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The legacy of Enrico Fermi. The challenges of the future

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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.

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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.

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The Institution’s priority objective is to make the historic building in Via Panisperna a research center of international level capable of enhancing and disseminating the scientific legacy of Enrico Fermi.
The mission of CREF is therefore twofold: on the one hand the development of an original and cutting-edge research activity in the field of physics with a strong interdisciplinary connotation; on the other, the development of a modern historical physics museum to spread scientific knowledge to new generations.

Thanks to its agile size, CREF can easily open up to collaborations and become a great opportunity for the Italian and international scientific community.

lines of research

In the last two years, CREF has undertaken intense work to develop interdisciplinary research lines with high scientific impact, the main lines of which are:

1. Photonic technologies and artificial intelligence
2. Complexity and artificial intelligence for the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals
3. Social and economic complexity
4. Neuroscience and quantitative neuroimaging

This is accompanied by two priority development activities:

•Museum on the scientific legacy of Enrico Fermi

•Higher training of young scientists through the financing of doctoral scholarships from public universities, to be carried out at the CREF

There are also other lines of research with a high scientific impact, coordinated by the individual researchers of the organisation.

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