Portrait of Lluis Reales


Associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and journalist, expert in science and the environment.

He holds a Degree in Information Sciences and a Master’s Degree in the Psychology of Cognition and Communication from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and is currently head of communications at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. He has worked at La Vanguardia as a science and environmental columnist and, between 2001 and 2019, he designed, directed and presented the television programmes Einstein a la platja [Einstein at the Beach], Respira [Breathe], Terrícoles [Earthlings] and Deuwatts on Betevé. He has also directed the magazine Medi Ambient. Tecnologia i Cultura [Environment. Technology and Culture] (1992-2014). He is co-author of the book Medi Ambient i comunicació. De l’evolució cultural a l’evolució conscient [Environment and Communication. From Cultural Evolution to Conscious Evolution] (Beta Editorial, 1994) and member of the Catalan Water Agency’s panel of experts on reclaimed water. 

Articles by Lluís Reales

View of the Besòs riverbed, from the Molinet bridge. © Imatges Barcelona / Àlex Losada
Strategies to tackle water shortages

As the well-known song by Raimon goes, “in my country rain doesn’t know how to rain: it either rains too little or it rains too much; if it rains too little,...

Retrat de Ramon López de Mántaras © Curro Palacios Taberner
“A good artificial intelligence system would anticipate the outbreak of a new pandemic in two or three weeks”

Ramón López de Mántaras

Artificial intelligence (AI), a term coined in the late 1950s, is a common topic when talking about the future of work or the transformation of cities. The...

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