Maurizio Seracini searches for a
lost Da Vinci mural in the Hall of the
Five Hundred in Florence.
Maurizio Seracini, B.S. '73, Bioengineering, is referred to in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" as the Italian art diagnostician "who unveiled the unsettling truth" about Da Vinci's work. Last fall, Seracini published two years of research on Da Vinci's "Adoration of the Magi" and showed Da Vinci drawings unseen for over 500 years.
Seracini recently spoke to a standing room- only crowd on campus, when he showed these startling images and revealed how he used advanced technologies to penetrate walls and floors in order to uncover Da Vinci's original work. To watch streaming video of his presentation, which was sponsored by the UCSD Alumni Association: click here.