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The Scientific Genius of Leonardo da Vinci



The Scientific Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

ITALIAN RESEARCH DAY IN THE WORLD | The Scientific Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra

Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has often prevented them from understanding its essential nature.

In this lecture, Fritjof Capra will present a novel interpretation of Leonardo's genius from the perspective of 21st-century scientific thought. What will emerge will be an image of Leonardo da Vinci as a systemic thinker, ecologist, and pioneer of ecodesign and biomimicry.

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is the author of three books about Leonardo da Vinci: The Science of Leonardo (2007), La botanica di Leonardo (2009), and Learning from Leonardo (2013).

Organized by The Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General, in collaboration with ISSNAF and the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco on the occasion of the Italian Research Day in the World. With the support of ABOCA Edizioni.

Free Admission, RSVP Required

Monday, April 15 | 6:30pm

Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F (Opera Plaza)


Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F