Atomic dialogues

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Atomic dialogues (Conversazioni atomiche)

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Conversazioni atomiche

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Giovanni Amelino Camelia, Andrea Ghigo, Catalina Oana Curceanu, Catia Milardi, Marcello Messina, Antonella De Ninno, Guglielmo M. Tino, Alberto Giazotto, Franco Frasconi, Andrea Di Paola, Alessio Giunta, Marcello Massimini


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Atomic Conversations is a delicate and earnest love declaration to Italian science, and Felice Farina has chosen to state in the shape of a "scientific comedy": it is a road movie and a quest for knowledge in the land of contemporary physics, where Farina himself uses his own camera-man, the young, underpaid and reluctant Nicola, as a guinea pig to demonstrate that even hard topics like quantum mechanics and general relativity can be explained to whoever is convinced to be incapable of understanding them or, even worse, doesn’t even care for such things.
So, while Atomic Conversations is a frugally crafted docu-comedy with a clear educational purpose and an unprecedented selection of rare archive footage; it is also a passionate invitation to everyone who craves to take a peek inside the daily life of those people who have chosen to dedicate their entire lives to ask questions in the name of knowledge.