SIBE 2019 8th Congress of Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology in Padua, Congresso SIBE 2019 Padova

SIBE 2019 – Social and Public Events

Sibe 2019 is happy to offer a memorable programme of social events and leisure moments
for all the participants and general audience.

Join us for a fantastic conference experience!

  • Full Visit to the world's first Botanical Garden

    When: September, 1st 2019, from 6 to 7 pm. Where: Botanical Garden


    The world's first university botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545, which makes the Botanical Garden of Padua the oldest surviving example of this type of cultural property. All congress participants will be offered a full guided visit in the forefather of the European botanical gardens and will live the place where botanical sciences were born and the relationship between nature and culture has long been cultivated.

    Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden

  • Sibe's got Talent

    When: September, 1st 2019, starting from 7pm. Where: Botanical Garden


    The Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology has its own talent show! If you are a singer, an actor, a presenter, a dancer, or have any talent you’re eager to show us, Sibe’s got Talent is the right place to be! A jury will assign the “Golden Darwin Award” to the most extreme evolutionary disseminator. You can participate individually or as a group.

    The participation is also open to students and general audience (non-congress members) upon registration (e- mail to: omar.rota@fmach.it)

    A crazy event not to be missed.

    Sibe's got Talent

  • Evolutionary Reading

    When: September 2nd 2019, starting from 9pm. Where: Botanical Garden


    Prof. Telmo Pievani, President of Sibe and renowned science communicator, will hold an evolutionary reading on Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel, accompanied by live music.

    DARWIN & MENDEL: CRONACA DI UN INCONTRO IMMAGINARIO
    (versione inglese: DARWIN & MENDEL: LOST IN TRANSLATION)

    Charles Darwin attese più di vent’anni prima di pubblicare le sue rivoluzionarie idee e lo fece solo quando fu messo alle strette da un naturalista viaggiatore più giovane di lui, Alfred R. Wallace. Che cosa temeva? Non certo la Chiesa anglicana, bensì i suoi colleghi. E poi non era convinto della completezza della sua teoria, che lui chiamava il suo “lungo ragionamento”. In quel ragionamento mancava un pezzo: mancava una spiegazione delle cause delle variazioni individuali, che sono il combustibile dell’evoluzione per selezione naturale, e di come esse si trasmettono da una generazione all’altra. Darwin nel 1862 stava proprio lavorando su questo argomento, e su un’ipotesi che rivelerà sbagliata. Quello stesso anno, uno sconosciuto monaco agostiniano di Brno, in Moravia, di nome Gregor Mendel, brillante matematico e abilissimo ibridatore di piante, progetta di visitare Londra in occasione dell’Esposizione Universale, con il recondito desiderio di poter incontrare il più famoso dei naturalisti inglesi, il padre della teoria dell’evoluzione. Mendel non lo sa, ma ha per le mani il pezzo di teoria che manca a Darwin. I due si sfiorano, sono a poche miglia uno dall’altro... Che cosa si sarebbero detti, se si fossero incontrati per un tè nel pub di Cromwell Road a South Kensington?

    Narrazione scientifica: Telmo Pievani
    Reading: Pierangela Quaja
    Visual: Marco Toffanin
    Musiche: Annamaria Moro e Giorgio Gobbo

    Spettacolo aperto su prenotazione anche a studenti e visitatori "non congressisti" (posti limitati)

    Per effettuare la prenotazione in Orto Botanico: http://www.prenotazioniortobotanicopd.it/events/darwin-mendel-cronaca-di-un-incontro-immaginario/

     

    Evolutionary Reading
    Evolutionary Reading

  • SOCIAL DINNER & ...
    visit to the Astronomical Observatory of Padua and STARLIGHT Show

    When: September 3rd, 2019, starting from 6.00 pm. Where:La Specola, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova


    In the evening, the congress members will be offered a special guided visit to the Specola. Established as medieval tower, Specola became Astronomical Observatory in 1767, and it is one of the main structures of INAF now. In the museum section, called the 'Specola' Museum, you can visit rooms and instruments used by Paduan astronomers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Padua was home to Galileo Galilei’s famous astronomical observations and intuitions that would have changed the history of science forever.

    STARLIGHT is a theatre show written and performed by Filippo Tognazzo, produced with the collaboration of INAF – the National Astrophysics Institute. STARLIGHT sevenmillimetresofuniverse recounts the birth of astrophysics in Italy through the story of the life and research of some of the nineteenth century’s most important scientists: Giuseppe Lorenzoni, Pietro Tacchini, Angelo Secchi, Giovan Battista Donati, and Armino Nobile.

    STARLIGHT Show
    STARLIGHT Show

  • Cavalli-Sforza Prize and Lecture, with Francesco Cavalli Sforza

    When: September, 4th 2019. From 11.30 to 13.00 am. Where: Aula Magna "Galileo Galilei", Palazzo Bo.


    Sibe2019 will launch the first edition of the “Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza Award”, in memory of the prestigious geneticist who died on Aug. 31. Cavalli-Sforza pioneered the field of human population genetics. The first Award will be received by eminent Professor Montgomery Slatkin (University of California, Berkeley), who will hold a public conversation in Palazzo Bo.

    The participation is open to students and general audience.


  • Round table on science communication

    When: September, 4th 2019. From 4.30 to 6 pm. Where: Aula Magna "Galileo Galilei", Palazzo Bo.


    Sibe2019 is happy to offer a round table on science communication (which is an integral part of Sibe’s mission) with distinguished guests from the world of journalism and media. Important challenges of science communication and the public perception of the life sciences will be discussed, under the coordination of Prof. Telmo Pievani.

    During the round table, an “Outreach Prize” to the best dissemination project on evolution will be offered from a range of selected candidates.

    The participation is open for students and general audience.

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