Scientists go on a trip

“Often we think of a scientist as the person in the laboratory, but in fact that does not have to be the case,” Federico Lazarin Miranda said, adding that scientists also have to leave their laboratories, travel and promote science.

Lazarin Miranda was one of the participants in yesterday's symposium “Explorations and Expeditions in the Modern and Contemporary World: Science, Propaganda and Culture”, held within the framework of the Ninth Congress of Historians of Sciences and Humanities, in Felipe Carrillo. Puerto Theater.

The symposium aims to exchange different interpretations of scientific travelers who contributed to the advancement of science through research and knowledge exchange.

“My school was about a field,” Federico Lazarin revealed to Diario, “and one day the ecology teacher asked us to bring a jar and a notebook, and he told us: ‘They will go out into the field and they will catch insects.’ They will classify them and give them their names and describe them.’ ‘That’s how science is done.’”

In today's premiere, María del Carmen Galindo Ortega talks about an 18th century German prehistoric scientist who created a diary of insects from Sonora and named them according to the inhabitants where he found them.

Later, Jorge Armando Reyes Yescas referred to a Brazilian traveler in the 1950s who tried to bring nuclear energy to Brazil from France, and later from Germany, so as not to depend on American hegemony, when it was believed that this type of energy was the better and cheaper consumption option. However, he faced obstacles and his attempt failed.

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Javier Rivera Rivera talked about the National Nuclear Energy Commission's expeditions to the Chiapas region, where genetic studies were conducted on the Lacandones in the 1960s.

Finally, Federico Lazarin Miranda gave a presentation about outer space travelers.

He pointed out that astronauts started out as lab rats, subjects for scientific study, but now they are specialists who work as scientists and engineers and are able to conduct research.

Lazarin Miranda stressed that the Earth can be better studied from space.

Space travel is not only a beautiful and expensive thing that has been used for propaganda, but results for the benefit of humanity are also sought. He concluded his talk by explaining how space travel has influenced popular culture. – Alessandra Carrillo Amaro

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