The Centro Ettore Maiorana is a scientific organization, known throughout the world, founded in 1962 in Geneva and since 1963 has its main headquarters in Erice, in the former monastery of St. Peter, then institute S. Rocco.
The father of this noble institute that brings together scientists from all over the world to discuss the problems concerning our planet is the scientist Antonino Zichichi who wanted to call his creature to the Sicilian physicist Ettore Majorana.
Over the course of over fifty years of activity, the institute has distributed many scholarships to many students, among the most deserving who attend the most prestigious schools in the fields of modern scientific research.
To pay tribute to this meritorious activity of the institute, a series of exhibitions are scheduled until November 3rd, three of which are curated by Professor Zichichi.
The first is entitled "History of the Majorana Center" and with the support of illustrative panels, archival photos, pages of newspapers and memorabilia, it reconstructs over fifty years of activity of the Centro Ettore Maiorana which in 1963 determined the rebirth of Erice under the aegis of international scientific culture, in addition to putting the medieval village under the spotlight as one of the most fascinating places for travelers looking for places less traveled by mass tourism.
The second exhibition "Stars, Constellations and Horoscopes" deals with the theme "It is not true, but I believe it", in which Professor Zichichi deals scientifically with the problem of the zodiac signs, in which unfortunately many people claim not to believe in astrology , but then in the end they always read the pages of the horoscope.
It concludes with "Il Monumento di Erice", which is an artistic path 1931-1993 dedicated to the sculptor Umberto Mastroianni and curated by Caterina Napoleone: a tribute to the artist who in 1993, on the occasion of Pope John Paul IIīs visit to Erice for the Foundationīs thirty years, he created a commemorative monument, a bronze bas-relief that celebrates the dialogue between science, art and faith.
The three art exhibitions represent a contribution to ensure that the culture of our time does not ignore the achievements of science.
The exhibitions can be visited in the spaces of the Ettore Majorana Center until 3 November 2019, every day, from 10 am to 7 pm.
Visitors can take advantage of the Erice Pass, a cumulative ticket that integrates access to the two institutes of the Foundation.
(texts Giuseppe Puglia)
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