MAXXI Auditorium – admission free subject to availability of places
A marathon of documentary films from the National Geographic library, on the occasion of the exhibition Gravity. Imaging the universe after Einstein.
La storia si ripete?, 45’
Our journey begins in a distant time, on an idyllic beach during the last, perfect day in the life of the planet Venus, immediately before the greenhouse effect radically transformed the planet, causing the oceans to boil and tingeing the skies a deathly grey. Our knowledge of the greenhouse effect and the advancing global warming is surprisingly limited, as is the desire to fall back on alternative styles of life. The future of the earth may be magnificent, thanks to the extraordinary scientific resources available to us, if only we know how to use them.
L’oscurità fa paura, 45’
Our understanding of the universe is an endless journey. Billions of galaxies, stars and satellites, everything we know accounts for just 4% of what awaits us beyond our Milky Way. Understanding this limit is what distinguishes science from every other human activity. While many mysteries have been revealed, infinite others still lie concealed such as that of dark energy. How far will man’s thirst for knowledge take us?