To honor the memory and the outstanding figure of Paolo Farinella (1953-2000), an extraordinary scientist and person, a prize has been established in recognition of significant contributions given in the fields of interest of Paolo, which span from planetary sciences to space geodesy, fundamental physics, science popularization, security in space, weapons control and disarmament. The prize has been proposed during the “International Workshop on Paolo Farinella, the scientist and the man”, held in Pisa in 2010, and is supported by the following Italian Institutions: University of Pisa, ASI, INAF, IFAC-CNR.

The seventh Paolo Farinella Prize is devoted to planetary sciences and specifically to studies on the “Physics and dynamics of the inner planets of the solar system and their satellites”.

The award ceremony will be hosted by the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) meeting in Riga, Latvia (17-22 September 2017).

The rules, call and the nomination forms can be found at:

Nominations must be sent by email not later than May 25th, 2017, to and