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2016 Programme

Event #5

Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

Through the LHC, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, we are attempting to reconstruct the first moments in the life of the universe. By returning tiny shreds of matter to their condition immediately following the Big Bang, the particles that populated the primordial universe 13.9 billion years ago can be reproduced in a laboratory. It’s a voyage back through time to the non-place everything came from, the strange singularity that gave origin to space (and time). Understanding its origin means reconstructing in detail the subtle mechanisms through which the universe around us has acquired the physical properties we are familiar with as well, perhaps, as discovering something about its end.

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Guido Tonelli

Guido Tonelli ,physicist at Cern in Geneva and professor at the University of Pisa, is one of the fathers of the discovery of the Higgs boson. He received the International Fundamental Physics Prize (2013), the Enrico Fermi Award of the Italian Physical Society (2013) and the Medal of Honour of the President of the Italian Republic (2014). He published La nascita imperfetta delle cose. La grande corsa alla particella di Dio e la nuova fisica che cambierà il mondo (Rizzoli, 2016, Galileo Prize), Cercare mondi. Esplorazioni avventurose ai confini dell’universo (Rizzoli, 2017), Genesi. Il grande racconto delle origini (Feltrinelli, 2019), Tempo. Il sogno di uccidere Chronos (Feltrinelli, 2021) and Materia. La magnifica illusione (Feltrinelli, 2023).


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Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

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Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

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Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

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Claudio Bartocci, Chiara Valerio

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Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami

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Massimiano Bucchi

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Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

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Event #24

Marco Balzano, Christian Raimo

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Event #26

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

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Event #27

Attilio Brilli

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Event #28

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Event #29

Anna Ottani Cavina

When painters left their studios to paint en plein air

Event #30

Bruno Arpaia, Alessandro Zaccuri

The memory of space. The rubble of climate and rubbish in our homes

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Event #32

Marco Belpoliti

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Giacomo Rizzolatti, Antonio Gnoli

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Event #35

Gabriella Caramore

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Event #36

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Event #37

Marco Martinelli

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Event #38

Paolo Rumiz, Alessandro Scillitani

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Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The Third Italian War of Independence

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