Marta García-Matos

Graduated in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University and PhD in Mathematics, she is currently working at CosmoCaixa.

Marta García-Matos (Madrid, 1973) graduated in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1998. She continued her studies in the philosophy of science and language at the University of Helsinki, where she began a PhD in mathematical logic. During 2002 she was a visiting scholar at Boston University. In Innsbruck (Austria) she completed her thesis and gained her doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 2005. Until 2009 she combined her research work with educational work, teaching mathematics classes at the Pompeu Fabra University and to secondary pupils (Aula Escuela Europea and Tecnos). She has worked in the scientific communication team of the ICFO-Photonic Sciences Institute, in charge of projects that aim to connect the general public with science through a more humanistic focus.

She works on diverse exhibition and audiovisual scripts and is the author of a series of science-fiction tales for children and adults about the physics of light.

Science

The Quantum Sense IV: Why?

Marta García-Matos

Quantum physics questions several of the intuitive conceptions that we construct following daily interaction with the physical world to make sense of it. One of the most profound is causality, because quantum physics shows that an event can exist without any cause.

Science

The Quantum Sense II: Paradoxes

Marta García-Matos

In the history of quantum physics, three types of paradoxes exist: those that challenge classical physics, those that challenge intuition and common sense, and those that challenge quantum physics itself.

Science

The Quantum Sense

Marta García-Matos

Quantum physics highlights the need for nonsensical humour to give sense to the world: from G. K. Chesterton at his sharpest to the Douglas Adams at his most inquisitive.

Technology

Multi-cinema

Marta García-Matos

A smart cinema where the film is self-generated by an algorithm that monitors and responds to audience emotions and reactions.