WEEK OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD
Saturday 31st October 2009
Place: National Museum Hall, at 13.00 o´clock.
Name in Icelandic: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands
Address: Suðurgötu 41, 101 Reykjavík
400th anniversary of Galilean discoveries
A seminar about the various facets of his personality: scientific innovation, language renewal, new philosophical approach. The event is in English.
- Þorsteinn Vilhjálmsson, Professor University of Iceland: Telescope and cosmology. Galileo between science and philosophy
- Michael Segre, Università di Chieti e Pescara, Italy, History of Science: Galileo between science and theology yesterday and today
- Stefano Rosatti, Univeristy of Iceland: Galileo Galilei: a new scientific language for Italian
- Chair: Hjalti Snær Ægisson
Galileoscope and stargazing:
Sævar Helgi Bragason from Stjörnuskoðunarfélag will present the new telescope and lead the public into stargazing.
The event is organized by:
Department of Italian at the University of Iceland, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of foreign languages and the Italian Embassy, Oslo