La Nau hosts a conference about space suit and its evolution

  • Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Society
  • December 16th, 2019
Bartolomé Luque.
Bartolomé Luque.

On Tuesday 17th December, at 7 p.m., at the Aula Magna of La Nau Cultural Centre will hold the conference entitled Ciencia y ciencia ficción de los trajes espaciales (Science and science fiction of space suits). This event, organised by the Escola Europea de Pensament Lluís Vives, is run by Bartolomé Luque Serrano, researcher, disseminator and professor of Applied Mathematics in Aerospace Engineering at the UPM School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering of Madrid. Free entrance until full capacity.

In Ciencia y ciencia ficción de los trajes espaciales, Luque, Professor in Physics and author of a dozen informative books and more than 200 press articles, will tell the story of this genuine garment. In the talk, the physicist will use literature, comics and science fiction films to explain the evolution of space suits, stopping at their design, which has undergone certain relevant changes from its origin until today.

The design of the suit has been closely linked to human knowledge of outer space and the solution of some technical problems that at the time were insurmountable.  Bartolomé Luque, whose informative task has been reflected in collaborations in radio programmes such as No es un día cualquiera, by RNE, and whose research on Complex Systems has been published in internationally prestigious scientific journals such as Investigación y Ciencia, Nature or Physical Review Letters, will reveal the science behind this unusual clothing, so frequently associated with science fiction.

The Escola de Pensament Lluís Vives is a cultural project, promoted by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport and with the management of the General Foundation of the Universitat de València, which is shaped as a space for reflection and participatory and critical debate on current issues. The Escola has the participation of other actors from public administration and civil society: Presidency of the Generalitat, Valencia City Council, Regional Department of Transparency and Education, Participation and Cooperation, Regional Department of Education, Research, Culture and Sport, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, Alfons el Magnànim Institute, Escola Europea d’Humanitats and Caixa Popular.