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Astronomers, neurobiologists, popularizers, researchers, mathematicians and more. Connect with the more than 50 renowned national and international scientists who will be part of the Puerto de Ideas Antofagasta 2021 Science Festival

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Aki Watanabe

Aki Watanabe

Paleontologist
Alex Behn

Alex Behn

Psychologist

A psychologist trained at Universidad Diego Portales, Alex Behn holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University…

Alex Muñoz

Alex Muñoz

Lawyer

With a law degree from Universidad de Chile and a master’s degree in international and comparative law from George Washington University (United States), Alex Muñoz is Director for Latin America at Pristine Seas…

Aline Küppenheim

Aline Küppenheim

Álvaro Viguera

Álvaro Viguera

Actor and director

Actor and director Álvaro Viguera holds an undergraduate degree in theater from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. For his first film, Pérez, he received the award for best direction at the 2012 SANFIC…

Ana Maria Lennon

Ana Maria Lennon

biologist and immunologist

After receiving her undergraduate degree in biology from Universidad de Chile, immunologist Ana María Lennon completed master’s and doctoral degrees in genetics from the Institut Pasteur…

Andrea Vial

Andrea Vial

Journalist

Journalist Andrea Vial, an alumna of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, has enjoyed a long and successful career in media. Of her many positions she has worked in the press department…

Andrés Gomberoff

Andrés Gomberoff

Theoretical physicist and science communicator

Theoretical physicist and science communicator Andrés Gomberoff earned a PhD in sciences with a mention in physics from Universidad de Chile,

Andrés Jordán

Andrés Jordán

Astronomer

Astronomer, holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Universidad de Chile and a PhD in astronomy from Rutgers University

Ángela Posada

Ángela Posada

Science journalist and author born in Colombia,

A distinguished science journalist and author born in Colombia, Ángela Posada holds an undergraduate degree in modern languages and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas…

Anil Seth

Anil Seth

British neuroscientist

Professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience and co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom). He is also the co-director of the Brain…

Antonio Hales

Antonio Hales

Astronomer

Antonio Hales is an astronomer who received his undergraduate degree from Universidad de Chile and his doctorate from the University of London (United Kingdom)…

Benjamín Labatut

Benjamín Labatut

Chilean author

Chilean author Benjamín Labatut was born in Rotterdam and spent his childhood in The Hague, Buenos Aires, and Lima, and at age fourteen moved Santiago…

Calogero Santoro

Calogero Santoro

Archaeologist

Archaeologist Calogero Santoro holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh (United States) and a master’s degree in archaeology from Cornell University…

Carolina Agurto

Carolina Agurto

Astrophycist

Carolina Agurto holds a PhD in astrophysics from Universität München (Germany) and conducted her doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics…

Catterina Ferreccio

Catterina Ferreccio

Epidemiologist

An epidemiologist trained at the Universidad de Chile, Catterina Ferreccio holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University (United States). She is a tenured professor at

Cédric Villani

Cédric Villani

French mathematician and politician

Began his career in science as a student at the École Normale Supérieure, where he later became a professor

César Hidalgo

César Hidalgo

Physicist

Physicist César Hidalgo is a professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the former head of its Collective Learning Group…

Cine científico Pariscience

Cine científico Pariscience

Scientific film festival

Pariscience is a French documentary film festival that offers a diversity of contrasting perspectives from a range of scientific disciplines…

Cristián Molina

Cristián Molina

Musician and researcher
Daniel Ramírez

Daniel Ramírez

Philosopher

Daniel Ramírez holds a PhD in ethics and political philosophy from Université París-Sorbonne (France), a master’s degree in philosophy of art from Université de Paris I…

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva

Journalist

A journalist and television host in the press department of the Mega television station, Daniel Silva previously worked at TVN, Chile’s national television network…

Elvira López

Elvira López

Actress, singer and theater director

She has directed productions such as Ciencia ficción (2010), Cráneo vacío (2012), Las cosas que nunca tuve (2015)…

Eric Goles

Eric Goles

Mathematician and researcher

Chilean mathematician and researcher Eric Goles, a native of Antofagasta, holds an undergraduate degree in mathematical engineering from Universidad de Chile and a PhD in engineering and mathematics…

Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher

German physicist and Nobel Prize winner in Medicine

German physicist Erwin Neher studied physics at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and medicine at Universität Göttingen (Germany), and obtained a specialization in physiology

Francisco Aravena

Francisco Aravena

Journalist

Journalist and writer Francisco Aravena is the editor and host of La Tercera’s daily current events podcast, Crónica stereo…

Gonzalo Moratorio

Gonzalo Moratorio

Uruguayan virologist

Gonzalo Moratorio received his undergraduate training in the science department of Universidad de la República (Uruguay), where he is presently an assistant professor…

Ismahane Elouafi

Ismahane Elouafi

Moroccan geneticist

Ismahane Elouafi holds a PhD in genetics from Universidad de Córdoba (Spain) and is the chief scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

Jackie Faherty

Jackie Faherty

American astrophysicist and educator

Jackie Faherty is a scientific staff member in the departments of astrophysics and education at the American Museum of Natural History…

Javiera Rey

Javiera Rey

Astrophysicist

For her PhD in astrophysics, completed at the Université de Genève (Switzerland), Javiera Rey focused on the detection of long-period extrasolar planets similar to Jupiter and the cycles of stellar activity…

Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué is a scientific researcher from Spain based in the US. An internationally renowned cancer specialist, he is the director of New York’s Sloan Kettering Institute…

John Ewer

John Ewer

Biologist
Karina Rojas

Karina Rojas

Astrophysicist

Karina Rojas holds a PhD in astrophysics from Universidad de Valparaíso, and currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland

Lautaro Nuñez

Lautaro Nuñez

Archeologist

Archeologist Lautaro Núñez, the recipient of Chile’s National Award in History, holds a PhD in anthropological sciences from the University of Tokyo (Japan) and is a tenured professor

Leslie Vosshall

Leslie Vosshall

American molecular neurobiologist

American molecular neurobiologist Leslie Vosshall obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York in 1987 and received her PhD in molecular genetics from Rockefeller University…

Luigi Naldini

Luigi Naldini

Italian geneticist

Italian geneticist Luigi Naldini is a pioneer in the study, development and application of lentiviral vectors for curing fatal diseases. He is recognized for his work domesticating HIV…

Macarena Lescornez

Macarena Lescornez

Journalist

Macarena Lescornez was trained as a journalist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and holds a postgraduate degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid…

Manuel Tironi

Manuel Tironi

Sociologist

A sociologist trained at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Manuel Tironi holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University…

Marcelo Alonso

Marcelo Alonso

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy

British mathematician and science communicator

British mathematician and science communicator Marcus du Sautoy holds a PhD in mathematics from University of Oxford (United Kingdom), where he is currently a professor…

María Constanza Castro

María Constanza Castro

Journalist

Journalist María Constanza Castro holds a master’s degree in Spanish American literature from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master’s degree in Cultural and Creative Industries…

María Izquierdo

María Izquierdo

Theater director and actress

María Izquierdo, an alumna of the theater school of Universidad de Chile, has been active as both an actress and director, in theater, film and television, since 1980. She has performed a tremendous range of works, from the great universal classics…

María Soledad Matus

María Soledad Matus

Biochemist

Biochemist María Soledad Matus holds a PhD in biological sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and is the director of the Biology of Neurodegeneration laboratory at Fundación Ciencia & Vida….

Mauro Costa-Mattioli

Mauro Costa-Mattioli

Uruguayan neuroscientist

Uruguayan neuroscientist Mauro Costa-Mattioli is the director of the Memory and Brain Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (United States), which is part of the Texas Medical Center…

Mercedes Funes

Mercedes Funes

Michel Lussault

Michel Lussault

French geographer

French geographer Michel Lussault, educated at Université de Tours (France), is presently a professor of Urban Studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon…

Neil Turok

Neil Turok

South African astrophysicist

South African astrophysicist Neil Turok is one of the world’s most renowned theoretical physicists and has also made a name for himself in the world of education…

Nicolás Soto

Nicolás Soto

DR Nico Soto

A medical doctor trained at Universidad de Chile, Nico Soto holds a postgraduate degree in bioregulatory medicine, and in Germany he specialized in anthroposophical medicine…

Pablo Rosenblatt

Pablo Rosenblatt

Biologist

Pablo Rosenblatt holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master’s degree in film and television production from University of York…

Paolo Bortolameolli

Paolo Bortolameolli

Chilean-Italian orchestral conductor

Paolo Bortolameolli was trained as a pianist at the Institute of Music at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and graduated from the program in Orchestral…

Rafael Gumucio

Rafael Gumucio

Writer

Received his undergraduate degree in education and holds a master’s degree in literature from Universidad de Chile. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Humor Studies at Universidad Diego Portales…

Rafael Yuste

Rafael Yuste

Spanish neurobiologist

Born in Spain and a resident of New York since 1980, neurobiologist Rafael Yuste is the director of the NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University…

Sandra González-Bailón

Sandra González-Bailón

Spanish sociologist

Sandra González Bailón is a professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (United States), where she is also an affiliated investigator at the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences…

Sarah Baitzel

Sarah Baitzel

American archaeologist

Archaeologist Sarah Baitzel, a native of the United States, received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California (United States)…

Sergio Martin

Sergio Martin

Spanish astronomer

Sergio Martín holds an undergraduate degree in physical sciences and a PhD. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Institute for Radio Astronomy in the Millimeter Range…

Soledad Onetto

Soledad Onetto

Journalist and television anchorwoman

Soledad Onetto is a graduate of the journalism school at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, who has held important roles at the country’s most prestigious media organizations…

Tomás Pérez-Acle

Tomás Pérez-Acle

Computational biologist

A biologist with an undergraduate degree from Chile’s Universidad de Concepción and a PhD in biotechnology from Universidad Andrés Bello, Tomás Pérez-Acle is a professor and researcher…

Valeria Foncea

Valeria Foncea

Journalist

A journalist trained at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Valeria Foncea holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. She has had a long and successful career in Chilean television…

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