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With a scientific network largely distributed all over Italy, embracing a wide variety of research topics –energy management, medicine, environment, food and agribusiness, life sciences, physics, Ict and more- the National Research Council of Italy has a unique background of knowledge and skills to be exploited by society at all levels. 

Sharing its best results and know-how, Cnr contributes in fostering new opportunities of growth and social development fot the whole Country.

 
 

A Guarneri violin in the attic

Press release 14/05/2021

A violin of unknown origin and uncertain value becomes a museum piece.  A WhatsApp photograph was sufficient for Mauro Bernabei (Cnr-Ibe, Institute for BioEconomy of the National Research Council Italy), who employed dendrochronology - the technique that uses the characteristic patterns of the annual growth rings of trees - to determine the year of manufacture of this musical instrument and to attribute it to Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae (c. 1666-1740), the leading exponent of this family of luthiers from Cremona.  The results are published in Heritage Science
 

Maria Chiara Carrozza named Cnr President

Press review 12/04/2021

The Italian government tapped the first ever woman president of the National Research Council of Italy. Maria Chiara Carrozza will be in charge of the prestigious institute for the next four years

Open access

Institutional area

The National Research Council of Italy is deeply involved in adopting and supporting the principles of the European Chart for the free circulation of knowledge

Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear

Press release 17/05/2021

Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined in a newly conceived artificial  molecule, paving the way for the construction of devices capable of transforming and transmitting  movements on the nanometer scale. The nanodevice was designed, synthesized and tested by a team of  researchers of the University of Bologna led by Massimo Baroncini and Alberto Credi. This is a result of  the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (Clan), a joint laboratory between the University and Cnr Isof in Bologna. The study is published by the prestigious journal Chem

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

Institutional Area

A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press note 15/02/2021

The Italian Covid Data Portal aims to display the scientific data produced nationally on Covid-19 and Sars-Cov-2 and promote their open sharing. Developed by Elixir-it, the Italian node of the European bioinformatics and biological data infrastructure coordinated by the National Research Council, it aims to foster broader collaboration among researchers. The portal represents the Italian branch of the portal established at the European Commission’s invitation by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and other partners

From Society to Research

Institutional Area

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

The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche

Institutional Area

The Visual Computing Lab of Cnr-Isti developed an interactive web system to explore the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, frescoed by Raffaello Sanzio, and other paintings of  Villa Farnesina (Rome). The system allows to immerse in the paintings, examining and discovering -both from an historical, artistic and scientific point of view- the 170 species of the vegetal festoons, and the 50 animal species represented in the vault 

Numerical analysis of COVID-19 pandemic

Institutional Area

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

Cnr Libraries

Institutional Area

This section offers information on the Cnr libraries located in the Research areas which are connected to various research Institutes located all over Italy

Cnr Publishing

Institutional area

Cnr publishing activity consists of institutional documentation, scientific serial collections, Conference Proceedings, outreach and educational products, scientific games

Science Communication

Institutional Area

Part of the Cnr activities are devoted to the dissemination of science, with the aim of stimulating public knowledge and excitement around the research activities of its scientific community

Scientific and interactive exhibitions

Institutional area

By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society

Cnr History

Institutional Area

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