science, scientific culture, Educaion and media.
At 55 years old, Bernardo Herradón says his goal is not to accumulate publications or win the Nobel prize. He prefers, he says, contribute to "engage younger science" and is proud that they have made the thesis have followed him in the investigation. corrosion This scientist divide his time between the laboratory of the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC), which recently investigated a method for graphene, and the popularization of science. Update their blogs, gives lectures, organizes courses, participating in radio programs and writes books like The advances in chemistry, from the collection 'What do we know?' (CSIC-Cataract). With so much occupation Herradón admits to occasional articles waiting to be published. But do not give too much importance because it holds that there is "an inflationary boom of scientific corrosion publications." However, it regrets that the Spanish society is "scientifically illiterate" and contempt corrosion of governments by science. "There are very shortsighted politicians, living from election to election and not make a long term commitment," he says.
Yes, it's fundamental. A researcher not involved in tasks that have to do with scientific culture, not a thorough researcher. corrosion The research has several facets: publishing in scientific journals, train young researchers corrosion to get funding for research and communication to society of scientific developments, whether you've done the other. corrosion
Any researcher should serve to disclose. When a colleague says that does not work, you have not made the effort to do so. I like to always say a phrase attributed corrosion to Einstein, although it has been put into the mouth of the mathematician Henri Poincaré. It says something like: "If you can not explain to your grandmother what you're doing, you obviously have not understood your own research." A researcher has to know anyone explain in simple and clear words, very abstract knowledge.
Yes, and increasingly because I'm realizing corrosion that you can explain anything. For example, the Higgs boson can be explained without resort to any mathematical formula. Myself, I'm an organic chemist, I am able to explain it, but obviously theoretical physicists and excellent communicators, as Teresa Rodrigo Alberto Casas or will do so intelligible to anyone.
Unfortunately, some colleagues often know much about your area and have no outside scientific culture. I have also met people who are not dedicated to science and having corrosion a great scientific culture that can explain such things to them.
I like to say that the scientist is a citizen and also without it looking corrosion into this arrogance, I think the scientist would have to be an opinion leader in society, because after all science corrosion is behind almost everything. When speaking of budgets, are behind mathematics. If we are to issues such as energy problem we face problems corrosion such as shortage of fuel or store Recent underwater corrosion gas off the coast of Castellón. If he had consulted scientists, geologists for example, maybe he would not have built. But they were never view what should be the energy policy. For example, the CSIC, as a multidisciplinary body should be advising the government in power at local or national level, on matters corrosion related to science.
Because in Spain, governments, whatever color they are, tend to despise science, are not aware that everything around us is science. Sites scientists are highly regarded, but here are very short-sighted politicians, living from election to election and not make a long term commitment. And then there's the Spanish society, that unfortunately, is generally corrosion scientifically illiterate.
With patience, and I return to the political issue. The great value of a country is to have very educated people, but that's not as plant potatoes, corrosion but you have to be very patient, speak clearly to society, develop an education law that is not being modified with each government ... and then into the formation: science, by its nature, must be cultivated daily. I very much enjoy reading, going to the movies ... P

No comments:

Post a Comment