Nuclear Disarmament, Non Proliferation and Development

President Nicola Cabibbo's opening address.

Academician Professor Carlo Rubbia's paper.

Major General William F. Burns' paper.

Academician Professor Mario J. Molina's paper.

Professor Vittorio Hösle's paper.

Professor Mariano Grondona's final considerations.


  • Biological and Artificial Membranes and Desalination of Water

    I. Water Needs and the Importance of Desalination 1. Balancing Needs and Resources in the Use of Water (M. Batisse) 2. Nuclear Energy and Water Desalination (L. Leprince-Ringuet) II. Structure of... Read more
  • Final Statement

    TRANSFORMATIVE ROLES OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY: FROM EMERGING BASIC SCIENCE TOWARD SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE’S WELLBEING His Holiness Pope Francis has made clear in his Encyclical Laudato Si’ in 2015 and... Read more
  • Less Nuclear Stocks and More Development

    Workshop 10 November 2014 – The existence of nuclear weapons poses serious security and safety threats to the countries possessing them and to the whole world. More than 20 years after the end of the... Read more
  • Mankind and Energy: Needs - Resources - Hopes

    Programme Introduction (A. Blanc-Lapierre) Overview and current status Energy and Society – Evolution and current problems (J. Couture) Fossil fuels and prospects Introduction (C.L. Wilson) The... Read more
  • Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Development

    Study Day 10 February 2010 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference will be held in New York on 3-28 May 2010. Within the context of increased public awareness of... Read more
  • Predictability in Science

    Plenary Session 3-6 November 2006 – In its last two business meetings the PAS Council discussed several alternative topics that had been proposed for the next Plenary Session of... Read more
  • Science for Survival and Sustainable Development

    Study Week 12-16 March 1999 – "Men and Women have at their disposal an array of resources for generating greater knowledge of truth so that their lives may be even more human" (Fides... Read more
  • Statement

    For His Holiness Pope Francis On the Deliberations of the Workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the Crisis in Syria and the Hopes for the Geneva 2 Conference January 13, 2014 The... Read more
  • Statement of the Workshop on Less Nuclear Stocks and More Development

    The long-standing hopes for a world without nuclear weapons merits our renewed efforts. These hopes are embodied in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and in the declarations of this Church and... Read more
  • The Cultural Values of Science

    Plenary Session 8-11 November 2002 – Research in the natural sciences has brought mankind many forms of enlightenment with regard to natural laws. The knowledge which has been acquired through... Read more
  • The Four-Hundredth Anniversary

    Anniversary Session 9 November 2003 – I am delighted and honoured to present the forthcoming session commemorating the four-hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Pontifical Academy of... Read more