Scienza quo vadis? A science cafè on misconduct in modern research

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Caffè Concerto, Modena
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
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10 informal meetings, from 21 September to 7 December 2021, every Tuesday from 19.00 to 20.30 at the Caffè Concerto in Modena, to discuss a relevant scientific topic, in a pleasant environment and in the company of experts on the subject, who will present the topic and will guide the discussion. Take a seat, make yourself comfortable, order a drink (not just coffee), and you will have the opportunity to listen to science stories and ask for explanations.


Among the interventions, do not miss the interesting one by Stefano Ossicini, full professor of experimental physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Cnr Nano associate, which will take place on Tuesday 26 October 2021, and is titled:  "Science quo vadis? Pinocchi in science, stories of scams and misconduct in modern scientific research".


Besides his scientific research activity, focused on the theory of low-dimensional systems and the investigation of properties of nanostructures, Stefano Ossicini is also active regarding the link between science and society. He published serval books: 2019 "L'inganno di Mesmer e la commissione Franklin-Lavoisier" (Meltemi edizioni) on the debate on animal magnetism, 2012 "L'universo ? fatto di storie non solo di atomi" (Neri Pozza editore) on scientific misconduct and 2013 "Non ho nulla da rimproverarmi. 1911 Stoccolma e dintorni" (Scienzaexpress), a theater piece.


The Caffè Scienza series was designed and coordinated by prof. Marcello Pinti of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and organized by Unimore with the support of the Marco Biagi University Foundation. The complete program is available at and don't forget that admission is free, but places are limited and reservations are required!