PhD Training Week - MODULE 3 (first edition)

28mar10:00 am6:00 pmPhD Training Week - MODULE 3 (first edition)

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Module 3 is offered twice with the same contents: participants may register only for one day.

The secret of good communication lies in the ability to ignite a spark capable of stimulating the listener’s curiosity. Researchers, however, usually tend to speak to colleagues or students, and rarely have a chance to develop the communication skills necessary to talk to and engage a lay public. This practical workshop will share a number of techniques related to information processing, the workings of the human mind, public speaking, storytelling, nonverbal communication… all things that are not usually taught during University courses. The goal will be to provide participants with a toolbox of creative and reasoning tools that are essential in order to improve their ability to express themselves and, above all, to be understood.



March 28, 2023 10:00 am - 6:00 pm(GMT+02:00)


Aula EF6 Ex-Fiat Building - University of Padua

via Venezia 13

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Speakers for this event

  • Massimo Polidoro

    Massimo Polidoro


    Polidoro, journalist, writer, university lecturer and science popularizer, is
    known for his investigations into unusual phenomena, pseudoscience and alleged
    mysteries. He co-founded, with Piero Angela, CICAP (Italian Committee for the
    Check-up of Pseudoscientific Claims), for which he is the National Secretary.
    He teaches Science Communication at the Polytechnic University of Milan and the
    University of Padua and has taught Scientific Method and Anomalistic Psychology
    at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Author, host and consultant of numerous
    television programs, in “Superquark” he has explained for years how to
    recognize fake news and deceptions. He is 
    the author of numerous successful podcasts for Audible and others and has
    written more than sixty books and over a thousand articles for various
    international publications. His most recent books include: “Il mondo
    sottosopra” (Piemme, 2019), “Pensa come
    uno scienziato” (Piemme, 2021), “Geniale!” (Feltrinelli, 2022) and “La scienza dell’incredibile” (Feltrinelli,


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