25 settembre 2022

Eva Mameli Calvino e i Licheni

 


Tuttora nell'enciclopedia Treccani il lemma relativo ai Licheni è sempre quello scritto da Eva Mameli Calvino nel 1943: LICHENI (dal gr. λειχήν "lichene" fr. lichens; sp. liquenes; ted. Flechten; ingl. lichens)

E per consolidare l'interesse di Eva per i Licheni è utile rileggere questo suo pensiero in merito:

“I licheni hanno sempre attirato la mia attenzione. Forse li sentivo un poco simili a me perché specie pioniere, primi colonizzatori, abili nell’intaccare il substrato e a prepararlo a chi verrà dopo, capaci di vivere in condizioni difficili, quasi impossibili per altre specie.”


24 settembre 2022

Il mio monologo su Eva Mameli è andato in scena il 22 Settembre a Cagliari

Sono molto contento di aver portato in scena il mio monologo dedicato a Eva Mameli all'interno dell'evento “Passione scienza day" organizzato dall'associazione culturale ScienzaSocietàScienza nell'ambito del progetto Sharper.

15 settembre 2022

Eva Mameli Calvino: il mio monologo in scena il 22 settembre a Cagliari

Il 22 settembre alle 19 porterò di nuovo in scena il mio monologo dedicato a Eva Mameli Calvino all'interno dell'evento “Passione scienza day”, un nome perfetto per una persona appassionata di scienza come è stata Eva nell'arco della sua vita. 
L'evento (che inizierà alle 16) è organizzato dall’associazione culturale “Scienza Società Scienza” e si terrà nella Sala convegni della Fondazione di Sardegna (in via San Salvatore da Horta 2, a Cagliari, ingresso libero). 
Dopo il monologo, come ho fatto in occasione del Cagliari Festivalscienza 2021, racconterò le tappe salienti della vita di Eva Mameli Calvino.


The Eva Mameli Calvino play is back on stage, within “Passion of Science” (organized by Scienza Società Scienza) September 22 at 7pm in Cagliari.
 

03 luglio 2022

Cagliari underwater

Taking selfies underwater isn't easy. A good photo comes after 30 shots. Cagliari, Cala Mosca, 3 Luglio 2022 July 3

15 giugno 2022

Concorso racconti fantascienza: Le conseguenze della pandemia. Scadenza: 30 ottobre 2022


Concorso per racconti di genere fantascientifico: “Le conseguenze della pandemia”. 

Lunghezza massima 10.000 caratteri, spazi inclusi.

Partecipazione gratuita.

Scadenza: 30 ottobre 2022

E-mail: concorsi@rivistailmulo.it 

Bando di concorso [file pdf]


19 maggio 2022

Carlotta Award 2022 riservato a ricercatrici sotto i 40 anni esperte di miglioramento genetico dei cereali

Il premio Carlotta Award 2022, riservato a ricercatrici di età inferiore a 40 anni, esperte di miglioramento genetico del frumento e degli altri cereali. 

Scadenza: 15 giugno 2022.

Bando: carlottaaward.weebly.com

Il premio è dedicato a Carlotta Parisani Strampelli (1868-1926) per il suo importante contributo all’ottenimento di nuove varietà di grano altamente produttivo. A Carlotta Parisani Strampelli fu dedicato uno dei primi frutti del lavoro dell'agronomo Nazareno Strampelli: un grano tenero denominato “Carlotta Strampelli” con resa media di 20 quintali per ettaro.

Il premio Carlotta Award 2022 è promosso da: Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, ENEA, METROFOOD.

Le vincitrici saranno selezionate da una giuria di esperti che valuteranno il lavoro sperimentale più originale. A pari merito sarà premiata la più giovane come stimolo per la sua crescita scientifica e professionale. Verranno assegnate anche quattro menzioni speciali. La cerimonia di premiazione si terrà a Bologna nel mese di ottobre nell’ambito della seconda edizione del Convegno Internazionale From Seed to Pasta IV, il più importante congresso internazionale sui cereali e prodotti alimentari derivati in programma a Bologna, dal 26 al 28 ottobre 2022.



18 maggio 2022

The Qiskit team is looking for volunteers to translate the Qiskit Textbook into any language

Qiskit is an open-source SDK for working with quantum computers at the level of pulses, circuits, and application modules. 

The Qiskit team is committed to building a diverse, global, open-source community of individuals who are just as passionate about quantum computing as they are. 
They need:
- translators who convert textbook content into other languages;
- proofreaders who have enough knowledge of quantum computing and Qiskit basics to suggest different ways of explaining concepts more clearly in the target language;
- volunteers who are willing to serve as translation leads, overseeing and motivating the rest of their team by sharing progress, setting direction and expectations, and recognizing good practice

For instructions: Qiskit Textbook Localization

07 maggio 2022

Standup comedy, the experience (Cagliari, May 6, 2022)

 "Comedy's the most narcissistic thing in the world. Thinking a room full of people should be looking directly at you, you're the only one who has an amplified voice, and they all just shut up, it's so narcissistic. These people who feel isolated or abandoned, they see that as an opportunity for everybody to listen to them. But you have to have something worth listening to." [Drew Harmon, comedian and former TV weatherman, in An SF comedian on why the Joker is a total stand-up hack Dan Gentile (Oct. 6, 2019)]

Il 6 Maggio 2022 allo 040 di Cagliari: la mia prima Standup Comedy experience. 

Foto: Marco Mameli

Ringrazio Carla Mollettina Cocco per avermi invitato e tutti gli amici che sono venuti apposta per sentirmi. Io mi sono divertito molto!

Foto: Marco Mameli

Thanx to Carla Mollettina Cocco for inviting me. And thanks to all the friends who came especially to hear me. I had a lot of fun!




06 maggio 2022

Swiss National Center of Competence in Research: "Spin Qubits in Silicon" Communication and Outreach Officer open position

The Department of Physics at the University of Basel invites applications for the position of Communication and Knowledge and Technology Transfer Officer at the (NCCR) "SPIN: Spin Qubits in Silicon"
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The University of Basel is the home institution of the NCCR SPIN which has the aim to develop elements of scalable quantum computer platform based on electron and hole spin qubits in silicon and germanium.
This position involves managing all aspects of communication, both internal and external. A key task is maintaining NCCR SPIN's website and social media. Furthermore, you will be responsible for organising meetings, workshops, conferences and NCCR SPIN's outreach activities.
Candidates should have skills in communication, outreach, and event organization, including science writing, web-presence, web-design, social media. You should also ideally have some experience in KTT.
As a proactive individual with a creative and critical mindset and good organizational skills you are confident in leading the activities described above.
Furthermore, a background or interest in science, ideally physics, might be useful. Fluency in English and German is essential.

The call: We plan to start reviewing applications without delay and will continue until the position is filled, and intend to start the appointment as early as possible, ideally already in May or June 2022.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Maria Longobardi (maria.longobardi@unibas.ch) or Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl (dominik.zumbuhl@unibas.ch) or visit our website: h

Submit applications to Dr. Maria Longobardi maria.longobardi@unibas.ch

NCCR SPIN Communication and Outreach Officer

29 aprile 2022

Climate investigation Grant 2022 call for applications for European Science Journalists

The EFSJ, in partnership with the BNP Paribas Foundation, is launching the third edition of its climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The purpose of this grant is to encourage ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate, adaptation to climate change, and different mitigation strategies.
The applicants must be professional journalists (print, radio, TV, web...), and be based in Europe (EU and all other countries in Europe). Projects must be submitted by their authors, no follow-up will be given to requests filed by an organisation.
This is a investigative grant: projects already published cannot be awarded grants. The jury, composed of journalists and scientists, will view transnational and transmedia collaborative projects particularly favourably. The application but must be submitted to the jury in English. A letter of support from a media organisation is strongly recommended.
The projects (articles, videos, podcasts...) can be published in any language. The EFSJ will take care of translating the publications in English.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FROM 18/04/2022 to 12/06/2022

The winner will be announced at the European Conference for Science Journalists on 13th of July 2022, during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF).

GRANT
Depending on applications received, one to three projects may be awarded grants, up to a total of 12,000 euros. For more information, please read the rules of the EFSJ Climate Grant.

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Authors may submit their application online on the website efsj.eu/climategrant as follows: Create one file with the three required documents and compress it in zip format to be upload in the application form.
1. The project file, written in English, in PDF format (A4 format, within the strict limit of 5 pages maximum, with a size not exceeding 5 MB), which must include:
● a letter of introduction to the jury;
● a detailed synopsis of the project;
● a projected budget (travel, equipment, other expenses...);
● a sworn declaration certifying that the submitted project has not already been published;
● a letter of support from a media organisation is strongly recommended.
2. The author(s) CV(s) in PDF format, maximum 2 pages for each CV, in A4 format.
3. The rules of the ESFJ climate grant signed by the author(s).

THE JURY
The composition of the jury, which is being finalised, will include 2020 EFSJClimateGrant laureates; one or two researchers on climate-related disciplines; Magali Reinert (science journalist, secretary of the European federation forscience journalism, EFSJ and Krijn Soeteman (science journalist, president of the European federation for science journalism, EFSJ).
For the EFSJ Climate Grant the jury will take into account: the originality of the subject, its importance, its scientific relevance, the envisaged journalistic approach, its feasibility, possible international collaborations, and the transmedia dimension of the project. The jury’s decision is final.
IMPORTANT NOTE

  • An author can only participate in one application.
  • The rules of the climate research grant can be read here
  • Contact and information: secretary@efsj.eu
Climate Grant Application