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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












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