Gauss-Newton Medal to Academy member Bernhard Schrefler

The International Association for Computational Mechanics (IAMC) Gauss Newton Congress Medal, the highest award given by IAMC, has been assigned to Academy member Bernhard Schrefler. The Medal honors scientists who have made outstanding, sustained contributions in the field of computational mechanics over substantial portions of their professional careers. The Medal carries the image of Newton…

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Mauro Ferrari and Douglas C. Wallace elected Foreign Academy members

Mauro Ferrari, president of the Houston Methodist Research Institute (Texas, USA), PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University in California in Berkeley, is the founder of biomedical nano/micro-technology, with special attention to drug delivery and applications and to other innovative therapeutic modalities. Among the most recent results of his research group, published in the most…

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Gilberto Artioli and Carlo Barbante elected National Members

Gilberto Artioli is professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. His research activity is dedicated to a large extent to the combined use of diffractometric and spectroscopic techniques for the study of complex natural and synthetic materials. The application of these techniques is directed toward numerous industrial materials as testified by recent studies on…

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SISS Award to Emilia Chiancone

Emilia Chiancone premiata dalla Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza

Emilia Chiancone was assigned the 2015 lifetime achievement award of the Italian Society for the History of Science (Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza, SISS).

The award ceremony took place in Bologna on December 17th, 2015 at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici. (in the picture, prof. Raffaella Simili, President of the Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza and prof. Emilia Chiancone.

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Award of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Umberto Mosco

Academy member Umberto Mosco received the Board of Trustees’ Award of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute as recognition for his continuing excellence in research and scholarship. Mosco pursued groundbreaking research in several areas of mathematical analysis and its applications to partial differential equations and contributed to define a new concept of convergence, the “Mosco Convergence”, for…

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Giampiero Maracchi was elected President of the Accademia dei Georgofili

Academy member Giampiero Maracchi, emeritus Professor of Agro-meteorology and Climatology at the University of Florence, is the 21st President of the Accademia dei Georgofili, a prestigious XVIII century Academy that operates for the progress of science and its application in agriculture, in environmental protection and agricultural land conservation and for the development of rural districts. Professor…

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Sidereus Nuncius Award to Academy member Giancarlo Setti

The National Institute of Astrophysics (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INAF) in cooperation with the Italian Astronomy Society (Società Astronomica Italiana, SAiT) assigned the award to Professor Giancarlo Setti in the first edition of INAF-SAiT prizes for various Astronomy and Astrophysics research areas. The motivation published by INAF reads: “… for a long career guided by a…

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Bruno Pontecorvo International Award to fellow Luciano Maiani

Physicist Luciano Maiani, professor emeritus at Sapienza University of Rome, received the prestigious ‘Bruno Pontecorvo’ 2013 International Award  for his scientific achievements. Luciano Maiani has served as President of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics, INFN, as Director General of CERN, and as President of the National Research Council, CNR. The Bruno Pontecorvo award is…

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