IN OCULIS FACTA. THE ROLE OF IMAGES IN SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
In cooperation with Euresis Association.
Vittorio Cannatà, Head of the Medical Physics Unit, IRCCS Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome; Stefano Facchini, Researcher, University of Milan. Introduced by Nicola Sabatini, Euresis Association.
What is the importance of the image in the particular path of knowledge of reality that science offers? What is the role of the human subject in producing and using a scientific image? Starting from these questions we will try to identify with the particular look at reality of those who do scientific research. The encounter with two experiences in very different fields, such as research in the formation of planets in astrophysics and in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging in the biomedical field, will allow us to surprise the impressive capacity developed by man to reveal hidden details of reality through images increasingly sophisticated and surprising. Investigating reality in such a careful and profound way turns out to be a “great adventure” (Richard Feynman), which always raises new questions about the origin and destiny of everything.