Research

International study shows “posed” smiles improve mood

Two researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro have contributed to a global collaboration coordinated by Nicholas Coles from Stanford University

The “Montalcini” programme at Ca’ Foscari: a new call and new fellows

One of the opportunities offered by Ca’ Foscari is the Rita Levi Montalcini programme, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research to enable young researchers to work at Italian universities. The latest call for applications opened on 27 September 2022 and closes at midnight on 27 October 2022.

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022: Bernanke, Diamond and Dybvig

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022 was awarded to Ben Bernanke (Brookings Institution di Washington), Douglas Diamond (Chicago University), and Philip Dybvig (Washington University in St. Louis), “for research on banks and financial crises”.

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.