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WIA-E Rome invites to networking event – Gravity: Imagine the Universe after Einstein

Dear all,

weā€™re pleased to invite you to the next WIA-E Rome networking event to the MAXXI museum – National Museum of the XXI Century Arts – Via Guido Reni 4A – 00196 Rome, to visit the exhibition Gravity: Imagine the Universe after Einstein (see below to read more about the exhibition content**).

Within the programme “Gravity: beyond the exibition”, we propose to attend an interesting meeting on March 22 or April 10 at 4.45 p.m. (the museum closes at 7.00 p.m.):

  1. R.Battiston, President of Italian Space Agency andĀ Mons. Card. Gianfranco Ravasi March 22, 6:00 p.m.
  2. Samantha Cristoforetti, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

For further details see theĀ attachment.

The exhibitionā€™s cost is 12 euros ā€“ or reduced ticket is 8 euros for all people under 30 or groups (min 15) and special categories (http://www.maxxi.art/orari-e-biglietteria/)

Please, confirm your attendance by March 15th 2018 in order to define WIA-E Rome group, using the following link:


Best regards,

WIA-E Rome Local Group


** 02 December 2017 – 29 April 2018

Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein

Gallery 4

  • curated by Luigia Lonardelli, Vincenzo Napolano, Andrea Zanini.
  • scientific advice: Giovanni Amelino-Camelia

Space-time, crises, confines: an exploration via mutually dependent and interconnected key concepts

In 1917, Albert Einstein published an article that gave rise to modern cosmology and transformed the models of the cosmos and the universe hitherto imagined by scientists and thinkers, revolutionising the concepts of time and space. One hundred years on from this publication, MAXXI is dedicating an exhibition to one of the figures to have had the greatest influence on contemporary thinking.

The project is the result of a unique collaboration between the museum, the Italian Space Agency and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics for the scientific side and the Argentine artists TomĆ”s Saraceno for the artistic aspects.Ā  Investigating the connections and the profound analogies between art and science, Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein recounts the developments of the theory of relativity in the current vision of the universe and the fascinating spin-offs it is still producing in the field of art.

Through the involvement of international artists, the exhibition pays tribute to the scientist who radically altered our knowledge and perception of the universe.Ā  Immersive artistic and scientific installations, iconic artefacts and simulations of experiments drawing us closer to the essence of the scientific innovations introduced by Einstein and revealing the underlying depths of the known universe, but also the mechanisms that bind together all those searching for knowledge, in a collective process in which artists and scientists play roles of equally fundamental significance to society.


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