Gli studenti della facoltà sono invitati il prossimo Venerdì 17 Maggio alle 10.30 in Aula Magna, all’incontro con l’ing. Marco Buttu, ingegnere elettronico ed ex collaboratore del DIEE, che presenterà la sua missione scientifica in Antartide. La missione, durata più di un anno, è stata dedicata alla ricerca sulle condizioni di vita in ambienti ostili.
WHITE MARS: LIVING FAR AWAY FROM ANY FORM OF LIFE
Speaker: Marco Buttu
Concordia Station is a French/Italian facility located inside Antarctica, in a plateau called Dome-C, in the middle of nowhere. A dark and cold place: no Sun from May to August, temperatures around -80 Celsius degrees, no life. In this weird place there is a lack of oxygen, extremely dry air and no way to go back to the “normal world” between February and November. I lived in Concordia for 13 months, performing scientific research with other 12 colleagues from Italy, France and Austria. We were the most isolated people on Earth, more than the astronauts on the International Space Station. It was like living on another planet, and that is why the European Space Agency was making bio-medical research on us, in order to understand how the human body behaves in a such extraterrestrial environment. In this talk I will introduce our studies, describe Concordia and our life there, and of course details related with technology and electronics.