Senior Professor of Science History at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he was previously professor of Theoretical Physics. He received his undergraduate degree in Physical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of London. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Royal Academy of Spain, where he holds the “G” chair. He is also a member of the European Academy of Science and the Arts (Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea) and a corresponding academician at the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences (Paris). He is the author of over 300 publications in the fields of theoretical physics and the history and philosophy of science, including some thirty books, including: El origen y desarrollo de la relatividad (1983), Diccionario de la ciencia (1996), Cincel, martillo y piedra (1999), El siglo de la ciencia (2000), for which he received the José Ortega y Gasset Prize for Essay and Humanities from the City of Madrid, Historia de la física cuántica. I (2001), El jardín de Newton (2001), El poder de la ciencia (2007), and ¡Viva la ciencia! (with Antonio Mingote; 2008).
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