Science Education and Lifelong Learning
The “Teatro Mobile” theatre company with which we created some events to celebrate the 80thanniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded toEnrico Fermi.
- The AIF (Association for Teaching of Physics) on behalf of which we conduct the annual training sessions for the Physics Olympiad.
- The cultural association Wunderbar Project with which we conducted an activity of Art and Science in the context of Eureka Roma.
Art & Science across Italy is a project promoted by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and by CERN. Mira a coinvolgere nelle attività scientifiche gli studenti meno motivati dei licei. It aims at involving less motivated high school students in scientific activities. These students are often not very interested because they deal with scientific issues in a way that does not suit them and is too formal for them. In this project the most motivated students can work together with those with a more marked artistic inclination to create works of art inspired by physics themes, in a research that also aims at finding new forms of science communication. The two-year project ends with an exhibition of the works created in a prestigious museum in the city. Some works selected by an international jury will be exhibited in a national exhibition and among them some winners will be declared; these will have the opportunity to follow a master's degree in Art and Science at CERN, funded by the INFN. The Department supports this activity by providing facilities and teachers and contributing financially to its execution.
Lab2Go is a project in collaboration with Rome’s INFN Section that targets upper secondary schools in order to encourage the use of the laboratory. In the participating schoolsm a group of students catalogues the instruments present in the school laboratory and assesses their conditions, studying their functioning and identifying the possible experiments that may be performed with the available instrumentation. All the heritage of instruments and their use is documented on the project website. In the second year of activity, the students who carried out the cataloguing act as "laboratory technicians" for the teachers of the school. The coordinator of Lab2Go is
Prof. Riccardo Faccini
Marconi building, second floor, room 250 – Main Campus
tel. 06 49914798
Scientific Degrees Plan
The Scientific Degrees Plan (Piano Lauree Scientifiche, PLS) promotes the dissemination of scientific culture among high school students. The Physics Department is engaged in this activity in collaboration with schools in Rome and its province. It is a varied plan the actions of which are aimed at achieving different objectives. Among these, the most important are: orientation upon admission, teacher training, the dissemination of modern physics and the promotion of the use of laboratories in schools, with particular attention to the use of modern digital technologies.
For further details, please visit the dedicated pages. The local contact point for the PLS is
Prof. Giovanni Organtini
Marconi building, second floor, room 246 – Main Campus
tel. 06 49914329
Meetings in schools
For conferences on science outreach, non-university seminars, Physics lessons for high school students, please contact the Head of Orientation.
Prof. Antonio Polimeni
Marconi building, third floor, room 310 – Main Campus
tel. 06 49914770