The Applied Optics Complutense Group: A Spanish Story

J.A. Quiroga and A. González-Cano

Two scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid explore the evolution of their research group, in the context of the major cultural and political changes that have swept through Spain over the past three decades.


image The Carriers of the Torch monument, Plaza Ramón y Cajal, Complutense University of Madrid

According to Spanish history, the country underwent a radical political transformation and economic rise in the early 1980s, when the repressive, dark Franco era gave way to the bright, iconoclastic sociocultural movement known as La Movida Madrileña. This cultural and political awakening is most familiar outside Spain from Pedro Almodovar’s exuberant early films, such as Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980).

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