About the School

Erice Science Communication and Journalism International School

The Erice International School of Science Communication and Journalism is a short school of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) held yearly at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC) in the village of Erice, in Sicily.

The 2023 edition is dedicated to the theme:

THE BIG DATA SOCIETY.
What Quantum, supercomputing and AI can and cannot do for science
October 8th – October 10th 2023

The program is based on

Lectures

Interactive sessions

Debates

dedicated to a different scientific theme each year, and held by scientists, journalists and communication experts.

The school is organised by INFN in collaboration with Nature Italy, the digital magazine on Italian research and science policy published by Nature Portofolio and provides 20 scholarships for young science journalists and communicators. The school offers15 scholarships for applicants living in an EU country (fee of the school, stay fully covered and flight to Italy covered up to 700 euro+ transfer from Palermo airport only) and 5 scholarships for applicants from non-Eu (stay fully covered and trip at their own expenses). For eligibility and to apply please visit the Applications page

School Board

Erice International School of Science Communication and journalism
An INFN school in collaboration with Nature Italy

Director of the school

Pierluigi Campana
(INFN-executive board)

Scientific director of the course

Fabio Bossi
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)

Director of the communication and journalism program

Eleonora Cossi
(INFN Communications Office)

Co-director of the communication and journalism program

Nicola Nosengo
(Nature Italy)
Scientific committee
Susanna Bertelli
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Antonella Varaschin
(INFN Communications Office)
Eleonora Cossi
(INFN Communications Office)
Fabio Bossi
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Nicola Nosengo
(Nature Italy)
Antonio Zoccoli
(INFN and ICSC Foundation, President)
Communication
Francesca Mazzotta
(INFN Communications Office)
Sara Reda
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Organizational secretariat
Rita Bertelli
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Alessandra Costantini
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Selection committee
Susanna Bertelli
(INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati)
Fred Balvert
(Erasmus MC)
Eleonora Cossi
(INFN Communications Office)
Antonella Varaschin
(INFN Communications Office)
Nicola Nosengo
(Nature Italy)