Biography Stefano Fantoni
Stefano Fantoni is a renowed physicist and nuclear astrophysicist. In July 2007 he was awarded The Feenberg Medal for his contribution to Nuclear Physics and for the development of the Fermi Hyper Netted Chain Theory. A passionate advocate for the need for greater dialogue between science and society, and founder of the first Italian Master in Science Communication at SISSA (Trieste, Italy), he has been engaged in several outreach and research activities in this field, receiving the Kalinga prize from UNESCO in 2001. Other prizes: Piazzano prize in 2002, 2004 Pirelli International Prize, 2005 Capo d’Orlando Prize, Award 2008, Silver Rose Award 2010 Barcola city of Trieste. He was the Director of SISSA from 2004 to 2010, President of the National Agency for the evaluation of the Universities and the Research Institutes (ANVUR) from 2011 to 2016 and President of FIT from 2008 to 2011 and from 2016 to now.