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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 Tor, 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.