Roberto Battiston is the new President of ASI
Stefania Giannini, Minister of Education, University and Research, appointed professor Roberto Battiston as President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
Graduated in Physics at Scuola Normale of Pisa, Battiston is professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Trento. He has worked for over thirty years, on behalf of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), within international scientific collaborations in the field of Experimental Physics of interactionscrucial to accelerators and, more recently, on the study of space cosmic rays.
Battiston, who is the successor of professor Aldo Sandulli, ASI extraordinary commissioner, was identified through a selection procedure carried out by the Selection Committee set up last February. The Committee started to collect applications by publishing a public call for proposals. Then, from the total 55 CVs received, five names were selected and presented to the Minister for her choice. Minister Giannini identified Battiston as the new President.
“Battiston has also been an excellent physicist at the University of Perugia – said Minister Stefania Giannini – I think that this could be a starting point to re-launch the aerospace sector that has an inestimable strategic value for our country.”