Francisco Capella

Francisco Capella graduated in physics (astrophysics, Complutense University in Madrid) and did postgraduate studies on astrophysics (Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute and La Laguna University) and on artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering (Computer Science Department of the Polytechnical University in Madrid); he has a master’s degree from the Austrian School Economics (King Juan Carlos University in Madrid). He has worked as researcher, engineer, consultant, and teacher at different corporations (Andersen Consulting), institutions (Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid, European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency, Johnson Space Center of NASA), and universities (La Laguna University in Tenerife, Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala, Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid). He has published numerous opinion articles and essays (, La Ilustración Liberal, Procesos de Mercado, Instituto Juan de Mariana) and has participated in seminars, conferences, and debates on radio and TV. He is a founding member of the Instituto Juan de Mariana ( and he directs its Science and Ethics department. He is responsible for the Intelligence and Freedom project (