The celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education will end tomorrow, Tuesday, 15, in Olhão, with the presentation of the book collection «Science & Knowledge», in which Minister Manuel Heitor will be present.
The session takes place at the José Mariano Gago Municipal Library, starting at 11:00 am.
The «Ciência & Conhecimento» collection is an initiative commissioned by the bookseller and anthropologist Luís Gomes and edited by A Bela e o Monstro with the newspaper Público as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education in Portugal.
The collection reissues the first editions of eight works relevant to the promotion of scientific culture, such as «The Origin of Species», by Charles Darwin, or the «Book of Algebra en Arithmetica y Geometria», by Pedro Nunes.
In an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, supported by Ciência Viva, the «Ciência & Conhecimento» collection is being offered to educational establishments, libraries and Ciência Viva Schools and Clubs across the country.
Works that are part of the «Science & Knowledge» collection:
– «The Origin of Species», by Charles Darwin
– «From Earth to the Moon»: direct journey in 97 hours and 20 minutes, by Jules Verne
– «Life, Spirit and Matter», by Erwin Schrödinger
– «Da Educação», by Almeida Garrett
– «Causes of the Decline of Peninsular Peoples in the last three centuries», by Antero de Quental
– «Colloquies of the simple, and drugs and medicinal things from India», by Garcia de Orta
– «Algebra Book in Arithmetic and Geometry», by Pedro Nunes
– «Einstein's theories: the principle of special relativity»
In addition to the minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, the president of Ciência Viva, Rosalia Vargas, the scientist and deputy Alexandre Quintanilha, the president of the Municipality of Olhão and AMAL – Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve, António Pina, the rector of the University of the Algarve, Paulo Águas, and the president of the Algarve Biomedical Center, Nuno Marques.
The session will also serve to debate «Scientific Education in the Algarve», in the presence of several teachers from school groups in the Algarve and the directors of the Ciência Viva Centers in the region – Luís Azevedo Rodrigues, director of the Ciência Viva Center in Lagos, Ana Ramos, director of the CCV of Tavira, Cristina Veiga Pires, director of the CCV of Faro -, in addition to Edina Soraia Barbosa, president of the Medical Students Group of the Academic Association of the University of the Algarve of UAlg, and Isabel Palmeirim, director of the Integrated Master of Medicine of UAlg.
This initiative marks the end of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.