Prof. Xavier Roque

Xavier Roqué is professor of History of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and a member of the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of History of Science (IHC). After graduating from the Physics Department, he received his doctorate in History of Science (UAB, 1993) and carried out postdoctoral stays in Cambridge and Paris. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Cambridge (2011) and Uppsala (2013).

His research and publications focus on contemporary physics and the relationship between science, culture and gender. Recent publications include De la Guerra Fría al calentamiento global. Estados Unidos, España y el nuevo orden científico mundial (Libros de la Catarata, 2018, edited with L. Camprubí and F. Sáez de Adana); Albert Einstein. La relativitat a l’abast de tothom (translated and annotated by X. Roqué, Obrador Edèndum, 2018); and “The cultural significance of physics and evolution in Francoist Spain” (with Clara Florensa), Culture & History Digital Journal 10 (2021): 1–14. He is currently IP of the research project "Small science: a historical survey of contemporary small-scale research (SMALLSCIENCE, PID2019-105131GB-I00)" and coordinator of the new degree on Science, Technology and Humanities (UAB-UAM-UC3M).