Popular science and science teaching by S. Esposito
La bottega di Mastro Galileo
Popular meetings on specific scientific topics



Strumentaria
Physics instruments of relevant didactical interest



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La bottega di Mastro Galileo
Popular meetings on specific scientific topics



Origins and detection of cosmic rays
March 2017

Stellar evolution: from protostars to black holes
February 2017

Cosmology: structure and evolution of the Universe
February 2017

The strange behaviour of neutrinos
February 2017

From atoms to atomic nuclei
January 2017

Production and detection of gravitational waves
February 2016

Probabilistic interpretation and paradoxes in Quantum Mechanics
May 2014, July 2017

Wave-particle duality, wave function and the uncertainty principle
May 2014, July 2017

Old quantum theory of Bohr-Sommerfeld
May 2014, June 2017

Atomic spectra: Thomson and Rutherford models
May 2014, June 2017

Light quanta: blackbody radiation, photoelectric and Compton effect
April 2014, May 2017

Coherent light, interference and holography
May 2013

Caustic reflections and Loch Ness monsters
April 2013, June 2016

Time arrow in elementary and complex phenomena
April 2013

From macroscopic to microscopic world: energy, entropy and... toothpicks
March 2013

Oddities in Quantum Mechanics: Schrodinger's cats and "entangled" states
March 2011, July 2017

Turbulent motion of fluids (with applications)
November 2010

Water supercooling and the Mpemba effect
October 2010

Can sunlight shift the Earth onto a different orbit?
September 2010

Fractals and the geometry of Nature
May 2010

Nuclear chain reaction and the making of the first atomic bomb
May 2010, January 2017

Left/right invariance in natural phenomena and the experiment by Madame Wu
April 2010

Tunneling in Quantum Physics
March 2010, July 2017

The synthesis of the chemical elements in the Universe
March 2010

The building blocks of the Universe
February 2010



Strumentaria
Physics instruments of relevant didactical interest


Instruments of didactical interest


Demonstration device: Cosmic rays detector
Realized (May 2017) by S. Esposito,
D. Aulitto, V. Di Rosa, F. Granata, M. Olimpo, F. Panico, P. Turco


Mechanical Engine (Automatic Hourglass)
Realized (December 2010) by S. Esposito,
E. Gandolfo, S. Testa


Stevin's Inclined Plane
Realized (November 2010) by S. Esposito,
A. Goretti, S. Montella, V. Passeri


Inclined Plane
Realized (November 2010) by S. Esposito,
R. Ciervo, G. Murgia, M. Schiano


Random Event Generator
Realized (November 2010) by S. Esposito,
G. Carnovale, F. Coja, A. De Martino, F. Lemetre,


Set of "Entropic" Pendulums
Realized (May 2009) by S. Esposito,
R. D'Isanto, V. Gioiello, V. Mastella, N. Tortorelli


Coupled Pendulums
Realized (May 2008) by S. Esposito,
D. Di Costanzo, R. Frasca, V. Mastella, N. Tortorelli






Instruments of historical interest realized for


Galilei's Inclined Plane
Realized (December 2007) by S. Esposito,
M. Artiaco, D. Di Costanzo, F. Fruttauro, V. Gioiello, A. Pisano


Demonstration device: Galilei's Law of Chords
Realized (February 2008) by S. Esposito,
L. D'Esposito, F. Giugliano, V. Mastella,
N. Tortorelli, L. Romano


Set of Pendulums
Realized (March 2008) by S. Esposito
M. De Biase, F. De Simone, A. Costa, R. Frasca, A. Ingaldi, S. Lopez, D. Riccio, G. Vacca, I. Venza




Popularizing science...



Ettore Majorana
Rediscovering a genius

Popular conference for the Kiwanis Club Absolute "Catania Terra dei Ciclopi"
4 SPA Resort Hotel, Aci Castello (Ct)
December 2017


The great genius of an "Archimedes from Sicily"
The theoretical physics of Ettore Majorana
Popular conference for the event "LAB FERRARIS"
Biblioteca Zelantea, Accademia degli Zelanti e dei Dafnici, Acireale (Ct)
December 2016


Ettore Majorana,
the great genius of an Italian scientist

Popular conference for the "Dante Alighieri" Society - Bern Unit
Physikalisches Institut, Universitat Bern
Bern (Switzerland)
November 2016

The establishment of a "new" science
and the historical case of the Atwood machine

Popular conference for the inauguration of the historical
Cabinet of Physics "Bonaventura Secusio"




Liceo "Bonaventura Secusio"
Caltagirone (CT)
May 2015

The peculiar fame of Ettore Majorana
XXIV Week of Scientific Culture 2014



Popular Conference at Liceo Scientifico "Ettore Majorana"
Rome
March 2014


Ettore Majorana as a scientist
Popular conference at the launch of the book "Ettore Majorana, lo scomparso"
by Stefano Roncoroni



Sala degli Atti Parlamentari
Biblioteca del Senato "Giovanni Spadolini" - Rome
November 2013


Ettore Majorana, genius and mysteries


Popular conference at the I.S.I.S.S. "Ettore Majorana"
Seriate (Bg)
May 2013


History of a burning candle
Simple experiments for great ideas

Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5


Popular conference at the Astronomical Park "La Torre del Sole"
Brembate di Sopra (Bg)
May 2013


Enrico Fermi
A bridge between Italy and U.S.
Popular conference for the Vergilian Society, The Harry Wilks Study Center
Villa Vergiliana, Cuma (Na)
February 2013


Ettore Majorana: genius and mysteries
Popular conference at the Liceo Scientifico "Francesco Sbordone"
Naples
December 2012

The general achievement of Newton's Mechanics
A reconstruction of Atwood's experiments

Popular movie presented for the first time at the XIII Universeum Meeting
NTNU, Trondheim (Norway)

June 2012

Fermi and Majorana
The birth of theoretical physics in Italy

Conference for the course: History of Physics
University of Naples "Federico II"
June 2012

Corpuscles of electricity
Cathode rays and Thomson's experiments

Conference for the course: History of Physics
University of Naples "Federico II"
June 2012

Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous
Maxwell theory

The Hertz and Michelson-Morley experiments

Conference for the course: History of Physics
University of Naples "Federico II"
May 2013, May 2012

The genesis of the novel concept
of electromagnetic field

M. Faraday and J.C. Maxwell

Conference for the course: History of Physics
University of Naples "Federico II"
May 2013, May 2012
Conference at the Faculty of Engineering
University of Bergamo
May 2013

The birth of Theoretical Physics in Italy
Award ceremony of the project "Gli strumenti raccontano"

Popular conference at the Physics Museum
University of Naples "Federico II"
December 2011

Bruno Pontecorvo and the enigma of solar neutrinos

Popular conference at the Science Center "Cittą della Scienza"
Naples
December 2011

Ettore Majorana: genius and mysteries

Popular conference at the Science Center "Cittą della Scienza"
Naples
November 2011

Eugenio Moreno and Ettore Majorana in Naples
Talk at the launch of the book "La luna a strisce"
by Lucia Amendola Ranesi

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici
Palazzo Serra di Cassano, Naples
June 2011

Macedonio Melloni
and the refrigerating power of moonlight rays

The reconstruction of a historical experiment

Popular movie presented for the first time at the XII Universeum Meeting
Palazzo Cavalli, Padova

May 2011

Launch of the book:
La cattedra vacante
Ettore Majorana: ingegno e misteri

A public debate with Arnaldo Bruni and Paolo Rossi
Sala Ferri of the Gabinetto Vieusseux at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
April 2011

Galilei, Stevin and the motion along an inclined plane

Popular conference at the Physics Museum
University of Naples "Federico II"
February 2011

Launch of the book:
La cattedra vacante
Ettore Majorana: ingegno e misteri

A public debate with S. Paleari, E. Recami, G. Salesi and E. Giannetto
Faculty of Education, University of Bergamo
November 2009

Launch of the book:
La cattedra vacante
Ettore Majorana: ingegno e misteri

A public debate with R. Pettorino, E. Recami and G. Miele
Faculty of Science, University of Naples "Federico II"

October 2009

Enrico Fermi (1901-1954)
Lifelong learning programme Comenius Project
"Following the famous scientists"

Popular conference at the Physics Museum
University of Naples "Federico II"
September 2009

Energy transmission with electromagnetic waves:
experiments with the microwave oven

Popular conference at the Faculty of Engineering
University of Bergamo
May 2010, June 2009

Exhibition: "Il laboratorio di Galileo"

Video of the backstage of the exhibition
Video of the inauguration of the exhibition

An exhibition at the Physics Museum
University of Naples "Federico II"
September - December 2009

The scientific contributions by Ettore Majorana
Historical studies to honor the centenary of the birth of Ettore Majorana

Popular conference coordinated by F. Majorana and chaired by G. Moncada
Introduction by Hon. G. Burtone
Terrazza S. Domenico - Militello Val di Catania (CT)

September 2006

The unknown lectures of Ettore Majorana in Naples
The recovery of the Moreno Paper

Conference for the inauguration of the World Year of Physics 2005 in Naples
Aula Magna Storica, University of Naples "Federico II"

October 2004

Appunti su Majorana
An exhibition on the unknown works by Ettore Majorana
by S. Esposito, E. Recami and R. Battiston


Perugia Science Festival
Loggia dei Lanari al Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, Perugia

September 2004