Italian Giorgio Parisi, winner of the 2021 Nobel Physics Prize, slammed Friday the shortage of funding for analysis in Italy, saying it invested one of many lowest quantities in Europe.
“Research is underfunded and the scenario has worsened over the previous 10-15 years,” he informed a press convention with the overseas press in Rome.
“I used to be happy to see that Mario Draghi’s authorities is dedicated to growing the analysis price range, we’re on the backside (of the listing of funding quantities)” within the European Union, he stated.
Research Minister Cristina Messa promised six billion euros in funding for 60 initiatives on Thursday, together with 5 billion this yr.
According to 2019 knowledge from Eurostat, Italy spent 1.45 p.c of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on analysis, whereas the EU common is 2.19 p.c. It lags far behind Germany, which spends 3.17 p.c.
“Italy just isn’t a welcoming nation for researchers, whether or not Italian or overseas,” stated Parisi, who on Tuesday gained the prize together with two different scientists, Japanese-American scientist Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany.
“Research is sort of a vegetable backyard, when you assume you may water it each fortnight, issues will go incorrect,” he stated.
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