(ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 13 - Piero Angela, the patriarch of Italian dissemination, has died at the age of 93.
"Have a good trip dad", wrote Alberto Angela on his social profiles announcing the disappearance of his father.
Born in Turin in 1928, Piero Angela had started his journalistic career in Rai as a radio commentator, later becoming a correspondent and presenter of the news program.
His great popularity is linked to his scientific dissemination programs, from Quark to Superquark to name the most important, with which he founded a solid documentary tradition for Italian television.
Piero Angela has also written several books, always of a popular nature: In the cosmos in search of life (1980);
The Perpetual Machine (1983);
The challenge of the century (2006); Why we have to have more children (with L. Pinna, 2008);
What is politics for?
Behind the scenes of history.
Daily life through time (with A. Barbero, 2012); Journey into the mind: knowing the brain to keep it informed (2014);
Thirteen billion years.
The novel of the universe (2015);
The eyes of the Mona Lisa (2016).
In 2017 he published the autobiographical book My long journey.
In 2004 he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Almeritus Order of the Italian Republic and in 2021 the title of Grand Cross Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.