Author archives: Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez

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Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez holds a MSc in physics by Complutense University of Madrid. Currently, he's enrolled as PhD Candidate at CRITICS doctoral training network. Most of the year he works at Wageningen UR, The Netherlands.

The math of sex and hunger. A short history of population dynamics

The math of sex and hunger. A short history of population dynamics

BiologyHistoryMathematics

By Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez

The field of population dynamics lies between mathematics and biology. Its subject of study is the evolution of biological populations with time. The natural language for dynamical problems is that of differential equations, and population dynamics is not an exception to this rule. Such a powerful tool was well known since the times of Isaac […]

From gas to cash. The unexpected applications of statistical mechanics

From gas to cash. The unexpected applications of statistical mechanics

HistoryPhysics

By Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez

Mechanics and thermodynamics are two of the main pillars of physics. Mechanics, the branch of physics that studies movement, is considered to be well established since the publication of Isaac Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687). Thermodynamics, the science dealing with heat and temperature, enjoyed its golden age in the 19th century, and was the […]