Renowned physicist and scientist Aarti Sela is expected to provide an important public lesson devoted to the role of science in guiding us into the future.
On Friday, August 20 at 5 p.m., renowned physicist and eminent scientist Arte Sella will attend, in the context of Augustus Degaspriano, an important public lecture dedicated to the role of science in defining, directing, and guiding our present choices. towards the future. A journey through the possibilities and limits of scientific research, in this frontier region between knowledge and mystery, where thousands of questions are formed that encourage us not to stop searching.
Perhaps science has never, as in recent months, been a regular guest in public debate. An expected guest requires accuracy, precision and truth. Because we learn this way: that science is serious, that it does not lie and, above all, that it does not make mistakes.
No wonder, then, that amid the uncertainty created by an unprecedented health crisis, we have turned to scientists rather than politicians to find solutions. We asked them to understand, explain and sometimes decide the collective destiny.
Politics often got in the way, leaving scholars on an uncertain path that should have brought us back to normal. However, science’s responses have not always satisfied the public’s expectations of truth, and thus, in the face of growing social intolerance, science has ended up in the dock, splitting public opinion between radical scientists and unscientific skeptics.
But has science really failed? Or are we who do not understand?
This is the starting point for the lesson to be proposed by Guido Tonelli, one of the greatest Italian physicists, who was at CERN in Geneva one of the fathers of the discovery of the Higgs boson (the so-called “God particle”), the August Degasperian audience on Friday, August 20, at 5 p.m., in The spaces of Arte Sella, in Malga Costa.
The fifth “uncertain path” suggested by the review is in fact dedicated to scientific thinking and will take us away from mysteries and cliches, to rediscover the role and limits of scientific inquiry, and this area between knowledge and mystery, where a thousand higher questions will come. Form and encourage us not to stop searching.
Because practicing science means constantly questioning all the facts hitherto taken for granted: “Science is a permanent revolution. A constant rebellion,” asserts Tonelli.
A revolution does not impose on us a path to follow, but restores our freedom so that we can consciously choose the paths of our own path.
Guido Tonelli, physicist, professor at the University of Pisa, is one of the most famous contemporary Italian scientists. Thanks to studies and experiments carried out at CERN since the 1990s, among the heroes of the discovery of the Higgs boson, for which the two scientists Englert and Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
He is the recipient of many prestigious awards for his work and results, and is also an outstanding celebrity: he has several books in which he has made fascinating scientific topics available to the general public. Your last article is time. A dream about killing Kronos (2021).
Like all meetings included in the Degasperian August program – on unconfirmed itineraries, the event is free but reservations are required until all available places have been exhausted using the methods described on the organization’s website (www.degasperitn.itA full recording of the meeting will also be available on the organization’s YouTube channel.
The meetings will be held in accordance with the current regulations aimed at reducing the risk of contracting Covid-19 infection. To get to the venue, you will need to present your Covid-19 Green Pass, or a cotton swab collected in the last 48 hours, along with your identification document. Children under 12 years of age and persons with a medical certificate are excluded from the exemption.
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