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Bridging the Gap between Science and Art

Location Sirolo (AN), Italy
Date 12 - 14 May 2014
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The main objective of this COST strategic transdisciplinary event was to highlight the creative and emotional processes behind any outstanding scientific discovery similar to those underlying artistic productions and therefore render a scientific career more appealing for undergraduate students considering pursuing one. There is a strong parallelism between scientists and artists when it comes to the creation of new scientific and artistic ideas. Nowadays, more than ever, we need creative scientists and artists to share their ideas and collaborate in order to boost Europe’s competitiveness and innovation potential.

This conference brought together not only scientists from different fields (physicists, chemists, material scientists, engineers, biologists, physicians), but also artists (film directors, actors, choreographers, dancers, visual artists, architects), art critics, directors of scientific museums, philosophers and prominent international actors allowing an outstanding opportunity to exchange ideas in order to foster the creation of a multidisciplinary community.

The conference consisted of sessions featuring experts and high-level speakers, plenary discussions, movie projections and an exhibition of posters, videos and artworks. The sessions were live-streamed in order to reach a broader audience (science students, arts students, researchers, policymakers, etc.)

A specific feature of this conference was a Call for Expressions of Interest (description available for download) aimed at Early-Stage Researchers and Artists to allow them to attend the conference and exhibit their work. 10 applicants were selected and the Science & Art Exhibition was open to visit.

Further information about this event can be requested to events@cost.eu.


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Steering Committee

- Prof. Spiros H. Anastasiadis, MPNS DC Delegate, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Crete, EL
- Dr Silke Britzen, Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, DE
- Jane Chadwich, The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, IE
- Dr Emmanuelle Girardin, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, IT
- Prof. Franco Rustichelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, IT
- Dr Caroline Whelan, former MPNS Science Officer, COST Office, Brussels, BE

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