Olga Maria Pombo Martins

Olga Maria Pombo Martins

What brought you to work or get interested in the Congress’ fields?

I have studied Leibniz for many years.  With Leibniz I tasted the wisdom which arises from the fascinating mixture of Science and Philosophy. I decided to dedicate myself to Philosophy of Science. I had the chance of creating the Center for Philosophy of Science of Lisbon University, the only research center on philosophy of science in Portugal. I have been its coordinator for several years. And I am very happy for having the opportunity of coming to ­Nancy with me a team of 6 colleagues.

What has your participation to the Congress brought you?

It was a very intense moment. To enter in this community and to recognize that philosophy of science may have such great meaning. I enjoyed also very much to see at work Prof. ­Heinzemann’s ­generous smile and care.

What is your opinion about your portrait?

The photo is excellent, of high technical and artistic quality.  But I am an old woman and that is without escape. However, when ­looking at myself in the photo I am still able to see in my eyes some youth and joy I feel in my soul.


Olga Maria Pombo Martins - Universidade de Lisboa