Reading & Science

Johannes Gensfleisch on the Gutenberg shop, or just Johannes Gutenberg, played a key role in spreading the practice of silent reading in the 15th century. The development of a mechanical system provided a great revolution in material printing.
for reading. This feat opened the doors to the advancement of knowledge-based science and, above all, the mass dissemination of knowledge..

At the heart of the various postgraduate programs (PPGs), the advancement of science and dissemination of knowledge are fundamental points for the development of society.

from latin, Reading and Science can be translated into reading and science. This space is dedicated to the dissemination of literary material, scientific and non-technical, which brings reading suggestions to the general public that go beyond the scope of the research developed in our PPG. Every month, two suggestions are presented with a short discussion about the content of each work.

It is hoped that the suggestions presented in this space will give wings to the imagination and be a spark of transformation not only in scientific research, but for people to see the world as it could be and not as it really is.

Happy reading to all!!

Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?

Famous for his brilliantly peculiar insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (i.e., quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory that describes the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations and his renowned “Feynman diagrams” instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates the substance and spirit of QED to the layman. The introduction of A. Zee places Feynman's book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman's uniquely appealing and enlightening style.

Rambling Through Science and Technology

This book is a collection of random notes on a variety of topics, from the beginnings of science to ideas about the universe today. This adventure addresses the history and heroes of science, the fantastic invention of the heat engine, How to know which is the most efficient mechanical device, game theory and that mysterious non-thing.

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