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Aula Magna di Palazzo del Bo

Via VIII febbraio, 2
Padova, Pd 35122 Italia

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13 September 2022 @ 17:00 - 19:00


Università di Padova
Website: unipd.it

The Aula Magna at Palazzo Bo hosts the Nobel Lecture by the astronomer Didier Queloz, Nobel laureate in Physics 2019 for the “discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”.

Queloz (Jacksonien Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Professor of physics, ETH-Z, Switzerland) holds a Nobel Lecture for the University of Padua about “The exoplanet revolution, in the footpath  of Galileo“.
The wealth and diversity of planetary systems that have now been detected modified our perspective on planet formation as a whole and more specifically our place in the Universe with the  possibility of rarity of planetary systems similar to our own. It is also an opportunity of historical perspectives to look for signs of life on these new worlds as a way to explore our own origins. The astronomer introduces the audience with the challenges of early discoveries and recent progresses in this new field of research.

After the Nobel Lecture Professor Queloz talks with Roberto Ragazzoni director of the Astronomical Observatory.

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Official language of the event is English.

The Nobel Lecture is also streamed online on Youtube.

At 2.30 p.m. Professor Queloz, in an exclusive meeting in the Aula Magna, talks with students about his professional experience and the research he conducted as a young doctoral student that led him to the Nobel Prize.
Giampaolo Piotto, director of the University Center for Space Studies and Activities, CISAS, will moderate the meeting.

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With the contribution of

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo         Camera di Commercio Padova