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Leonardo the Empiricist

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free public program
Gould Auditorium, Level 1
Featuring a Marriott Library Rare Books Onsite Exhibit

Marriott Library is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with a free, public program in the hopes of inspiring audience creativity and innovation.

The program’s goal is to explore Leonardo’s ongoing multidisciplinary impact through a series of ‘Lightning Rounds’ that view his legacy from the perspective of several branches of learning. Lightning Rounds implies the presentations will be succinct (15-20 minutes) and diverse to reveal numerous facets of the Italian polymath’s genius (Leonardo’s accomplishments include invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.


Mario Capecchi, Distinguished Professor of human genetics and biology, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007
(2007) “Leonardo da Vinci – A personal view”

David Morton, Neurobiology and Anatomy “Body of Work:
Da Vinci’s Contribution to the World of Medicine”

Erik Gross, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Propulsion Systems Division “From Da Vinci to Artemis”

Alexandra (Alex) Hesse, Executive Director, The Leonardo Museum

Luise Poulton, Marriott Library Curator, Rare Books


November 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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J. Willard Marriott Library


Gould Auditorium
295 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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