Dialogues with Science – The Atomic Bomb and the World’s Dilemma

Dialogues with Science – The Atomic Bomb and the World’s Dilemma

Conversations with science

For science as for art, everything begins from an idea, from an idea that springs, in both cases, from the same all-powerful human drive to observe reality. On the one hand, physics, chemistry, natural sciences and other scientific disciplines are used, and on the other hand, artistic expression, in its many forms, uses different languages ​​with a common goal: to develop a representation of the world to address its complexity.

In this third edition of Conversations with Science, we analyze how this knowledge is intertwined and shared, and in particular, how music, theater and film can narrate science, its protagonists and its consequences for the world and for individual human beings.

Sunday 19 November at 11.00 am
Sforza Castle in Novara

The atomic bomb and the scientists’ dilemma
With Emanuele Minniti, journalist at El Poste, and Dario Rossi, editor of UTET

In collaboration with Elle Post

Few people changed the world, and one of them was J. Robert Oppenheimer: “Father of the Atomic Bomb.” By coordinating the Manhattan Project, he achieved an unexpected result in just a few years, contributing to the end of World War II, and opening up new knowledge and opportunities related to nuclear technologies. However, at the same time, it has enabled the creation of the most powerful and lethal weapon ever created with the potential to destroy all of humanity. After the Japanese bombings, Oppenheimer lived with this dilemma forever, and for this very reason, he became one of the most convinced proponents of the necessity of common and international rules to keep the spread of nuclear weapons under control.

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Dialogues with Science is a project of the Circolo dei Readers Foundation within the project Binario 9 e 3/4_IV NOTICE_2023 ID 4633842 funded by the Interreg cooperation program between Italy and Switzerland.
Entrance is free with advance reservation

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