the first European festival on creativity

2018 Programme

Event #10

Cristiano Galbiati

The Argonauts in pursuit of dark matter

Two mysterious identities rule the Universe: dark energy, a completely unknown force that permeates interstellar space, and matter, which in itself is made up for 90% by dark matter, that instruments have never detected. An entire community of physicists – experts in the field of astro-particle physics – is now creating precision instruments to “capture” its signals. So as to avoid the interferences caused by the charged particles produced by the Sun, these experiments have to be carried out in deep underground laboratories. DarkSide, one of the most advanced programs for research on dark matter, will take place in the Gran Sasso underground laboratories, making use of argon extracted from underground deposits and involving more than 350 researchers from Italian and international institutes. 


Location change: from Canale Lunense to Piazza Matteotti



Cristiano Galbiati, has a PhD in Physics from the University of Milan, and is now a full professor at the Physics Department of Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey) and professor of Particle Astrophysics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (L’Aquila, Italy). He is the author of numerous scientific publications about solar neutrinos, and a scientific publisher. He coordinates the research experiment on dark matter known as DarkSide within the National laboratories of Gran Sasso (L’Aquila) and the project Aria at Monte Sinni in Carbosulcis (Gonnesa, Sardegna). His new book Entità oscure. Viaggio ai limiti dellUniverso will be published by Feltrinelli by the end of August.


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Event #1

Andrea Riccardi

Community or the eclipse of Us

Event #2

Jan Brokken, Massimo Cirri

Jungle Rudy – the loner and the community

Event #4

Olivia Sellerio

Olivia Sellerio sings Montalbano

Event #6

Serena Dandini, Michela Murgia

The community of valiant women

Event #8

Ian Goldin

Our new Renaissance

Event #9

Federico Condello

School, community, justice

Event #10

Cristiano Galbiati

The Argonauts in pursuit of dark matter

Event #12

Giuseppe Festa

On a journey with wolves

Event #14

Franco Farinelli

Space, modernity, community 

Event #15

Massimiliano Valerii

What are today’s myths?

Event #16

Stefano Allievi

Immigration: changing everything

Event #17

Mario Cucinella

Architecture as a political action and an instrument for territories’ revitalization 


Event #18

Esther Perel

Betraying a relationship: reasons for unfaithfulness 

Event #19

Antonio Forcellino

The Renaissance emporium – the heart of the artistic community. 


Event #20

Kamila Shamsie

In the name of love 

Event #22

Hervé Barmasse

My life between zero and 8000

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

World War I
May 24th: Italy enters the War

Event #25

Angélique Del Rey

Against competition

Event #26

Alessandro Barbero

World War I: Caporetto 

Event #28

Roberto Esposito

Back to community? 

Event #29

Daniele Zovi

The wood as a community: cooperation and interdependence among plants

Event #32

Dino Pedreschi

Virtual communities: how Big Data reflects society 

Event #33

Anna Foa

From community to citizenship: European Jews facing modernity 

Event #34

Matteo Nucci, Davide Livornese

The community of theatre

Event #35

Gabriele Lolli, Marco Licalzi

Tales from the Tower of Babel

Event #36

Mimmo Cuticchio

Duelling marionettes 

Event #38

Maddalena Crippa

The Widow Merry. Café chantant

Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

World War One. From the battles of the Piave River to Vittorio Veneto.

Event #43Children / Kids

Luca Boscardin

Profession… toy designer!

Event #49Children / Kids

Fausto Gilberti

This family is a circus!

Event #50Children / Kids

Dino Ticli

Horrible plants and animals

Event #52Children / Kids

Claudia Corrent, Luca Quinzani

On a piece of paper the sun turns… blue!

Event #55Children / Kids

Giuseppe Festa

Opening our senses to Nature

Event #56Children / Kids

Sara Donati

Illuminating portraits

Event #58Children / Kids


Magic sandbox. Playing with augmented reality

Event #59Children / Kids

Caterina Giannotti, Maria Pia Montagna

Writing is a game if you know the rules!

Event #60didatticaMente

Elena Corniglia

Accessible books for an inclusive community

Event #63didatticaMente

Claudia Corrent

Nature's footprints: experiments in blue 

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