09/11/2022 Uncategorized


The University of Padua has a long tradition of research in thermonuclear fusion science and technology. In this context, a historic collaboration is active with the National Research Council. CNR together with ENEA, INFN, the University of Padua and the Acciaierie Venete spa is partner of the Consorzio RFX that hosts one of the largest research infrastructures in the global panorama on fusion research.

The event “Fusion research in Padua. Science, technology and education for energy transition.” will take place on 21 November 2022, at 15:00, in Aula Magna of Palazzo del Bo, via 8 febbraio Padua. It is intended to be a showcase for the University and CNR scientific commitment in fusion research in Padua and an opportunity for the Padua academic community and citizens for dissemination on the development of a CO2-free source of energy that is crucial for the future energy transition.



            Magnificent Rector of the University of Padua, prof. Daniela Mappelli

            President of the Consorzio RFX, prof. Piergiorgio Sonato

Scientific speeches

Lection Magistralis:

Fusion from the Sun to the Laboratory to Industry; a perspective on the challenge

Prof. Sir Steven Cowley

Princeton University, Direttore del Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ, in Zoom streaming

            The role of CNR in the context of a transition to an eco-sustainable society and the consequent impact on the energy transition

Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza

Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa – President of the National Research Council

Padua, a capital of fusion research

Prof. Piero Martin

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padua