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2023 Programme

Event #11

Saturday 2 September, 02.30 pm

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Ersilia Vaudo


There are two intertwining narrators that describe the Universe to us: light and gravity. A world of wonders opens before us, exciting ‘shocks of reality’ – as Victor Hugo called them – in the vague idea of the world that we can experience as human beings. We navigate between changing points of reference, beliefs left behind and surprising observations. Seeing things from a new perspective is difficult, but it is at the heart of revolution. Something new enters our viewpoint, and afterwards we are no longer the same. Science thus becomes the greatest of adventures, an access to inaccessible worlds, outside the capability of our senses, yet part of a reality that is beyond us but to which we belong. And which we try to understand.


ERSILIA VAUDO - © Triennale Milano - foto Gianluca Di Ioia_300

Ersilia Vaudo has a degree in Astrophysics and has worked at the European Space Agency since 1991. During her career, she has held various positions and worked for four years at the ESA office in Washington DC (USA), where she oversaw relations with NASA. In 2022, she was the curator of the XXII International Exhibition of the Milan Triennale on the theme Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to mysteries. She is president and co-founder of the association Il Cielo itinerante which promotes STEM literacy ‘bringing the sky’ – with a telescope on top of a minibus and STEM camps – among boys and girls in poor areas affected by educational poverty. In 2023 she published Mirabilis. Cinque intuizioni (più altre in arrivo) che hanno rivoluzionato la nostra idea di Universo for Einaudi.
ph. credits: Gianluca Di Ioia

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Franco Lorenzoni

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Paolo Giordano

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Chiara Civello

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Matteo Nucci

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Erika Fatland, Alberto Riva

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Guido Tonelli

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Vittorio Lingiardi

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Francesca Mannocchi

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Sabrina Speich

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Massimo Zamboni

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Massimo Recalcati

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Martina Mazzotta

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Matteo Nucci

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Alessandro Barbero

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Event #17 BIS

Alessandro Barbero

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Cinzia Spanò, Roberta Di Mario

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Alberto Rollo

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Carlo Stanga, Giulia Capodieci

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Event #23

Veronica Barassi, Gerd Gigerenzer

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Alessandro Zaccuri

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Nazareth Castellanos

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Event #27

Elena Stancanelli, Bernardo Zannoni

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Event #28

Matteo Nucci

A novelist’s wonder: Gabriel García Márquez

Event #29

Francesco Costa

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Cristina Bellemo

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Event #38Children / Kids

Marco Somà

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Event #39Children / Kids

Willy Guasti

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Event #40Children / Kids

Sergio Rossi

Water: the world's strangest substance!

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