Piero Angela died at the age of 93the patriarch of Italian dissemination. “Have a good trip dad”, wrote Alberto Angela on his social profiles announcing the disappearance of his father. Born in Turin in 1928, Piero Angela began his journalistic career in Rai as a radio reporter, later becoming a correspondent and presenter of the news.
Its great popularity is linked to its science popularization programs, from Quark to Superquark to mention the most important, with whom he founded a solid documentary tradition for Italian television. Piero Angela has also written several books, always of a popular nature: In the cosmos in search of life (1980); The thinking machine (1983); Oceans (1991); The challenge of the century (2006); Why do we have to have more children (with L. Pinna, 2008); What is politics for? (2011); Behind the scenes of history. Daily life through time (with A. Barbero, 2012); Journey into the mind: knowing the brain to keep it in shape (2014); Thirteen billion years. The novel of the universe (2015); The eyes of the Mona Lisa (2016). In 2017 he published the autobiographical book My long journey. In 2004 he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and in 2021 of the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
The funeral parlor for the last farewell to the journalist and popularizer will be set up on August 16, from 11.30, in the Capitol. A lay funeral is planned to follow
Have a good trip dad. pic.twitter.com/Rsu1CXXYV2
– Alberto Angela (@albertoangela) August 13, 2022
“I feel great pain for the death of Piero Angela – so the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella -, refined intellectual, journalist and writer who has marked the history of television in Italy in an unforgettable way, bringing ever wider audiences closer to the world of culture and science, promoting its diffusion in an authoritative and engaging way. I express my deepest condolences and my closeness to his family, underlining the disappearance of a great Italian to whom the Republic is grateful “.
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“Italy is deeply grateful to Piero Angela – said the premier Mario Draghi -. He was a master of scientific dissemination, able to enter the homes of generations of Italians with intelligence, courtesy, sympathy. His broadcasts and his essays have made science and the scientific method clear and accessible to all. His civil commitment against pseudoscience has been a fundamental defense for the common good, has made Italy a better country. Piero Angela was a great Italian, capable of uniting the country like few others. To his loved ones, the condolences of the Government and of mine “.
In recent days Piero Angela wanted to leave the last message of greeting to viewers on the website of his SuperQuark program. “Dear friends – he wrote – I’m sorry not to be with you anymore after 70 years together. But even nature has its own rhythms. They have been very stimulating years for me that have led me to know the world and human nature. Above all I have I was lucky enough to meet people who helped me to achieve what every man would like to discover. Thanks to science and a method that allows us to face problems in a rational but at the same time human way. Despite a long illness I managed to complete all my broadcasts and my projects (even a small satisfaction: a jazz record on the piano…). But also, sixteen episodes dedicated to schools on environmental and energy problems “. “It was an extraordinary adventure, lived intensely and made possible thanks to the collaboration of a large group of authors, collaborators, technicians and scientists. In turn, I tried to tell what I learned. Dear all, I think I did the my part. Try to do yours too for this difficult country of ours. A big hug “.
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