From the Arctic to Etna, from Chicago to the Venice arsenal, from CERN in Geneva to the Gran Sasso laboratories: the last preparations are underway for the great online marathon that on April 15 - on the occasion of the anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's - celebrates the fourth Day of Italian Research in the World.
The streaming initiative is organized by the Rome Science Festival in collaboration with the Ministry of University and Research and with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The objective is twofold: to give prominence to Italian researchers working in centers of excellence abroad and to enhance the national scientific research activity, showing its potential as an attractor of new resources from all over the world.
The marathon, visible on the website and on the Facebook page of the Rome Science Festival, will go on until 20:30, with 16 meetings, 55 speakers, three ministries and 14 scientific partners.
In addition to the ministers Maria Cristina Messa (MUR), Luigi di Maio (MAECI) and Enrico Giovannini (MIT), there will be many important personalities of the scientific community, such as Fabiola Gianotti of CERN, astrophysicist Sandra Savaglio, architect Carlo Ratti , the director of SISSA Stefano Ruffo, the deputy director of the Division of applied physics and superconductor technology at Fermilab Anna Grassellino and astrophysics Marica Branchesi.
Among the protagonists, also the virologist Ilaria Capua, the immunologist Alberto Mantovani, Giorgio Metta of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Giorgio Saccoccia of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Carlo Doglioni of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology ( INGV), Marco Tavani of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), Antonio Zoccoli of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Federico Testa of ENEA.