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After almost a year of waiting, Archeo-Physics researchers at the Polytechnic University of Turin have finally obtained the green light from Egypt for the decisive geo-radar measurements from inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun (code number: KV62) in the Valley of the Kings a Luxor. The measurements will be conducted between January 31 and February 6, 2018 with the objective of verifying the presence of empty spaces and/or corridors hidden behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. According to a theory proposed by the English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, the KV62 tomb could be, in fact, part of a larger tomb belonging perhaps to Queen Nefertiti.

According to Professor Franco Porcelli, main investigator of the research group coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Turin, three different last-generation radar systems will be employed for this research. In this way, the possible existence of hidden structures of relevance archaeological site adjacent to the tomb of Tutankhamun can be established with a 99% degree of confidence. One of the tasks will be to cross-check the geo-radar measurements with data obtained last May using a different non-invasive technique, based on the three-dimensional mapping of the electrical resistivity of the subsoil around Tutankhamun’s tomb. The May data suggested the presence of suspicious cavities in the rock a few meters away from KV62. The geo-radar measurements from the inside of KV62 will help understand whether these suspicious cavities are indeed real and directly connected with KV62.

For this research, a team of experts has been put together, belonging to two departments of the Politecnico di Torino (the Department of Applied Science and Technology and the Department of Environmental, Territory and Infrastructure Engineering), in collaboration with a professor from the University of Turin (Department of Earth Sciences) and two private companies, 3DGeoimaging of Turin and Geostudi Astier of Livorno. Terravision, a British company, is also involved in the research, as well as the Egyptian Archaeological Center in Cairo in the role of Egyptological consultancy. The project also enjoys the collaboration of experts from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities under the guidance of former Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty. The research project, supported by the Turin Polytechnic, is sponsored by the Novara Sviluppo Foundation, Geostudi Astier and National Geographic.

 

The series of meetings dedicated by Accademia delle Scienze to the themes of valorisation, restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage reaches its second appointment: this will be the occasion to present the restoration work carried out on the Codex Purpureus of Rossano Calabro, a precious and particular red codex, recognized as a World Heritage Site and included by Unesco among the 47 new documents of the International Memory of the World Register.

The Codex,  kept in the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in Rossano Calabro, is the surviving part of a Greek-Eastern Tetraevangel of great value, dated back to the sixth century A.D. It consists of 188 sheets written in silver and gold ink on purple dyed parchment. The now incomplete codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew and the majority of the Gospel of Mark, preceded by 13 illuminated pages with some significant moments of Jesus Christ’s life.

The Central Institute for Restoration and Conservation of Archives and Libraries proceeded to conduct a long and complex restoration, in order to analyze the codex with sophisticated techniques and to clarify its history and context of origin.

The conference will take place on Monday 22nd January in the Sala dei Mappamondi at Accademia delle Scienze, in Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, Turin. 4.00 p. m.

Download here the programme in pdf.

The Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine) are a widespread and participated monument designed and created by the german artist Gunter Demnig, whose ambitious goal is to remember every single deported into the lagers.
To keep alive the memory of the victims of nazi-fascism, the artist produces small brass plates placed on cubes of the size of the classic porphyry of road pavements, then set in the pavement in front of the last house freely chosen by the victim, or the place where the victim worked or studied.
The commemorative stones are reminiscent of the name, date and place of birth and the death or disappearance of the victims. These informations intende to give back individuality to those lives that during the war were reduced to only a number.
The stumbling block, therefore, metaphorically represents the invitation to reflection for those who, walking through the streets of the city, accidentally come across the history and the destinies of people who could have been our acquaintances. So the memory of what has been effectively enters into the streets that we frequent, in everyday life.

Stolpersteine is the “greatest” decentralized monument in the world. The initiative started in Cologne in 1995 and has led to the installation of more than 56 000 stones in various European countries.
These include Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, France and the Czech Republic,
Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Russia.
In Italy, in addition to Turin, there are in many cities including Rome, Viterbo, Siena, Reggio Emilia, Meina, Padua, Venice, Livorno, Prato, Ravenna, Brescia, Genoa, L’ Aquila, Bolzano, Ostuni, Chieti, Casale Monferrato, Teramo.
The installation is activated by individual citizens, associations or institutions that can request a specific stumbling block.

In Turin recently, on January 18th, eight other stumbling stones were laid, in addition to the 85 already present in the city.

Stumbling Stones Torino has been promoted by the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, by the Jewish Community of Turin, by the Goethe-Institut Turin and by the Associazione Nazionale Ex Deportati (ANED) – sezione Torino, in collaboration with the Istituto Piemonte per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea “Giorgio Agosti” (ISTORETO).
Here is the map of poses in Turin, where you can view the location of stumbling stones in the city and consult the corresponding biographies.

New headquarters for the Fashion School

IED Torino recently inaugurated the new spaces for the Fashion School in a dedicated venue (Corso Matteotti, 11 – Turin).

The Academic Courses in Fashion Design and Jewelry and Accessories Design have been renewed with a focus on distinctive content and research areas.

The new cultural orientation today follows a path whose focus is research and innovation on materials and fabrics of the latest generation. The spaces, in addition to the new classrooms for front lectures, also include a tailoring workshop, fabric library and Cintiq classroom with 25 Dell Alienware and Wacom Cintiq 22HD workstations equipped with the latest generation software for Clo3D fashion design, useful in simulation and three-dimensional modeling.

The inaugurated spaces are IED Torino’s response to a growing need for the headquarters to have more and more avant-garde laboratories equipped to support collaborations with the most innovative companies in this sector.

IED Mobility-Lab

IED inaugurates in Turin IED mobility lab – a laboratory for innovation and development on the mobility of the future. The objective of the participatory research laboratory is to investigate the role of design in relation to different themes, such as the movement of people and things and the relationship between transport systems and cities.

At the head of IED mobility lab Luca Borgogno, Design Manager Pininfarina, an ex-student who has been working for years with the headquarters and whose professional experience, developed over twenty years of activity culminating in Pininfarina and Lamborghini, has always focused on research activities on the mobility of the future.

With the start of the IED mobility lab activities, the Turin office confirms for the 15th year the participation at the next International Motor Show in Geneva, presenting the latest concept car created by the historic Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with the European Design Center Hyundai.

The concept is also the result of the project participation initiated by the headquarters with a selection of leading international companies: Sila Group, project partner, Sabelt and Protocube Reply, technical partners.

For more info visit the IED Torino website.

His spectacular adventures on the top of the world, from the summits of his beloved Cervino to Pakistan, China and Patagonia, have made him very famous. Hervé Barmasse, mountaineer but also writer, photographer and director (he debuted in 2015 with the book “La montagna dentro” and filmed the award-winning films “Linea Continua” and “Not so far away”) tells his challenges to the impossible, face to face with its limits, his fear and his friend, the mountain. Because mountaineering is adventure, passion, love, but also difficulty and risk: it’s the courage of man who puts own his life at stake.

But the mountaineer “son of the Cervino” – guest on January 23rd of the NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the University of Turin – will also talk about a special challenge, the one with vertebromidollar pathology, won thanks to the progress of neurosurgery, exercise and willpower.

Spinal cord injuries – due to road accidents, sports accidents or accidents at home – are a problem with a dramatic impact on public health, as they cause serious disabilities with serious social, welfare and economic repercussions. “One of the greatest challenges of research is to be able to stimulate the regeneration of injured nerve fibres through innovative experimental therapies“, says prof. Alessandro Vercelli, scientific director of NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation – University of Turin. ” To face it at best, we decided to join forces, creating a research group that brings together complementary approaches: the clinical approach of the neurosurgeon with that of basic research, developed by developed by NICO’s anatomists and physiologists”.

The new research group will be held by the Rector of the University of Turin and President of the Cavalieri Foundation Ottolenghi Gianmaria Ajani, Vice President of the Paolo Bertolino Foundation and Prof. Giancarlo Panzica, Director of the Department of Neuroscience “Rita Levi Montalcini”. The neurosurgeon Diego Garbossa (Director of the School of Specialization in Neurosurgery at the University of Turin – City of Health and Science of Turin) and the researchers Marina Boido and Annalisa Buffo (NICO – Department of Neuroscience) will explain to the public the transition from the clinical approach to basic research on spinal cord trauma and regeneration in the spinal cord.

On Tuesday 23rd January at 11:00 a. m. at the Aula Magna of the Institute of Anatomy of the University (ground floor – Corso Massimo D’ Azeglio 52, Turin). Free entry until all available seats are available.

 

Barbara Magnani – Communication and Press Office

Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin

You can find online the new announcement of selection for Out of Left Field for the Photography Section of Autofocus 9, the international contest of Vanni Occhiali dedicated to young artists and to free creativity.

After the conclusion, in November 2017, of the selections for Exhibition, Video and Performance sections, you can start to submit an application and compete to win the Photography Award.

Which are the new possibilities, views, dialectics, paths that are opening into the field of spontaneous and urgent reflection that photography is carrying out on its self, on both a conscious and not conscious level? Out of the field comes form a new expression of the international urban language, and it means: unexpectedly, suddenly and surprisingly.

The expression comes from a technical terminology of baseball. It’s a title that wants to turn the attention on everything that is happening beyond territories that are conventional and known for the photography activity.

At the contest are admitted projects of artists (individual or groups) between 18 and 35 years that live in Italy or in an European country.

The selected project will be presented with a personal exhibition at the project space Autofocus inside the Vanni’s showroom in Turin. It will take place at the same time of the  Salone del Libro, in may 2018, and it will be equipped with a catalog and a subsidy of production of 500 euros.

The competition announcement can be downloaded from the website page dedicated to Vanni Occhiali.

The picture is part of Meandro Rosso, of Paolo Bandinu, the winner of the video section of the Autofocus 8.

On the geometric lattice of the roads of Turin we are designing different routes, itineraries on board of trams, routes on foot,  by car. After that there are also the most creative routes, the real trips: those made by bike. The lovers of the category will understand these feelings: speed, breeze on the skin, quick reflexes, legs that go up and down, changes of direction and jolts. Sometimes Turin is not welcoming for cyclists, in fact it is often hostile, smoky and cold. But bikes overcome all the imposed barriers and  they make their way through everything, they run from one place of our city to another, crossing always the tram rails.

Torino in Bici

Torino in Bici  is the portal of the Comune di Torino dedicated to the promotion of soft mobility. With lots of advice and suggestions it wants to show a different topography of Turin, the one traced by the wheels of bikes. The section Muoversi in Bici informs about all the useful tools and possibilities for the urban cyclist, and it shows how to overcome the street challenges of the city and of the suburbs.

BUNET

Bunet (Bike Urban NEtwork Torino) is maybe the most useful and original, even in the name, of the presented tools. It is a tool designed to calculate and to share your own routes made by bike. From the starting point to the arrival point you can choose between a more peaceful and comfortable route or a more direct and fast one. The characteristics of the route can be seen through a graphic that specifies the percentages of speed, linearity and safety. Bunet uses, as digital map, OpenStreetMap (OSM), a project intended to create world maps with free contents, updated everyday by free and independent users. The map used for the service could, therefore, not be fully complete or updated, but it’s steadily improving.

Cycle tourism

The section Visitare Torino in bicicletta is, instead, dedicated to the presentation of bike routes in the urban territory and in suburbs, with the possibility to have access to a guide of bike routes, divided for every territory. The route offers the possibility to have a detailed knowledge of the territory and its green areas, with a succession of details and unexpected shortcuts. For every route there is a linked descriptive card and a gpx file that can be used on GPS navigation devices and smart phones.

Here is the list of the routes:

Corona delle Delizie

The route Corona delle Delizie delineates a lane of 112 km dedicated to bikes. This is a mix of bike lanes, bike routes and rural streets that connects Royal Residences to metropolitan parks, crossing the most beautiful fluvial, rural and historical places of the different districts. Thanks to the Corona in Bici App, that can be downloaded from the Play Store or App Store, you can discover the beauty of the territory riding a bike, equipped only with your phone. The App takes advantage of the geolocation giving the opportunity to orient oneself into the route, calculating the distance between the starting point and the arrival point. The sharing and the interaction through social media is also possible.

The inauguration of the Academic Year 2017-2018 of the Business School, took place on Friday, September 22, with 10% more students enrolled. The Business School is acknowledged as one of the best schools worldwide not only for its interdisciplinary and multicultural educational approach but especially for the international education provided, which is unique, with six establishments in six big European cities: Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. Year after year, the number of students attending classes in the headquarter of Turin continues to increase. After a strict selection, the admitted students are 261, of 24 different nationalities, from Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia and USA. The overall percentage of internationality is 34%, with a great part of Asian students (6%), reaches its peak in the IFBM class with 63% of foreigners of 30 students studying for a master’s degree. In Italy ESCP Europe is distinguished by the speed of making a career and for the placement offered by its Master’s programs: in fact, the percentage of placement through internship is of 100% within a month and a half after the end of the lessons. 97% of students (Career Office data) is employed before the end of the course of studies, finding employment in different areas of work: from Finance to Consultancy, from the industrial sector to the tertiary sector.

The 2nd level Master of “Energy efficiency and sustainability in the industry” aims to train professionals who are able to manage efficiently the energy. It is aimed at recent graduates in Engineering or in other academic technical-scientific disciplines and managers.

15 out of 80 applications were successful. The students selected come from Politecnico di Torino, Università La Sapienza di Roma e from the Universities of Bologna, Padova, Parma and of Calabria region, 14 of them will be awarded a scolarship.

The way in which we produce, provide and consume energy, affects the success of a company. For this reason, it is fundamental to train professionals who are able to use energy resources in an efficient way.

This 1-year Master, which consists of 500 lecture hours and 250 hours dedicated to an internship, will deal with all the technical, planning, management, price-related and normative aspects that the professionals of the Energy Management must be acquainted with, both from an efficient and sustainable point of view, together with a knowledge in the reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions.

The World Usability Day (WUD) of Turin will take place in the Aula Magna of the Campus Luigi Einaudi of Turin University, on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 9:00 am.

It is an annual event, promoted by the User Experience Professional Association (UXPA) and a community of professionals, who work in different fields to ensure that the technology works as a factor in the promotion of the people, the expression, the personal fulfillment and the active citizenship.

The theme of this edition is sustainability, or Green UX. Sustainability, regeneration and sharing are the three key words of the new economic, social and productive models. These have launched a conversion from consumption to re-use, from property to sharing and circularity. At the same time those, who design and offer products and services, are redefining the design in terms of sustainability, sharing and circularity of the future.

The WUD TO 2016 is an opportunity to try out the (re)design with and for people, and new ways to provide services and regenerated, sustainable, circular products, that are able to bridge the physical gap and to create physical a social impact .

The event is open to everyone, but you must be registrated.

For more information, visit this website
Contacts: siepiemonte@gmail.com

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