Amedeo Avogadro. Letters

The first collection of the correspondence of Amedeo Avogadro (August 9th, 1776 – July 9th, 1856), the famous scientist from Turin and Academy member, has been published by Marco Ciardi and Mariachiara Di Matteo in a volume edited by the National Academy of Sciences called of the XL. The volume presents a number of unedited…

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Itinercultura. A 2.0 interactive leaflet and an app to present the Cultural Institutions operative in the Latium Region

The Academy participates in ‘Itinercultura’ a joined initiative of the Latium Region and of the national and regional Cultural Institutions coordinated by the National Institute of Roman Studies (Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani), the project leader, which produced two innovative items for the general public, one addressed to nostalgics of printed paper and the other…

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The National Group ‘Foundations and History of Chemistry’ is 30 years old

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the National Group ‘Foundations and History of Chemistry’ (Gruppo Nazionale di Fondamenti e Storia della Chimica, GNFSC). On this occasion, a meeting will take place in the Academy Library on November, 16th, 2016. The Group was established on May 12th 1986,  with the aim of…

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Meeting on the occasion of the Second Annual Assembly

The engagement is for November 15th, 2016 when the second annual assembly of the Academy members will take place. After the welcome address of the President Emilia Chiancone at 10.30 am, the newly appointed members Carlo Barbante and Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza will give their induction talk. Carlo Barbante, professor of Analytical Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari…

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The Academy Medals for 2016

The engagement is for November 15th, 2016 when the second annual assembly of the Academy members will take place. After the welcome address of the President Emilia Chiancone at 10.30 am, the newly appointed members Carlo Barbante and Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza will give their induction talk. Carlo Barbante, professor of Analytical Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari…

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Opening ceremony of the 234th Academic Year

The opening ceremony of the 234th Academic Year will take place on May 5th 2016 at the seat of the Academic Library in Villa Torlonia. On this occasion, the Academy diplomas will be presented to the new Foreign Members prof. Mauro Ferrari e prof. Douglas C. Wallace and the 2016 Medals of the National Academy…

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The Portal of the Roman Flora

On March 23rd, 2016 the Portal of the Roman Flora will be presented to the general public together with the new app for the identification of the city plants. The multimedia guide to the Flora of Rome allows one to identify volunteer plants by means of various research interfaces. The Guide utilizes easily observable characteristics…

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Light in human life. A refresher course for school teachers

Light plays a central role in human life. Light allows human beings to see each other, to see the environment where they live, to locate themselves in the universe and perceive its origin. Moreover, light is fundamental in synchronizing biological mechanisms in man. The nature of light and its interaction with matter has been and…

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New techniques for the genetic improvement of plants

The meeting ‘New techniques for the genetic improvement of plants. National and European Union policies and perspectives of agricultural innovation’ takes place on December 17th 2015 in Rome in the Library of the National Academy of Sciences (Scuderie Vecchie di Villa Torlonia, Via L. Spallanzani 1/A). The meeting is promoted by the Academy and the…

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