Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
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ARPICO aims to promote, share and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and research work; to provide an accessible and informal forum for discussions, debate and exchange of ideas related to topics and issues relevant to modern society; to be a point of reference, support and networking for researchers, professionals and students in Western Canada; to promote cooperation and networking with governmental, industrial, and professional entities.
Galileo Turns 450
October 9th - 12th, 2014

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei, the Italian Embassy in Washington and the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute are organizing an event focused on the theme of innovation and scientific research, during the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.

The initiative is based on a series of lectures by prominent scholars and scientists, an exhibit, and a play.

The lectures will emphasize the methodologies introduced by Galileo himself to the search for a knowledge of reality that is objectively verifiable and acceptable. Well-known Italian researchers working in both the U.S. and Europe will talk about the excellence of Italian scientific research.

A corner exhibit dedicated to Galileo will be enriched with some items from the Museo Galileo in Florence, the Fondazione Pisa, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, as well as original documents coming from the Domus Galilaeana in Pisa.

For more information click here to view the Brochure. (The PDF is large, so give it some time to load)

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