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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.

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.

Antoni

Ballester i Nolla, Antoni
Mont-roig del Camp 1920 - Barcelona 2017

Chemist, oceanographer. Born in Mont-Roig del Camp in 1920, he moved to Barcelona in the 1930s when his father, a state school teacher, was posted to the capital. A man committed to freedom, Ballester volunteered at the age of 17 to defend the Spanish Republic against fascist aggression. He suffered the shameful refugee camps in the south of France until he was able to return to Barcelona. At the end of the Spanish civil war, he obtained a doctorate in Chemistry and Biological Sciences with an excellent cum laude mark for his doctoral thesis.

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.

Antoni de

Bolòs i Vayreda, Antoni de
Olot 1889 - Barcelona 1975

Pharmacist, botanist. In 1934 he started to take care of the plants and herbs books from the Institut Botànic de Barcelona, he became director of the Institut Botànic in 1939 and later he was chosen as the director of the Instituto Municipal de Ciencias Naturales.

Odón de

Buen i del Cos, Odón de
Zuera, Aragó 1863 - Mèxic 1945

Oceanographer, naturalist. He was Professor of natural history in the University of Barcelona (1900) where he had problems due to his evolutionist ideas. In 1907, he founded and directed the Laboratorio de Biología Marina de las Baleares, in Mallorca, and the Instituto Español de Oceanografia. In 1939 he was exiled to Mexico.

Joan

Cadevall i , Joan
Castellgalí 1846 - Terrassa 1921

Educator, botanist. Characterized by his modesty, Joan Cadevall who "did not aspire that his name could one day appear next to those of Costa, Trèmols, Vayreda..., all worthy scientists; would have been satisfied that it appeared after them, at a respectful distance...", as explained by Pius Font i Quer on the long obituary he dedicated to him, became one of the leading scientists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Catalonia.

Mª Àngels

Cardona i Florit, Mª Àngels
Ciutadella, Menorca 1940 - Barcelona 1991

Botanist. She was an open minded person who tried to improve the modern science introducing the newest advances.

Josep

Carreras i Barnés, Josep
Palamós 1943 - Barcelona 2014

Doctor, biochemist. Doctor and Professor of biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. Carreras was one of the main drivers of biochemistry in Catalonia during the last 40 years. His teaching and research work was essential to restore the work of the Institute of Physiology, created by August Pi i Sunyer in 1921 and removed at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. Born in Palamós, son of a family teachers, studied medicine at the University of Barcelona.

Ferran

Casablancas i Planell, Ferran
Sabadell 1874 - Barcelona 1960

Manufacturer. He studied the problems in some textile fibres and in 1913 he invented a machine for making cotton fibres that was a revolution in the cotton industry.

Creu

Casas i Sicart, Creu
Barcelona 1913 - Bellaterra 2007

Botanist. Professor Emeritus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, was the first woman admitted as a member of the Institut d´Estudis Catalans, Section of Biological Sciences (l978) and President of the Institució Catalana d´Història Natural (1980-81), affiliated Society of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans. She was also member of the Reial Acadèmia de Farmàcia de Catalunya.

Enric

Casassas i Simó, Enric
Sabadell 1920 - Barcelona 2000

Chemist. He got his Ph.D. degree in the Universitat de Barcelona, where he worked as a teacher from 1950 until 1966. He was Professor of analytic chemistry at the Universidad de la Laguna (1967-1969) and in the Universtiat Autónoma de Barcelona (1969-1976); Professor of analytic and inorganic chemistry in the E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales de Barcelona (1969-1976); and Professor of analytic chemistry in the Universitat de Barcelona from 1976.

Joaquim Maria de

Castellarnau i Lleopart, Joaquim Maria de
Tarragona 1848 - Segovia 1943

Forest Engineer. He undertook various studies of the cells of different types of wood and established new analytical procedures to determine a species through studying its wood. He published various studies on the topic which were considered innovative writings in the area of vegetal histology, something for which he was recognised by the Nobel prize winner Ramón y Cajal.

Paulí

Castells i Vidal, Paulí
Barcelona 1877 - 1956

Manufacturer. He was Professor of mathematical analysis at the Escola d'Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona, where he was also the director from 1913 to 1932.

Assumpció

Català i Poch, Assumpció
Barcelona 1925 - Barcelona 2009

Mathematician, physicist, astronomer. Dr. Català started her astronomy work in 1952, a time of economic recession in Spain and also of the nearly complete absence of women in Spanish universities. In fact, she was the first woman to become an astronomer in the universities of Spain.

Ildefons

Cerdà i Sunyer, Ildefons
Centelles, Osona 1815 - Caldas de Besaya, Santander 1876

Engineer. Urban engineer. He started his studies of Latin and Philosophy in Vic, and then he studied Mathematics and Architecture in Barcelona. In 1836 he moved to Madrid, where he joined the school of engineers and got his title in 1841.

Leandre

Cervera i Astor, Leandre
Gràcia, Barcelona 1891 - Barcelona 1964

Veterinary, doctor. He worked together with Ramon Turró in the Laboratori Municipal de Barcelona, in the physiology school of August Pi i Sunyer and in the Institut de Fisiologia (1920).

Manel

Chiva i Royo, Manel
Barcelona 1952 - Barcelona 2011

Biologist. Manel Chiva Royo was born in Barcelona in 1952. He studied Secondary Education in Pedagogium San Fernando School of Barcelona. After studying the pre-university course in Peñalver Academy of Barcelona he initiated the Bachelor of Biology in the University of Barcelona, obtaining the graduate degree the month of June of 1975.

Laur

Clariana i Ricart, Laur
Barcelona 1842 - Barcelona 1916

Engineer. Professor of calculus in the engineer school of Barcelona since 1891. In 1909 he became Professor of mathematics. In some of his works he tried to find a relation between mathematics and music.

Guillem

Colom i Casasnovas, Guillem
Sóller, Mallorca 1900 - Sóller, Mallorca 1993

Biologist. Specialist in Foraminifera and Calpionelida, he discovered about 250 new species and published more than 200 textbooks, scientific articles, etc.

Josep

Comas i Solà, Josep
Barcelona 1868 - Barcelona 1937

Astronomer. He was director of the Observatori Fabra in Barcelona. He discovered 11 asteroids and 2 comets. In 1905 he received the Janssen prize from the Astronomical Society of France and was chosen member of the Astronomical Society of London.

Lluís

Companyó i , Lluís
Ceret, Vallespir 1781 - Perpinyà 1871

Doctor, naturalist. He founded and presided (1840) the Museo de Historia Natural de Perpignon.

Antoni Cebriá

Costa i Cuixart, Antoni Cebriá
València 1817 - Barcelona 1886

Botanist. He was graduated in Medicine and Surgery in the Real College of Surgery of Barcelona in 1843. He studied, among other places, in the School of Agriculture and Botany of the Meeting of Trade. In 1854 he was licensed in philosophy, section of Natural Sciences, in the University of Barcelona, where he was already a teacher.

Miquel

Crusafont i Pairó, Miquel
Sabadell 1910 - Sabadell 1983

Paleontologist. In 1933 he finished his pharmacy studies and in 1955 he got his Ph.D. degree in natural science. He was Professor of paleontology in the universities of Oviedo and Barcelona (1961). He founded the Institut de Paleontologia de Sabadell.

Josep

Cuatrecasas i Arumí, Josep
Camprodon, Ripollès 1903 - Washington (EUA) 1996

Botanist. He finished his pharmacy studies in the University of Barcelona where he became a teacher of botany between 1924 and 1930, he got his Ph.D. degree in Madrid in 1928. He extended his studies in the University of Géneve and in the botanical Institute of Berlin-Dahlem. He contributed to the knowledge of the Spanish plants with his thesis Estudios sobre la flora y la vegetación del macizo de Mágina (1929).

Pere

Domingo i Sanjuán, Pere
Tarragona 1896 - Barcelona 1979

Biologist. In 1920, he got his Ph.D. degree in medicine in Barcelona. He collaborated with Ramon Turró in the Laboratori Municipal where he made some interesting research in bacteriology, immunology and sanity.

Albert

Dou i Mas de Xexàs, Albert
Olot 1915 - Sant Cugat del Vallès 2009

Mathematician. Albert Dou was a scientist who knew how to expand the horizons of Catalan mathematics through his research and work as a professor at the university. His career was full of achievements and positions of responsibility which he carried out mostly in Madrid, where he moved to at the age of sixteen to study at the School of Civil Engineering.         

Francesc

Duran i Reynals, Francesc
Barcelona 1899 - New Haven (EUA) 1958

Doctor, researcher. He got his Ph.D. degree in Barcelona in 1925 and became disciple of August Pi Sunyer. He did some practical research in the Institut de Fisiologia and in the Laboratori Municipal del Parc, directed by Ramon Turró. He was a member of the Societat Catalana de Biologia and also a member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

Josep

Egozcue i Cuixart, Josep
Barcelona 1940 - Barcelona 2006

Doctor, geneticist. Professor of Cell Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He was a member of the Biological Sciences Section and the Catalonian Society of Biology of the Institute of Catalonian Studies (IEC).

Francesc

Español i Coll, Francesc
Valls 1907 - Barcelona 1999

Zoologist, pharmacist. He finished his pharmacy studies in 1932 at the University of Barcelona. He was the president of entomology section at the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Catalunya (1932-1935) and of the Museu de Zoologia de Barcelona (1935-1939). He was also a technician of the Institut Municipal de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona and of the Museu de Zoologia (1941-1966), where he became director in 1966 until 1967.

Josep

Estalella i Graells, Josep
Vilafranca del Penedès 1879 - Barcelona 1938

Chemist, physicist. He got his Ph.D. degree at the University of Barcelona, where he was a teacher from 1899 to 1905. In 1905 he won the professorship of physics and chemistry at the Institut de Girona and in 1919 he became director of physics and chemistry at the Instituto-Escuela de Madrid.

Antoni

Esteve i Subirana, Antoni
Manresa 1902 - Barcelona 1979

Pharmacist. In 1929 he took care of the pharmacy established by his family in Manresa in 1787.

Miquel Àngel

Fargas i Roca, Miquel Àngel
Castellterçol, Vallès Oriental 1858 - Barcelona 1916

Doctor, gynaecologist, politician. He studied in Barcelona together with Bartolomeu Robert and Jaume Pi. He specialised in gynaecology and in 1893 he became Professor of gynaecology at the faculty of medicine.

Pere

Farreras i Valenti, Pere
Barcelona 1916 - Barcelona 1968

Doctor, professor. He studied in Barcelona, Jena and Zurich. He collaborated with doctor Pedro i Pons in the writing of Patalogía y clínica médica (1951). .

Marià

Faura i Sans, Marià
Barcelona 1883 - Barcelona 1941

Priest, paleontologist, geologist. Priest (1908). He was disciple of Font i Sagué, Almera and Bofill i Poch; actualising their works. He studied different shellfish, specially from the Palaeozoic age.

Jaume

Ferran i Clua, Jaume
Corbera de Terra Alta 1852 - Barcelona 1929

Doctor, bacteriologist. In 1873 he finished his studies in medicine in Barcelona. Interested in bacteriology he researched into epizootic diseases. Because of his skills in photography, he could take pictures of the bacterial cultures.

Angeleta

Ferrer i Sensat, Angeleta
Barcelona 1904 - Barcelona 1992

Educator, teacher, professor. She devoted over 50 years of her life to teaching. Daughter and granddaughter of teachers, she continued the type of open and innovative school promoted by her mother, the pedagogue Rosa Sensat i Villa. In her own words, "education is a more a work of love than of science."

Jordi

Folch i Pi, Jordi
Barcelona 1911 - Boston, Massachusetts 1979

Neurochemist, biochemist. Catalan biochemist at Harvard University (McLean Hospital) who is recognized universally as one of the founders of the field of structural chemistry of complex lipids and as a leader in the development of Neurochemistry as a distinct discipline within the Neurosciences.

Pius

Font i Quer, Pius
Lleida 1888 - Barcelona 1964

Pharmacist, botanist, chemist. He finished chemistry studies in Barcelona (1908) and got his Ph.D. degree of pharmacy in 1914 in Madrid. In 1917 he became Professor of botany in the faculty of pharmacy at the Universitat de Barcelona (1917-1922),

Eduard

Fontserè i Riba, Eduard
Barcelona 1870 - Barcelona 1970

Seismologist, meteorologist. He finished his studies in physics-mathematics sciences in 1891 and he got his Ph.D. degree in 1894. He organized and directed during 67 years the Servicio Horario, which was the organisation that fixed the official time in Barcelona. At first, the official time was given by the stars position seen from the dome of the Acadèmia de Ciències.

Alexandre

Frias i Roig, Alexandre
Reus 1878 - Reus 1963

Doctor, pediatrician. His work for the education and the promotion of child health led to a significant reduction in the infant mortality rate first in Reus and later, thanks to the dissemination of his work, throughout the region and the state. All his effort was based on the idea of a comprehensive health action.

Josep Maria

Fuset i Tubià, Josep Maria
Sueca, la Ribera Baixa 1871 - Barcelona 1952

Politician, naturalist, biologist. Doctor in Natural Sciences, he was Professor at the Institut de Palma de Mallorca (1900-13) and at the University of Barcelona (1913-41).

Francesc

García del Cid i Arias, Francesc
Málaga 1897 - Barcelona 1965

Biologist. In 1918 he finished his studies on Natural Science in the University of Barcelona, and in 1930, he got his graduation on Medicine and Surgery. He obtained his Ph.D. in the University of Madrid in 1922.

Miquel de

Garganta i Fàbrega, Miquel de
Olot (Garrotxa) 1903 - Olot (Garrotxa) 1988

Botanist. Botanist and historian of the Botany. He was graduated in Pharmacy in the University of Barcelona in 1927 and he got his PhD in Madrid in 1936. He was disciple of Antoni of Bolòs, Pius Font i Quer and Josep Cuatrecasas.

Marià de la Pau

Graells i Agüera, Marià de la Pau
Barcelona 1809 - Madrid 1899

Educator. He was teacher of zoology in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in 1837; he became Professor of anatomy and physiology in the University of Madrid in 1843 and was one of the founders of the Société Entomologique of France.

Maurici

Hernández i Ponsetí, Maurici
Maó (Menorca) 1859 - Maó (Menorca) 1932

Meteorologist, pharmacist. He completed his studies in Barcelona. After returning to Mahon, he began measuring climate from the rooftop of his drugstore on Arraval street. He was also the first chemical inspector of the city's municipal laboratory created in 1913 at the Civil Hospital, but he stood out as a meteorologist.

Emili (Huguet del Villar)

Huguet i Serratacó, Emili (Huguet del Villar)
Granollers, Vallès Oriental 1871 - Rabat 1951

Geographer, pedologist, botanist. He was known as Huguet del Villar. When he was young he travelled around Latin America, when he came back, in 1900, he started his geographic and naturalist studies. 

Carlos

Ibáñez i Ibáñez de Ibero, Carlos
Barcelona 1825 - Niça 1891

Soldier. In 1839 he began to study engineer in the army academy. In 1853, he published: Manual del pontonero and, in the same year, he became a member of the committee that had to made a map of Spain, this was how he began to be interested in geodesic science.

Ramon

Jardí i Borràs, Ramon
Tivissa, Ribera d'Ebre 1881 - Barcelona 1972

Physicist. Member of the Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts (1914). He was a teacher in the school of Electricitat de la Universitat Industrial (1917) and Professor of the University of Barcelona from 1930 to 1951.

Antoni

Jonch i Cuspinera, Antoni
Granollers 1916 - Granollers 1992

Cultural Manager. Nature lover and enthusiast from an early age, in 1934 he moved to Madrid to study pharmacy and studied botany with professor José Cuatrecasas. The Spanish Civil War interrupted his studies, which he continued in Barcelona once the dictatorship was established. Always interested in the cultural and scientific development of Granollers, he participated and worked in several of the city's organizations and administrations.

Josep Joaquim

Landerer i Climent, Josep Joaquim
València 1841 - Tortosa, Baix Ebre 1922

Astronomer. In 1865 he began to publish his works about astronomy in specialised French journals as he was living in France during some years. He studied the solar eclipses that were visible from Spain in1900 and 1905.

Josep

Laporte i Salas, Josep
Reus 1922 - Barcelona 2005

Doctor. He was president, between 1970 and 1974, of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

Josep

Maluquer i Nicolau, Josep
Barcelona 1883 - Barcelona 1960

Entrepreneur. He was a member of the Institucio Catalana d'Història Natural, where he became its secretary from 1904 to 1905 and its director in 1951. He was also the director of CAMPSA in 1931 in the republic region during the Spanish Civil War.

Ramon de

Manjarrés i de Bofarull, Ramon de
Barcelona 1827 - Sevilla 1918

Manufacturer, engineer. He studied in the Junta de Comercio and he was one of the members of the first industrial engineers promotion.

Ramon

Margalef i López, Ramon
Barcelona 1919 - Barcelona 2004

Ecologist. Ramon Margalef was emeritus professor of Ecology at the Biology College of the University of Barcelona. Unfortunately, last May 23rd 2004 Ramon Margalef left us and, behind him, he left a enormous scientific and human legacy.

Antoni

Martí i Franquès, Antoni
Altafulla 1750 - Tarragona 1832

Botanist. Botanist. Son of a noble landowner family in Altafulla, of the ancestral home of Ardenya, he was also known as Martí of Ardenya. Although he studied for two years at the University of Cervera, between 14 and 16 years of age, historians agree that he was an autodidact. Passionate for botany and chemistry, his father's liberalism and the stability of the family's finances allowed him to devote time to his studies.

Joaquim

Mateu i Sanpere, Joaquim
Barcelona 1921 - Barcelona 2015

Entomologist. Joaquim Mateu Sanpere was born on January 9 , 1921. In 1940, Mateu came into contact with the Museum of Zoology of Barcelona, specifically the section of Entomology, then directed by Francesc Español. Two years after this first contact in November 1942, Mateu began his military service, which lasted until June 1945.

Emili

Mira i López, Emili
Santiago de Cuba 1896 - Brasil 1964

Doctor. Son of a family doctor, at the end of the Cuban War (1898) he moved with his family to Galicia, and afterwards to Catalonia, where he completed his higher education. In 1917, at the age of 20, he received his medical degree with extraordinary honors from the University of Barcelona. In 1923, he obtained his Ph.D. with Distinction at the University of Madrid.

Enric

Moles i Ormella, Enric
Barcelona 1883 - Mèxic 1943

Chemist. In 1906 he got his Ph.D. degree in pharmacy, in Barcelona, with a thesis called Procedimientos de anaálisis de silicatos... and in 1916 his Ph.D. degree in physics, in Genéve, with his thesis Contribution à la révision du poids atomique du brome...

Pere Felip

Monlau i Roca, Pere Felip
Barcelona 1808 - Madrid 1871

Scientific. In 1833 he finished his medicine studies in Barcelona. He emigrated to France and worked in the military health system of several cities. He was the director of the newspaper called: El Vapor (1835-36) and was exiled to the Canary Islands in 1837.

Pere

Montserrat i Recoder, Pere
Mataró 1918 - Jaca 2017

Botanist, ecologist.

Narcís

Monturiol i Estarriol, Narcís
Figueres, Alt Empordà 1819 - Sant Martí de Provençals, Barcelonès 1885

Politician, inventor. He studied in Cervera and in Barcelona, where he finished his law studies in 1845 despite he never worked as a lawyer. After being exiled in Perpignon, in 1848 came back to Barcelona and invented some mechanical items that he never showed.

Francesc

Novellas i Roig, Francesc
Barcelona 1874 - 1970

Chemist. He was first interested in sculptures but finally he started to study science. He finished his science studies in 1898 and his chemist studies in 1910. He was one of the founders of the Institució Catalana d'Història Natural in 1899 and in 1903 he became his president.

Joan

Oró i Florensa, Joan
Lleida 1923 - Barcelona 2004

Biochemist, researcher. Biochemist. Graduated in Chemistry by the University of Barcelona (1947), he doctored in biochemistry at the Baylor College of Medicine of Houston (EUA) on 1956, where he studied the metabolism of the formic acid in the animal tissues, investigations that became the key to study the origin of life and the interpretation of the absence of life in Mart.

Jaume

Palau i Albet, Jaume
Calafell 1935 - Vilassar de Dalt 2000

Biochemist.

Pere

Pascual i de Sans, Pere
Sevilla 1934 - Barcelona 2006

Physicist. Son of Josep Pascual i Vila and Montserrat de Sans i Coret. He was born in Sevilla in 1934, where his father was Professor of Organic Chemistry. In 1936 his family moved to Barcelona.

Josep

Pascual i Vila, Josep
Mataró 1895 - Barcelona 1979

Chemist. He was born in Mataró in 1895, son of Pere Pascual i Tayeda and Gertrudis Vila i Ribes. He died in Barcelona in 1979.

Griselda

Pascual i Xufré, Griselda
Barcelona 1926 - Barcelona 2001

Mathematician. She spent her childhood in a stimulating intellectual environment. Her father, Julio Pascual, was a renowned painter, and two of her aunts were schoolteachers. Griselda Pascual studied at the private school, Women's Cultural Institution (Institució Cultural Femenina), under the guidance of her aunts, one of whom was headmaster.

Rafael

Patxot i Jubert, Rafael
Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Baix Empordà 1872 - Ginebra 1964

Meteorologist, patron, writer, bibliophile. Man of great temperament, he devoted himself to the patronage of the Catalan culture, mainly during the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera that culminated in the Institution Patxot.

Carles

Pau i Espanyol, Carles
Sogorb, Alt Palància 1857 - Sogorb, Alt Palància 1937

Botanist. He studied in Barcelona and Madrid. He got his Ph.D. degree in pharmacy. He was interested in the plant taxonomy and his work is showed in a plant book where he described a lot of new plant species from Spain, Morocco and Mauritania.

Agustí

Pedro i Pons, Agustí
Barcelona 1898 - Barcelona 1971

Doctor, educator. Doctor. He studied with Francesc Esquerdo i Ferrer i Soldevicens, and in 1927 he became Professor of pathology and clinical medicine at the faculty of medicine in Barcelona, where he was also a teacher. He attended several congresses and was the president of different institutions: the Instituto Médico-farmacéutico, the Academia de Ciencias Médicas (1939-58) and the Academia de Medicina de Barcelona (1957-71).

August

Pi i Sunyer, August
Barcelona 1879 - Mèxic 1965

Doctor. In 1902, he founded the Societat Catalana de Biologia and later on he became Professor of physiology at the University of Barcelona, where he promoted the study of physiology. In the Laboratorio Bacteriológico Municipal and in the Institut de Fisiologia he worked as a teacher and researcher.

Josep

Planas i Mestres, Josep
Barcelona 1926 - Barcelona 1995

Biologist, animal physiologist.

Isidre

Pòlit i Buxareu, Isidre
Alella 1880 - Barcelona 1958

Astronomer, physicist, mathematician. "He used to explain that as a kid, on the way back from Badalona to Alella at night, he had fallen in love with the firmament from contemplating the starry sky so much." Joseph M. Casals' words in memory of Isidre Pòlit exemplify a passion for astronomy that accompanied the career of this scientist from an early age.

Josep

Pons i Rosell, Josep
Arbós (Tarragona) 1918 - Sant Feliu del Llobregat (Barcelona) 2013

Anthropologist. Highly regarded Physical Anthropologist and teacher to a generation of physical anthropologists. He was Professor of Anthropology, President of the SEAB (Spanish Society of Biological Anthropology, 1978-1984), of IDA (International Dermatoglyphics Association, 1961-1971) and Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts Barcelona.

Llorenç

Presas i Puig, Llorenç
Sant Boi de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat 1811 - Barcelona 1875

Educator. He got his Ph.D. degree in science (1846) and pharmacy (1846). He was a teacher of mathematics in the University of Barcelona and in the Escuela Industrial.

Antoni

Prevosti i Pelegrín, Antoni
Barcelona 1919 - Barcelona 2011

Biologist. Geneticist and professor of genetics at the University of Barcelona. Antoni Prevosti wanted to dedicate himself to genetics even before it was a subject at university. With the perseverance he always defended to be a good scientist, Prevosti reached his goal of becoming a researcher and an active teacher until the end of his life, as retired Professor Emeritus of genetics at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB).

Pere

Puig i Adam, Pere
Barcelona 1900 - Madrid 1960

Mathematician. He studied in Barcelona and he got his Ph.D. degree in exact sciences. In 1926 he won the professorship in mathematics of the Instituto de San Isidro, Madrid. 

Pere

Puig i Muset, Pere
Molins de Rei 1911 - Barcelona 1983

Pharmacist. During a postwar period that did not encourage great discoveries, Pere Puig Muset was part of the brilliant minds who contributed to the creation of a modern pharmaceutical industry. A passionate researcher, a teacher to all those who approached him and generous in his discoveries, Puig Muset ventured to create a pharmaceutical laboratory for the creation of innovative products at a time when in Spain it was common to open laboratories to copy already established formulas.

Rafael

Puig i Valls, Rafael
Tarragona 1845 - 1920

Forest Engineer. Public awareness of the importance of forests in land preservation hugely increased thanks to his efforts, which he did by writing a number of articles, most importantly, an article published in La Vanguardia in 1898 (‘Patriotism and the Tree’). A year later, the first festival of the tree in Barcelona was celebrated in 1899 thanks to his initiative, then consolidated by royal decree in 1915 when it Arbour Day was established as a compulsory celebration in Spain.

Antoni

Pujadas i Mayans, Antoni
Igualada, Anoia 1811 - Barcelona 1881

Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist. Due to the revolution of 1835 he lived in London and Paris during some years. He founded and directed the mental hospital of Sant Boi del Llobregat (1854). 

Jaume

Pujiula i Dilmé, Jaume
Besalú, Garrotxa 1869 - Barcelona 1958

Biologist. He studied biology in Austria and Germany. In 1910 he founded the Laboratori Biològic de l'Ebre in Tortosa and in 1916 he was one of the founders of the Institut Químic de Sarrià.

Enric

Ras i Oliva, Enric
Tarragona 1915 - Benicarló 2007

Professor, educator. Engineer and professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). A beloved professor, a renowned engineer and a respected academic figure, Enric Ras i Oliva led engineering beyond where it seemed possible to when he began to practice it, amidst the Spanish Civil War. Involved not only in his work, but in the development and the future of engineering in Catalonia, he also managed to emphasize the importance of the social and ecological responsibility it entailed.

Jaume

Raventós i Pijoan, Jaume
Barcelona 1905 - Manchester 1982

Doctor, pharmacist. Jaume was born in Barcelona in 1905, son of surgeon Antoni Raventós i Avinyò from the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and nephew of the historian, architect and collaborator of Enric Prat de la Riba in the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), Josep Pijoan i Soteras. He did his studies of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, where was internal student of Physiology with Dr. August Pi and Sunyer. It obtained the degree in 1930 and was internal doctor, later internal teacher and assistant teacher of Human Physiology of the Department of Physiology. It defended his doctoral thesis in ne [...]

Salvador

Reguant i Serra, Salvador
Súria 1928 - Barcelona 2016

Paleontologist, geologist. World-renowned specialist in the study of bryozoan fossils. A member of the Department of Science and Technology at the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) since 1986. A scientist and a humanist, he was the founder and director of the magazine Contributions to Science.

Bartolomeu

Robert i Yarzábal, Bartolomeu
Tampico, Mèxic 1842 - Barcelona 1902

Doctor, politician. Medical Doctor and politician. He started his studies in Sitges. He studied Medicine in Barcelona and he got his M.D. in Madrid (1864). He worked in the Hospital de la Santa Creu in 1869.  

Joan

Rodés i Teixidor, Joan
Barcelona 1938 - Barcelona 2017

Doctor, hepatologist. Dr. Joan Rodés is born in Barcelona the 11 March, 1938. His infancy is marked by the scarcity and the repression of the post-war once finished the Spanish Civil War. He studies Medicine, influenced by his maternal grandfather Dr. Pau Teixidor, doctor of Rodonyà. It does it in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, between 1955 and 1962.

Josep

Rodrigo i Botet, Josep
Manises, L'Horta 1842 - Madrid 1915

Technical engineer. He participated in huge public works in South America. During excavations for this public works, he found bones greater than normal ones.

Joan Joaquim

Rodríguez i Femenias, Joan Joaquim
Maó, Menorca 1839 - Tolosa, Llenguadoc 1905

Botanist. He studied algae and the flora of Menorca (Illes Balears). His interest in algae made him collect different samples until he had a valuable collection.

Pere Màrtir

Rossell i Vilar, Pere Màrtir
Olot, Garrotxa 1882 - Barcelona 1933

Veterinary. He studied in the Escuela Veterinaria de Zaragoza and worked in Barcelona and Ripoll. He was exiled because of the Semana Trágica (1909) and went to France, where he became interested with the cattle productions of Catalunya.

Jordi

Sabater Pi, Jordi
Barcelona 1922 - Barcelona 2009

Ethologist. Born on 2 August 1922, he was one of the most internationally renowned Catalan scientists for his contributions in the field of ethology. His autodidactic studies of ethology and anthropology began during his stay in Equatorial Guinea between 1940 and 1969, where he carried out the field research that made him one of the most eminent world experts in the study of primates, amphibians and some African birds in their natural habitat.

Francesc

Salvà i Campillo, Francesc
Barcelona 1751 - Barcelona 1828

Educator, doctor, researcher. He participated in the Catalan Enlightenment movement promoting the progress of the science and society. In the field of medicine he fought against superstition thoughts.

Lluís Antoni

Santaló i Sors, Lluís Antoni
Girona 1911 - Buenos Aires 2001

Mathematician. Lluís Santaló was born in Girona on 9 October 1911 in the bosom of a family of great pedagogic reputation. At 16 years old, he went to Madrid to study at the Faculty of Mathematics. He obtained his degree in 1934 and, with the help of professor Julio Rey Pastor, traveled to Hamburg to work with W. Blaschke in geometric probabilities, thus initiating himself in what would be known as Integral Geometry. He completed his dissertation in 1936.

Juan Antonio

Seoane i Camba, Juan Antonio
Leiro 1933 - Barcelona 2017

Botanist, algology.

Prudenci

Seró i Navàs, Prudenci
Cabassers, Priorat 1883 - Cabassers, Priorat 1963

Doctor, researcher. Teacher and researcher. He finished his medicine studies at the University of Barcelona in 1908. At first he specialised in ophthalmology, but due to the dead of a member of his family, he quitted his work as a doctor and started his studies of natural sciences at the University of Barcelona.

Fèlix

Serratosa i Palet, Fèlix
Barcelona 1925 - 1995

Chemist. In 1991 Serratosa i Palet received the Catalan Foundation Prize for Research. In 1992 he was awarded the Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific merit by the Catalan government for his work in the field of methodology of organic synthesis, and in 1993 he was named a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts Barcelona.

Lluís

Solé i Sabarís, Lluís
Gavà, Baix Llobregat 1908 - Capellades, Anoia 1985

Geologist, geographer. He studied natural sciences in Barcelona and San Miguel de la Cámara made him being interested in geology. He collaborated with Pau Vila during fifty years. He had a geology professorship in Granada.

Ferran

Sunyer i Balaguer, Ferran
Figueres, Alt Empordà 1912 - Barcelona 1967

Mathematician. Since his birth he was affected of paralysis, and he was a self-taught person in scientific matters. He started his scientific research with a sequence work that was published in "Comptes Rendus" of the Académie des Sciences of Paris.

Josep

Teixidor i Batlle, Josep
Llers, Alt Empordà 1920 - Barcelona 1989

Mathematician. Professor of analytical geometry and topology at the University of Barcelona, he also worked in Rome and Hamburg universities and in the polytechnic institute of Zurich.

Esteve

Terrades i Illa, Esteve
Barcelona 1883 - Madrid 1950

Mathematician, engineer. He studied in Charlottenburg (Berlin), Barcelona and Madrid. He got his Ph.D. degree in physics and he was teacher at the universities of Zaragoza, Barcelona and Madrid. He specialised in physics-mathematics sciences and published several essays about these matters including "Emisión de radiaciones por cuerpos fijos o en movimiento", read in the Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona in 1909. He published some works in "Revista de la Academia de Ciencias", Madrid, and in the bulletin of Institut de Ciències de Barcelona.

Frederic

Trèmols i Borrell, Frederic
Cadaqués (Alt Empordà) 1831 - Barcelona 1900

Chemist, botanist. He was graduated in Pharmacy in Barcelona and he got his PhD in Madrid in 1856. In 1861 he obtained the Chair of InorganicChemical Pharmacy of the University of Granada and after a short time he was transfered to that of the same name in the University of Barcelona, where he ended up being Dean of the Pharmaceutical College.

Josep

Trueta i Raspall, Josep
Barcelona 1897 - Barcelona 1977

Doctor. Orthopaedic surgeon. He finished medicine studies in Barcelona in 1921 and he got his Ph.D. degree in 1922. He worked in Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau collaborating with Manuel Croachán.

Ramon

Turró i Darder, Ramon
Girona 1854 - Barcelona 1926

Philosopher, biologist. When he was young he signed up in the army to fight against Carlins. He started studying medicine in Barcelona in 1871, but he quitted the studies three years later.

Lluís

Vallmitjana i Rovira, Lluís
Torredemabarra 1914 - Barcelona 2006

Naturalist, biologist. Professor of animal and plant histology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona. He was a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (1982) and the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia (1983). Among his contributions to Catalan science, the promotion of electron microscopy and the creation of the Scientific-Technical Services of the University of Barcelona, are noteworthy.

Estanislau

Vayreda i Vila, Estanislau
Olot (Garrotxa) 1848 - Olot (Garrotxa) 1901

Botanist. He was graduated in Pharmacy in Barcelona in 1868. He was military pharmacist in the carline army and this was, in fact, the only professional dedication that he exercised, because he was a farmer that was devoted to take care of the family estates, therefore he had a lot of free time for the cultivation of science.

Joaquim Josep

Veà i Baró, Joaquim Josep
Barcelona 1958 - 2016

Primatologist. Professor of Psychobiology at the University of Barcelona and director of the university’s Special Centre for Primate Research at the same. His research in the jungles of Zaire and Veracruz centered around the relationships between the environment and the behaviour of non-human primates in nature, and the changes provoked in these relationships due to human activity.

Lluís Maria

Vidal i Carreras, Lluís Maria
Barcelona 1842 - Barcelona 1922

Geologist, engineer. Mine engineer and geologist. He worked in the mines of Linares (Andalucía) and Almadén (Castilla la Nueva). In 1881 he was the engineer boss of the mines from Girona and in 1883 he was the director of the mine section at the Societat del Ferrocarril i Mines de Sant Joan de les Abadesses. 

Josep Maria

Vidal i Llenas, Josep Maria
Valls 1913 - Barcelona 2019

Physicist, meteorologist. He was born in Valls in 1913. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (1934) and received his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid (1944), with a thesis on the electrical conductivity of air, directed by the Dr. Isidre Pòlit (Alella, 1880 - Barcelona, 1958).

Sebastià

Vidal i Soler, Sebastià
Barcelona 1842 - Manila 1889

Forest Engineer. After finishing his studies in 1865 he travelled to the Philippines to work as a forest inspector. In 1871 and 1876 he created the Commission of Flora and Forestry Statistics, of which he was named the head whilst also working as the director of the Botanic Gardens of Manila (1878-1889). He was an eminent botanist and wrote various pieces of work about the flora of the Philippineswhich contrasted with collections around the rest of the world.

Joan

Vilanova i Piera, Joan
València 1821 - Madrid 1893

Geologist. He got his Ph.D. degree in medicine and science, he also studied geology in Paris and was Professor at the University of Madrid. He published some of his works as: Manual de geología; Tratado de geología agricola; Teoría y práctica de pozos artesianos; Origen, naturaleza y antigüedad del hombre; Descripcions de viatges europeus.

Carmina

Virgili i Rodon, Carmina
Barcelona 1927 - Barcelona 2014

Geologist. Catalan eminent geologist . She published books and over a hundred articles on everything in the field of stratigraphy and paleogeography of Triassic and Permian periods in Catalonia, Spain and Western Europe.

Josep

Vives i Codina, Josep
Callús, Bages 1931 - Barcelona 1993

Botanist. Since he was a child he was very interested in studying the plants, he was considered an enthusiastic botanist. When he was 14 years old, he was admitted to work in the Institut Botànic de Barcelona, without being paid.

Josep Lluís

Vives i Comallonga, Josep Lluís
Figueres 1897 - Barcelona 1995

Forest Engineer. He joined at the faculty in 1934 and worked in the service of the Republican government between 1931 and 1939 as the head of the Girona Forestry Services Office, and as professor of silviculture and topography illustrator at the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering. Living through the Spanish civil war he was appointed to the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Pyrenees Hydrographic Confederation in 1958.

Conrad

Xalabarder i Puig, Conrad
Caldes de Montbui, Vallès Occidental 1899 - Barcelona 1979

Doctor. In 1923 he finished his studies in medicine in Barcelona and at 1924 he stared to work in the sanatorium of Torrebonica, where two years after he became the director. In 1927 he got his Ph.D. degree with a research about the sodic tiosulphate application in the tuberculosis treatment.