European Researchers Nights


The European Researchers' Night is back again this year, an initiative promoted by the European Community through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the HORIZON 2020 project, which aims to present in a fun and exciting way the diversity of scientific research and the impact that it has in everyday life.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata, together with the other partners of the NET network, a project funded by the European community that unites the main public research bodies and Italian universities, will be the protagonist in the offer of a rich program of events:




Tor Vergata for the school

Particular attention will be paid to involving young people and the world of school. A week full of activities will be dedicated to them from 20 to 24 September.

We will be present at the City of the Other Economy in Testaccio with workshops conducted by ScienzImpresa:

  • Journey into the Sun: Round Trip. Astronomical telescope observation in safety of our star: the Sun. An opportunity to talk about its powerful magnetic field and the thermonuclear fusion reactions that power it.
  • Bernoulli's Secrets. A roundup of curious and paradoxical experiments to discover together the secrets of fluids and fluid dynamics. From Archimedes to Stevino, from Descartes to Bernoulli, until all their secrets are revealed.

For more information and reservations, consult the dedicated page: school /

Other activities organized by the Department of Physics with the contribution of the Department of Mathematics, the PLS-Piano Lauree Scientifiche and the INFN section of Rome Tor Vergata will be held online and in person. All activities are free, but reservations are required.



BIG DATA AND SUSTAINABILITY. September 23 will be a day to be spent at the Macroarea of ​​Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, under the banner of Big Data and climate change.

The program of the day includes:

  • Interventions by experts in the field of Big Data and climate change, among these Luciano Pietronero, Francesco Sylos Labini and Luca Perri
  • Short interventions by students on environmental sustainability, climate change and Big Data
  • A buffet with music and scientific stands in the presence of researchers from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the Department of Physics.
  • Interactive games on the topics of the day with prizes for the winners.

Target: Second grade secondary school

Where: Aula Magna "P. Gismondi", Macroarea of ​​Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences University of Rome Tor Vergata

When: Thursday 23 September 2021 from 11:00 to 16:00

Reservations: (Limited places max number of participants 140, GREEN PASS is required to participate) Write to by September 18th.

To ensure the safety of the event, the registration form is required.





WHY CHOOSE SCIENCE? Teachers and researchers explain in a cycle of seminars, to be held online or at schools, why they dedicate their daily activity to doing research. From the sand ridges to the study of the climate in the past to understand the future, from the study of turbulence in the atmosphere to the research of the cosmic gold factory.

Seminars available on request:

  • Nash equilibria in game theory, Alessio Porretta
  • Sand geometries, Francesca Tovena
  • Understanding the climate of the distant past starting from the present past, Piermarco Cannarsa
  • Einstein, E.T. and the cosmic gold factory, Viviana Fafone
  • The answer my friend, is blowin 'in the wind…, Michele Buzzicotti and Giulio Cimini
  • Buchi Neri, Galaxies and Planets, Francesco Tombesi
  • The reason why (What is the purpose of doing research, especially in particle physics? ), Valerio Formato
  • X-ray proteins: Molecular radiographs between physics and medicine, Francesco Stellato

Target: Second grade secondary school

Where: Online or at the school (to be agreed)

When: from Monday 20 to Friday 24 September 2021, date and time to be agreed

Bookings: write to by September 15th.



All truths are easy to understand once they are revealed. The difficult thing is to discover them.

GALILEO INFLUENCER. On-line activities but without giving up the experimental side, for a complete experience on the main themes of Physics explained in a simple way with the help of experiments conducted by the didactic laboratory of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Monday 20 September

  • 10: 00 - 11:00: The physics of waves: from Mozart to Einstein, Viviana Fafone
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Seeing atoms in Tor Vergata: a journey into the infinitely small, Anna Sgarlata

Tuesday 21 September

  • 10:00 - 11:00: Diamonds and Pencils, Beatrice Bonanni
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Waves in materials: an experiment to create a harmonious sound from a piece of steel, Laura Fazi

Thursday 23 September

  • 10:00 - 11:00: What do we talk about when we talk about energy?, Roberto Francini
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Old and new messengers of space, Viviana Fafone

Friday 24 September

  • 10:00 - 11:00: The extraordinary world of materials, Maurizia Palummo
  • 11:30 - 12: 30: The Diva of silent cinema who made the submarine warfare, Claudio Goletti

Target: Second grade secondary school

Where: online on request

Reservations: For classes (limited places, max number of participants 50), write to by 15 September.