Nobel Prize in Literature 2022: Ernaux's painfully achieved modernity

Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”. Professor Olivier Bivort tells us about the author and her work.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2022 was awarded to Barry Sharpless, Morten Meldal and Carolyn Bertozzi. Alessandro Scarso, professor of Organic Chemistry, and Alessandro Angelini, professor of Biochemistry, help us understand the reasons for this award.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2022: Entangled Photons and Quantum Mechanics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”. Stefano Bonetti, Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, helps us understand the reasons for this award.

Antarctic glaciers vulnerable to rising temperatures

A study coordinated by Ca’ Foscari with LSCE, CNRS, and Roma Tre University has revealed a considerable retreat of coastal glaciers in the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, which peaked 320 thousand years ago and was caused by rising temperatures in the Southern Ocean.

China and the U.S.: a new balance in the global financial system  

A joint research project that involves Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Goethe University Frankfurt, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Stockholm University is analysing the changing role of the U.S. in the global financial system. 

Attribution of astronomical treatise to Galilei confirmed at Ca' Foscari

Dr Matteo Cosci has retrieved archival information which confirms that the treatise Considerazioni Astronomiche di Alimberto Mauri (1606) was written by Galileo Galilei, using a pseudonym. Dr Cosci closely examined original documents preserved at the National Central Library of Florence for the purpose.

“Topic Modelling” in female leadership and academic literature

Sara Bonesso and Laura Cortellazzo have analysed the evolution of academic literature written over the last four decades on female leadership and female career trajectories.

Climate extremes: the energy for adaptation calls for stronger measures

Due to climate change, more frequent heatwaves will increase the global demand for electricity by 7% by 2050, and by 18% by 2100, calling for either considerable energy investments or strong mitigation strategies.

Dmytro Kiosak among authors of 'Nature' study on lactose tolerance

Ca’ Foscari research grant holder Dmytro Kiosak is among the contributors to a study that overturns some long-standing beliefs about why humans evolved the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults. The article, published in Nature, features collaborators from over 20 countries.