"L'Alfabeto della Scienza", the new book by Professor Giuseppe Mussardo, theoretical physicist of SISSA, will be showcased in an event at Caffé San Marco in Trieste Friday, September 25 starting at 18:30.
26 stories of women and men of ordinary genius who, thanks to their passion, have opened the doors of our understanding of the universe. A journey that starts from the A of Abel - talented Norwegian who had a legendary life, founder of one of the most fascinating theories of mathematics - and ends with the absolute Z of Zero, the exciting challenge, still in progress, to reach the ultimate limit in the scale of temperatures. Figures who perhaps did not capture the collective imagination as Einstein or Newton, but who have nothing to envy to the great characters of literature: scrolling the alphabet the reader will meet the French astronomer who risked madness to chase the transits of Venus; the Indian astrophysicist who, very young, first predicted the ultimate destiny of the stars but was mocked for his ideas; the French scholar forced to hide behind a male name in order to publish fundamental theorems on prime numbers. And many other characters and tales, to embrace the complexity but also the beauty of the great adventure of science.
The presentation of the book, published by Edizioni Dedalo, will be moderated by the scientific journalist Fabio Pagan.
Following recent regulations, participation in the event will be guaranteed ONLY to those who book by calling 0400641724 or by sending a message via facebook to the page of the Antico Caffè San Marco.
The event will be held in Italian.