Educating the next generation of students, scholars, and professionals to deal with real world issues. A series of interdisciplinary seminars, crash courses, and a hackathon on AI’s societal impact.

The project

Extreme weather events, the emergence of infectious diseases, climate change, food-security and cybersecurity issues are some of the major challenges identified for the next decade, in the 2022 Global Risks report. These grand challenges require multidisciplinary approaches to be addressed, but the fundamental nature of the biophysical, physical, and environmental systems that define them calls physics of data to play a leading role, particularly in light of the digital transformation of many processes and the availability of large masses of data in so many areas that are the basis for then developing predictive models and analyses.

The project

Spring Workshop on Physics of Data

April 6-8, 2022 - Venice

Organized by the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Padova and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e delle Arti