Swim President Fabio Turone interviewed on the L’Aquila trial

10 Maggio 2013 // 0 Commenti

Click on the image to download the pdf The latest issue of WPK Quarterly – the newsletter of the German Association of Science Writers WPK – publishes an interview (written in German) to Swim President Fabio Turone, focusing on the complex and controversial court decision that sentenced several Italian scientists  to jail after the L’Aquila earthquake. «The Italian justice failed», the headline by German science writer Markus Lehmkuhl [... segue]

The Earthquake that Risks to Shake Seismology (and the media)

22 Novembre 2011 // 0 Commenti

The following article by Swimmer Nicola Nosengo has just come out in the newsletter of EUSJA. According to “Nature”, the trial that began in the Italian city of L’Aquila on September 20 will be a “watershed case”, one that will force seismologists worldwide to rethink the way they do their job, and the way science is used by policy makers. In the trial, six Italian scientists and one government official who assessed the seismic risk in the Italian region of Abruzzo before  the earthquake of April 2009 are indicted for [... segue]

David Ropeik’s speech at BergamoScienza

20 Ottobre 2011 // 0 Commenti

The video of the beautiful speech about risk held by David Ropeik at BergamoScienza (with a short presentation by Swim President Fabio Turone) is now available online in the Festival’s [... segue]

Quake in L’Aquila: were the experts too reassuring?

26 Settembre 2011 // 1 Commento

This interview of SWIMmer Nicola Nosengo – who wrote about the issue for “Nature” magazine –  to the Canadian radio CBC helps frame the trial that has just begun in L’Aquila against seven members of the Risk Commission, who reassured the population  just a few days before the earthquake struck, killing 309 [... segue]