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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

geometria

The parabolic flight

published on 13.12.2017

Gravity is an ubiquitous physical magnitude on the surface of the Earth. There is no material or device capable of eliminating it. The only way to not feel gravity is in free fall. Some airplanes make a maneuver that consists in describing a parabola like the one that would make an arrow shot by an […]

Gravity, a matter of weight

published on 4.04.2017

We will travel to Bremen, in Germany, where there is one of the highest drop towers in the world (ZARM), capable of generating microgravity conditions of almost 10 seconds, and which is used by the European Space Agency (ESA) to test space technology. We will measure the differences of gravity between the level of the […]

The genius of Rubik’s cube

published on 8.11.2016

Rubik’s cube is an intelligence icon. We will meet some people who can solve it blindly, with only one hand, or in less than 10 seconds. It is also a tool for learning math. With it we will understand combinatorial and geometry. Speakers Berta García, Pedro Luis Muñoz, Sergi Sàbat, Nuria Pérez and David Ruscalleda, […]

Leather, skin forever

published on 21.01.2015

Despite the evolution of textile, leather remains an irreplaceable material in items as diverse as footwear, balls or motorbike suits. We travel from the slaughterhouse to the tannery to understand how calf skin is removed and how is it turned into leather. Speakers Miquel Vila, advisor at Guild of Tanners Igualada; Teresa Mir, Head of […]

Roads are good shortcuts

published on 27.05.2014

Worldwide it is estimated that there are some 30 million km of roads. The equivalent of going to the moon and back 40 times. In Catalonia we have 12,000 km. With this extensive road network we can reach any point in the territory with the minimum possible time. The roads are good shortcuts. The report […]

Gaudí and the natural forms in the Sagrada Família

published on 10.11.2010

To better understand the relationship between the architecture of Gaudi and the nature, the biologist Pere Renom climbs the canopy of a beech forest over 40 meters high and compare the structure with that of the central nave of the Sagrada Família, designed like a forest of stone. The hyperboloid domes topping the nave are […]