Annually the Nobel Prize is awarded to those brilliant minds who distinguish themselves in this sector: physics, chemistry, economics, medicine, literature and brotherhood among Nations.  In 2021 Giorgio Parisi win the physics prize: he is an italian who joins the distinguished group of 20 enlightened men and women who have brought prestige to Ital...

Sometimes it happens that I find out about the story of a person who personifies exactly the message that We the Italians has been representing for 10 years now: when Italy and the United States come together, the result is wonderful. Other times I have the pleasure of interviewing people who embody one or more positive symbols of Italy. Still othe...

Since their large-scale influx from the homeland in the late 19th century, Italian Americans have rendered their distinct pattern on the cultural fabric with their food, fashions, expressions and mores. Many have gone on to prominence in sports, academia and public service, overcoming perceptions of their limitations along the way, while a select f...

President Trump recently announced the building of a National Garden of Heroes which will include statues of great Americans. The great Nobel prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi, who invented the first controlled nuclear chain reaction and was vital to the Manhattan Project's success, has been often marginalized in the grand scheme of nuclear powe...

Today marks the 35th installment in a series of articles by HumanProgress.org titled Heroes of Progress. This bi-weekly column provides a short introduction to heroes who have made an extraordinary contribution to the well-being of humanity. You can find the 34th part of this series here. This week, our hero is Enrico Fermi, the Italian-American ph...

The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers held its 56th annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 5 at Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson. This year’s scholarship winners, all high school seniors, were Faith Sansone of Lincoln High School, Alexandra Spano of Maria Regina H.S., Alessandra Zimmer of The Ursuline School, Julia Caldropoli of Irvingto...

It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

ENRICO FERMI lived and breathed physics. As a youngster in Italy, Ph.D. not yet in hand, he taught himself the novel theories of quantum physics and relativity. As he lay in a hospital bed nearing death from stomach cancer in 1954, at the too young age of 53, he kept a tally of the fluids his body was absorbing by counting off the drops of his intr...

The Enrico Fermi Educational Foundation of Yonkers held its 55th annual scholarship breakfast May 6 at Westchester Manor, where more than 250 people enjoyed a keynote speech by Dr. Joseph Scelsa, founder and president of the Italian American Museum in New York City. The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers is a non-profit organization that was...