Public Outreach

Commemoration of Maria Silvia Spolato

Pride Month

These days mark the end of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and we didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a moment to talk about it again. We are doing so by dedicating a space to the memory of Maria Silvia Spolato, a mathematician and activist, the first Italian woman to publicly come out. This story is by Nicola Ciccoli.

Click on the link to learn about her story (Italian)

Photographic Contest

A photographic contest on the theme of 'Symmetry in mathematics and physics' is launched by the COST Action 21109, CaLISTA. The rules are the following:

  • A picture representing some aspect of 'Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics' should be sent to the CaLISTA email address
  • The weight of the picture, in format jpg/jpeg, must be preferably up to 5MB, so it can be send by email easily.
  • In the body of the message, the participant should give its full information and also a declaration that the picture was taken by him/her solely and that it was not altered.
  • The participant should also send a .pdf file with a short essay expalining why the picture is related to the theme 'Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics'.
  • The prize is a maximum of 500 Euros of expenses reimbursement towards the participation in the CaLISTA Workshop 'Geometry Informed  Machine Learning taking place the 2-5 September, 2024 in Paris.
  • The opening date is  1st of April  and the closing date is postponed for technical reasons to June 30, 2024.
  • The decision will be made by mid July.
  • The composition of the jury is: the Working Group 5 leader, the Science Communication Manager, the Principal Investigator and a representative of the Grant Holder.

Play, Modena Fair 17-18 2024

CaLISTA will present activities of public engagement at the Play fair

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Guidelines for COST acknowledgement

Archimede e il suo tempo

on April 26, 2023 at Università di Bologna

in italian

Geometric structure of Data through Deep Learning models

on May 5, 2023 at Università di Torino

Conference on 'The role of Philosophy and Mathematics in Physics'

on September 6, 2023 at Brno

at Training School on Cartan Geometry, Brno, Czechia, 04 - 08 SEPTEMBER 2023

Jordan François (speaker), Jan Slovak (organizer)

WG1: Cartan Geometry and Representation theory

WG5: Dissemination and Public Engagement

Prof. Jordan François gave  a conference on 'The role of Philosophy and Mathematics in Physics' directed to talented youth in the region.

Passeggiata Quantistica a Bologna

Italian quantum weeks

L’incontro, rivolto principalmente a studentesse e studenti universitari e al corpo docente, intende presentare alcuni dei principali temi di ricerca, teorici e sperimentali, sviluppati dai diversi gruppi, per introdurre scoperte e tecnologie che caratterizzano la seconda rivoluzione quantistica.

Dopo una breve introduzione, i partecipanti visiteranno tre laboratori dove potranno assistere alle seguenti esperienze:
_messaggi e intercettazioni con la crittografia quantistica
_ materiali e fenomeni quantistici
_il punto più freddo dell’Emilia-Romagna: atomi
ultrafreddi per un sensore ultrapreciso.

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The Geometry of Dobble!

One class of 14 high school students participated  they played the Dobble game together with the researcher of CaLiSTA. This game led to considering topics such as  point-line geometry, perspective (adding points at infinity), projective planes, etc.  It was a fun activity, and the class was quite engaged!

Winners of CaLiSTA photographic contest

The photographic contest of CaLiSTA is now closed and we are thrilled to announce the winners!

1st Place to Olga Zeghen, with a stunning picture that perfectly captures the symmetry of Antelope Canyon.
You can find the picture in HD quality here. Click here for the short essay about the photo and its significance in the context of Symmetry in Mathematics.

2nd Place goes to Giorgio Germano, who portrayed the beautiful historical building of Mir-i Arab in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
You can find the picture in HD quality here. Click here for the short essay about the photo and its significance in the context of Symmetry in Mathematics.