GiovedìScienza 2019-2020

GiovedìScienza 2019-2020

GiovedìScienza inaugurates on 14 November 2019 with a conference on the future demography of Italy, Europe and the world.

GiovedìScienza, supported by Compagnia di San Paolo as part of Sistema Scienza Piemonte, created in 1987 to meet citizens’ needs regarding science and society, has reached its  thirty-fourth edition and once again brings together the public and the protagonists of scientific research to take in-depth looks and debate on the main current issues. From the past which tells us of today’s climate emergency to the ongoing population decline in our country, from neurosciences to heart surgery, from the chemistry of food to the boundless world of plant microorganisms. From the history of veterinary study in Piedmont, the oldest in Italy, and a story made up of machines, people and good ideas: computer-science born in Ivrea.

The first conference open to the public is set for 14 November; Antonio Golini, the most authoritative Italian demographer, will discuss the prospects of the Italian, European and world demographic future from the social, statistical and financial point of view.

Eleven conferences are scheduled until March 2020, plus two appointments dedicated to schools. Three spaces will host the exhibition: the Colosseum Theatre, the Aula Magna of the Cavallerizza Reale of the University of Turin and the Aula Magna "Giovanni Agnelli" of  Turin’s polytechnic university. It has been confirmed that several important conferences will be translated into Italian sign language, with an important novelty: they will be broadcast live to some regional centres of the National Deaf Society (Ente Nazionale Sordi). Participants will be provided with a WhatsApp number which will allow them to ask the supervisor some questions at the end of the conference, as is the custom in these conferences.

The thirty-fourth edition also sees the ninth edition of the GiovedìScienza National Award, ie: recognition for scientific disclosure aimed at researchers under the age of 35. For the ninth consecutive year, a call is made for researchers from all over Italy, with a keen eye on entrepreneurship and innovation too - with the GiovedìScienza Future and Industry 4.0 awards - and the Elena Benaduce Special Prize for research dedicated to people and to improving the quality of life.