the institute

The legacy of Enrico Fermi. The challenges of the future

about us
the organization


CREF promotes original and high-impact lines of research, based on physical methods, but with a strong interdisciplinary character and in relation to the main problems of the modern knowledge society.

Principal Research Lines
Individual research areas
History of Physics
Research staff

third mission

The CREF was born with a dual soul: a research centre and a historical museum. Its aim is to preserve and disseminate the memory of Enrico Fermi and to promote the dissemination and communication of scientific culture.

next EVENT

Ore 11 AM

Seminar open to scholars

Young researchers

Higher education and projects for young researchers

Open positions...
Read more


News, publications, talks, press release

cover_saracco_twitter (1)
Ritratto di Miriam Focaccia

Research staff

Miriam Focaccia

Researcher at CREF in Rome, I collaborate with the Universities of Bologna and Sapienza of Rome. As a historian of science, my main scientific interests concern the history of scientific institutions and research laboratories between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the biographies of some protagonists of post-unification science, and the history of medicine between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries; I am also interested in the relationship between women and science in Italy starting from the 18th century.

I have been collaborating in conceiving, organising, and realising numerous historical-scientific exhibitions and events to disseminate scientific culture.

Within CREF, I coordinate the History of Physics project and the technical-scientific committee of the Enrico Fermi Museum; I am also part of the working group to implement the GEP.

In 2016 I obtained the Prize for the History of Physics and in 2021 the Prize for Scientific Communication received from the Italian Physics Society. I am part of the editorial committee of the Giornale di Fisica and Quaderni di Storia della Fisica, the Italian Physics Society magazines.


via panisperna
© Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi. All rights reserved | Cookie Policy