26 November 2022 - Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation Auditorium

Cshark and Piacenza companies for UGIS on a day dedicated to scientific training


Innovation from Piacenza in the spotlight at the Ugis study day on 26 November 2022

On the occasion of the sixth Ugis (Union of Scientific Journalists) study day, Cshark had the opportunity to talk about its history and experience alongside many guests of excellence.

The conference was held in collaboration with the Ordine dei Giornalisti, Fondazione Ordine Giornalisti dell'Emilia-Romagna, FAST- Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche and the support of the Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano.

The central theme of the day was understanding the discoveries and opportunities of science, stimulating responsible and sustainable development. During the morning, topics of great innovative value were presented:

"When Biology Meets Physics in Oncology: How to Communicate Complexity", Giorgio Scita, director at IFOM, Foundation Institute of Molecular Oncology, of the research unit Migration Mechanisms of Cancer Cells, is a full professor at the Department of Oncology and Haemato-Oncology of the University of Milan.

'A leap into our evolutionary past using the atomic clock par excellence: radiocarbon', Sahra Talamo, full professor at the 'G. Ciamician' Department of Chemistry at the University of Bologna, studies human evolution and has directed the 'BRAVHO' radiocarbon laboratory since 2020; she is the winner of an ongoing ERC starting grant.

'Fusion, energy for a sustainable future', Piero Martin, full professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy 'Galileo Galilei' of the University of Padua, is Chief Physicist of the DTT experiment and has been responsible for international research projects.

"Telling in the news the future of carbon fibre: navigation, aerospace, energy, medicine", Paola Rovellini, MAE executive manager, Piacenza, an expert in chemistry and innovative technologies for development in multidisciplinary fields, implemented a specific project on carbon fibre.

"Piacenza's satellite becomes a constellation", Alessandro Fanni, founded the start-up CSHARK in Piacenza; he built and launched a satellite with Elon Musk's Space X and is now building a constellation of 100 satellites.

In the second part of the day, held at Palazzo XNL, we had the opportunity to meet great protagonists such as: Paolo Nespoli, former ESA astronaut, Carlo Barbante, professor at Ca' Foscari University in Venice and Giuseppe Remuzzi, professor of Nephrology at the University of Milan.

Special thanks to all those who made this great day of discussion and learning possible, especially to Roberto Reggi (president of the Foundation of Piacenza and Vigevano), Giovanni Caprara (president of UGIS), Silvestro Ramunno (president of the Emilia-Romagna Order of Journalists) and Giovanni Rossi (past president of the Emilia-Romagna Order of Journalists).