The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC celebrates Italian research in the world. The highlight of celebrations is on women and on the essential role of Italian female scientists and researchers.

Washington DC, April 8, 2019 - On the occasion of the Italian Research Day in the World the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. is hosting on April 9, 2019 the photographic exhibition “Life as a Scientist” in cooperation with Bracco Foundation and a high level panel discussion with renowned Italian and American scientists.The high-level panel discussion is organized to recognize the cooperation between Italy and US in science, research, and technology and to honor the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.Italian Ambassador to the US, Armando Varricchio, will open the conference with Jonathan Margolis, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space, and Health at the Department of State.The panel will be moderated by Anna Bowser, Director of Innovation at the Wilson Center, and will include 4 prominent scientists and researchers: Barbara Berrie, National Gallery of Art; Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School; Emilio Frazzoli, ETH Zürich/Aptiv, Boston; Patrizia Rossi, Jefferson Lab. The event will also feature a video on the personal and professional stories of two Italian researchers and scientists in the US, Veronica Bindi, University of Hawaii/NASA, and Barbara Marchetti, eCampus University/Catholic University of America.