Research

Research and Brexit: from Warwick to Ca' Foscari to study ancient magic

A new ERC grant recipient is about to join Ca’ Foscari’s faculty: Joseph E. Sanzo will be giving its precious contribution to the study of both Mediterranean magic and Jewish-Christian relations during late antiquity. Did Brexit influence his decision to change institutions?

Coronavirus, Ca’ Foscari advises students against travelling to China

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of University and the Ministry of Health,  Ca’ Foscari strongly advises against all travels to China for the students who were supposed to undertake a study abroad program.

New pharmaceutical compounds to treat serious diseases

Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéralede Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Padova and the Ca' Foscari Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems have developed a new way of rapidly producing and isolating thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of molecules that are of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dancing Museums: a new way to enjoy art through dance

Ca' Foscari's contribution to the Dancing Museums project, curated by Susanne Franco, aims to explore the new ways of enjoying art through dance and performance, as well as new approaches  of museology and art management towards the active engagement of an increasingly varied and large audience.

How I make music out of gondolas

If reinterpreted from a mathematical perspective, forms of nature, including animal and plant life, can be translated into music - even a gondola. We asked physicist/composer Maria Mannone (University of Palermo) how she does it.

Professor Gentilcore chooses Ca' Foscari to study the history of water

Influenced by the possible outcomes of Brexit and thanks to a prestigious Advanced Grant awarded by the European Research Council, Gentilcore decided to leave the British Academia to carry out his research project at Ca' Foscari.

A glimpse into the life of Marco Polo

A Ca' Foscari research team has recently discovered a previously unknown record that adds an important piece of the puzzle to our current knowledge of the Venetian explorer’s life and his connections to local religious orders

A scientific retreat to study the Belt&Road and its socio-ecological impact

A group of distinguished international scholars, led by Ca' Foscari sinologist Daniele Brombal, came together for an innovative study retreat in the Cansiglio woods, with the goal of examining the social and environmental repercussions of the BRI from different perspectives.

Green Chemistry, Fabio Aricò awarded at the IUPAC World Congress

The prestigious award was conferred in recognition of Professor Aricò’s achievements in employing dialkyl carbonates in biorefinery and bio-based platform chemicals development via chlorine-free chemistry.