Dr Luis Reyes-Galindo
Research Associate, British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow
I am a sociologist of science with my research currently focused on the cultural world of physics. My current interests are the sociology of trust and its impact in scientific practice, tacit knowledge, scientific policymaking, scientific communication and Open Access.
Honours and awards
British Acadmy Post Doctoral Fellow, PhD and Master's scholaships and bursaries from the Mexican Council of Science and Technology, 125 for 125 research award from Cardiff University, J.M. Lozano Medal 2005 from the Physics Institute of the National University of Mexico
Society for Social Studies of Science
Previous academic positions
- Post Doctoral Fellow at the Physics Institute UNAM 2010,
- IMAGE local organiser in Cardiff 2011,
- Lecturer at UWIC 2010,
- Seminar leader at Cardiff University 2010
I have taught courses at undergraduate levels in Vector Mechanics at the National University of Mexico's Science School, the Science and Culture undergraduate module at UWIC and been a seminar leader for Key Ideas in Sociology at Cardiff University.
My research concerns many aspects of science, particularly physics, as a cultural practice. I am interested in how scientists communicate both between themselves, between scientific research groups and with non-scientific publics. I currently have a 3 years British Academy project looking specifically at Open Access and the lessons that academic policymakers could learn from arXiv, the oldest and very prestigious OA physics pre-print site. I am also beginning to look back home at Latin America and how 'Northern' models of science and technology can influence and be influenced by 'Southern' experiences. Other topics I am exploring are scientific frauds in the Mexican context, science communication in Mexico and the influence of tacit knowledge in science.