Giorgio Parisi, the essence in the complexity

2022-01-26T13:55:26+01:0026 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

It's the 5 of October 2021, at the end of incredible year for Italy, for better or for worse. It's not over yet though. That day, in fact, Sweet at the bottom, in Stockholm. Along with climate physicist Hasselmann and Manabe (a first for the field), the Academy gives half of the Nobel Prize 2021 to the Italian physicist Giorgio Parisi [1][2]. The motivation for the assignment is "for the discovery of the interaction between disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from the atomic scale to [...]

Mario Capecchi, from the street to the Nobel Prize

2022-01-21T16:44:09+01:0020 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , , |

alicemosconi, as well as a model to inspire all those people who want to make science their mission. In the interviews he has given, he presents himself as a humble man, although the incredible goals achieved, and does not deny his difficult childhood, at the time of war and misery. It is striking that he calls himself one "good student, but not serious" back in school and that in high school he was more interested in sports (especially wrestling), than to study. alicemosconi [...]

Just look up! An X-ray view to discover new stars: Riccardo Giacconi

2022-02-03T21:35:12+01:006 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

The incredible activity of space telescopes has recently returned to the news after the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which has the onerous goal of being a worthy successor to the now aging Hubble telescope. But there have been many others of space telescopes, and if they have contributed so strongly to scientific research we also owe it to Riccardo Giacconi. Riccardo Giacconi was born in Genoa on 6 of October 1931 and graduated in physics at the State University of Milan studying in the field of cosmic rays. He then moved to the United States, where he collaborates first with Princeton University and subsequently with [...]

Rita Levi-Montalcini, a history of science, love and struggle.

2021-12-30T12:58:10+01:0030 December 2021|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , |

As far as 30 years ago it was taught, unfortunately also at school, that the nervous system is a static thing, that is born and dies, without growing; than the nerves once injured, they no longer regenerate. Fortunately this is not the case and, if we know the truth, we owe it to a great scientist: Rita Levi-Montalcini. She was responsible for the discovery of the neuronal growth factor (NGF) but not only: his is also a good science story, love, struggle and tenacity that we now tell you. Rita was born in Turin in 1902 from a very interesting family: the father, Adamo [...]

Carlo Rubbia, an engagé scientist.

2022-01-20T13:56:47+01:0013 December 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , |

"The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In 1984 the Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Carlo Rubbia ("The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In. van der Meer), a "particle" physicist. With its UA1 project, involving more than 100 scientists from all over the world, Rubbia had, indeed, discovered only the previous year, "The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In, W− e Z, or those responsible for the so-called "weak interactions". The Nobel is all deserved, because the discovery was made possible precisely by his fundamental intuition of modifying the CERN supersynchrotron, "The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In [...]

On the tracks of oncoviruses with Renato Dulbecco

2021-12-09T00:51:28+01:009 December 2021|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , |

Certainly, nowadays, hunting for viruses may not seem like the best of ideas but, for Renato Dulbecco, following step by step the Polyomavirus was the solution to understand how some of these pathogens are capable of inducing the formation of tumors. We are talking about the category of oncoviruses, today responsible for about 1 tumor on 6 in the world, and that among its ranks includes the Papillomavirus (cause of cervical cancer), Hepatitis B and C (which instead attack the liver). Dulbecco discovered that the integration of the viral genome with that of the host is responsible for the generation of tumors, [...]

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