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Date: September 13, 2018

Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

1023 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles CA 90024

When: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Total Duration: 2.5h

RSVP mandatory for this event

In collaboration with:

MEET ITALY will host a special event with the Italian Cultural Institute and in collaboration with ISSNAF. The evening will promote exciting conversations with some of our most prominent scientists working at NASA/JPL. A round table discussion will explore diverse topics such as gravitational waves, mission engineering, and solar magnetic activity.


Our guests will also provide a unique snapshot of the JPL programs and its strong links with the Italian Space Agency, Italian universities and industries.  Furthermore, in true MEET ITALY fashion, the evening is designed to introduce to the public the Italian excellence in the SOCAL aerospace community who will share with you their voyages of discovery.


6:00 - 6:30 pm



6:30 - 6:45 pm

Introductions by Valeria Rumori, Director IIC

Davide Accomazzo, Thalassa Capital
Jeff Capaccio, SVIEC – our Northern California Partner


6:45 - 7:30pm

Panel discussion – An Evening with the Italian Rocket Scientists


Dr. Cinzia Zuffada, JPL Associate Chief Scientist


Dr. Sara Susca, Instrument Engineer for the Europa Clipper mission, JPL
Dr. Michele VallisneriLead Scientist LISA Consortium – gravitational
waves, JPL

Prof. Marco Velli, Prof. of Space Physics in the Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Science at UCLA, JPL

7:30 - 8:30pm

Networking – Special exhibits and interactive presentations will be available

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