The Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture is named after an outstanding Italian physicist, born in Sicily in 1906. The Centre is situated in the old pre-mediaeval city of Erice where four restored monasteries provide an appropriate setting for high intellectual endeavour.
This Institution 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 1963.
Every year since 1963, authors of new discoveries and inventions come to Erice; these scientific world leaders teach to students from all over the world who are eager to receive the latest knowledge directly from the mouth of its authors.