Dr. Julia Tagüeña
There is a general agreement on the need of social appropriation of science as a very important parameter involved in forming opinions and improving the quality of life. The issue is how to go from fostering science communication activities to a public policy that considers cultural, educational, and environmental differences. There are many science perception surveys carried out in different populations that give some light but only measure averaged results; we will analyze the importance of including social dynamics.
Julia Tagüeña (Mexico) Scientific Researcher at the Centre for Energy Research (CIE), Morelos Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has taught at the secondary, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research has been on solid state physics, and in particular disordered systems, amorphous solids, glassy materials and nanostructured porous materials, reporting their results in more than 50 articles in international journals. She is a member of several scientific societies including the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Morelos (where she was secretary for the period 2009-2010), the Mexican Physical Society, the Mexican Society for Promotion of Science and Technology (where she was president for the period 2009-2011), the American Physical Society and the lnstitute of Physics. She designed and supervised the construction of the hall Universum of Energy, nearly twenty years ago. As recognition of her work in this area, from April 2000 to January 2004 she served as Director of Museums of the General Directorate of Promotion of Science, also from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where they belongUniversum Science Museum and the Museum of Light. She is currently Deputy Director of the National Council for Science and Technology CONACYT-Mexico