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Francesco Sylos Labini has been appointed director of the Historical Museum of Physics

Francesco Sylos Labini has been appointed as the new director of the Historical Museum of Physics of CREF, located inside the historical building of Via Panisperna.

The museum collects the scientific legacy of Enrico Fermi and his fantastic group. It is a journey that, through about ten significant ‘stages’, traces the life and scientific discoveries of Fermi, from Rome to America.

In this way, visitors can immerse themselves in an engaging and exciting adventure, combining in an innovative way traditional objects and panels with modern multimedia technologies, from graphic displays to interactive panels, from touch screens to holographic ones.

In addition to this itinerary, there is the monumental complex of via Panisperna, with “the goldfish fountain” – aqua fontis – where it is said that Fermi and his group carried out their experiments on slowing down neutrons; the staircase at the entrance, immortalized in 1931 on the occasion of the first international congress of nuclear physics; the monumental internal staircase and the corridors on the second floor, where the ‘Corbino boys’ ran between the irradiation of one element and another, with Fermi always in the lead!

Here is the museum, which will now also see a work of renovation and modernization with the new direction!