The Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" has published, with EA Edizioni Anicia, the volume FumettIStICA: c'è fisica nei fumetti!
The book collects a series of sparkling cartoons, dedicated to personalities from the world of Physics and Science, which have appeared in recent months on the department's social channels. The strips were created by a young freelance artist - Eleonora Marra - and the volume is aimed at anyone who has the curiosity to appreciate, in very small pills as only comics can do, anecdotes of female scientists who have populated various centuries of human civilization in different historical and cultural contexts.
The comic, beyond visual entertainment, has taken on a higher meaning over time and its figurative message often encourages reflection and leads the reader to investigate. With this in mind, the book is distributed to female students of secondary schools who participate in the events promoted by the Department of Physics.
The Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata is not only a pole of excellence, recognized nationally and internationally, for its quality research activity carried out day after day by the staff who are its beating heart. It is not just an avant-garde pole for its care in the choice of educational and training activities for future generations of physicists who, with their skills, will have an edge in the world of work.
The Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata is a dynamic and inclusive environment, where the combination of science and popularization certainly cannot fail. In recent years, the desire to bring not only science enthusiasts closer to this world full of bizarre, discoveries and the drive towards making the impossible possible, has become increasingly heated.
The Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, alongside the classic style of disclosure, combines a new and personal style of disclosure that combines science and design, leading to the creation of real narratives related to the world of physics through the cartoon filter. This union between disclosure and comics finds expression in the initiative FumettIStICA, c'è fisica nei fumetti, by the freelance artist Eleonora Marra and promoted by the Physics Department of the Tor Vergata University of Rome.
Science, in general, has never aimed at splitting and has never promoted non-inclusion. And it is following this line that the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata has chosen to collect, in this volume, the stories of specific events linked to the vast panorama of physics as well as to their protagonists, through the design that as a means it has the purpose of accentuating the symptom of feeling “healthy bearers of dreams and looks towards knowledge”.
The Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata wishes you a pleasant reading!