Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
The Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC) is neither an academy nor a university like those familiar to us all. Bell, Blackett, Rabi, Weisskopf and Zichichi signed the charter constitution that gave new meaning to Science and its culture in 1962. It consists of over one hundred schools, aiming to promote a Science without secrets and without borders where no ideological, political and racial barriers may hinder Science advances.
In the course of its more than fifty years of activity, over 132.000 scientists from one hundred forty Nations have taken part in post-university activities related to all fields of human knowledge. Authors of new discoveries and inventions have come to Erice from all over the world since the establishment of the EMFCSC, 145 of which were already or later became Nobel laureates. These scientific leaders have been teaching students eager to receive the latest knowledge directly from the mouth of its authors, just as was done in the University of Bologna more than nine centuries ago.