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Scienza e decisioni | Science and decisions

January 12, 2023

January 18, Stefano Merler and Alessandro Vespignani, two of the world's leading experts on epidemiological models, will be discussing how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic brought science, politics and society together.

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought science, politics and society closer together than ever before.
One of the most divisive issues that emerged was undoubtedly the relationship between science and policy-making aimed at mitigating the spread of the epidemic, especially in light of the social and health impacts of choices made or failure to make them. A relationship that proved even more complicated given the severity, size and complexity of an entirely unprecedented scenario.

For the first time together, two of the world’s leading experts on epidemiological models will address the topic: Stefano Merler, Director of Bruno Kessler Foundation’s Center for Health Emergencies, and Alessandro Vespignani, Professor of Physics at Northeastern University and founding director of the Northeastern Network Science Institute in Boston.

Corriere della Sera Data room reporter Simona Ravizza will moderate the event.

The event will be held on January 18, 2023 – 5.30 pm at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, via Santa Croce 77, Trento

The event is free. Registration is required. Please sign up at:

You can also follow the event’s live stream on FBK’s Youtube channel.

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