Primo Levi: chemistry, literature and memory

15 June 2016 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Luigi Dei

This talk offers a science-based interpretation of a story (‘Cerium’) by Primo Levi from the book The Periodic Table, suggesting that chemistry and literature are the two banks of the same river we call culture. Luigi Dei is Rector of the University of Florence, where he is Professore Ordinario in the department of Chemistry ‘Ugo Schiff’. 


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