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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Agriculture and Agrarian Research during the First World War. Meeting in Milan

The Meeting ‘Agriculture and Agrarian Research during the First World War’ will take place in Milan on December 2nd-3rd (Area della Ricerca del CNR Via A. Corti, 12) The Meeting is organized by the National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the National Research Council, the Georgofili Academy, the University Bocconi Pristem Center, the Academy of…

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Geology of the Alps

The meeting ‘Geology of the Alps’ is organized jointly by the Academy and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti to honor Academy member prof. Giorgio V. Dal Piaz and prof. Francesco P. Sassi, two internationally recognized experts of alpine crystalline basements from both the geology and the petrology viewpoint. Please confirm attendance via email lucia.macaluso@istitutoveneto.it Venice,…

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The focus of development. University and Public Research in Latium

The meeting has taken place on October 19th, 2015 in Rome. The National Academy of Sciences and the Latium Region promoted the meeting jointly with the involvement of the Universities, Research Institutions and companies operative in the Region. On the occasion, the wealth of knowledge linked to scientific research that is carried out in Latium…

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Seminal innovations in Italian agriculture: the contribution of Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza

The event presents the Italian contribution to agricultural research between the XX and XXI century, at the time of the green revolution and in the perspective of the biotechnological one. It will take place on September 2nd at Palazzo Italia of EXPO2015, Milan. The topics – wheat and its mutagenesis to increase yield and quality; biological fight and bio-factory examples; research…

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Thoughts on genetically modified plants

The National Academy of Sciences has recapitulated a number of thoughts on genetically modified plants in a document that aims at enriching the discussion on freedom of research and GMO by furnishing information and scientific data.Given the recent debate in Parliament on the subject, the community of experts belonging to the National Academy of Sciences felt…

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