CalculatoresProject

Our Project at the European Researcher Night 2021!

On Friday, September 24, the Calculators Project will participate to the European Research Night with an activity dedicated to the topic of Imagination and Thought Experiments in the history of philosophy and science. The “Laboratory of the Mind” will be conducted by three researchers from the University of Parma: Irene Binini, Daniele Molinari and Wolfgang Huemer. Both adults and children are welcome!

Here a brief description of our activity (in Italian, and in English below):

“Cosa serve per fare ricerca scientifica? Raccogliere i dati, esaminarli nei laboratori e formulare teorie? Non vi sembra che manchi qualcosa? 
Tutto ciò sarebbe vano se non fosse guidato dalla nostra immaginazione. Grazie agli esperimenti mentali siamo in grado di usare l’immaginazione in modo serio, avvincente e rigoroso per ampliare le nostre conoscenze. 
Nel nostro incontro vi inviteremo a un viaggio nella fantasia, conducendo insieme tre esperimenti mentali provenienti dalle scienze e dalla filosofia.”

“What do you need to do scientific research? Collect data, examine them in laboratories and formulate theories? Doesn’t it seem like something is missing? All of this would be in vain if it weren’t guided by our imagination. Thanks to mental experiments we are able to use the imagination in a serious, compelling and rigorous way to broaden our knowledge. In our meeting we will invite you on a journey into the imagination, conducting together three thought experiments from the sciences and philosophy.”

You can book your place to this event by following this link:

Leave a Reply