The 2022 FiuggiStoria Scienza Prize goes to physicist Piero Martin

Honoring the Italian experimental physicist, professor at the University of Padua, for his activity in the field of scientific publishing

sponsored recognition Giuseppe Levi Belloni Foundation As part of the National Award Fiuggi historyat the Awards Ceremony in Zachary’s room From Giustiniani Palace – Senate of the Republic in Rome December 14, 2022.

Peter MartinVenetian by birth, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Padua (Department of Physics and Astronomy), where he carries out his research activity in the field of thermonuclear fusion. Fellow of the American Physical Society, he is the chief physicist for DTT, the great new Italian fusion experiment. He has been the Scientific Director of large international research projects, such as the RFX experiment in Padua and the European Task Force “Eurofusion Medium Size Tokamak”.

Research is accompanied by publication, science transmission on radio, television, newspapers and at many public events. He wrote books about corn (“age of the atom” for Il Mulino, with Alessandra Viola) and on Zero, Emptiness and Nothingness (“zerology”, with high school classmates Claudio Bartucci, mathematician, and Andrea Tagliapietra, philosopher for Il Mulino). Recently, again with Alessandra Viola, he ventured to publish an unusual but very topical topic: waste. The project produced the book Trash. All you need to know about waste (Code Versions), selected among the five finalists for the 2018 Galileo Prize for Scientific Publication. In 2021 publish “Seven Measures of the World” (Laterza) where he explains how, with only seven basic units of measurement—the meter, the second, the kilogram, the kelvin, the ampere, the mole, and the candela—we measure and try to understand the complexity and wonders of nature, from the microcosm of elementary particles to the limits of the universe. These core units are the protagonists of seven fascinating stories, which, along with the greats of science and many unexpected characters, lead the reader on a journey of discovery of physics – from Galileo to Einstein, from Newtonian mechanics to quantum mechanics – and how science helps build a green, sustainable future . with an abrupt end.

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Participate in the 22nd Edoardo Amaldi Conference, held from 6 to 8 April 2022, organized by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, also sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This year’s theme was “Nuclear Risks and Arms Control. Problems and Progress in Times of Pandemics and War.”

Now to Professor Piero Martin, the man who tries to “put the sun in a box”, the prestigious FiuggiScienza that in previous editions went to the physicist originally from Vicenza and the naturalized American Federico Fagen And for an immunologist Guido Silvestri.

com.unica, Dec 8, 2022

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