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VIOLETA: You know the shape of the classical Italian coffee-pot, like the one Faustino has just braught. It […]

New crater spotted on Mars ranks among largest seen to date
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a fresh crater on the Red Planet, NASA […]

If a nucleus has a nonzero spin, it behaves as a small magnet. Therefore, in an external magnetic field, the nuclear magnetic moment vector precesses […]

Here, I summarize the discussion on the normative differences between nudges and boosts presented in Sims and Müller, 2019 .
Behavioral Economics studies the systematic […]

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LORENZO: Alright, Violeta, we may admit that the members of a scientific discipline may agree to assess the conjectures […]

Invited Researcher

Author: Daniel Pérez is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, Sweden.
Last February I published my first scientific article as principal […]

Author: Ivan Coluzza is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at CICbiomaGUNE
On our unique planet, life evolved under the pressure of natural selection. The evolution theory […]

Author: Martha Villabona works at Centro Nacional de Innovación e Investigación Educativa (CNIIE) of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, where […]

Authors:
Zoë Firth & Priscila Borba Borges, students, European Master’s in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) and Adrià Rofes (advisor)
‘I can’t control my […]

Author: Jaume Navarro is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country
On April 10th 2019, the Event Horizon […]

About Us

Sir Humphy Davy, in a discourse delivered at the Royal Society in 1825 said:

Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, — there are always new worlds to conquer.

Every time we make a new scientific discovery we sense where the limit of knowledge is, we feel where ignorance begins. Science is, for certain, what we think we know, but more precisely, it is being aware of the boundaries of the unknown.

In this blog we try to translate cutting edge scientific research into an educated lay-person language; consequently, as we do this, we will be Mapping Ignorance. Our goal is very simple: to spread both the latest developments in science and technology and a scientific worldview facilitating the access to it. To achieve this Mapping Ignorance is written by specialists in each field of expertise coordinated by a dedicated editor; the aim of them all is to make sometimes abstruse but otherwise wonderful scientific and technical information enjoyable by the interested general reader.

Mapping Ignorance is an initiative of the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country under the Project Campus of International Excellence – Euskampus.