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Joan

Agell i Torrents, Joan
Sanaüja, Segarra 1809 - Barcelona 1968

Physicist. He was Professor of theoretical mechanics (1835) and of experimental physics (1841) at the Institut de Barcelona. He was also Professor of chemistry (1845) at the Faculty of Science at the Universitat de Barcelona.

Santiago

Alcobé i Noguer, Santiago
Barcelona 1903 - Barcelona 1997

Anthropologist. He was Professor of anthropology at the University of Barcelona since 1941 and rector in the same university from 1963 to 1965. He was the director of the Centro de Genética Animal y Humana del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

Jaume

Almera i Comas, Jaume
Vilassar de Mar 1845 - Barcelona 1919

Geologist. He got his Ph.D. degree in science at the University of Barcelona and in theology at the Universitat de València. He was a teacher of geology and natural history in the Barcelona. He was a disciple of Landerer, with who collaborate in a study about el Maestrat in 1876. In 1874 he founded the Museo de Geognosia y Paleontología in Barcelona.

Josep

Alsina i Bofill, Josep
Palafrugell, Baix Empordà 1904 - Palafrugell, Baix Empordà 1993

Doctor. Doctor, nephrologist. He was a member of the science section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans from 1961. In 1927 he got his degree in medicine in Barcelona and from 1934 to 1939 he was a helper teacher of pathology at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.

Jaume

Arbós i , Jaume
Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà, Osona 1824 - Barcelona 1882

Chemist. In 1857 he set up a gas factory in Mataró (Barcelona) and five years after he patented the first inhalation gas called gas Arbós, which is a mixture of water gas and hydrocarbon.

Primitiu

Artigas i Teixidor, Primitiu
Torroella de Montgrí 1846 - Madrid 1910

Forest Engineer. Artigas i Teixidor finished his studies in 1870 and started his work in various different forested areas and in the Forest Engineering School, where he was appointed professor. Later in life he was appointed to the Forest Advisory Board, the highest governing body of forestry. Artigas i Teixidor is considered a pioneer in the development of treaties on Mediterranean silviculture, and specifically his treaty on cork and the cork industry which has been used by countless students and other people interested in the topic.

Enric

Balcells i Rocamora, Enric
Barcelona 1922 - Jaca 2007

Zoologist. Dr. Balcells was born in Barcelona on 31 March 1922 into a noble family. He began his high school studies at the Maragall Institute of Barcelona and completed them on 1939 at the Sant Isidoro Institute of Seville, the city where his family had moved to given the political convulsions of the period due to the Spanish Civil War.

Manuel

Ballester i Boix, Manuel
Barcelona 1919 - Barcelona 2005

Chemist. One of the most famous Catalan and Spanish scientists. He devoted his life to research in organic chemistry. His main contribution to science was the development of perchloro-organic chemistry, which he began in 1954 with the discovery of a potent chlorination agent. In 1964 he discovered the Inert Free Radicals, a class of trivalent carbon species of exceptional stability, which opened the door to a new era in organic chemistry.

Heribert

Barrera i Costa, Heribert
Barcelona 1917 - Barcelona 2011

Chemist, politician. He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, and also obtained degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Montpellier. He was a chemical engineer at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Montpellier (1941) and obtained a PhD in Physical Sciences from the Sorbonne (Paris, 1948).

Josep Ramon

Bataller i Calatayud, Josep Ramon
La Pobla del Duc, Vall d'Albaida 1890 - Barcelona 1962

Paleontologist, geologist. He studied natural sciences in Barcelona. In 1920 he got his Ph.D. degree in Madrid showing his research about the Jurassic period in Tarragona. His interest in geology and paleontology was due to his relation with Jaume Almera, who was his Professor and who founded the geological museum from Barcelona.

Josep Maria

Bofill i Pichot, Josep Maria
Barcelona 1860 - Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Osona 1938

Doctor, entomologist. He was a member of the Acadèmia de les Ciències i Arts de Barcelona; a member of the Institució Catalana d'Història Natural, where he was the president twice in 1906 and in 1911; and a member of the science section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), where he was also a president in 1911.

Oriol de

Bolòs i Capdevila, Oriol de
Olot, Garrotxa 1924 - Barcelona 2007

Botanist. He obtained a degree in Natural Sciences at University of Barcelona (1947) and a PhD in 1950 with a dissertation on the vegetation in Montseny (Catalonia). He was a student and later collaborator of Josias Braun-Blanquet, and he introduced the sigmatist methodology for the study of vegetation in Catalonia.

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