Davide Mancino

Davide Mancino (1983) si è laureato in Scienze della Comunicazione e frequenta il Master in Comunicazione della Scienza alla SISSA. Ha collaborato con diversi quotidiani locali, si occupa di comunicazione e storia della scienza, filosofia della scienza, ricerca scientifica.


A world of R&D: what changed since the 80s?

In three decades the world can change of a lot. And it did: Cold War ended and several others started; new nations were born while globalisation kicked in. Yet one thing didn't seem to stop: growth of research. In the history of mankind there has never been as much scientific research as there is now, with millions of scientists and several thousands of institutions working every day.

Marie Curie grants: which country got more of them?

With a budget of 3.3 billions euro and over 15 thousand researcher involved between 2007 and 2013, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme has been one of biggest research program in the EU.

Open to “researchers of all age and levels of experience, regardless of nationality”, it provides them different options – or “Actions”, as they're called – such as initial training for young scientists, partnerships with private enterprises, fellowships with a number of institutions in or outside Europe and more.

Eroe di guerra

Allo scoppio della Seconda Guerra Mondiale agli scienziati fu chiesto di “sporcarsi le mani” con applicazioni pratiche che sarebbero servite a vincere il conflitto. Anche i matematici furono coinvolti e fu proprio in quel periodo che Alan Turing entrò a far parte dei servizi segreti britannici. Lavorò fino alla fine della guerra alla Government Code e Cypher School (GCCS) a Bletchley Park dove, assieme ad altri matematici, si occupò di decrittazione.