05.11.2012 - UNESCO Office in Amman

Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

Claudio Tuniz analyzing an ancient tooth at the European synchrotron radiation facility

A lecture by Claudio Tuniz, International Centre for Theoretical Physics

A lecture on “Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage” will be held on 8 November 2012 at 11.00am, at the Jordan Museum in Amman. The use of non-destructive scientific methodologies on the study of cultural heritage can reveal extremely important details on the composition of art objects and archaeological remains and is of paramount importance in art history, archaeology, palaeoanthropology and other relevant areas. The lecture will focus on the application of advanced scientific tools and procedures to the study of cultural heritage, such as X-rays and other radiations.

The lecture will be given by Claudio Tuniz, former Assistant Director of the UNESCO Category I Institute ‘Abdus Salam’ International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and is jointly organized by UNESCO Office in Amman and the Jordan Museum.

Claudio Tuniz is Scientific Consultant and former Assistant Director of the UNESCO Category I Institute ‘Abdus Salam’ International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) (2004-2011). His main field of interest is the application of advanced physics methods in palaeoanthropology and human evolution, including the use of absolute geochronometry and X-ray imaging. He coordinates projects on advanced X-ray microanalysis at the ICTP Multidisciplinary Laboratory. At present he is also Visiting Professor at the University of Wollongong (Australia) and at the University La Sapienza (Rome).




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