Museum

The greatness of Fermi, his extraordinary figure of master and giant of physics of the twentieth century, his formidable scientific achievements, the result of an exceptional creative mind “in balance” between theories and experiments, are effectively illustrated within the Museum on the scientific legacy of Enrico Fermi.

A journey that, through a dozen significant ‘stages’, retraces the life and scientific discoveries of Fermi, from Rome to America: the visitor can immerse himself in this engaging and exciting ‘adventure’ by combining traditional objects and panels in an innovative way with modern multimedia technologies, from graphic displays to interactive panels, from touch screens to holographic screens.

The monumental complex of via Panisperna is an integral part of this route, with ‘the fountain of red fish’ -AQUA FONTIS- where it is said that Fermi and his group carried out experiments on the slowing down of neutrons; the staircase at the entrance, immortalized in 1931 on the occasion of the first international congress of nuclear physics; the internal monumental staircase and the corridors on the first floor, where the ‘Corbino boys’ ran between the irradiation of one element and the other, with Fermi always in the lead!