Luisa Bonolis

Invited Seminars and Colloquia

Man Ray, Chessboard, 1923

There are two possible outcomes:
If the result confirms the hypothesis,
then you've made a measurement.
If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.


Enrico Fermi

Invited talks or colloquia to scientific or general audiences


  1. Punti elenco Enrico Fermi’s scientific world, Frascati, Scuderie Aldobrandini Association Eta Carinae (October 2001).

  2. Punti elenco Fermi and the nuclear energy, Genova University, Department of Physics (November 2001).

  3. Punti elenco Fermi and the Roman school, Ispra Research Centre, March 2002.

  4. Punti elenco History and role of abstract mathematics in theoretical physics from XIX to XX century, Domus Galilaeana (Pisa, October 2003)

  5. Punti elenco Fermi and the Chicago pile, introductory seminar to the documentary “Enrico Fermi”, (with F. Guerra, “On the discovery of radioactivity induced by alpha particles –Joliot-Curie– and by neutrons –Fermi), Rome University “La Sapienza”, Department of Physics (May 2004).

  6. Punti elenco Introductory talks to the film show Science on screen. Protagonists of XX century: from Marie Curie and the discovery of radium, to Bruno Touschek and the birth of electron-positron collider organized in collaboration with Carlo Segnini (Domus Galilaeana – Pisa) within the VI annual week of scientific culture (May 2004).

  7. Punti elenco  Bruno Pontecorvo. A life in physics, Ready Bookstore, Rome (October 2004).

  8. Punti elenco Prelude to the bomb. From the discovery of X rays to the discovery of nuclear fission, XLIII National Congress of the Association for the Teaching of Physics (Salice Terme, October 2004).

  9. Punti elenco Introductive talks to the documentary film Bruno Touschek and the art of physics: With E. Agapito, Laboratori nazionali di Frascati, Frascati, March 20, 2004; with C. Bernardini, N. Cabibbo, E. Iarocci, G. Mussardo, Sissa, Trieste, May 24 2004; with E. Agapito, Rome University “La Sapienza”, Physics Department, November 16, 2004; with C. Bernardini, Bari, film show “Science on stage”, May 18, 2005; with L. Pancheri, G. Mussardo, L. Pietronero, Liceo B. Touschek, Frascati, April 26, 2005; with E. Agapito, C. Bernardini, G. Mussardo, Florence University, Physics Department, May 6, 2005; Università di Cosenza, May 17, 2005; Basilicata University, Potenza, May 19, 2005; with G. Pancheri, Perugia University, Physics Department, June 21, 2005; Roma 3 University, October 6, 2005.

  10. Punti elenco Ettore Majorana, introductory seminar to the documentary film Hypothesis on the disappearance of an atomic physicist, Basilicata University, Potenza (May  2005).

  11. Punti elenco  With Astolfo on the Moon. From the poets’ dream to the conquest of space. Multimedial lecture (Stintino, August 10, 2005).

  12. Punti elenco  Particle physics at Frascati Laboratories, Liceo “Marie Curie”, Tradate, November 8, 2005).

  13. Punti elenco  Reconstruction of Physics in Italy, Conference Scienza di guerra, Scienza per la pace, Cagliari, November 18, 2005.

  14. Punti elenco Celebrations for the centennial of Ettore Majorana’s birth, (with G. Maltese e A. Mastroianni) Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica, March 4, 2006.

  15. Punti elenco The hard enterprise of knowing the world: the case of Ettore Majorana, Liceo “Leopardi-Majorana, Pordenone, March 24, 2006.

  16. Punti elenco  Ettore Majorana: from the myth to the history of physics, Mathematics Department, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, March 28, 2006.

  17. Punti elenco  Leading Italian Physicists, Physics Department, Modena, December 2, 2006.

  18. Punti elenco Ettore Majorana and the physics of the 1920s and 1930s, Meeting “The Scientific Legacy of Ettore Majorana”, Physics Department, Sapienza University, Rome, December 7, 2006.

  19. Punti elenco  Bruno Touschek and other prominent figures of Italian physics, “Bruno Touschek and the first matter-antimatter collider”, workshop organized by Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici, 17th Annual Week of Scientific Culture, Rome, March 21, 2007

  20. Punti elenco  Bruno Pontecorvo, a great precursor, Applied General Physics Institute, Milan, May 3, 2007.

  21. Punti elenco  The birth of a new physics: Bruno Touschek and the time-like channel, XCIV National Congress of the Italian Physical Society, Genova, 22-27 September, 2008.

  22. Punti elenco  Physics in Italy during the XX Century, Polo Universitario, Grosseto, October 28, 2008.

  23. Punti elenco  Cosmic Rays and Particles in the 1930s. The Arcetri school and Bruno Rossi’s scientific legacy, Pristem Meeting Science and Scientists of united Italy, Riccione, 11-13 September, 2009.

  24. Punti elenco Bruno Rossi and Cosmic Rays: From Earth Laboratories to Physics in Space, XCV National Congress of the Italian Physical Society, Bari, September 29, 2009.

  25. Punti elenco Lords of the Cosmic Rays. Bruno Rossi and the opening of new technological windows, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, October 7, 2009.

  26. Punti elenco Bruno Rossi and Cosmic Rays. From Earth Laboratories to Physics in Space, Physics Department, Sapienza University, Rome, March 3, 2010.

  27. Punti elenco  Ettore Majorana and the mainstream of Physics in his time, International Meeting “Majorana’s secret. From Science to Legend and back to Science,” Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere e Arti, Venice, March 17-18, 2010.

  28. Punti elenco Giovannino Gentile, Meeting “Physics in Italian Society. School reforms and scientific teaching. The Role and Contribution of Scientists,” Frascati National Laboratories, Frascati, May 20, 2010.

  29. Punti elenco  Physics and physicists in the XX century, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, December 10, 2010.

  30. Punti elenco Arnold Sommerfeld’s correspondence with Italian scientists, Center for the History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum, Munich, March 15, 2011.

  31. Punti elenco Italian Physics at the re-conquest of excellence. From post-war reconstruction to the boom years. Mathematics in the history of united Italy, conference organized by Università Bocconi Milano, April 8-10, Urbino, 2011.

  32. Punti elenco Bruno Rossi and the first in situ observations of the solar wind, XCVII National Conference of the Italian Physical Society, L’Aquila, 26-30 September 2011.

  33. Punti elenco From Fermi’s age to the construction of the National Laboratories, Riccione, Liceo Volta-Fellini, March 7, 2012

  34. Punti elenco Orso Mario Corbino, Circolo Unione, Augusta, April 4, 2012

  35. Punti elenco From Cosmic Ray Physics to Cosmic Ray Astronomy. Bruno Rossi and the Opening of New Windows on the Universe. 100 Years Cosmic Rays. Anniversary of their Discovery by V. F. Hess, Bad Saarow/Pieskow, 6-8 August 2012

  36. Punti elenco Bruno Pontecorvo. Universality of weak interaction and muon decay. XCIX National Conference of the Italian Physical Society, Trieste 23-27 September 2013.

  37. Punti elenco Bruno Pontecorvo. The man and the scientist. Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’Ingegneria (SBAI), Sapienza Università di Roma, December 6, 2013.

  38. Punti elenco Bruno Maksimovic Pontecorvo. From slow neutrons with Enrico Fermi in Rome to neutrino oscillations in Dubna, DESY, Hamburg, January 14, 2014

  39. Punti elenco Bruno Maksimovic Pontecorvo. From slow neutrons with Enrico Fermi in Rome to neutrino oscillations in Dubna, DESY, Zeuthen, January 15, 2014

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