INFN Rome Three: Educational and Outreach

Coordinator: Enrico Bernieri

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, “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


2016 November 09: La Fisica Incontra la Città: Una nuova luce per un supermicroscopio puntato sulle reazioni chimiche – Claudio Masciovecchio – Elettra Synchrotron, Trieste (Conference)


Some useful links

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