The Project Science in first person introduces us to four investigators who, from the perspectives of their projects, they want to inform society about everything that at first sight seems to belong to only those who deal with science in a professional way, for, after all, no matter how complex science may seem, it affects us all.
Agustín Sánchez-lavega: “Knowledge is more important than culture, for, it is vital to have your own opinion in order to be freer”
The fondness to find out about everything that surrounds us made Agustín Sánchez-Lavega go from observation of planets with his binoculars to become front page of the National Geographic prestigious magazine or the US New York Times newspaper. In Science in first person, he explains to us how vocation is what really takes the human being achieve unexpected results, all due to the effort it requires.
Itziar Laka: “The more we learn about the world, the fairest societies we will be able to enjoy”
The fondness to search beyond standards haunts Itziar Laka since she has conscience, and that is why she never gets bored when it is time to investigate for, science always surprises you with unexpected answers. This linguist overcomes the limits of the “pure sciences”, and in Science in first person, introduces us to a “pure arts” project; linguistics, and another one of sciences, the brain behavior of bilingual people.
Juanjo Zulaika: “In the future we will more conscious of our responsibility concerning the use of resources of this planet”
The world is an unlimited source of resources, and that is one of the principles of Juanjo Zulaika’s work. This Doctor in Mechanics Engineering is very sure about the fact that the future’s sustainability will be achieved thanks to the use of resources in an efficient way, and for this reason, Science in first person aims at explaining society how to manage those resources, for although it is a scientific topic, it affects us all.
Luis Hueso:“It is impossible not to know how a GPS or a mobile telephone works”
For Luis Hueso it is unthinkable to have a society where individuals do not worry about what they have around, in his opinion that would be an empty society. His work is basically focused on the study of nanoparticles, and in Science in first person, he explains how no matter how unknown they may seem to us, these particles are among us and it is vital that society knows they exist and their use.