BIGMATH kickoff workshop

Scientists, get out there!

March 11, 2019

Sala di Rappresentanza, via Cesare Saldini 50, Milano, Italy

This is the opening workshop of the MSCA-ITN-EID project BIGMATH, an EU funded international and industrial PhD programme.

The workshop is divided into two parts: during the morning session the BIGMATH Programme will be illustrated, the companies partners of the programme will illustrate the Big Data challenges that they are posing to mathematicians, and the recruited PhD students will introduce themselves to the audience.

The afternoon session will be devoted to promote good practices of scientific dissemination and public engagement, since this is one of the major challenges that our society and the EU is asking to scientists of any area of study. The talks of the afternoon session will then be addressed to a general public of  scientists, or people working in the academic world, who would like to undertake the adventure of communicating their daily research in an effective way.

The participation to both sessions is free of charge, but for organising reasons, we ask to participants to register by February 28, filling the linked registration form.


8.30-9.00 Registration

Morning session: presentation of BIGMATH

9.00-9.10 Opening

9.10-9.25 Overview of the BIGMATH project  (Alessandra Micheletti, Project Coordinator)

9.25-11.00 Presentation of the 7 BIGMATH PhD Projects  (Industrial and academic supervisors )

11.00-11.30 coffee break

11.30-12.30 The BIGMATH PhD students introduce themselves

12.30-13.30 light lunch

Afternoon session: a workshop on effective scientific dissemination and public engagement

13.30-13.45 The importance of scientific dissemination and public engagement in European and in national funding programmes (Tomaso Perani, Research Division, Università degli Studi di Milano)

13.45-15.15  Dissemination through mass media: challenges and opportunities (Letizia Gabaglio, Scientific Journalist, Galileo Servizi Editoriali Milano)

15.15-16.45 Communication on new media: a novel paradigm also for science (Ivano Eberini, biochemist and “socialogist”, Dept. of Farmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano)

16.45-17.30 coffee and brainstorming



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 812912


Alessandra Micheletti

Department of Environmental Science and Policy


phone: +39 02 503 16130