22.03.2023 16:30

Impronte Politecniche: Michèle Lavagna interviews Amalia Ercoli Finzi

Second episode of the Series of Interviews with Emeritus and Honorary Professors of the Politecnico

"Orbital mechanics is a kind of dance and when I look at the stars I imagine that everything moves in harmony, it is the music of the orbits that pulls me in and takes me there”. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, 85 years old, Honorary Professor of Space Flight Mechanics at the Politecnico di Milano, looks back on her professional and personal career in a conversation with Professor Michèle Lavagna, her former student: "Amalia Ercoli Finzi has always been a special reference for many students, a point of strength and a source of energy. The enthusiasm and joy she gives off is a precious gift that I have enjoyed by being around her”.

“Impronte Politecniche” (Politecnico Footprints) is a series of video portraits in which Emeritus and Honorary Professors of the Politecnico relate their academic story conversing with one of their students; from their beginnings to the present day, passing through the successes, challenges, anecdotes, places, teachers, and students they have encountered along the way. The term “footprint” is intended to suggest the lasting value of that which the Emeriti have achieved in their careers, but also the path they have taken and which they invite us to take, following in their footsteps towards the challenges of the future.