INFN Rome Three: Educational and Outreach

Contact person: Antonio Budano

The “Third Mission”

Beside the institutional objective of the research, the INFN also pursues the so-called “third mission”, devoted to promote the direct application, enhancement and use of scientific knowledge, in order to contribute to the social, cultural and economic improvement of the society.
This activity, in its cultural-educational side, corresponds to what in English is called Science Outreach (or Education and Public Outreach, or, more simply, Public Outreach) and aims to raise awareness and to improve understanding of science, also providing educational informal contributions.

This activity is carried  both centrally ( and locally, in the National Laboratories and the INFN Sections.

In this perspective, our INFN Section is committed to communicate and disseminate the knowledge Notte2015_cameraNebbiathrough a direct relationship with the land and all its actors: schools, teachers and the general public.

This commitment corresponds to various activities:

the European Researchers’ Night, promoted by the European Commission, which takes place every year on the last Friday of September “La Fisica incontra la Città”, a series of conferences for the public, on a monthly basis, the “Masterclass” in particle physics, many Science evening events for audiences of all ages and Alternating School-Work projects, a program of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.


Next Events

2018 March 07: La Fisica Incontra la Città: Scienziate nel mito: Maria Sklodowska Curie, la donna che vinse due volte (Scientists in the myth: Maria Sklodowska Curie, the woman who won twice), Paola Gallo, Presidente del Comitato Unico di Garanzia, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università Roma Tre (Conference, in italian).

Published the program of the new cycle (2018) of Conferences


Some useful links

The Communication & Outreach website of INFN:

Asimmetrie The Educational and Outreach magazine of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)

The Educational page of INFN – Frascati National Labs

The Web Page of the Orientation and Communication of Physics and Mathematics Group, of the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Rome Three University

The Outreach of CERN