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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

An event in Trieste, featuring Lisa Randal, Harvard theoretical physicist and member of the ICTP scientific council
Knocking on Heaven’s Door

ICTP is collaborating with SISSA under the auspices of the local science and literature festival 'Scienza e Virgola' to host a public dialogue featuring Harvard theoretical physicist and member of the ICTP scientific council Lisa Randall, who will discuss her book “Knocking on Heaven's Door”, and much more, in a dialogue with Italian science journalist Barbara Gallavotti.

The event will take place Tuesday 21 May from 18:30 to 19:30 at Teatro dei Fabbri, via dei Fabbri 2/A, Trieste

The programme of Scienza e Virgola describes the event as follows:

“Based on the title of one of her most famous popular science books, Knocking on Heavens Door, Harvard astrophysicist Lisa Randall will talk with Italian science journalist Barbara Gallavotti about the myriad ways in which science, from Galileo to Einstein, has looked at the infinite space that surrounds us in an attempt to understand its laws. But there is more to Lisa Randall's story: there is the story of how scientists decide what problems to tackle and how to go about solving them; of why risk, creativity, beauty and truth are the true drivers of scientific thinking.”

The event is part of the science and literature festival Scienza e Virgola, and organized in collaboration with ICTP. 

Event with simultaneous translation.

Barbara Gallavotti is a science journalist, a writer, as well as the author and presenter of Quinta Dimensione a science program produced by the Italian national TV channel Rai3. 

Lisa Randall works on particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. She is a member of the American National Academy of Sciences, of the American Philosophical Society and of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

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