b'Engineer Innovation | Consumer Goods It is importanttechnique that includes varnishing withpart of the former MUSICOS his fingers, which means, he quips, thatorganization, the Multidisciplinary to know thehe can save money not buying brushes. Research Centre for Choral and Instrumental Music, at the University of A master violin maker like PioGenoa. The activity of the former characteristicsMontanari has to consider manyMUSICOS center ended in 2013, but different shapes today, says ProfessorProfessor Ravina continued the research Ravina. Not every violin is going to be project at ALI which is based in of a historicala Guarneri or Stradivari. It is importantCremona, the home city of Guarneri to test different types of shapes andand Stradivari, among others. ALI is instrument tolearn what effects they can have on directed by Professor Lucia Maramotti, a the overall sound. With a scientificrestoration expert. Within the ALI project like this, you see the dataorganization, there are several groups construct abehind the sound. of researchers studying different issues of stringed instruments.good replica.From MUSICOS to ALI The project that Professor Ravina leads This research project did not evolve overnight. With the subject close to hisis oriented towards testing the This is why ourheart, Professor Ravina started workingvibrations and acoustical responses of on this topic more than a decade ago asinstruments. For more than a decade, work with Simcenter and Siemens is so useful.Professor Enrico Ravina Polytechnic School, Universit di Genova ALI Associazione Liutaria Italiana6'