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An interesting meeting in Portacomaro on Rita Levi-Montalcini and scientific humanism for an in-depth study of culture and science

“More interest in scientific culture. Watch research, not just on the so-called territory marketing.” It is one of the topics that emerged Sunday from the discussion that followed the conference on the character of Rita Levi-Montalcini held at the artist’s home in Portacomaro by Carola Fay, a journalist in Turin, author of the biographer of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in medicine. 1986, “Rita Levi-Montalcini – A Free Woman” Edited by Ropettino.

A qualified and attentive audience, despite the sweltering heat, to contemplate until dusk, on the initiative of the Foundation of Peoples and Countries, an Italian legend with deep local roots, the tenth anniversary of its disappearance approaching. Among others attended Uni-Astiss Pole Director Francesco Scalfari, Davide Arri Secretary of the European Federal Movement, some animators of Cisterna’s Active Citizenship Committee, artists, visitors to the exhibition “Our Secret Rivers” by Alberto Casiraghi and Dolores Previtali.

“Science is a culture, not just a technique, the application of a method. – Scalvary confirmed – Rita Levi-Montalcini was one of the highest expressions of that scientific humanism which is one of the essential characteristics of European culture.”
Even on a hot afternoon at the end of July, thoughts can appear, Starting with the title that tells us a lot about the character who is the subject of the story – Carola Fay’s line under it –Will and vision “two concepts that sum up the strength of a determined woman to overcome enormous difficulties in order to achieve extraordinary scientific goals.”

From his childhood at Ferrer to his studies in Turin with Professor Levy, from his months in Valle San Pietro to his long years in the United States, to his Nobel Prize honors in 1986, Honorary Citizen of Asti, and finally Senator for Life: I became the character, And the woman, scientist, and pop icon is now a little lackluster and little known for what she, with her research seventy years ago, brought to the foundation of what we know today as “neuroscience.” A scientist, but first and foremost a woman, with style. It was said that a character should be explored from a human and scientific point of view, for example in the relationship with his sister Paula, a talented painter, as well as with other Nobel Prize winners who came from his country. The Turin School: Salvador Luria and Renato Dolbico (another pop icon, acquitted by Fabio Fazio at the Sanremo Festival over twenty years ago). It’s like saying: by three names, what we know today about genomics, molecular biology, and neuroscience.

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“But then – Carlo Cerato, promoter of the meeting, closed – Looking further afield, culture from the region can also be done by searching history records and among science figures. Let’s look around. Not bad as an in-depth topic for ambitious application processing times. We are looking for a wing strike to boot by polluting assets between scientific research and the humanities, between science and creativity, between history and the future to create a culture in the sense of opening up new opportunities, not just marketing and entertainment.”

Maggie Benson

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