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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The 2013 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science to Academy members Balzani and Parisi

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…

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‘Enrico Fermi’ Lectures by Academy member Luciano Maiani

   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…

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World Food Prize 2013 to Marc Van Montagu

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…

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Tributes to Academy members Giorgio Bernardi and Dante Gatteschi

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…

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