A few weeks after the first time, which was very well attended and appreciated, the chance to look in Piazza dei Miracoli at images of the universe as never seen before returns, in a new memorable night organized by the Department of Physics of the University of Pisa and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Opera della Primaziale Pisana. On Thursday, Oct. 27, the results of the JW Space Telescope, the most advanced and technically complex space telescope ever made, whose photos have been touring the world in recent days, will be presented to the public. On the walls of the Monumental Cemetery past and present "cosmographies" will bridge the centuries, on a screen larger and more impressive than the past initiative. The images, revealing the invisible infrared universe as never seen by mankind, are a bridge between past and future in the enchanting wonder of the Piazza dei Miracoli.
Turnout in the Piazza will begin at 9 p.m., and a quarter-hour later there will be brief introductions and greeting addresses, followed by viewing of the images with commentary by astrophysicist Steve Shore. Admission to the event is free and no reservations are required. Presentations will be in Italian and English.
The science popularization event is offered by the International Conference "Quantum Gases, Fundamental Interactions, and Cosmology - QFC 2022" (https://agenda.infn.it/e/QFC2022), now in its third year, organized in Pisa between Oct. 25 and 28 by the Department of Physics of the University of Pisa and INFN, in collaboration with the Scuola Normale and LENS of Florence. It has the patronage and sponsorship of the Comel Foundation, the invaluable collaboration of Palazzo Blu and contributions from Frontiers Detectors for Frontiers Physics and Bufalini Sas. QFC will bring together top experts and experts in quantum physics and technologies, fundamental interactions, and cosmology, who in an interdisciplinary way will discuss fundamental questions about the origins and workings of the Universe at the frontier of the three fields of research, from the length and energy scales of quarks to those of the cosmos. QFC's Scientific Committee, chaired by Professor Marilù Chiofalo, is composed of Laura Elisa Marcucci, Dario Grasso, Giancarlo Cella, Scilla Degl'Innocenti, Ignazio Bombaci, and Jorge Yago Malo, in addition to the International Scientific Committee that includes, among others, Andrea Ferrara, Steve Shore, Guglielmo Tino, Gordon Baym, Gianfranco Bertone, Dmitri Kharzeev, and Nobel laureate Eric Cornell.