The European Parliament Office in Italy and the European Commission Delegation are organizing a day of meetings in Rome in which, among others, Vice-President of the European Parliament Pina Picherno, astronaut Luca Parmitano and physicist Hélène Langevin – Giulio will participate or I will participate.
The event, the European Researchers’ Night, takes place in Rome with a series of interventions, among them a call with Luca Parmitano, live from the NASA spaceport in Houston, and a meeting with Hélène Langevin-Giulio, granddaughter of Maria Sklodowska and Pierre Curie, who embodies the commitment of European science to serving society. .
The day aims to emphasize the importance of European research in the field of space, especially for its practical applications in combating climate change, preventing and mitigating extreme weather events, and exploring the solar system.
In addition to Vice-President Pina Picherno, MEP from the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Francesca Piepucci (PPE-FI) will speak on behalf of the European Parliament, while the scientific part will be illustrated by Guido Liverini, ESA Director at IRIDE. Participating in the program were Marco Pallavicini, Vice President of INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics), planetary scientists Yves Langevin, from the Institute of Space Astrophysics, IAS Orsay – Paris, and Giuseppe Piccione from INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics), Scientific Director of the MAJIS Infrared Spectrograph. .
The European Researchers’ Night, an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005, brings together thousands of researchers and institutions from all Member States every year. The aim of this night is to create opportunities for meetings between research and society to disseminate scientific education and culture, along with knowledge of research careers, in an informal and stimulating context that can lead to the emergence of new careers. Students from ISISS Pacifici De Magistris from Sezze and Liceo Kepler from Rome will participate in the event in Rome.
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