(VELINO) Roma, 18 Jul - The Italian Institute of Culture in SaoPaolo will host a conference by doctor and author Raul Emerichtitled "Cardano and Leonardo da Vinci - An Immersion into theRenaissance" on July 31. Dr. Emerich, who is a well-knownallergy-specialist in Brazilian scientific circles due to hispublications, also wrote the historical novel "Cardano.Ascension, tragedy, and glory in the Italian Renaissance".During the conference, he will recount the life GirolamoCardano, a doctor, writer, scientist, philosopher, andmathematician who lived in the 16th century, a true turningpoint for European and world history, during which therediscovery of ancient Latin and Greek classics ushered in anera of humanism and art. Emerich's novel on the ItalianRenaissance, based on research on Cardano's works, biographiesand autobiographies, will be the central topic of theconference. Cardano was closely tied to Leonardo da Vinci, bothprofessionally and personally because Cardano's father wasLeonardo's friend. Both illustrious men were experts inmedicine as well as inventors: Cardano designed numerousmechanisms such as the combination lock and the universal orCardan joint. vel.