The Historical Museum of Physics and Enrico Fermi Study and Research Center (CREF) is located in the same building where Enrico Fermi and a group of young physicists conducted the first experiments on neutron-induced radioactivity, fundamental for the future development of nuclear energy.
Following the inspirational lead of Enrico Fermi, CREF aims to develop original and high-impact research lines based on physical methods with a strong interdisciplinary character. Here physicists collaborate on a daily basis with specialists in various fields: artificial intelligence, biology, medicine, social sciences, economics, and much more
With its small and agile research structure, CREF can seize this strategic opportunity to be an institution that stimulates innovative scientific issues and face the complex challenges of our time
The Royal Physical Institute of Via Panisperna in Rome was inaugurated in 1881 and here, under the direction of the physicists Pietro Blaserna and Orso Mario Corbino, a real ‘creative environment’ flourished where Enrico Fermi, who took the chair of
Theoretical physics in 1926, he organized and prepared the conditions that led to the birth of that group of young scholars who in the 1930s became famous as the “boys of Via Panisperna”
At the end of 2019 the “Enrico Fermi” Historical Museum of Physics and Study and Research Center finally came into possession of the historic monumental complex in via Panisperna, completely restored, as the definitive seat for its activities. The complex, inaugurated in 1881, was entirely designed by the Gorizia physicist Pietro Blaserna (1836-1918), who also supervised its total construction, to house the Royal Institute of Physics.