Category: Academicians in society

Catalonia and game theory

“Sovereignty, although it won at the polls, would always lose out by accepting the legitimacy of the Government of Spain” Lluís Vicent Safont, corresponding academician for Andorra of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), makes an interesting statement of the struggle between sovereignty and independence in Catalonia through the game theory developed by the Nobel laureate in Economics John Nash in the article “El procés: eleccions o no, repressió o no” (The process: Elections or not. Repression or not), published last November 3 by the Diari d’Andorra. Reducing the players to two, represented by the independence bloc...

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The threat of noroviruses

“The great outbreak of gastroenteritis in Barcelona suggests that the management of the microbial risks of mineral waters could benefit from an additional analysis of the relevant viral pathogens” Albert Bosch, full academician and president of the Experimental Sciences Section of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), argues in an article signed together with other specialists in the scientific journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that the bacterial analysis protocols that are currently carried out to guarantee the consumption of beverages and foods should include other relevant viral pathogens, such as noroviruses. It’s the conclusion of the study “Norovirus...

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How to research

“The work, promoted by the Royal Academy, reviews over 20 full chapters the main research techniques applied to different fields of knowledge” The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management (ACCID) and the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University have published the book “¿Cómo investigar?” (How to research) (Profit Editorial), the result of an agreement between the three institutions. A work with the collaboration of the numerary academicians Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea, Albert Bosch, Maria Àngels Calvo, Ángel Aguirre, Jordi Martí, Miguel Ángel Gallo, Josep Ignasi Saranyana and Josep...

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The new accounting paradigm

“The new international standards try to respond to how financial information is accessed, used and consumed today” Frederic Borràs, corresponding academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and member of the Forum of Firms, a body associated with the International Federation of Auditors (IFAC) that brings together the 27 most important audit societies in the world, ensures that the new international auditing standards that will begin to be implemented from next year will substantially modify the mechanisms of the markets. “The new international accounting standards (IFRS) represent a great paradigm shift to try to respond to...

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Spiritual canticle

David Jou, full academician and member of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), will present on November 27 at the Claret bookstore in Barcelona (Roger de Llúria, 5) his latest work, the poems book “Cant Espiritual” (Spiritual Canticle), that closes a cycle of five books of religious poetry of his own authorship. The presentation will be held at 7:30 pm and will be directed by American writer and literary critic Sam Abrams. “Cant Espiritual” completes a series of five poetry books published over the last five years “Poemes sobre ciència i fe” (Poems about science and faith) (2013), “Poemes de Nadal i de Setmana Santa” (Christmas and Easter Poems) (2014), “La mística dels dies” (The mystique of the days) (2015), “Cartografies de Déu” (Cartographies of God) (2016) and now this “Cant Espiritual” (2017). All of them start from a Christian inspiration, especially evident, but approach a more general perspective when dealing with the themes of the relationship between science and faith, mysticism and interreligious dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The “Cant Espiritual” of Jou is placed in the long tradition of Catalan spiritual canticles, studied in considerable detail by Sam Abrams. Although the most well-known spiritual canticle in this tradition is that of Joan Maragall, we must not forget those of Ausiàs March and Josep Palau i Fabre, especially appreciated by Jou....

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