The festival covered various themes in order to involve citizens and especially young students, making them participate as much as possible in discussions and experiments.
With S. Sanna
we talked about collective quantum phenomena and superconductivity thanks to which, for example, levitation trains, energy applications and quantum computers are created, while with G. Chinnici
we covered the various stages that led to modern science, starting from atomism of Democritus. G.B. Appendino
guided us towards a new awareness of city biodiversity and how it can help us live better. With E. Gianotti and A. Quincoces Loren
we focused on the intertwining between Chemistry and International Literature to find all the combinations of the future.
In the afternoon it was possible to participate in scientific aperitifs. C. Marras
, at the Council Chamber of Palazzo Natta, told us with a vocabulary of words and images the path that led to the photographic exhibition "4.404 km: suolo e sottosuolo. Ny-Ålesund colors" (available at the Quadriportico of Palazzo Natta from 4 to 24 June); while P. Piccardo
described the role of the writer, reader, present and projection of the future in the creation of the story and in relation to the impact on society.
There was no lack of educational workshops: the morning workshops designed by UPO
and created in collaboration with students and teachers of the I.T.I. "G. Omar"
and Convitto "C. Alberto"
afternoons by UPO
In these two days, the meetings animated the Novara area, demonstrating the importance of research and the pleasure of discovery.
Two online events anticipated the festival:
Webinar titled "La musica delle stelle", held by M.P. Di Mauro (INAF-IAPS). Video recording here
Webinar titled "Un viaggio tra farmaci e vaccini: scienza, storia e letteratura", held by A. Genazzani (UPO). Video recording here