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A Nobel Century

November 21st - 29th, 2009
"G. Marconi" Institute, Pescara

1909/2009 MARCONI AND SCIENCE: A NOBEL CENTURY

A multidisciplinary project, sponsored by MIUR-USR Abruzzo (Department of Education - Regional Office), in cooperation with Pescara Museum of the People from Abruzzo, the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation in Bologna, Di Renzo Publisher in Rome, General Francesco Cremona (the largest worldwide collector of Marconi antiques), Pescara Art Institute “V. Bellisario”, the Marconi Association in Pescara, and with the subsidies of Pescara Town Hall, Pescara Provincial Authority, Abruzzo Regional Authority, the Pescara-Abruzzo Foundation and the Rotary Club Pescara Ovest.

The exhibition was inaugurated on November 21st at the Caffè Letterario in the Museum of the People from Abruzzo with the participation of the President of the City Council Licio Di Biase, the Marconi Institute Headmaster Angelo Lucio Rossi, the Museum Director Ermanno De Pompeis, the event organizers Fiorella D'Amico and Cesidia Bruno, the local authorities and of course, the students of the Marconi Institute.

The exhibition was visited by city residents as well as students from secondary schools. For the entire period of the showing, the exhibition dedicated to Marconi was organized and presented by students as part of a technical and scientific program on the history and evolution of technologies, on instruments and work methods, on the mechanization of productive processes and the ability to develop the territory's resources at their best.

The book “Marconi my father” by Degna Marconi Paresce - published by Di Renzo Editore - was presented on November 24th in the Auditorium of the Museum of the People from Abruzzo in Pescara, and organised by the Marconi Association. The event was attended by the local authorities, the Marconi Institute headmaster Angelo Lucio Rossi, the Museum Director Ermanno De Pompeis, the project organizers Fiorella D'Amico and Cesidia Bruno, the President of the Marconi Association Giuseppe Ciardulli, as well as Marconi's nephew and astrophysicist Francesco Paresce and of course, the students of the Marconi institute.

The conference-debate was held on November 25th at the Cinema Teatro Massimo in Pescara in the presence of all of the “Marconi” students and their families. The main themes were: “Man and scientist”, “Marconi and Astrophysics”, “Young people and science”. The conference was attended by the Executive Director of the USR – Abruzzo Carlo Petracca, the President of the City Council Licio Di Biase, the Headmaster Angelo Lucio Rossi, the project organizers Fiorella D'Amico and Cesidia Bruno, Marconi's nephew the Astrophysicist Francesco Paresce, the scientific journalist and physics teacher Marco Gargantini, and the local authorities.

 

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David Sarnoffsarnoff

Marconi was the creator of the present day civilization of the radio. All of those who, with spirit of initiative and perseverance, have brought us to the present stage of development have built on the foundations laid by Marconi. Everyone considered him the tutelary genius of their work.

 



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