Galileo Galilei on stage

By Giovanni Batignani. Published on 24 October 2014 in:
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How can a theatre performance on science be enthusiastically attended by about 900 physicists and non-physicist as well? How can an entire audience, with different cultural background, experience a lovely full immersion in the world of physics? On 23rd September 2014, at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa the Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) presented a performance on Galileo Galilei titled “Io Dico l’Universo – Letture Galileiane”. The piece was a magic mix of readings, renaissance songs, pictures and short clips. A sample of Galilei’s scientific texts were marvelously read by the famous Italian actor, Giulio Scarpati, whose warm interpretation revealed and enhanced the beauty of Galilei’s scientific…

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A historic view from Galilei’s window in Arcetri

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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On 17 May 2013, a new EPS Historic Site was inaugurated in Florence, Italy.

The site is the “Hill of Arcetri”, rich in buildings of considerable historical and scientific interest:

  • the former Institute of Physics where, in 1926 Enrico Fermi wrote his fundamental work on the statistics that bears his name, and where young Gilberto Bernardini, first President and founder of the EPS…
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