The nineteenth edition of the Genoa Science Festival continues today, Friday 22 October, a festival with a hybrid format that aims to mark a return to being together and experiencing science firsthand with an important program in presence and an online schedule. On the second day of the Festival, a special event, a show, the first appointment with “Scientists in schools” and five conferences are scheduled: What will you do when you grow up (10 am), Code Hunting Game (11 am), How we will beat cancer (3 pm), Maps and open data (3.30 pm), Microworlds (5.30 pm), Maps to consult new worlds (6 pm), Dante and Modern Science (9 pm) and Mapping Forgetting (9 pm). In addition to the daily appointments, the 42 workshops and 17 exhibitions are open, of which locations and times are available on www.festivalscienza.it.
The events of 22 October begin with the first appointment of “Scientists in schools”: on Friday the journalist Carlo Canepa and the science communicator Sofia Erica Rossi lead to a future to be invented, between physics and biology, neuroscience and ecology in the meeting What will you do from great to great (Friday 22 October, 10 am, Istituto Comprensivo Cornigliano). It continues at 11 with the official presentation of the Code Hunting Game by Inaf: a treasure hunt in the places of astrophysics live on YouTube with researchers and researchers to discover the places of particular interest for astronomy and astrophysics, and the characters who made its history. At 3 pm in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio of Palazzo Ducale, the scientific director of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan Fabio Ciceri, in conversation with the journalist and co-author of the book that inspired the event, Paola Arosio, wonders about the most promising in the fight against cancer in the conference How We Will Beat Cancer.
In the Sala del Minor Consiglio of Palazzo Ducale, at 3.30 pm, in Maps and open data, Roberto Aloisio, full professor of physics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, with Ettore Di Cesare, founder of Openpolis, and the sociologist Patrizia Caruso talk about the usefulness of data in different areas of human life. At 5.30 pm Emanuele Biggi, naturalist, photographer and presenter of the Geo program on Rai3, protagonist of the Micromondi lectio magistralis at the University Library of Genoa, in which the author presents his latest essay dedicated to life in nature and to some of the most fascinating animal creatures together with Francesco Tomasinelli, photojournalist specializing in science, travel and nature. How to tell about space explorations through art?
Unveiled in the Sala delle Grida of Palazzo della Borsa at 6 pm Matteo Massironi, professor of geological cartography and planetary geology at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padua, the astronomer Sarah Libanore, the photographer and artist Elena Anna Manfrè and the illustrator Jacopo Schiavo, in the conversation Maps to consult new worlds. At 9 pm in the Sala Trionfo at the Teatro della Tosse the first show of the nineteenth edition of the Science Festival: Dante and Modern Science, in which the president of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics Antonio Zoccoli comments on some passages from the Divine Comedy (read by an actor and accompanied by illustrations), developing a reflection on modern science.
A ticket office is active in the Cortile Maggiore of Palazzo Ducale, but the public is encouraged to privilege the use of online and telephone e-commerce services. These ticket costs: full day 13 euros, reduced 11 euros, very low 9 euros, full standard subscription 21 euros, reduced 18 euros, very low 12 euros, premium (with free reservations for the season ticket holder) 30 euros; children up to 5 years do not pay. Standard subscriptions are valid for every day and all Festival events and also include the use of streaming events. For the online offer, a live streaming subscription is available at a cost of 10 euros. There are some free events in the program. The school ticket, reserved for students traveling to the school project (cost 9 euros), is equivalent to a standard subscription and therefore allows you to enjoy the entire Festival, both face-to-face and online. Booking (cost 0.50 euros) for face-to-face events is strongly recommended for the general public, while it is mandatory (and free) for classes.