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Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Nature volume 141, pages 11091110 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



THE formal inaugural meeting of the second academic year of"the newly reconstituted Pontifical Academy of Sciences (see NATURE, 140, 965 ; 1937) was held on January 30, 1938, in the presence of His Holiness Pius XI. The meeting, an account of which is contained in the Academy's Acta (2, Part 1, 1938), was held in the new hall which has been added to the Casina Pio IV, the Academy's headquarters in the Vatican gardens, through the generosity of the Pope. Besides a large proportion of the seventy academicians, there were present Church dignitaries and lay members of the Vatican Government, representatives of the Royal Italian Academy and of the Academy of the Lincei, and members of other Roman cultural and scientific bodies.

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