|WHO HE IS
Menichella, astrophysicist, writer and futurologist, former
publisher of educational books with the publishing company he founded, SciBooks,
organizer of events and shows of popular science, since more than 10
years deals with global problems of our civilization and communicates
science to the general public. Recently, he has expanded its
activities to many other areas.
He studied physics and astronomy at the Universities of Pisa and
Florence, where he graduated in 1995. After a two-year course, he
achieved in 1997, with the final score of 30/30, the title of Master of
Science in Communication at the International School for Advanced
Studies (ISAS), in Trieste.
He worked as a press officer at the Communications Office of the
Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), for which he
designed and produced the show Physics
on Wheels. In 2006 he created WOW-Science,
a mobile laboratory of science funny and interesting for
audiences of all ages, and since 2008 is press officer of Ludoteca
Scientifica, a science center of the University of Pisa.
His activity in the field of Communication Science has covered
in the last ten years almost every area: corporate communications,
multimedia and online
communication, editorial communication. Now, he is external
consultant for initiatives related to science communication, in
addition to give public lectures (see here) on various popular topics.
He is author of numerous books and essays, including: Interstellar Travels (CUEN, 1999), Seeking for E.T. (Avverbi,
2002), Future Worlds (SciBooks, 2005),
Profession Scientist I
(SciBooks 2005), Profession Physician (SciBooks,
2006), Profession Divulger (SciBooks,
His main research and study focused on two main interdisciplinary
areas in which he provided original
contributes: the future and the end of our
technological civilization due to the Man (Future World) and to God,
and the search for life and intelligence in the cosmos (Seeking for E.T.). He also dealt
with the peak oil and other issues.
Since several years he manages and coordinates a small team of
independent professionals, selected in Italy, which provide counseling
and other services to businesses: in particular, multilanguage
linguistic services, business consulting (import-export, communications
promotion, etc.), and counseling in the new field of renewable