The night of 30 September the light of research will shine. With Bright2016 Tuscany will join Europe in celebrating the Researchers' Night, an event promoted by the European Commission in 300 cities across 24 countries, to promote scientific culture and research-based professions.
A rich programme of events and shows will be staged in Florence, Pisa, Siena, Prato, Lucca, Arezzo e Cascina (Pisa), sponsored by the Region and with the involvement of universities, research centres and high schools.
Learn more on the event's website www.bright-toscana.it (in Italian).
Researchers' Night in Florence | The Paths to Knowledge from the Botanical Gardens to the Opera Theatre
3 pm | OPEN MUSEUMS
In honour of Researchers' Night the Museum of Natural History (via La Pira, 4), the Archaeological Museum (piazza SS. Annunziata, 9b) and the Institute of the Innocents (piazza SS. Annunziata, 13) will open their doors free of charge for visitors from 3 to 5 pm.
The Paleontology Section of the Museum of Natural History, in particular, has a new room dedicated to and exceptional specimen: a fossil whale.
5 pm | MEET SCIENCE AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
At “Giardino dei Semplici” researchers from all fields will present a variety of short seminars arranged by key themes. All seminars are held in Italian.
Visitors can choose among a rich menu: The Evolution of Knowledge | Memory and History | The Roads to Communication | Crisis & Recovery | Digital Territories | To our Health! | Taking Care of the Environment | Consequences of Light.
Talks will have an informal approach and participants are encouraged to ask questions to the academics and researchers coming from the 24 departments of the University and other institutes such as the National Research Council (CNR).
OpenLab, in collaboration with INFN, has organised Vedere l'invisibile - Seeing the Invisible, a showcase of original and fun popular science activities to engage participants of all ages.
At 7 pm drinks accompanied by jazz music.
9.30 pm | BOLERO NIGHT
The closing event of BRIGHT will have science and music combining in an original show. At 9.30 pm Opera di Firenze will stage “La notte del Bolero. La scienza svela Ravel”, (Bolero Night. Science reveals Ravel - in Italian) musical piece for narrating voice and orchestra by and with UNIFI President Luigi Dei, performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Music Conservatorium of Florence “Luigi Cherubini” conducted by Paolo Ponziano Ciardi. Free entrance upon registration.
Register here for your free entry ticket to Notte del Bolero
J. Ibert Concertino da Camera for Sax and Orchestra | Soloist: Simone Brusoni
G. Donizetti from Lucia di Lamermoor “Funesta smania”
G. Verdi from Falstaff “È sogno o realtà”
G. Puccini from Gianni Schicchi “Era eguale la voce” | Baritone: Hankyol Kim
M. Ravel, L. Dei La notte del Boléro
Don't forget to post your photos taken during Researchers' Night with the hashtag #brightunifi2016.
Researchers' Night in Prato
Researchers' Night will also be held at PIN, the Prato Campus: in the main campus square there will be desks where prectical demos and experiments are staged together with a display of curiosities to appeal visitors of all ages.