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Science City. The first meeting of the Scientific Technical Committee

Drafting – March 14, 2022

The Scientific-Technical Committee, chaired by the Nobel laureate Giorgio Baresi and responsible for the development of the “City of Science” cultural project, met for the first time this morning in Campidoglio, in the presence of the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri. It is planned in the area of ​​the former barracks in Via Guido Reni, in the district of Flaminio.

During the first meeting, the first field ideas were studied from a structural point of view, starting with the size of the available spaces and the possibility of constructing new buildings and restoring existing ones. Everyone stressed the importance of defining a solid cultural and scientific project accompanying the economic and financial plan starting from 43 million euros provided by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. The committee is scheduled to prepare its first proposals by next July.

In addition to the urban planning consultants Maurizio Feluccia, of Culture Miguel Gotor, Roberto Antonelli, President of the Accademia dei Lincei, Giuseppe Sicaroni, Vice-Chancellor of La Sapienza University of Rome, Fabrizio De Phillips, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rome were present at this conference The first meeting Tri, Daniela Fauri , Vice-Chancellor for Research in Tor Vergata, Lucio Angelo Antonelli, Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Rome (INAF), Giorgio Manzi, Chairman of the Museums Committee of the Accademia dei Lensi, Carlo de Castro, member of the same committee, Giovanni Paoloni of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna, Melina Bertaccini , Curator of the National Association of Science Museums, Fabrizio Ruffo, Counselor of Culture in the Second Municipal, and Alessandro Donofrio, cartographer.

“We have reached the finalization of a project that has been waiting for many years. – Mayor Roberto Gualtieri – said the ‘City of Science’ we want to create must intertwine the legacy of the great gallery that Rome has with the vision of a modern and highly interactive museum that knows how to speak to the city and visitors It will be able to attract young people and highlight the greatness of scientific knowledge and its discoveries.”

“This project of national importance can finally pass,” commented the Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Technical Committee and the Nobel Prize in Physics, Giorgio Baresi: “It is very important that the modern museum starts from the idea of ​​allowing people to physically touch what it sees, exploit interactive functions, preserve Strong relationship with research institutions and focus on the interests of children and youth.”

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