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2015 Program

Event #2

Jim Al-Khalili

The secret ingredient of life

As often occurs in science, discovery can come from an unexpected field. For some time, quantum physics has represented a breaking point in biology: we are beginning to understand what happens deep within living cells and to explain phenomena which for centuries had seemed inexplicable. The incredible power of photosynthesis, for instance, seems to reside in the fact that, due to quantum effects, the particles it involves are simultaneously located in two distinct places. Are we a step away from understanding the secret ingredient of life? The strange world of quantum dynamics and the elusive complexity of life come together in a new field of study, the field of “quantum biology”, which will be discussed long into the future.

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Jim Al-Khalili

(Baghdad, 1962) is a professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey, in Great Britain, where he also teaches Science Broadcasting. President of the British Humanist Association, he is also an honorary member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Throughout his career he has been awarded the Michael Faraday Prize and the Kelvin Prize. As a public speaker, he often appears on British television and radio, presenting some of Britain’s most appreciated science documentaries; he also writes for the Guardian e and the Observer. With Bollati Boringhieri he has published La fisica del diavolo. Maxwell, Schrodinger, Einstein e i paradossi del mondo (2012), La casa della saggezza. L’epoca d’oro della scienza araba (2013) and La fisica dei perplessi. L’incredibile mondo dei quanti (2014). His new book, La fisica della vita. La nuova scienza della biologia quantistica, written in collaboration with biologist Johnjoe McFadden, will be published in September.

Interpreter: Marina Astrologo

 

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Event #1

Luciano Canfora

Augustus: the political ethics of a republican monarch

Event #2

Jim Al-Khalili

The secret ingredient of life

Event #3

Eraldo Affinati, Salvatore Lombardo

An act of humanity to be performed

Event #4

Anna Bonaiuto

Anna Bonaiuto reads Elena Ferrante

Event #6

Alessandro Barbero

The historian's responsibility. Gaetano Salvemini: from Socialist interventionism to anti-Fascism

Event #7

Andrea Moro

Beyond the boundaries of Babel

Event #8Approfonditamente

Marco Rossi-Doria, Giulia Tosoni

Kids and school: what, how and where are they learning

Event #9

Massimo Ammaniti

How the sense of Us is born: from We-go to Ego

Event #10

Paolo Ferri

Generation 2.0

Event #11

Guido Barbujani

We're the Africans

Event #13Approfonditamente

Adolfo Ceretti, Simonetta Agnello Hornby, Alfredo Verde

Gender-based violence: Perpetrators, victims and models of intervention.

Event #14

Mario Brunello, Manolo

The mountain and silence

Event #15

Edoardo Albinati

In praise of the best student in class

Event #17

Aldo Colonetti, Italo Rota

The space we live in is nothing but an extension of our minds

Event #18

Carlo Toffalori

Mathematics, algorithms and freedom

Event #18 BIS

Carlo Toffalori

Mathematics, algorithms and freedom

Event #19

Matteo Nucci

Oedipus’ eyes and Plato’s complex

Event #19 BIS

Matteo Nucci

Oedipus’ eyes and Plato’s complex

Event #21

Giuseppe Battiston, Piero Sidoti

LA LA LA. When there is no answer

Event #22

Alessandro Barbero

The historian’s responsibility. Marc Bloch: from the Sorbonne to the Gestapo prisons

Event #24

Marco Martella

Returning to the garden

Event #26

Eugenio Borgna, Simonetta Fiori

Knowing ourselves and knowing others: a different way of being responsible

Event #27

Tito Baldini

 “Borderline” kids meet the adult world

Event #28

Melania G. Mazzucco

A painting for freedom

Event #29

Luca Mastrantonio

Cruciverba volant (unbuckle your seatbelts)

Event #31

Lina Bolzoni

Theatres of memory between enchantment and utopia

Event #35

James R. Flynn, Armando Massarenti

Without an alibi: a voyage across life’s greatest questions

Event #36

Géza & The Bohemian Vitruosi

Music in voyage, or a voyage into music

Event #38

Alessandro Barbero

The historian’s responsibility. Ernst Kantorowicz: from the Freikorps to McCarthyism

Event #39Children / Kids

Massimiliano Tappari

Finding wonder close to home

Event #41Children / Kids

Sergio Noberini

Discovering Luzzati’s universe

Event #42Children / Kids

Elisa Pezzolla

Emanuele Luzzati in a workshop

Event #44Children / Kids

FabLab Imola

Let’s learn how to build our own toys

Event #46Children / Kids

Alessandro Sanna

How to draw animals with a happy hand

Event #49Children / Kids

Centro DreamsLab

Try a 3D experience in history and science

Event #54Children / Kids

Lele Lomazzi

Let’s become songwriters

Event #55Children / Kids

FabLab Imola

The 3D printer: an idea becomes an object

Event #56

Davide Sapienza

On a walk with a writer-traveller

Event #58Children / Kids

Margherita Loy

Let’s make the Pop Art of the 2000s

Event #59Children / Kids

Mara Cerri

What’s under the bed?

Event #60Children / Kids

Davide Sapienza

Adventure into Everywhere

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