Fermi’s greatness, his extraordinary figure as a master and giant of 20th century physics, his formidable scientific achievements, the result of an exceptional creative mind ‘in balance’ between theories and experiments, are effectively illustrated within the path museum The scientific legacy of Enrico Fermi.
the visitor can immerse themselves in this engaging and exciting ‘adventure’ by combining traditional objects and panels with modern multimedia technologies in an innovative way, from graphic displays to interactive panels, from touch screens to holographic and holographic ones.
The monumental complex of Via Panisperna is an integral part of this route, with the ‘fountain of goldfish’ – aqua fontis – where it is said that Fermi and his group carried out experiments on the slowing down of 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 first floor, where the ‘Corbino’s boys’ ran between the irradiation of one element and the other, with Fermi always in the lead!
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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 physicist from Gorizia Pietro Blaserna (1836-1918), who also supervised its total construction, to house the Royal Institute of Physics.