Colour and its origins

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Colour is something we take for granted. But, what is it? How is it formed? If nobody’s looking, will things still have colour?

To respond to these matters, we must dip into different areas of knowledge. From quantum physics to neuroscience and philosophy, all these areas have attempted to explain one of the most fascinating phenomena we have before our eyes (or perhaps behind them?). This will be the intriguing topic of the next Scientific Bidebarrieta conference by scientific writer and industrial chemist César Tomé López.

César Tomé is the editor of Cuaderno de Cultura Científica and Mapping Ignorance, two publications issued by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the UPV/EHU. He will analyse the relevance of all of these elements in the conference “Colour and its origins”, which will be held on 10 April, at 7 pm, at the Bilbao Bidebarrieta Library.

This scientific writer, a trained industrial chemist, has spent an immense part of his professional career working in different industries related, in one way or another, to the technical and commercial use of colour, from pigment manufacturers to food companies.

Mr. Tomé López also has a master’s degree in Neuroscience and is the head of international projection at Euskampus Fundazioa.

This talk is part of the “Scientific Bidebarrieta” series, an initiative organised every month by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the UPV/EHU and Bidebarrieta Library to discuss current scientific issues.

All of the talks are free of charge and open to all, subject to seating capacity. However, in order to enter, invitations must be obtained from the library, which will be available from 5 April. Invitations can be collected from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

For those who are not able to attend, the talks are streamed live here.


Start date:
April 10th, 2019
End date:
April 10th, 2019
from 19:00 to 20:30


Biblioteca Bidebarrieta
Bidebarrieta, 4

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