Between hours

Those who have been called up show up with high accuracy on appointments.

– The opposite would be shocking in this watch room – comment by Jordi Joan and Michael Molina, who receive them.

We are at the Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona, ​​which in antiquity was tasked with determining the official time of the city. We are now with a wonderful astronomical clock on a piece of furniture three meters long and two meters wide, made by the Swiss master installed in the town of Gracia Albert Pelliter, and one can spend hours in front of it observing balls and pendulums, turrets and various mechanisms.

Those in charge of the recalled institutions welcome each other and comment on completely common experiences of the general situation: the one who overcame the epidemic, who is accustomed to new communication technologies to get out of the epidemic …

Jordi Joan welcomes you on behalf of Vanguard. Several assistants congratulate him for the medical and scientific information provided by the newspaper.


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Mikel Molina

“La Vanguardia has always cared about her – our manager says – but lately, and for good reason, we care about her so much more than that.

Molina mentions the meaning of this meeting, which preserves the previous entrepreneurial spirit, the meeting of cultural institutions in this symbolic field in June 2020.

Through creation, and now science, we want to help preserve Rambla activity and avoid desertification – he points out.

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In the preparatory minutes, we heard a common claim from different lips. A large number of activities are carried out in these centers, but officials are requesting more media coverage.

Jordi and Mikel agree to point out that “this is one of the reasons why today we requested to attend.”

The clock is on the façade of 115 de la Rambla, above the Polyurama Theater

Watch of the Royal Academy at Polyurama Theater

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Josep A. Pompeii, from the Royal Academy of Medicine, highlights recent conferences on proton therapy and vaccines. Lluís Calvo, a CSIC delegate, notes, “Our compatriots are still not clear enough about the message that well-being and prosperity depend to a large extent on investment in research.” Calvo highlights the large number of researchers and centers associated with his being in Barcelona devoted to marine sciences, evolutionary and molecular biology or space studies.

Ricardo Becchiras, of the School of Geography and History, notes that we “chose to integrate the neighborhood and integrate the neighborhood”. Berry Berga, Vice President of Reial Acadèmia de Farmàcia, demonstrates the satisfaction with working at the “gothic jewel” that is the Hospital Antique de la Santa Croce.

Isona Passola, President of Ateneu arrives. “I regret being, as on other occasions, the only woman in this meeting. The disaster of the country!” Starts from the beginning.

“Well-being depends a lot on an investment in science,” says a CSIC delegate.

Something like this was not expected to happen. It was expected that Judith Carrera, of the CCCB, and Elvira Mastas, of the Maritimes, had to come, but in the end they had to be replaced and the masters came in their place. Joan Dominic Ross explains that in four months – most likely – Teresa Capri will take over the presidency of the Institute of Catalan Studies. Joan Gopher, the president of the RSAP party, had a candidate to replace him, but in the end he couldn’t be.

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The group goes to the conference room, another space they claim to be appreciated with their mouths open. On the doors, signs denoting Technica, Chimica, Physica, Biologia, Geophysica, Mathematica … symbolic frescoes on the walls: laboratories, rails, and a dinosaur skeleton.

Standing on a ladder – a classic in his stellar imagery – gives Pedro Maduino directions.

“Should we look at you?” Calvo asks him.

– Not for me, for the reader! – Pedro answers.

It takes a relatively short time to take the photo, and in the end, Isona Passola leaves in a hurry: today it is precisely she was vaccinated.

Then, journalists and guests march towards their own careers, but the writer of these lines, on his first visit to the house, takes advantage of the occasion. President Jofre is so kind to teach and have fun wandering around this trendy space, with display cabinets full of unique things – old microscopes, glass prisms, barometers, hydrometer, daguerreotype room -; With walls covered with pictures of scientists; With a well-fed library and archive. We reach the spacious terraces on the upper floors – one with a 360-degree view of Barcelona – and the dome where George Orwell had taken refuge during the events of May 38. The establishment offers guided tours several times a week, and I guarantee it’s a worthwhile visit.

The science part is clear, but what is the role of arts in this academy? President Jover asked.

– Applied Arts. The construction of the measuring objects that I have seen requires highly experienced craftsmen and specialists, which is why they joined our foundation.

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Aileen Morales

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