XVII National Meeting of History and Fundamentals of Chemistry

The XVII National Meeting of the National Group of History and Fundamentals of Chemistry will be held on October 10-12, 2017 in Rome. The event, which takes place every other year, will be hosted by the National Academy of Sciences called of the XL at the Academy Library in Villa Torlonia. (more…)

2017 Academy Medals

The National Academy of Sciences called of the XL has opened the 235th academic year on May 10, 2017 at the Academy Library in Villa Torlonia, in the presence of prof. Giampaolo D’Andrea, Chief of Staff of the Minister of Culture and Tourism. (more…)

Big Data and flows of knowledge. A meeting in Milan

The meeting, promoted by the Academy in collaboration with the Polytechnic and with the support of the National Research Council will take place on March 10, 2017 in the framework of the series on Science and Technology in the Anthropocene: risks and benefits. Big Data and flows of knowledge: the event arises from the reflection that nowadays we live in the era of large decentralized and distributed areas where the devices collecting data, their number and heterogeneity may get out of control. Based on a Gartner report, the volume of information collected throughout the world increases annually by at least 59%. Overall, the pervasiveness of digital technologies has changed the way individuals interact with the outside world (sensors technologies) and with each other (social media) as it generates and uses enormous masses of data, that are often unstructured, of the streaming type, strongly dynamic, whose capture and presentation does not entail the intervention of a human operator. Consequently, to arrive at achieving new knowledge for a person or an organization, data elaboration, evaluation and organization become indispensable. The aim of the meeting is to analyze the phenomenon and suggest methodological and technical approaches targeted to solve the resulting problems. (more…)

The Ecosystems of the Presidential Estate in Castelporziano. Public meeting in Rome

On the occasion of the opening of the nature trails at the Natural Reserve of Castelporziano, the meeting ‘The Ecosystems of the Presidential Estate in Castelporziano: a common heritage to be known and safeguarded’ proposes a story with multiple voices on the Estate biodiversity: the forests, the flora and fauna, an unicum in the Mediterranean. The meeting will take place on February, 2, 2017 at the Academy Library in Villa Torlonia. (more…)