The causes of things, Rome to host the National Geographic Festival of Sciences
When: 04/16/2018 - 04/22/2018
The relationship between causes and effects – a key dimension for the scientific explanation of phenomena and philosophic reflection on knowledge – is the main theme of the XIII edition of the National Geographic Festival of Sciences.
The event, which will take place in Rome from 16 to 22 April at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, is organized by Fondazione Musica per Roma, together with National Geographic, Italian Space Agency and National Institute for Nuclear Physics, with support by the Ministry of Education, University and Research and Roma Capitale.
The research, study and interpretation of the causes is crucial for scientific disciplines that are very different, with a direct impact on our lives: from statistics to engineering, from information technology to economy. And the reflection on the causes and effects of our actions poses ethical, juridical, artistic and philosophic questions.
Through this underlying principle and its several implications, the festival will offer a variety of events, including conferences, shows, workshops for schools.
The events are built around 4 macro-themes: Earth and Environment, Thought and Creativity, Society and Law and Technology and Reality. The scheduled events also include the conference held by Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate in 2011 Tawakkol Karman and the meeting with oceanographer Sylvia Earl on sea mysteries.
The shows will include the multimedia work Life: A Journey Through Time, with music by Philip Glass and images by photographer Frans Lanting, Lights and Waves
Rhapsody – a story in music for 3 voices on the first revelation of gravitational waves, by INFN, ASI, and INAF – and Cosmic Groove: Luci e suoni of the Universe, an event organized by Gran Sasso Science Institute where scientific dissemination will meet music and art.
The event will end on 22 April, with the celebration of the Earth Day, with a session dedicated to stories about the protection and future of the Earth.