The 100th anniversary of the National Research Council is an opportunity to look to the future and to face new, increasingly complex challenges, in the name of international collaboration: this is what the president of the CNR, Maria Chiara Carrozza, told ANSA on the occasion of the celebrations for the centenary of Italy's largest public research institution.
The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the Minister for University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini, and the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso.
Also expected is the Nobel Prize winner Giorgio Parisi, who with the vice-president of the Scientific Council of the CNR, Luisa Torsi, will address a dialogue on the theme "In research, the gems of the future".
"In these 100 years, the CNR has played a fundamental role in promoting scientific research and innovation in Italy, contributing to the progress of knowledge and the well-being of society," Carrozza noted. "This anniversary," he added, "is an opportunity to reflect on our past, but also to look to the future with determination and ambition. The world is facing increasingly complex global challenges, and the role of science is becoming increasingly crucial. In this context, science diplomacy emerges as a fundamental tool. International scientific collaboration is essential to address common challenges and promote peace and sustainable development."
Speech by the President of the Republic on the occasion of the centenary of the National Research Council.
National Research Council
-10.50 The presidential motorcade arrives at the National Research Council
-11.00 The Head of State enters the Conference Hall.
Performance of the National Anthem (1' 30") and the European Anthem (1' 30").
The ceremony on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the National Research Council begins.
- Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of the National Research Council (3');
- Senator Dr. Adolfo Urso, Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy (3');
- Senator Anna Maria Bernini, Minister of University and Research (5');
Dialogue between Prof. Luisa Torsi, Vice President of the Scientific Council of the CNR, and Prof. Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize for Physics, on the theme "In research, the gems of the future" (20');
Dialogue between Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of the CNR, Prof. Maria Leptin,
President of the European Research Council, and Prof. Antoine Petit, President of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique,
on the theme "The horizons of science" (30'); [Dialogue in English with simultaneous translation into Italian]
- Awarding of the "CNR Prize for Citizen Science – to Dr. Silvia Merlino,
researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences ISMAR of the CNR, for the SeaCleaner initiative (5').