Physics Nobel belies Italy’s scientific brain drain
Some 14,000 Italian researchers quit the country between 2009 and 2015, according to Italy’s national statistics agency Istat – a trend explained in large part by a lack of investment.
“Italy is not a welcoming country for researchers, whether Italian or foreign,” Parisi said in October after being awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems. “Research is underfunded and the situation has worsened over the past 10-15 years.”
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