All posts by Martín López Corredoira

PhD in Physics, PhD in Philosophy. Staff researcher at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Editor of "Against the Tide. A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done". Last published books: "The Twilight of the Scientific Age", "Voluntad. La fuerza heroica que arrastra la vida" (in Spanish).

Have we reached the twilight of the fundamental science era?

History reveals a succession of many dawns and twilights, in different facets of human activity. Looking at the past, we can date and understand the reasons for the birth of science, specifically fundamental science. However, we do not know precisely when its twilight will take place. Nevertheless, clues of the advent of such twilight are already in the air. This article presents the underlying rationale suggesting that we are now past the golden age of pure science, and how we need to accommodate our research to this new era. Read more [...]