The Lord of the Fireflies

Veranstaltung, Filmvorführung, Residenzen, Roma

Entrance via Liguria 20
Firefly walk full. Places still available for the conference




Veranstaltung, Filmvorführung, Residenzen

Entrance via Liguria 20
Firefly walk full. Places still available for the conference

The Friday afternoons at Istituto Svizzero are dedicated to our residents. It is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the projects they are working on during this year’s residency.

Curated by Robin Meier, Roma Calling fellow 2018/2019.

When we vote, how does each person make up their mind? Do starlings use some kind of telepathy to coordinate their movements across hundreds of meters in the sky? How do thousands of fireflies synchronize their flashing? And could these collective movements somehow be manipulated?

A week after the European elections, we explore collective decision making in insects, birds and humans in conversation with Jérôme Gautheret, correspondent for Le Monde in Italy and Irene Giardina, Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome.

Introduced by the projection of Synchronicity, a film on synchronizing fireflies in Thailand, the conversation will continue in Tor Marancia on a night walk in a park searching for live fireflies.

The talk will be held in Italian.

To sign-up for the event please send an email to: prenotazioni@istitutosvizzero.it

Please note that  the walk is fully booked. There are still available places for the conference.

Jérôme Gautheret è corrispondente del quotidiano Le Monde in Italia e vive a Roma dall’ottobre del 2016.

Irene Giardina è una fisica teorica, con una formazione in fisica statistica. Ha lavorato, per un periodo di tempo, sui sistemi disordinati e sul comportamento del vetro nella materia condensata, per poi passare ai sistemi biologici. Maggiori dettagli sulla sua attuale ricerca sono disponibili alla pagina web del suo laboratorio sul Comportamento Collettivo nei Sistemi Biologici: www.cobbs.it.
E‘ membro del Dipartimento di Fisica della Sapienza Università di Roma e membro associato dell’Istituto per i Sistemi Complessi (ISC) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.