José Manuel Sánchez Ron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1971) and a PhD in Physics from the University of London (1978). He is a senior Professor of the History of Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he was previously titular Professor of Theoretical Physics. He has been a member of the Real Academia Española since 2003 and a member of the International Academy of the History of Science in Paris since 2006. He is the author of over four hundred publications, of which forty-five are books, including El mundo después de la revolución. La física de la segunda mitad del siglo XX (Pasado & Presente, 2014) for which he received Spain’s National Literary Prize in the Essay category. In 2011 he received the Jovellanos International Essay Prize for La Nueva Ilustración: Ciencia, tecnología y humanidades en un mundo interdisciplinar (Ediciones Nobel, 2011), and, in 2016, the Julián Marías Prize for a scientific career in humanities from the Municipality of Madrid.
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