Scientific programme

The year 2013 is the centenary of the birth of Bruno Pontecorvo, one of the great physicists of the 20th century and a pioneer of high-energy physics. To honour his memory as a person and a scientist, INFN and the Physics Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza", are organizing an International Meeting on 11 and 12 September 2013. Bruno Pontecorvo’s life was characterized by his important, ground-breaking scientific ideas as well as by his ideological choices, sometimes dramatic, which marked his destiny as man and scientist. The meeting will be fitting tribute to the memory of the youngest “ragazzo di Via Panisperna”, an opportunity to encounter and celebrate his scientific vision and his civil commitment.

11 September: Aula Magna "Sapienza Università di Roma"

Morning session
9:30 Welcome address: Chairman: Carlo Dionisi
Rettore La Sapienza (L. Frati): 3'
Professore Emerito Carlo Bernardini: 10'
Presidente INFN (F. Ferroni): 5'
Direttore delle Ricerche del CERN (S. Bertolucci): 5'
Director Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences (V. Matveen): 7'
Vice Presidente CNR (Cristina Messa): 5'
Presidente dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (L. Maffei): 5'
Lettera del Presidente della SIF (Guido Piragino): 5'

10:15-10:35 (30' each) Chairman: Carlo Dionisi

The President leaves.

10:35-11:00 Coffee Break

13:00-14:30 lunch

Afternoon session

14:30-18:00 (30' each) Chairman: Umberto Dosselli


12 September: Aula Magna "Sapienza Università di Roma"

Morning session

9:00-12:30 (30' each) Chairman: Filippo Ceradini

Afternoon session

Tribute to the Bruno Pontecorvo’s family (OPEN SESSION)

15:00-16:00 "Documentario e Teatro su Bruno", playact by Giulio Scarpati

16:00-17:00 Round Table
Moderator: Eugenio Tabet


17:30-19:30 exhibition of the movie: "La battaglia di Algeri", by Gillo Pontecorvo