DE PADOVA Irene Paola

Senior Researcher, CNR-ISM Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Roma, Italy
Period of residence: 
14 septembre 2015 - 13 juillet 2016
Research project: 
Image on a book: Silicene Through the Looking-Glass (ISibook) - Novel materials in Flatland
Summary of the research project: 


  1. Fundamental studies of low dimensional structures in connection with the research group at the PIIM-CNRS Laboratory: Prof. Jean-Marc Layet, Prof. Thierry Angot, Prof. Guy Le Lay and Dr Eric Salomon. Societal aspects of Nanoscience in a futuristic perspective.
  2. Image on a chip: Silicene Through the Looking-Glass is a design of 1D and 2D nanostructures for the realization of an artistic book image-per-image, possibly a video, illustrating artistically microscopic observations, with a vision on future developments and societal impacts.
  3. Organizing an International Multidisciplinary Workshop “FLATLAND” (le Plat Pays) at the IMERA from a large cultural point of view.

The leading idea is the reduced dimensionalities scrutinized under several view points by leading Scientists (in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics), Scholars (in aesthetics,  history, philosophy, fine arts) and conceptual Artists.

Lien(s) web:

Irene Paola De Padova Expertise : Materials Science, Surface Physics and Nanoscience. Strong interest in societal aspects and in the liaison between creativity in Arts and Sciences.