ICTP is collaborating with SISSA under the auspices of the local science and literature festival 'Scienza e Virgola' to host a public dialogue featuring two Nobel Laureates with close ties to ICTP: David Gross and Giorgio Parisi. The two will discuss "Physics: What Remains to be Discovered".
The event will take place Wednesday 24 May from 17:00 to 18:30 at Teatro Miela in Trieste. It will be livestreamed on ICTP's YouTube channel.
The Programme of Scienza e Virgola describes the event as follows:
"On the one hand a theory for the entire Universe, on the other the complexity of nature. On the one hand, an effort to describe all the fundamental forces in a unified framework, on the other, an awareness that randomness and disorder characterize reality at every level, from atoms to planets.
Two complementary perspectives on what physics is able to tell us today about the intimate nature of matter, space and time and what we can expect in the coming years. Two profound and exceptional looks from two Nobel laureates in Physics in dialogue with each other about the boundaries, whether they exist or not, of what science can investigate."
David J. Gross is an American theoretical physicist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for his studies on quantum chromodynamics. He serves on ICTP's Scientific Council and was awarded ICTP's Dirac Medal in 1988.
Giorgio Parisi is an Italian physicist who won the 2021 Physics Nobel Prize for his studies on complex systems. He also is a member of ICTP's Scientific Council and was awarded the 1999 ICTP Dirac Medal.