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Pier Luigi Ighina (1908-2004) was a prolific inventor and scholar of electromagnetism and the forces which affect and move nature.  He studied in Milan, Italy, and subsequently worked for three major Italian energy companies. Ighina’s own accounts and his biography show that he lived an intense life devoted to study and experimentation.  He started off as assistant to Guglielmo Marconi (inventor of radio telegraphy) and went on to discover, using  a microscope he had invented, the ‘magnetic atom’, a life-changing discovery.  Ighina worked as researcher for the good of humankind and never patented his inventions because he believed that ‘knowledge is a common good and everyone should be able to use it’.  The same noble principle was later applied for the benefit of all humankind to the results obtained in his study on the human genome (DNA). 

After Guglielmo Marconi’s sudden death, Pier Luigi Ighina moved to Imola where he founded the “International Centre for  Magnetic Studies”, where he brought to life countless inventions based on his discoveries on the magnetic atom. 
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