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Giorgio Parisi elected President of the Accademia dei Lincei

The Academy member Giorgio Parisi was elected President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Giorgio Parisi, one of the most authoritative physicists in the world, has focused his studies on particle physics, statistical mechanics, and complexity theory; he is known universally for the results obtained ln the field of disordered systems and spin glasses,  a…

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Giuliano Panza was nominated Honorary Professor of the Beijing University of Civil Engineerig and Architecture

Academy Member Giuliano Panza was nominated  Honorary Professor of the Beijing University of Civil Engineerig and Architecture (BUCEA) and Member of the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design Consultancy Committee. The prestigious recognition, motivated by Panza’s well known contribution to seismology and earthquake engineering, was conferred in Beijing on May 10, 2018 during the…

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Rita levi-Montalcini. A life with neurons

Academy member Pietro Calissano recalls the figure of the illustrious scientist in a recently published book. ‘I asked myself often whether it would have been interesting, or at least useful, to trace a profile of Rita in a less conventional way than those released on mass media and even on books during the last years. These…

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Academy member Umberto Mosco nominated Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Umberto Mosco, Harold. J. Gay Chair Professor of Mathematics at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been nominated Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to analysis and partial differential equations, in particular for introducing a theory of variational convergence. With this important recognition expresses the appreciation of the American Mathematical Society for relevant…

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“We can defend ourselves from earthquakes”. The new book by Giuliano F. Panza

The volume presents the neo-deterministic approach, based on geophysics and available information, that allows one to define vulnerability to earthquakes. It was developed by an international group of seismologists directed by Giuliano F. Panza. Intended for engineers, geologists, professionals in construction and managers of public assets, the volume explains clearly what the neo-deterministic method is…

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The achievements of Luigi Dadda honored with an IEEE Milestone

An IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Milestone, the prestigious international recognition of technological innovation and excellence in the IIEE areas of interest, was awarded to the invention of the innovative high-speed multiplier by Luigi Dadda, deceased in 2012.  Luigi Dadda published in 1965 the first description of an optimized scheme for a digital…

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Academy member Carlo Doglioni is the new President of INGV

Carlo Doglioni, professor of Geodynamics at the Earth Sciences Department of Sapienza University of Rome, was nominated President of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV). Doglioni, a scholar of structural geology, tectonics and its applications to the seismic risk, also plays a role in the promotion…

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