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Incontri con la Scienza - The Garden of Biodiversity, with Telmo Pievani



Incontri con la Scienza - The Garden of Biodiversity, with Telmo Pievani

The co-evolution of humans and plants


THE GARDEN OF BIODIVERSITY: THE CO-EVOLUTION OF HUMANS AND PLANTS The new Garden of Biodiversity at the Historical Botanical Garden of Padua (the most ancient University Garden in the world and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List) is an interactive and multimedia science centre dedicated to the astonishing biodiversity of plants and their connections to human evolution. Evolutionist and philosopher of biology Telmo Pievani will discuss the history of the co-evolution between humans and plants. Because we domesticated plants, as well as plants domesticated us. Telmo Pievani (1970) is Full Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padua, where he covers the first Italian chair of Philosophy of Biological Sciences. He also teaches Anthropology and Bioethics. Researcher in the field of Philosophy of Biology, after Ph.D. researches in USA, he has been Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Milan Bicocca (2001-2012). He is Fellow of several academic Institutions and scientific societies: Since 2015, he is vice-President of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology. He is member of the editorial board of Evolution: Education and Outreach, Evolutionary Biology, Rend. Lincei Sc. Fis. Nat., and Le Scienze, Italian edition of Scientific American. He is a columnist for Il Corriere della Sera. Personal website:


Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: At 6:30 pm

Admission : Free


Italian Institute of Culture