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Primo Levi on work and education

In his wonderful La chiave a stella (The Wrench) published in 1978, Primo Levi shares with us an exchange of stories told by Faussone, the itinerant Piedmontese rigger, and a narrator who, like Levi himself, is an industrial chemist at the point … Continue reading

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Science in poetry

Sidereus Nuncius* I have seen two-horned Venus Travelling gently in the sky. I have seen valleys and mountains on the Moon, Saturn with its three bodies; I, Galileo, first among humans, Have seen four stars circle around Jupiter, The Milky Way … Continue reading

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