the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #11

Marco Malvaldi, Claudio Bartocci

The Web as a mathematical structure

The existence of the web raises important issues on the historic development of the very concept of connections. Any time we use a search engine, complex mathematical structures are what make our operations possible. At the same time, in order to understand the abstract concept of the web as a structure, it is possible to study the huge number of man-made and natural architectures which are not necessarily assigned to communications: from simple examples (the course of a river, the function of a soccer team), to currently untreatable cases (such as the neural connectome), their complexity emerges as a consequence of a few simple elements.

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malvaldi
Marco Malvaldi

was born in Pisa in 1974. He has a degree in chemistry but works as a writer. Besides his novels from the “BarLume” series, published by Sellerio, he has authored popular science essays such as L’infinito tra parentesi. Storia sentimentale della scienza da Omero a Borges (2016) and Le due teste del tiranno. Metodi matematici per la libertà (2017), published by Rizzoli.

Claudio Bartocci
Claudio Bartocci

teaches Physics, Geometry and History of Mathematics at the University of Genova. His most recent books include: Dimostrare l’impossibile. La scienza inventa il mondo (Cortina, 2014); Numeri (con L. Civalleri, Codice, 2014); Una piramide di problemi. Storie di geometria da Gauss a Hilbert (Cortina, 2012; English translation by Birkhäuser, in preparation).  He edited the anthology Racconti matematici (Einaudi, 2006) and co-directed La matematica (Einaudi, 4 voll., 2007-2011) with P. Odifreddi.

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Event #1

Friday 1 September 2017, 05.45 pm

Elena Cattaneo

The networks that are good for science

Event #5

Friday 1 September 2017, 09.15 pm

Marco Albino Ferrari

Enchantment. From Val Grande to the polar icecaps

Event #6

Friday 1 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of spies: doctor Sorge in Tokyo

Event #9

Saturday 2 September 2017, 10.00 am

Franco Lorenzoni

Weaving relationships through silence and listening

Event #10

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.45 am

Axel Fiacco, Massimo Scaglioni

From networks to formats: creativity on television

Event #13

Saturday 2 September 2017, 12.15 pm

Giorgio Manzi

In the web of deep history: Lucy, Neanderthals and other stories

Event #14Approfonditamente

Saturday 2 September 2017, 02.45 pm

Matteo Cerri

Keeping cool: hibernation and the exotic network of its physiology

Event #15

Saturday 2 September 2017, 03.00 pm

Nicola Gardini

The beauty of occurring. Ovid and the network of metamorphoses

Event #24

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of partisans: the GAP groups in Rome and the attack in Via Rasella

Event #26

Sunday 3 September 2017, 10.00 am

Emanuele Biggi

Spiders, silk and spider webs: wonders of the unloved

Event #39

Sunday 3 September 2017, 09.00 pm

Centro Formazione Supereroi

Neverending stories. A challenge in literary improvisation

Event #41

Sunday 3 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of terrorists: the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro

Event #48Children / Kids

Saturday 2 September_11.00 am_5.00 pm

Mook

The art of reclamation. DIY construction of a network of animals

Event #61Children / Kids

Sunday 3 September_4.00 pm_6.00

Else Edizioni

In your own words: from silent books to silk screen printing

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