2. ROME CONFERENCE 1993 - ZENER GOLD MEDAL AWARDS - HISTORICAL REVIEWS

2. ROME CONFERENCE 1993 - ZENER GOLD MEDAL AWARDS - HISTORICAL REVIEWS

ICIFUAS-10 CONFERENCE, ROME 1993

The 10th International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids Roma (Italy), September 6-9, 1993. Proceedings published in Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 211/212, 1994, ISSN 0925-8388 https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-alloys-and-compounds/special-issues

The the issue and the whole Conference were dedicated to Clarence Melvin Zener (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zener_diode, http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/clarence-zener ), the Founder of the Physics of Anelasticity, who was due to attend the Conference  but passed away shortly before its beginning.

PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS

Preliminary arrangements for his participation to the Conference were mediated by Prof. Nowick:  
Consequently, the Chairman wrote a formal invitation letter:
Prof. Zener replied accepting the invitation:
The Chairman replied with enthusiasm:
Unfortunately, on July 2, 1993, 3 months before the Conference, Prof. Zener passed away. The new circulated on international scale. The New York Times wrote:

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

  GENERAL.  The Conference was the 10th of a quadrennial series which began in Providence (USA, 1956) and continued in Ithaca (USA, 1961), Manchester (UK, 1965), Providence (USA, 1969), Aachen (Germany, 1973), Tokyo (Japan, 1977), Lausanne (Switzerland, 1981), Urbana (USA, 1985), and Beijing (China, 1989). After Rome, the Conference series continued on a triennial cadence, in Poitiers (France, 1996), Buenos Aires (Argentina, 1999), Bilbao (Spain, 2002), Kyoto (Japan, 2005), Perugia (Italy, 2008), Lausanne (Switzerland, 2011),   (China, 2014), (Brasil, 2017). After Bilbao the Conference was renamed as ICIFMS. The Conference was attended by the Founders of the Physics of Anelasticity P. G. Bordoni (link), A. Nowick link, T. S. Kê link, Granato link, Lücke link, C. Wert, A. Seeger link, G. Schöck link and others. The Conference Chairman Rosario Cantelli made great effort to attract also those scientists who use the same technique in different fields of physics, materials science and technology, but who do not usually attend our Conference series. The success of this initiative was achieved thanks to the enthusiastic response of the scientists of the various communities, and some of them were included in the International Scientific Committee. For the above reasons the new ICIFUAS series took on a wider international significance, becoming the only major Conference devoted to the elastic energy dissipation in the matter. The Chairman R. Cantelli highly recommended to continue proceeding in such a unitary way in the future. The participants to the Conference were 180 from 29 different Countries, and The Conference programme (Progr) was extremely wide and consisted of 301 contributions on 14 different topics.

SPONSORS.  Twenty three important Institutions acted as Sponsors of the Conference and many of them contributed to the remarkable costs. The budget raised allowed many initiatives to be undertaken. In particular, all Chinese and all ex-Soviet Union participants to be thoroughly supported.
COMMITTEES AND TOPICS

SUPPORT TO PARTICIPANTS

PREFACE

The aim of the present review of the 1993 Rome Conference is that of nourishing the memory by a re-visitation of facts occurred 25 years ago. That Conference was of particular importance, as it was attended by all Founders of the Physics of Anelasticity and our community was unprecedentedly numerous and scientifically wide. The scientific content of the Conference and its contribution to the advancement of science has been certified by the numerous contributed papers published, and will not be further discussed here. The scientists who participated in the Conference will be interested, from the many pictures shown here, to recognize themselves and their colleagues in a particularly important time of their life. On the other hand, for the younger people we fix here a fundamental document and testimony. Unfortunately, the only person we missed was the protagonist, Professor Clarence Melvin Zener.

CONFERENCE OPENING

Chairman Prof. Rosario Cantelli

Monday September 6

The Conference was opened by the Rector of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” Giorgio Tecce, the President of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Giorgio Salvini, the President of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Nicola Cabibbo, the Representative of the Physics Department Andrea Frova, and Piero Giorgio Bordoni, Daniele Sette, Gaetano Cannelli and Rosario Cantelli, Conference Chairman.   Introduction of the Chairman

All pictures dispalyed in the present Article belong, if not differently indicated, to the “Studio Fotografico Professionale di Maurizio Cocozzoli”, Via Roiti 49 (presently Via del Serafico 108), Roma, that took the photos in the occasion of the ICIFUAS-10 Conference in Rome during the events occurred in the days 6, 7, and 8 September 1993.

Aula Magna
From the left: Daniele Sette, Andrea Frova, Giorgio Salvini, Giorgio Tecce, Rosario Cantelli, Nicola Cabibbo, Gaetano Cannelli

CONFERENCE RECEPTION

VILLA CAFFARELLI IN CAPITOLIUM HILL

AND VISIT TO THE “MUSEI CAPITOLINI”

Monday September 6

  Villa Caffarelli is a 16th century building which, together with the “Palazzo Senatorio”, “Palazzo dei Conservatori” and “Palazzo del Museo Capitolino” constitutes the City Hall of Rome located on the Capitolium Hill. From the Caffarelli Terrace it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of Rome, and especially of the Roman Forum. The Reception was anticipated by a visit to the “Musei Capitolini”, exclusively for the Conference participants and offered by the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Performing Arts, Prof. Carmelo Rocca.

CONCERT IN AULA MAGNA

BY THE

PIANIST MICHELE CAMPANELLA AND THE MEZZOSOPRANO DEBORA BERONESI

Tuesday September 6

The Concert was sponsored and offered by the City of Rome, governed by the Prefect Alessandro Voci, and by its Culture Councillorship temporarily run by the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Performing Arts Prof. Carmelo Rocca. The world famous Michele Campanella, in tandem with the mezzosoprano Debora Beronesi, played musics of Domenico Scarlatti, Gioacchino Rossini and Franz Liszt. www.michelecampanella.it/ https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Campanella

VISIT TO MUSEI CAPITOLINI

EXCURSION TO OSTIA ANTICA

Tuesday September 6

Ostia lies at the mouth of the river Tiber. It was founded by Ancus Martius, 4th King of Rome, around 600 B.C. at the beginning of Rome’s commercial, political and maritime expansion. Originally, Ostia was a “Castrum”, or fortified military base housing a garrison to defend navigation on the “Tevere”. During the Republican period the Romans, after having consolidated their firs conquests, tranfformed Ostia into a military port and a real city serving as a commercial centre for Rome. Thus, Ostia became the emporium of Rome. Enormous warehouses (Horrea) were built for goods arriving from overseas. The accumulation of goods and wealth caused the city to grow rapidly and luxuriously. Magnificent palaces, rows of shops, temples, the Theater and the Forum were built. During the imperial time Ostia became more and more important until reaching fifty thousand inhabitants under Hadrian in 200 A.D. After that, the city started slowly declining until, by the Middle Age times it was thoroughly depopulated. Today the extensive ruins of Ostia, in an impressive park of umbrella pines and cypresses, give a remarkable idea of the domestic and commercial Roman architecture, as well as the way of life of people that lived there.

THE ZENER PRIZE

it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premio_Zener   fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medaille_Zener     de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zener-Preis

The Zener Prize is awarded to scientists who brought outstanding contributions to the advancement of science using the mechanical spectroscopy. Originally this award was named “ICIFUAS Prize”. However, during the Rome Conference in 1993 it was decided to rename it as the “Zener Prize” in honour of the Founder of Anelasticity, who was due to participate in the Conference, but died just before its beginning. LAUREATES OF THE ZENER PRIZE

1 1965 Werner Köster 1896–1989
2 1969 Warren Perry Mason 1900–1986
3 1985 Clarence Melvin Zener 1905–1993
4 1989 Ting-sui Kê 1913–2000
5 1989 Arthur Stanley Nowick 1923–2010
6 1993 Piero Giorgio Bordoni 1915–2009
7 1993 Kurt Lücke 1921–2001
8 1993 Alfred Seeger 1927–2015
9 1993 Charles Allen Wert 1919–2003
10 1996 Andrew Vincent Granato 1926–2015
11 1999 Gunther Schoeck 1928–2015
12 2002 Willy Benoit 1938
13 2002 Masahiro Koiwa 1938
14 2005 Rosario Cantelli 1940
15 2005 Manfred Weller 1940–2017
16 2008 Daniel Newson Beshers 1928
17 2008 Gaetano Cannelli 1936
18 2008 Gilbert Fantozzi 1942
19 2011 Gérard Gremaud 1949
20 2011 Fabio Massimo Mazzolai 1934
21 2014 Qing-Ping Kong 1930
22 2014 Robert Schaller 1948
23 2017 Leszek Bogumił Magalas 1954

ZENER GOLD MEDAL AWARDS IN ROME

Tuesday September 6

The Committee Meeting of September 6th decided to rename the ICIFUAS Award as the

“Zener Prize”.

Zener Gold Medals were awarded to Professors P.G. Bordoni, K. Lücke, A. Seeger, and C. A. Wert. The ceremony was grouped with the Historical Reviews Session and the Concert, and took place in the Aula Magna in the presence of the University Rector, the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Performing Arts Carmelo Rocca, the Mayor (Commissar) of Rome City Alessandro Voci, and many other national and local personalities. The Gold Medal to Professor Bordoni was awarded by Prof. Daniele Sette. The Gold Medal to Professor Lücke was awarded by Prof. Gaetano Cannelli. The Gold Medal to Professor Seeger was awarded by Dr. Francesco Cordero. The Gold Medal to Professor Wert was awarded by Prof. Rosario Cantelli.

HISTORICAL REVIEWS

PHYSICS OF ANELASTICITY, THE EARLY DAYS

Tuesday September 6

  C.A. Wert (Urbana, Usa). Remembrances of Clarence Zener (HR-W)

A.S. Nowick (New York, Usa). Early work on dislocations and point defects (HR-N)

T.S. Kê (Hefei, China). Development of the torsion pendulum and the research on grain boundary relaxation and cold-work internal friction peak (HR-K)

P.G. Bordoni (Rome, Italy). Dislocation relaxation (HR-B)

C. Elbaum (Providence, Usa). Ultrasonic studies of condensed matter in the 1950s and beyond (HR-E)

DISCUSSIONS DURING THE SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

SOCIAL DINNER IN THE “APPIA ANTICA ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK”

The Social Dinner took place in an ancient Villa in the Appia Antica area

GROUP PICTURES

POST-CONFERENCE CORRESPONDENCE


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