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The Real Da Vinci Code - a lecture by Piergiorgio Odifreddi in Wellington

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A lecture to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death: a journey through the life of the Italian genius

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The Embassy of Italy in Wellington in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and the Wellington University are pleased to present a series of lectures by the Italian mathematician, logician, writer and expert of the history of science, Piergiorgio Odifreddi.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the lectures in Auckland and Wellington will explore the theme of “The real Da Vinci Code”.

"The Da Vinci Code" is just the last chapter of the secular path which led to the association of the figure of Leonardo to words like ‘genius’, ‘superlative intellect’ and ‘visionary’: a journey celebrated around the world this year on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of his death.

Piergiorgio Odifreddi, born in Cuneo in 1950, is an Italian mathematician and logician, extremely active also as a popular science writer and essayist. Odifreddi received his Laurea cum laude in mathematics in Turin in 1973; he then specialized in the United States, at the University of Illinois and UCLA, and in the Soviet Union, at Novosibirsk State University. He taught Logic at the University of Turin and Cornell University. In 2011 he won the Galileo Award for Scientific Dissemination.

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