EXTREME - permanente exibition at MUST, Milan

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"EXTREME IN SEARCH OF PARTICLES"

The exhibition is the first of its kind in Italy and is designed and produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in partnership with CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, and INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics.

It is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world of particle physics opening on July 13th.

Extreme sheds light on what happens in the laboratories of two of the largest research centres for particle physics. Visitors find small and large scale objects with a clear historical value, along with multimedia and interactive installations.

The narrative of the exhibition kicks off with the idea of “traces”, understood as elements that allow us to recognize and reconstruct an event that cannot be observed directly. Like many other scientific disciplines - from archaeology to forensic science - particle physics also relies on the observation of tracks. The exhibition continues showing the devices used by physicists to reveal tracks of the particles, the detectors.

Through first-hand experiences, the exhibition allows us to experience the "cosmic silence" pursued by researchers under water or underground, in the extreme environments that host the detectors. An area of the exhibition also tells about the daily life of physicists, engineers and technicians working on experiments.

Three different interactive installations present the current state of knowledge about subatomic particles and about two issues that are still under study and debate: the existence of dark matter and extra-dimensions. A significant part of the exhibition is devoted to accelerators, devices that allow to create new particles and new tracks that can be investigated, by colliding particles at increasing energies. This is the area where the LHC – the large ring accelerator currently in use at CERN – is the real protagonist.

Admission to the exhibition is included in the Museum general admission ticket.

VISITOR INFORMATION National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Address: Entrance Via San Vittore 21 20123 Milano | Exit via Olona 6 20123 Milano Opening hours: until September 11, 2016: Tue-Fri 10 am – 6.00 pm; Sat, Sun and Holidays: 10 am – 19 pm From September 12, 2016: Tue - Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm; Sat, Sun and Holidays: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm. Closing days: Monday (open on Holiday Mondays and the 15th of August), 25th of December, 1st of January

Tickets: full price 10,00 € | concessions 7,50 € for: under 25; adults accompanying children under 14 (max 2 adults); over 65; groups of over 10 people; teachers of public and private schools; conventions special 4,50 €: students accompanied by teachers on booked visit; Free entrance for: disabled visitors and accompanying person; children under 3 Tickets can be purchased directly at the Museum’s front desk or on the Museum’s website

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BALLE DI SCIENZA // SCIENCE BLUNDERS

>> 25 febbraio - 29 maggio 2016, Catania, città della scienza

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Stories of errors before and after Galileo

by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

After the great success of the first edition in Pisa, SCIENCE BLUNDERS will open in Catania at Città della scienza. The exhibition will narrates how errors inevitably accompany the human desire to know: great discoveries - sometimes made by accident - are intertwined with glaring oversights. Scientists in fact take into the laboratory - and it is difficult not to do so - their religious, philosophical and cultural beliefs. In reality, however, correcting one's mistakes is the very essence of the scientific method, pioneered by Galileo more than 400 years ago. What matters is not to lose the wonder and curiosity of the world. Making mistakes is part of the game.

 

 

MEET LHC - 60 years of Italy at CERN

Bologna, 23 ottobre - 23 novembre 2015

An installation of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

Meet LhcMeet LHC. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of CERN, the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), in collaboration with CERN, has developed a travelling exhibition: MEET LHC - 60 years of Italy at CERN. Through a series of photographs, the installation narrates the story of the prestigious laboratory near Geneva (Switzerland), with an emphasis on the important contribution that Italy, thanks to INFN, has provided for the achievement of its success. Among the exhibits is also an original component of the LHC super-accelerator. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the most important research centre in the world for particle physics, where thousands of people of all nationalities work, of which about 1,700 Italian. Its story marks the history of modern and contemporary physics and the contribution of Italians has been of fundamental importance. Among the founders, in 1954, was Edoardo Amaldi, one of the "Via Panisperna boys".

OLTRE IL LIMITE (BEYOND THE LIMIT)

oltreMUSE, Trento, 8 November – June 2015

Promoted by MUSE and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics, with the participation of the Italian Space Agency and with the collaboration of the University of Trento and the Bruno Kessler Foundation. Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, the exhibition is also under the Auspices of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Municipality of Trento and the Italian Space Agency.

BRUNO PONTECORVO - A CENTO ANNI DALLA NASCITA

Italian version only

pontecorvo mostra pisa>> Dal 9 novembre al 22 dicembre 2013 La Limonaia Vicolo del Ruschi 4, Pisa

Raccontare il ricordo della vita complessa ed inquieta di Bruno Pontecorvo e descrivere i suoi numerosi contributi alla fisica, sono alcuni degli obiettivi della Mostra "Bruno Pontecorvo - A cento anni dalla nascita." Uno dei maggiori fisici del XX secolo, Bruno Pontecorvo nasceva infatti un secolo fa a Marina di Pisa, divenendo poi nel 1952 cittadino sovietico con il nome di Bruno Maksimovic. Seguendone le opere ed il pensiero, al di là della avventurosa cronologia, la mostra offre più di uno spunto e suggerimento di riflessione al pubblico, che si pone problemi sull’etica dello scienziato e che cerca risposte alla propria curiosità sulla scienza. I pannelli che raccontano la storia di Pontecorvo e della sua famiglia sono accompagnati da numerosi monitor dove scorrono immagini e filmati d’epoca. Alla fine del percorso è posta una sezione di approfondimento con lo scopo di far comprendere l’attualità della ricerca e delle idee dello scienziato Pontecorvo.

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