Thursday 15 17,45

Vaccines are perilous waters to navigate especially as the medical issue is intertwined with politics and ideology

Alberto Mantovani

Humanitas University, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Milan

Paolo Vineis

Imperial College, London and IIGM, Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine

Gianni Bona

Turin Academy of Medicine

Thursday 29 21,00

Piero Angela, a life in science communication and technology, Amalia Ercoli Finzi, in charge of space projects and a scientific consultant for NASA NASA, ISA and ESA and Luca Perri, a young researcher and populariser: what have these three apparently so distant figures in common? 

Piero Angela

Journalist and Writer

Amalia Ercoli Finzi

Milan Polytechnic

Luca Perri

Astronomer and Science Populariser, Insubria University and Brera Observatory

Thursday 06 17,45

Paraben-free deodorants, re-vitalizing shampoos collagen boosters, and micellar technology: we are overwhelmed with all sorts of information on cosmetics.

Beatrice Mautino

Biotechnologist and Science Populariser

Thursday 10 17,45

Humans find the songs of animals, their plumage and colours wonderful, as if they were works of art, paintings and music.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Thursday 17 17,45

Curiosity to see what lay beyond the horizon was probably what drove our ancestors, the Sapiens, away from home, Africa.

Serena Aneli

University of Turin, IIGM Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, GiovedìScienza 2018 Prize

Thursday 24 17,45

Truth is an elusive and unstable notion which coexists with an emotional and imperfect human being with limited ability to learn.

Walter Quattrociocchi

Ca’ Foscari University, Venice

Antonio Scalari

Science Journalist, Valigia Blu

Antonella Vicini


Thursday 31 17,45

Pier Paolo Pandolfi contributed to the eradication of a fatal form of leukaemia and to the understanding of the genetic basis of cancer

Pier Paolo Pandolfi

BIDMC/Harvard Medical School - Boston, USA and the Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Turin

Thursday 07 17,45

Regenerative medicine, based on the use of stem cells to reconstruct tissues, is rising to an important challenge: the development of effective treatments for currently incurable rare degenerative genetic diseases.

Michele De Luca

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Thursday 14 17,45

Recent technical developments are making it possible for us to measure and understand our biological differences.

Guido Barbujani

University of Ferrara

Monday 18 17,45



In recent years China has displayed an increasing interest for basic or fundamental research.

Fernando Ferroni

President of INFN and Professor at La Sapienza University of Rome

Yifang Wang

Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science

Thursday 21 17,45

E=mc2 is the most famous formula that tells us that human beings have revealed nature’s most extraordinary secret, the link between matter and energy.

Christophe Galfard

Science populariser, astrophysicist and collaborator of Stephen Hawking’s

Thursday 28 10,00

Wave Hunters (Cacciatori di Onde) is a scientific performance that uses surprising experiments and compelling narration to take students along the journey of waves, starting from the most common and easiest ones to gravitational waves, the discovery of which led to the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017.

Thursday 28 17,45

On July the 21st 1969 the first human landed on the Moon. Six hundred million people watched the blurred images of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on television: the reduced gravity made then look awkward as the ambled in the Mare Tranquillitatis raising clouds of dust.

Adrian Fartade

Science Historian and Populariser

Thursday 07 17,45

How to avoid the decline of our civilisation? When humans delegate their most evolved functions to digital prosthesis, triggering a regression from Homo sapiens sapiens to stupidus stupidus, as the human mind progressively loses rationality end emotions

Vittorino Andreoli

Psychiatrist and Writer

Thursday 14 17,00

"…Professors and students are scholars that share the decision to pass time together with the intention of taking part in a conversation, albeit with different roles. We could quote Hannah Arendt and say they will think together. "

Fiorenzo Alfieri


Juan Carlos De Martin

Vice- Chancellor for Culture and Communication of the Turin Polytechnic

Sponsor GiovediScienza