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Wireless, Telecommunications, Space

December 3rd, 2009
Espace Monte Paschi, Brussels



  • H.E, Ambassador Sandro Maria Siggia, Welcome adress
  • Barbara Valotti - Director, Marconi Museum, Pontecchio M., The origin of wireless: Guglielmo Marconi, 1909 Nobel laureate in Physics
  • Luciano Maiani - President, CNR, Rome, Marconi scientist and the early National Research Council of Italy
  • Véronique Halloin - Secretary General, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifiche (FRS-FNSR), Brussels, The role of FRS-FNRS in Belgian physics research
  • Elisabeth Monard - Secretary General, Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), Brussels, FWO: Where discoveries begin...
  • Gabriele Falciasecca - President, Marconi Foundation, Pontecchio M., Invention and innovation: the case of Marconi and wireless communication
  • Rodolfo Zich - President, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, and Department of Electronics, Polytechnic of Turin, Radio-based processes: a constitutive role for the future
  • Jean Marie Frère - Director, Department of Theoretical Physics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, From radio waves to elementary particles and the universe
  • Francesco Paresce Marconi - Italian National Astrophysics Institute, Rome, From Galileo to Poldhu and beyond
  • Christoffel Waelkens - Director, Department of Astronomy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Observing the universe: a Wonderful Wireless Web
  • Giuseppe Virgilio - President, Telespazio S.p.A., Rome, The achievements and the research projects of the Italian space industry
  • Gian Carlo Coletta - Director, Vitrociset Belgium, From spacecraft to the satellite integrated applications: the venture of an Italian subsidiary in Belgium
  • Pier Paolo Campostrini - Director, Consorzio Ricerche Laguna Venezia (CORILA), and Nereus European Network, Satellite applications for regional territory management: the case of Venice lagoon

organised by the Embassy of Italy in Brussels

in cooperation with Finmeccanica, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Enel











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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