Carleton University will host a celebration of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday to honour the innovator’s life and celebrate Italian Research Day in the World. The event will feature remarks by Carleton Provost Jerry Tomberlin, a keynote lecture, as well as a question-and-answer session with Angelo Mingarelli, award-winning professor of Mathematics and Statistics and chair of the Leonardo 2019 committee.

The celebration will include highlights from the student-created Diluvio art exhibit.

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Media are invited to attend the event.

One of the most enigmatic and innovative individuals, da Vinci was born April 15, 1452. Now, 500 years since his passing, he stands out as one of the greatest polymaths in history and is an individual that almost always comes to mind when speaking of the Italian Renaissance. In this talk, the man, the futurist and a glimpse of his contributions will be presented – touching upon areas ranging from his vegetarianism to his scientific, technological and mathematical studies.

The lecture will be followed by a reception and refreshments provided by Sala San Marco Event and Conference Centre.

A story on Cinquecento and the Diluvio art exhibition can be found online.

About Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci is a year-long celebration that looks at da Vinci’s work with fresh eyes. In Italian, “Cinquecento” means 500 and, for this series of events, refers to the 500 years since his passing. During Cinquecento, Carleton’s faculties will come together to explore da Vinci’s interdisciplinary innovations. Cinquecento is a comprehensive look at the life and work of one of history’s most fascinating people.

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