"Enrico Fermi" Chair


Sapienza Università di Roma, “Enrico Fermi” Chair
Enrico Fermi” Chair has been established in 2011 by Ministro dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) Mariastella Gelmini to promote knowledge of modern physics beyond university courses, and to celebrate the scientific tradition of our country. The universal genius of Enrico Fermi has indeed provided long-lasting contributions in almost all fields of modern physics, from atomic, nuclear and particle physics, to solid state physics, cosmic rays, general relativity and high-dimensional calculus.

On each year, within an academic semester, the holder of the Chair provides a series of Lectures Enrico Fermi. Lectures are open to a non-specialist public, and concern the research field where the Chair holder has provided a significant contribution. Lectures are subsequently published by the Physics Department of Sapienza Università di Roma.

Enrico Fermi Chair 2021-22

Prof. Serge Haroche
Professor of Physics at the Collège de France, Sorbonne Université, Paris

> A History of the science of light from Galileo’s telescope to the laser and the quantum information revolution

Enrico Fermi Chair 2019-20

Prof. Barry Barish
Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (USA)

> Large Scale Facilities and the Frontiers of Physics

Enrico Fermi Chair 2018-19

Prof. Giovanna Tinetti
Professor of Astrophysics at University College London

> Physics of Exoplanets

Enrico Fermi Chair 2017-18

Prof. Francesco Sette 
General Director of European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) at Grenoble (France)

> Scientific research with synchrotron light

Enrico Fermi Chair 2016-17

Prof. Roberto Car 
Professor of Chemistry at the Princeton University

Topics of Condensed Matter Physics

Enrico Fermi Chair 2015-16

Prof. Gabriele Veneziano
Honorary Member, CERN, Geneva, Professeur Honoraire, Collège de France, Parigi 

> String theory: the last revolution in physics?

Enrico Fermi Chair 2014-15

Prof. Luciano Maiani
Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at Sapienza, Maiani has been president of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, and has been General Director of CERN in Geneva. He is currently chair of Commissione Nazionale Grandi Rischi (PCM) and continues his researches on fundamental particle physics at Sapienza and at CERN.

> Exploring the Cosmos through the eyes of a particle physicist

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