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01/03/2014 | 19:29 | Stampa

Un anno di eventi per festeggiare lo scienziato pisano. Mostre, conferenze, visite guidate: ecco il programma. E il Giugno Pisano dedicato a Galileo...

#galileo450: nell'era dei social network Galileo diventa un hastag. Per raccogliere tutti gli eventi che, da qui fino alla fine dell'anno, si terranno in onore del 450° anniversario della nascita dello scienziato pisano. Un programma stilato in collaborazione tra vari enti, istituzioni e associazioni della città

Dodici conferenze, tra cui "Da Galileo al Bosone di Higgs", in programma il 12 marzo, una lectio magistralis del fisico pisano Guido Tonelli, protagonista dell'esperimento che ha dimostrato l'esistenza del bosone di Higgs. A fine settembre il 100° congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica, intorno a cui «saranno organizzati vari eventi per coinvolgere la città» promette Maria Antonella Galanti, prorettrice dell'Università di Pisa. Quattro le mostre, tra cui "Balle di Scienza, Storie di errori prima e dopo Galileo", a Palazzo Blu dal 22 marzo al 29 giugno «con cui vogliamo ricordare Galilei non solo parlando del passato, ma soprattutto proiettandolo nel futuro» spiega il professor Cervelli. «Sarà una mostra di alto livello, per la quale abbiamo già avuto richieste per esportarla all'estero una volta finita» racconta il presidente della Fondazione Palazzo Blu Cosimo Bracci Torsi.

«Nell'anno sarà restaurata la facciata della Domus Galileiana di via Santa Maria grazie al contributo della Fondazione Pisa e d'accordo con la Soprintendenza» annuncia Fabio Beltram, direttore della Scuola Normale Superiore e commissario della Domus. Ma il 2014 sarà soprattutto l'anno della Cittadella Galileiana, un vero e proprio parco della Scienza che sorgerà nell'area dei Vecchi Macelli, ora in corso di recupero con i fondi Piuss. «In una zona turisticamente strategica, tra piazza dei Miracoli e il futuro Museo delle Navi - spiega il sindaco Filippeschi - la Cittadella Galileiana ospiterà un percorso galileiano interattivo, incubatori di impresa e sarà inoltre una grande area a verde a disposizione di cittadini e turisti». Ma non è finita qui perché il tema del Giugno Pisano di quest'anno sarà proprio Galileo, tra le inziative la mostra che il 15 giugno sarà inaugurata al Museo della Grafica "Galileo - Il mito tra Ottocento e Novecento": documenti, dipinti, libri e tanti oggetti per raccontare la presenza di Galileo nell'immaginario collettivo. Senza scordare spettacoli, concerti, proiezioni, visite guidate e laboratori che ci accompagneranno durante tutto l'anno (in allegato il programma completo)

Galileo a Pisa - Nato nella casa Ammanati in via Giusti (Leggi - Ecco dove è nato Galileo), nel quartiere di San'Andrea, Galileo prima di diventare fisico e astronomo studiò medicina nell'ateneo pisano. Tra gli episodi famosi legati a Pisa, l'osservazione della lampada del Duomo che permise allo scienziato di elaborare la legge del pendolo (Leggi - La Lampada di Galilei) e gli esperimenti di caduta dei gravi dalla Torre Pendente (Leggi - Galileo e la caduta dei gravi dalla Torre pendente: tra leggenda e realtà)

Galileo e Pisa oggi - Dal 1941 esiste in via Santa Maria la Domus Galileiana, biblioteca che racchiude 40mila volumi di storia della scienza. Da pochi mesi la gestione è passata alla Scuola Normale, che pensa al recupero e al rilancio. Mentre continuano i lavori, finanziati con i fondi Piuss, per la creazione della Cittadella Galileiana nell'area dei Vecchi Macelli e delle ex-Stallette: sarà un museo-parco della scienza con laboratori di ricerca, ludoteca e parco scientifico (Leggi - Una Cittadella della Scienza nel nome di Galileo).

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12/09/2014 | 04:04
Venky ha scritto:
Yeah, Galileo's amazing jenruoy into changing the whole idea of the universe. I wish I could look through that telescope (not the first one ever, but the most powerful to that time and first used seriously on the sky.) I wonder how good the image quality was. Certainly not achromatically corrected (but with an f-number around maybe 15, not as bad as you'd think at only 32x.)This from the link is interesting, in showing that if the "right person" isn't looking then it doesn't really move the game:The first telescopic observations of the Moon on record were carried out by the englishman [sic] Thomas Harriot (ca. 1560-1621), on the evening of July 26 1609. However, based on his extant correspondence as well as entries in his notebooks, as in the case of sunspots Harriot did not appear to have drawn any particular physical significance from what he saw. http://urvijir.com [url=http://snxrtsxdqbp.com]snxrtsxdqbp[/url] [link=http://wygcyv.com]wygcyv[/link]

10/09/2014 | 06:44
Zulya ha scritto:
Hi Phil,I'm glad that you liked the talk! On listening to it again, I must say that first few minetus may be a bit slow and a bit strange, as one does not see the slides Shea is looking at. But then, he has some really entertaining things to say - for example, the twelve preprints sent out to professors to get him a job (2:50), that he didn't know exactly how the telescope worked, as he didn't read Kelpler's Dioptrics (6:00), the students who used to buy portraits of their professors (15:50), "applied science" (that is, astrology - 10:55), or the invention of binoculars fixed to a helmet (33:50). What i found most fascinating is the story of the discovery of the moons of Jupiter (18:45 onwards), which took him a few days of observation to realize what he had seen, and the relevance of moons at a planet as an counter argument (25:50) to the objections raised against Copernicus "outrageous" argument that the earth may be moving at enormous speed around the sun.Cheers, Stefan

09/09/2014 | 14:06
Brian ha scritto:
Hi Stefan,Yes I also liked all of those points you meoeinntd as it served to put flesh on the bones so to speak. In particular I enjoyed as to the reason he didn't read Kepler was that he only read new papers in which he was cited; and we think the world has changed:-) On the other hand he gave Galileo credit for his artistic skill and how that increased his powers of observation, which of course are so important to science. The story about Newton and the apple is meant to emphasis this for he was not the first to see one fall to the ground, yet rather the first to realize what significance that held in relation to the celestial motion. One could say that Einstein's thought experiments are observations of sorts, only purely of those perceived in the mind. Yes it is lectures like Shea's I enjoy most where a scientist is the subject because they show that discoveries are not just resultant of the powers of their minds, yet also by reason of the nature of their characters. This is what your other commenter Plato would call the emotive aspect of discovery and I for one would agree.Best,Phil http://pvhpsdkiv.com [url=http://ezcrbtwnbc.com]ezcrbtwnbc[/url] [link=http://wntcjnl.com]wntcjnl[/link]

07/09/2014 | 10:39
London ha scritto:
Hi Stefan,Thanks for the heads up on next year being devoted to Astronomy and be arussed as like many I'll be looking forward to what that might bring. I only wish I were in Heidelberg as to attend some of these public lectures for myself. Also thanks for the link to Prof. Shea's talk which I found very interesting, with him hinting that Galileo was three parts genius coupled to one part con man. I've read this before where Galileo has been held to task in part for his own demise, with Shea himself being one of the major promoters of such a view. None the less, as like with even Newton, scientists as us all are only human, being thus subject to both the strengths and weaknesses that accompany in being so. I think however we should remember them for their contributions more so then their failings. At the same time I do find it important to consider those involved including all the warts, since it affords one a more rounded perspective as to who they were and how they came to what they discovered. It also serves as to prevent them from being canonized, for just as it's considered a key component in science, doubt should be always insisted to be extended to its practitioners, along with their conclusions. In the end, what I find as most important, is recognizing what they shared in common was a fascination with the mysteries presented by the natural world and a strong desire to resolve some of them, in the attempt to understand as much of it as one can. Prof. Shea by way of this lecture, brings to remind that far too much emphasis is placed upon what science can materially give us and too little of what it can lend to our understanding of the world, along with our place within it and the promise by way of the potential it holds. Best,PhilP.S. As a little Canadian connection, Prof. Shea taught previously at both the University of Ottawa and McGill in Montreal before taking on his current position at Padova.