European Researchers’ Night

25.09.2021 00:00 - 00:00

The Researchers' Night is an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005 that involves every year thousands of researchers and research institutions in all European countries. The aim is to create opportunities for researchers and citizens to meet and disseminate scientific culture and knowledge of research professions in an informal and stimulating context. The events include live scientific experiments and demonstrations, exhibitions and guided tours, conferences and seminars, shows and concerts. Activities that take place throughout Italy on the "day of the researcher".

In the territory of Arezzo, this is the program of the main initiatives.

San Giovanni Valdarno

It starts on Thursday, September 23rd at 5.30 pm in Palazzo d’Arnolfo, where it will be possible to attend a dialogue between science and music around the book by Marco Ciardi, professor of history of science at the University of Florence and, since last July, scientific director of the Galileo Museum in Florence, and Antonella Gasperini, head of the libraries and museums service of the National Institute of Astrophysics.

On Friday, September 24, the GeoTechnology Center of the University of Siena is organizing a day of events entitled “Let’s play on Earth”: demonstrations and interactive games for children, teens and adults to discover the technologies that allow us to better understand planet Earth. The event will take place in the historical center of the city, in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Masaccio, and in the Garden of Epicurus of the Licei Giovanni da San Giovanni.
The themes of the workshops will be science in general, the environment, technologies applied to geology and robotics. In the morning the activities will be reserved for schools while in the afternoon the stands in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Masaccio will be open to everyone.
In the evening, starting from 21.15, in Piazza Masaccio will perform in concert Lorenzo Baglioni, singer, author, presenter and actor, former teacher. In 2012 he decided to devote himself full time to the world of theater and entertainment. With the format of educational songs (Bella, Prof! – Sony Music) in 2018 he arrived on the stage of Sanremo with the song “Il congiuntivo”. He has led programs for TV such as “L’isola degli eroi” (BoingTv), “Bella, prof!” (SkyUno), “Un palco per due” (Rai2) and has written five books published by Mondadori and Rai Libri. Since 2015, he has been producing content for the web that, as of 2020, counted more than 80 million views. In case of bad weather, the evening will take place at the cinema theater Masaccio.

For the closing, Saturday, September 25, will come Professor Mauro Ferrari (one of the most influential, authoritative and important scientists and researchers in the world. He is currently president and ceo of BrYet Pharma and dean member of the board of directors of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals) who will give the lecture-concert “Science, music and sport: three ways to be at the service of the community”, accompanied by the music of his Rhythm & Blues Band. In the morning, from 9.30 am, he will meet high school students, while from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm, the initiative will be open to everyone.


All events on the calendar are free. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at the Pro Loco office, by calling +39 055 9126268, by sending an email to or on the website


At the Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi on Friday, September 24th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a free appointment to discover and deepen the restoration recently carried out on the volume “Liber Statutorum Arretii”, the only 16th century edition printed in Arezzo, dated 1536 and part of the Bruschi collection.
Speakers will be Carlo Sisi, Curator of the Ivan Bruschi Foundation, Julie Guilmette, restorer of works on paper and parchment and Piero Scapecchi, librarian expert in incunabula.
The presentation of the volume and of the restoration work will be followed by the precious musical intervention of the Masters Roberto Pasquini on flute and Alessio Tiezzi on piano, playing arias by Verdi and Bizet.


Booking is recommended by contacting +39 0575354126 or writing to More details on the website

European Researchers’ Night

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