2004 Edition

Under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

The Festival in 2004 was part of the Genoa European Capital of Culture 2004 programme and has been an important European appointment for public awareness of the scientific culture, with prominent international participation: for this reason the event has been officially recognised by the European Union under the European Science Week (ESW) through the European network Esciential.

What's more, the scientific-didactic exhibition "The wonders of science" presented exhibits proposed by students from various parts of the world.
This has been a unique opportunity, therefore, for an exchange between scientists and the public on issues which interest the whole of society, a new path through science for having fun while experimenting and discovering many phenomena of daily life, an innovative way for developing and promoting cooperation between European countries.

The Festival, devised and launched by INFM-CNR (Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia - the National Institute for the Physics of Matter) and "Codice. Idee per la Cultura" is organised by the Associazione Festival della Scienza with the support of various public and private bodies and institutions, and has a very high profile scientific council.

Download an abstract of the 2004 programme

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