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The Enrico Fermi Museum was founded to preserve and disseminate the memory of the Italian scientist, defined as “the last man who knew everything” for his contributions to twentieth-century physics both as a theorist and as an experimenter.

The Museum itinerary was presented for the first time in 2015 at the Genoa Science Festival, and installed permanently on the ground floor of the historic building of via Panisperna at the end of 2019.

The building itself is an integral part of the museum itinerary. In the 1930s, this was the “Regio Istituto Fisico”, and Enrico Fermi and his collaborators conducted here their experiments and researches. Eventually the discoveries on radioactivity induced by neutrons earned the scientists the Nobel Prize in 1938 .


The “Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi”  is housed in the historical Palazzina di via Panisperna. At the end of the 19th century, when Rome became the capital city of the new Regno d’Italia, this building was the Royal Physics Institute of the University of Rome. Directors Pietro Blaserna and Orso Mario Corbino created a fertile and creative environment for science to flourish. Enrico Fermi arrived here as a professor of theoretical physics in 1926, gathering a group of young and brilliant scholars known to history as the “boys of via Panisperna”.

Historian of Physics Miriam Focaccia and Coordinator of EEE Project Marco Garbin gave a talk about the Enrico Fermi Museum at XLIII SISFA Congress in Padua, 5-8 September 2023
Il Museo Fermi ha recentemente ampliato la propria collezione grazie alla donazione di due lettere autografe del grande scienziato. Sono due lettere, datate rispettivamente 23 giugno 1947 e 24 luglio 1954, spedite, la prima da Chicago, la seconda da Como, al maestro elementare, Luigi Bianchini.
After the unification of Italy, the 'Rome Capital' project supported by Quintino Sella envisaged, among other things, that Rome should not only be the capital of politics, but also of science.

Ore 16:00

Aula Fermi

Ore 18:30 - 23:00

Piazzale della Città dell’Altra Economia

Ore 17:30 e 18:30

Entrance Piazza del Viminale 1

Ore 17:30 e 18:30

Entrance Piazza del Viminale 1

Via Panisperna 89 A – 00184 Roma

+39 06 4550 2901

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