The Legacy of Bruno Pontecorvo: the Man and the Scientist

chaired by Dionisi Carlo, Maiani Luciano
from to (Europe/Rome)
at University of Rome "La Sapienza" ( Aula Magna )
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 00185 Roma Italy
The year 2013 is the centennial of the birth of Bruno Pontecorvo, one of the great physicists of the past century and a pioneer of High Energy Physics.

To honor his memory as a man and scientist, the Physics Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza", is organizing an International Meeting on Sept. 11 and 12, 2013.
Bruno Pontecorvo's life has been characterized by the strength of his ground-breaking scientific ideas as well as by his ideological choices, sometimes dramatic, which have marked his destiny as man and scientist. The meeting is a right and proper homage to the memory of the youngest "ragazzo di Via Panisperna", a moment of encounter and thought on his ingenious scientific ideas and a token of his civil commitment.
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2013
    • 09:30 - 13:00 Session 1
      Convener: Carlo Dionisi (ROMA1)
      • 09:30 Welcom address 1h0'
        Speakers: L. Frati (Rettore La Sapienza), C. Bernardini (Univ. Sapienza), Fernando Ferroni (Presidente INFN), V. Matveen (Director Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences), C. Messa (Vice Presidente CNR), L. Maffei (Presidente dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei), G. Piragino (Società Italiana di Fisica)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Comments on some of the great heritage of one of the most imaginative physicists of the past century, and a friend 30'
        Speaker: Jack Steinberger
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:30 Bruno Pontecorvo and his Inverse β Process to detect neutrinos, a page of history 30'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Fidecaro
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 12:00 Bruno Pontecorvo: pioneer of neutrino oscillations 30'
        Speaker: Samoil Mikhelevich Bilenky
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 12:30 My debts to Bruno 30'
        Speaker: Ettore Fiorini
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 19:00 Session 2
      Convener: Umberto Dosselli (PD)
      • 14:30 The birth of lepton universality and the second neutrino 30'
        Speaker: Luigi Di Lella
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:00 The beginning of a great adventure: Bruno Pontecorvo in Rome and Paris 30'
        Speaker: Nadia Robotti
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:30 The early years of Bruno Maximovich Pontecorvo at Dubna 30'
        Speaker: Rino Castaldi
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:00 Bruno Pontecorvo, Edoardo Amaldi and the invisible light of the stars 30'
        Speaker: Eugenio Coccia
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:00 Giuseppe Mussardo presents: “Maksimovic. La storia di Bruno Pontecorvo” 1h0'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
  • Thursday, 12 September 2013
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Session 3
      Convener: Filippo Ceradini
      • 09:00 Great events and minor episodes 30'
        Speaker: Ugo Amaldi
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:30 Bruno Pontecorvo - A Life of Two Halves 30'
        Speaker: Frank Close
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 Bruno Pontecorvo`s legacy: Radiochemical solar neutrino detection and neutrino oscillations 30'
        Speaker: Till Kirsten
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:30 Discovery of Neutrino Oscillations --- the legacy of Bruno Pontecorvo 30'
        Speaker: Yoichiro Suzuki
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:00 Summary Talk 30'
        Speaker: Luciano Maiani
    • 15:00 - 19:30 Tribute to the Bruno Pontecorvo’s family (OPEN SESSION)
      • 15:00 "Documentario e Teatro su Bruno", playact by Giulio Scarpati 1h0'
      • 16:00 Round Table 2h30'
        Samoil Bilenky
        Giulietto Chiesa
        Till Kirsten
        Giuseppe Longo
        Guido Piragino
        Antonio Pontecorvo
        Gil Pontecorvo
        Eugenio Tabet
        Speaker: Eugenio Tabet