Science Festival 2017

Science Festival 2017

From 26th October to 5th November the 15th edition of the Science Festival returns to Genoa with 265 appointments.

The 15th edition of the Science Festival, scheduled in Genoa from 26th October to 5th November, has 265 appointments (113 debates, 12 shows and 140 events) held in various locations throughout the city of Genoa.

The theme chosen this year is Contacts, as in unions, synergy, cooperation, communication; or as collision, competition or conflict. Contacts between man and the universe, between the origins of everything and the world today, between different disciplines and genres that come together, blending peoples and cultures, science and society. Physical, biological, chemical, linguistic and nutritional contacts. Futuristic contacts between those who imagine the future in technology and, looking at the horizon, already see tomorrow’s world.

Accompanying the audience are over 460 animators, selected by university students and young researchers from all over Italy, joined by Genoese secondary school students taking part in a project of work-related learning, supported by the Liguria Region.

Compagnia di San Paolo has supported the Science Festival since its first editions; this year as part of the framework of the Piedmont Science System it proposes a meeting with Professor Attilio Ferrari who explains, together with journalist Piero Bianucci, how virtual universes, built through simulations on High Performance Computers, are the real contacts between humans and infinity, between the past and the future.

The exhibit Dentro le forme: viaggio interattivo nei disegni di Tullio Regge will also be featured, where visitors can immerse themselves in the visionary digital designs of the great scientist who has been able to connect creativity and scientific research. The installation is on at the same time as the exhibition Infinite curiosity. A journey around the universe with Tullio Regge, in Turin until 18th March 2018.

The festival programme is already available at