Under the Italian law 150/2000, the Cnr Press Office was established with the aim of enhancing information provided by scientific Departments, research Institutes and offices by issuing press releases and notes, and handling the overall media communication. Among its tasks, the Office assures an helpdesk for any media request, organizes press conferences and events, and it is actively involved in the realization of video and interviews within the  Cnr Webtv platform.  Furthermore, it supports the realization of editorial products and activates partnerships with Tv programmes, magazines and websites.

The Office releases the web magazine 'Almanacco della Scienza’, and makes available a daily press review operated in collaboration with a specialized service, monitoring thousands of newspapers, magazines, journals, as well as television and radio programs: a collection of the most relevant press venues is also provided by email. 

Closing ceremony of Esof 2020

Press release 06/09/2020

The city of Trieste hosted the 2020 edition of the Euroscience Open Forum, the biennial pan-european forum dedicated to scientific research and innovation. During the closing ceremony of September 6th, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte took part in a public demonstration of encrypted fiber optic communication with Italian quantum technology, performed for the first time in Italy. The demonstration was carried out by the "Quantum Communications" group of the National Research Council of Italy, thanks to the "Quantum FVG" project, funded by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and coordinated by the University of Trieste. The demonstration were introduced by the Cnr President Massimo Inguscio: “Research builds the future and will be an essential element for reconstruction. Quantum technologies represent a new transversal paradigm, which brings together different fields to offer completely new opportunities in sectors ranging from the simulation of new drugs and materials with quantum computers, to self-driving systems and precision agriculture with quantum sensors, up to the secure transmission of data with quantum communication. The CNR, with its multidisciplinarity, has taken up this challenge also in the European sphere and implements strategies in synergy with other research institutions, the university world, and businesses, to build a future based on knowledge and innovation"

"Quantum Technologies will shape the landscape of the next future"

Press review 01/09/2020

On the Esof forum website, the president of the National Research Council of Italy Massimo Inguscio explains why quantum technologies, or technologies based on the second quantum revolution, represent a completely new way to transform and transmit information, that will lead our society to the technology of tomorrow, where quantum limits will define the performance of industrial applications

The molecule of natural origin that inhibits SARS-CoV-2

Press release 03/09/2020

An international study involving the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Cnr has found that quercetin acts as a specific inhibitor for the virus responsible for Covid-19, showing a destabilizing effect on 3CLpro, one of the key proteins for virus replication. The study is published in the International journal of biological macromolecules

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

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The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

Beyond Graphene

News 18/05/2020

An international team of scientists located in Canada and the SAMOS laboratory of the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (Cnr), led by Giorgio Contini, demonstrate, in a recent publication on Nature Materials, that the synthesis of two-dimensional π-conjugated polymers with topological Dirac cone and flats bands became a reality allowing a sneak peek into the world of organic topological materials

Strengthening electrical systems against cyber attacks

Press Note 10/06/2020

Cnr-Ircres, on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners of the United States (Naruc), developed the volume of guidelines "Evaluating the prudency of cybersecurity investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators", edited by researcher Elena Ragazzi, conceived as a practical tool that regulators can use to strengthen electrical systems against cyber attacks

Journal and newsletters

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Cnr produces several journals and newsletters to which you can subscribe, usually for free, directly from the websites of the institutes that produce them.
This page, created with the aim of making such contributions quickly reachable and accessible to citizens and researchers, contains some of the journals and newsletters sent and transmitted from the network Cnr (departments, institutes, etc) that provide news and updates on topics of their interest

Cnr History

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The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923 (Royal Decree 2440/1923). Originally, it became member of the International Research Council, with offices in Brussels. The mission of Cnr has been defined in the first Statute dated 1924: to coordinate and stimulate research activity at a National level in the different areas of science, to keep in contact with various stakeholders on scientific matters and to establish National scientific laboratories

Cnr Press Office

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From society to research

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Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, enery, security and transportation

Almanacco della scienza Cnr

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The latest issue of the monthly magazine edited by the Cnr Press Office

Cnr Web TV

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The video portal of the Cnr community, hosting videos, interviews  and reporting about conferences, research projects and other initiatives carried out by Cnr researchers