Nobel prize winner Parisi laments ‘stolen’ research funds
ROME - Giorgio Parisi, joint winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, has said that though he ‘never felt disadvantaged’ conducting his research in Italy, he is dismayed that “research funds have gradually decreased since the 1990s.”
“Berlusconi took away a billion in research funds. I hope today's government will return the stolen goods.”
Parisi received the elite award in conjunction with Klaus Hasselmann and Syukuro Manabe for groundbreaking contributions to the theory of complex systems, in particular "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."
"We all live in a complex system,” Parisi commented. "The work to understand it is essential, but we are just at the beginning."
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