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The universe, time, according to modern science, explained by Professor Tonelli

The universe, time, according to modern science, explained by Professor Tonelli

“About Time, Between Κρόνος and Καιρός,” is the title of a conversation that Professor Guido Tonelli, already a Student Cosmos Prize Winner, had with high school students in Reggio Calabria, in the Aula Magna “Quistelli” region of the University of the Mediterranean. One of the defining moments of confrontation and debate these days is seeing the metropolitan region of Reggio Calabria as a hero thanks to the Cosmos Festival on themes of science, culture and society. The initiative was also attended by Acting Mayor Carmelo Versace, Professor Gianfranco Berton, member of the Scientific Committee, Professor Marilo Ciofalo, Professor of Physics of Matter at the University of Pisa, Professor Andrea Ferrara, astrophysicist at the Scuola Normale di Pisa, renowned Professor of Science Patricia Angelavia Messi and Professor of Planetarium Pythagoras.

Κρόνος for the ancients is the time that devours everything, while αιρός is the fundamental, depthless moment in which the occasions that can change an entire life occur. Thus, Professor Tonelli explained to the attentive and diverse audience of Reggio students the key concepts that drove the initiative. A day of discussion about the concept of time in its oldest philosophical sense, but above all about the idea of ​​time according to contemporary physics. Concepts and insights associated with the latest studies and research, such as fidgeting with even the most imaginative science fiction stories. “Time, according to modern science – emphasized by Tonelli – is united with space, and it is a material substance that occupies the entire universe. It is one of the two basic components of the universe, along with mass and energy. It is able to vibrate and oscillate and contain energy also according to the knowledge we have gained in the last hundred years New concepts developed by contemporary science from an early age, it is a pleasure to be here in Reggio Calabria where I found an environment full of passion for knowledge, at university, in the astronomical observatory and in the world of school.A willingness to embark on new challenges and young people who dreamed of experiencing these paths for themselves “.

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Another great day of engagement and culture for the Cosmos Festival, “Quistelli’s large audience once again demonstrates the exceptional value of the fabric of our youth. It is no surprise that our students have always been among the best nationally, a clear testament to the wonderful work that this school and community do The academician, along with research centers, for years. Moments like this today, where young people have a valuable opportunity to dialogue with a world-class excellence such as Professor Tonelli, is the foundation of the work we, as an urban body, intend to advance. It turns out that Cosmos is becoming an increasingly successful and attractive project that can aspire to greater results and goals. Thanks to all those, including distinguished professors, experts and researchers, who have recently come to Reggio Calabria from all over the world to offer knowledge and new visions for the future.”