Professor Roberto BattistonPresident
Italian Space Agency
Roberto Battiston is the current President of the Italian Space Agency. Physicist of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Battiston was appointed by the Minister for Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini.
He succeeds Prof. Aldo Sandulli, Special Commissioner to the ASI following judiciary investigations that led to the resignation of the previous President of the Agency Enrico Saggese.
Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Trento, where he was born in 1956 and still lives, Battiston has had a long and distinguished academic and scientific career, full of international awards, which began immediately after graduating with honours in Physics from the Scuola Normale of Pisa in 1979.
He is Chairman of Commission II of the INFN for Astroparticle Physics, and a member of TIFPA (Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Application) - The new National Center of the INFN.