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Science and Philosophy Festival, Grand Finale with De Massey and Battiston

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Twenty-six unmissable appointments for the fourth and final day of the twelfth edition of the “Festival of Sciences and Philosophy – Virtute e Canoscenza”. After the great public success of the first three days, the event organized and organized by the Laboratory of Experimental Sciences of Foligno is coming to an end, scheduled for Sunday 23 April. but thirty-one speakers shall interject in Foligno, and speak to the common people in the most beautiful halls of the town. In the meantime, the section parallel to the festival that was a backdrop for the city of Fabriano is closed on April 21 and 22 as part of the new collaboration, launched by the Laboratory in 2023, headed and directed by Professors Maurizio Renzini and Pierluigi Mingarelli, with the Rotary Club of Fabriano and the Municipality of Fabriano.

the program – Returning to the program prepared for Sunday 23 April, the last day of the “Festival of Sciences and Philosophy” will be opened at 10 o’clock by the psychologist Giulia Gizzi who will speak in the video room of the San Domenico Hall on “The use of social networks and psychological well-being in adolescence”; and Marco Andreata, Director of the International Center for Mathematical Research at the National Institute of Higher Mathematics, with a meeting entitled “A Journey into Abstraction, between Art and Mathematics”, hosted by the Dante Alighieri Municipal Library. Then the morning continues at 11:30 with six more conferences. Among these, “Science and innovation, a little history” with Professor at the Gran Sasso Institute and Project Manager for the Einstein Telescope, Fernando Ferrone, who will speak from Sala Rossa in Palazzo Trinci; “The Cats Know It” with the mathematician Piergiorgio Odefreddi and the chemist Giulia Benami, in a dialogue for which the Foligno Municipal Library will be the background; “Cesare Lombroso and the Human Race” with Guido Barbugani, professor of genetics at the University of Ferrara, at the “San Carlo” theatre; “The Historical Roots of Fake News and Conspiracy” with science journalist Claudia Di Giorgio and historian of pseudoscience Giuseppe Stilo at Santa Caterina Auditorium. But in the afternoon, one of the first speakers to intervene will be National Geographic Director Marco Cattaneo at a conference titled “Planet Water,” hosted by Sala Rossa at the Palazzo Trinci. Then, at 4.45 pm, it will be the turn of the Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of Barcelona, ​​Eugenio Cuccia, and the pianist and composer Paola Crisigovanni, the protagonists of the concert “Waves in Jazz. The search for gravitational waves in the acoustics of the twentieth century ”, which will be the background San Domenico Hall. At the same time, in the Sala Rossa of the Palazzo Trinci, the Secretary General of the Aspen Institute, Angelo Maria Petroni, will speak with the title “In favor of pure research”. And again, the geneticist Edoardo Boncinelli who, online, with Marco Furio Ferrario, a graduate of the Philosophy of Science at the University of San Raffaele, will have a discussion entitled “Why are we upset”. The last three dates, that is, before the conclusion of the “Festival of Science and Philosophy” in its twelfth edition, will be in order: “Digital Invasion: Neuroplasticity and the Time Factor in the Era of Evolution in the Age of Multimedia and in the Optometry of Technological Dependence” held by Neurologist Pierluigi Prostenghi at 4.45 pm in the Theater “San Carlo”; “Progress: One, Nothing… One Hundred Thousand” with the sociologist Domenico De Masi, scheduled for 6pm in San Domenico Hall; Finally, the “Alphabet of Nature”, which will witness the intervention of the physicist Roberto Battiston. The great cultural festival of Foligno will close, speaking on the 21 in the Hall of San Domenico.

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an experience – Moving on to the “Workshop” of the “Festival of Science and Philosophy”, ie the “Experimenta” section hosted at Palazzo Candiotti, among the proposed laboratories: “Cell Biology: from paradigm to immersed experience” in collaboration with the ITS Umbria Academy; “Let’s Enjoy Plant Cells”, along with Frizi-Peta Angela High School in Foligno; “(Paleo)Climate Changes and Energy Transition: Sedimentary Rocks Tell Stories” with the University of Perugia; “#Wemakeit” sponsored by 3dBit; and “Gravitational Waves: A New Way to Listen to and Understand the Universe” by Flavio Travasso in collaboration with Unicam. Also on the agenda is the round table “Digital Medicine between Sustainability, Effectiveness and Innovation”, scheduled to take place at 3.30 pm in the Sala Patente in the Teatro San Carlo. The speakers are: Mauro Zampolini, Medical Director of Foligno Hospital, Fabio Valtoni from Confindustria Medical Devices and economist Gian Mario Raghetti. Finally, the accompanying events: the photo exhibitions “The immeasurable importance of biodiversity” Lebo and “La Via Lauretana: the connection of Foligno with mountain settlements”; Guided tours of the village of Rasiglia with the association “Rasiglia e le sue Sorgenti”; “A Page of Art in the City” in Oratorio della Nunziatella in collaboration with Ite “Scarpellini”; Visit “Innovators Since 1874: Discovery of the Clarichie Oil Plant”; And finally, “Mind and Body”, a journey from Belfiore to Bali, among hermitages, jungles and waterfalls thanks to the collaboration with Valle Umbra Trekking.

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