The President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano conferred the prestigious Nature Award for Mentoring in Science, attributed to Italy for 2013, ex-aequo to Academy members Vincenzo Balzani and Giorgio Parisi as a recognition for their outstanding lifetime mentorship. The ceremony took place at the Quirinal Palace on November 25th, 2013. Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science – Italy 2013 In…Details
On November 5th, 2013 the ‘Enrico Fermi Chair’ lectures by Luciano Maiani will start. The first of the series is ‘Present and future of particle physics’. The lectures will take place every week in November on Thursday at 3 – 5 pm at the M. Conversi Lecture Hall, Physics Department G. Marconi, Sapienza University…Details
Professor Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize Laureate and Academy member since 1984, was appointed Senator for Life by the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano on August 30th, 2013.
Marc Van Montagu, foreign Academy member since 1998, shared the prestigious World Food Prize 2013 with Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley for his achievements in the development and applications of modern biotechnology to agriculture. Marc Van Montagu is known internationally for his seminal work on the development of original molecular biology methods for the…Details
Pierdomenico Perata, professor of Plant Physiology, is known internationally for his research on the molecular mechanisms of hypoxia in plants; these studies led to the recent discovery of the oxygen sensor.
Prof. Ugo Amaldi was awarded the International Prize Vivisalute 2013 for scientific research. The ceremony will be held on April 18th, 2013 at 6.00 p.m. in Milan at Bocconi University. The event can be followed on Canale Italia
The University of the Republic of Uruguay conferred the Doctorate Honoris Causa to Academy member Giorgio Bernardi in November 2012, in Montevideo. The Minister of Research of Uruguay and the Italian Ambassador participated in the ceremony. The research activity of prof. Bernardi is centered on genome organization and evolution with special attention to the genome…Details
Rome, November 12th, 2012 – ‘Nuclear power: state of affairs and tasks at a national and international level’. “The experience acquired in my academic life can be used to advantage to update the nuclear energy status at the present environmental and energetic scenario”. Maurizio Cumo 4.30 pm- Lecture Hall I Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza…Details
To honor prof. Emilio Gatti, Prof. Sergio Cova of the Department of Electronics and Information at the Polytechnic of Milan will give the lecture ‘Emilio Gatti: electronics between technology and art’ on October 25th, 2012, 5.00 pm in Milan, Sala delle Adunanze, Palazzo Brera, Via Brera 28. The iniziative is promoted by the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze…Details