Scientist or institution: Fontserè i Riba, Eduard
Repository institution: Reial Academia de Ciències i Arts. Biblioteca
Keywords: Seismology, Weather
Period covered: 1870-1960
Eduard Fontserè i Riba (Barcelona, 1870-1970). He earned a doctorate in the Physical-Mathematical Sciences and occupied the Chairs of Geodesy, Rational and Geodesic Mechanics and Astronomy at the University of Barcelona. He was a driving force behind the Fabra Observatory. He organised the Rainfall Measurement Network of Catalonia. He set up the weather observatory in Turó de l'Home. He was the creator of the Weather Service of Catalonia. He was a member of the Academy of Sciences and presided over the Catalan Society of the Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics of the IEC and the Astronomy Society of Barcelona.
Approximate volume: 2,2 ml