Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Geologists, astronomers and biologists, members of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC) will open an interactive workshop here, aimed at bringing the population closer to these disciplines in a didactic way, announced the institution.
Open Doors Academy is the name of the entity’s new project, which opens its rooms to science lovers next May 31 in a monthly cycle of conferences that will take place on the last Thursday of each month.
Life on Earth and in the Universe. Are we the exception or the rule?, is the theme of the opening session, given by the Cuban astronomer Oscar Alvarez, known for his interventions on the Universe, its evolution and the search for extraterrestrial life, as well as the geologist Manuel Iturralde, specialist in topics such as the origins of the Earth.
They will also be accompanied by the biologist Giraldo Alayon, a researcher on topics such as the evolution of human life on the planet until the appearance of intelligence.
The meeting will be hosted by the auditorium of the ACC, a site that protects important moments of history and science in Cuba.
Since its foundation in the middle of the 19th century, figures such as Carlos Juan Finlay, Felipe Poey, Francisco de Albear, Alvaro Reynoso and the German naturalist Juan Cristobal Gundlach used those rooms for scientific debate.
In this place, Finlay also enunciated almost all the work on yellow fever and the discovery of the transmitter Aedes aegypti mosquito, and even the German physicist Albert Einstein toured the facility in his brief 30-hour stay in Havana in December 1930.
In its halls, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro predicted just one year after the triumph of January 1959 how the future of that discipline on the island should be: of men of science and thought.