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PEOPLE

December 2014

TRAINING AND MOBILITY
OF RESEARCHERS IN EUROPE
Interview with Alessandra Luchetti


Alessandra Luchetti is a member of the General Directorate for Education and Culture of the European Commission in Brussels. She is responsible for the "Marie Curie Actions" sector for the training and mobility of researchers at the beginning of and during their career.


In 2011, the European Commission has set 2014 as the deadline for completion of the European Research Area. What exactly is this?
The European Research Area (ERA) enables researchers, research institutions and businesses to work and co-operate freely across borders. In September 2014 the latest ERA Progress Report was published. It emphasises the key role of human resources policies: open recruitment enables research institutions to hire the best researchers at all career stages, and fosters effective geographical mobility. The report also highlights new OECD data showing that the research impact of mobile researchers is nearly 20% higher than that of those who never moved abroad.
Which are the main tools made available by the Commission to improve Europe's growth capacity and promote excellence and competitiveness?
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with EUR 79 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It is a single programme bringing together three separate previous programmes/initiatives: The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) ...

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NEWS

December 2014

Science and Technology
ICARUS, FROM THE NATIONAL LABORATORIES OF GRAN SASSO TO CERN

The long journey of the largest liquid argon detector in the world is reaching its destination: the gigantic neutrino hunter ICARUS T600 has left the INFN laboratories of Gran Sasso heading towards CERN in Geneva. Until 2012, ICARUS observed the neutrino beam coming from CERN ...

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Nomination
THE APPOINTMENT OF FABIOLA GIANOTTI AS HEAD OF CERN FROM 2016

On 12 December, the Council of CERN formalised the election of Fabiola Gianotti as head of the largest particle physics research centre in the world. Now, the Italian scientist is officially the future Director General of CERN, a position she will take up as from 1 January 2016. ...

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Medicine
THE PRE-CLINICAL ROOM OF THE NEW HADRON THERAPY CENTRE IN PRAGUE WILL BE BUILT BY INFN

INFN has been awarded the public tender for construction of the pre-clinical room of the new hadron therapy centre to be built in Prague, Czech Republic, within the scope of the European ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) project, and more specifically of the ELIMAIA ...

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Higher education
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE INAUGURATED

The second academic year of the Gran Sasso Science Institute, the GSSI, the INFN International PhD School founded in L'Aquila with a view to cultural, social and economic redevelopment of the area following the 2009 earthquake, has been inaugurated with a wonderful ceremony. ...

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FOCUS ON


CTA, AN ADVANCED OBSERVATORY FOR HIGH-ENERGY GAMMA-RAYS

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), a next-generation observatory for very high energy gamma-ray astronomy, will be the first facility of this kind to be operated as an ‘Open Observatory’, serving a wide astrophysics and astroparticle physics community and being driven by proposals from the users community.
 The project builds on expertise gained in the highly successful projects HESS (High Energy Stereoscopic System), in Namibia, and MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov telescopes) in the Canary Islands, and brings together the existing community in Europe working in this field. CTA will consist of arrays of Cherenkov telescopes, which will offer significantly improved performances with respect to currently operating gamma-ray telescopes. This will be essential to study the many types of gamma-ray sources and identify cosmic ray ...

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER


ITALIAN SENSORS FOR LISA PATHFINDER

The LISA Pathfinder space mission, leaving in a few months time with the task of testing technologies for implementation of the first space observatory for gravitational waves, will take highly sophisticated made-in-Italy inertial sensors into orbit. The mission, involving INFN, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ISA), is the first step in the implementation of a future laser Interferometer composed of three satellites in orbit around the Sun, eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), which launch has been scheduled by ESA around 2030. This challenging project will be capable to detect gravitational waves directly from space, thus avoiding disturbances like earth vibrations or atmospheric noise, and will be complementary to the two terrestrial laser interferometer which are now operative for gravitational waves...

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Tunnel of the LHC accelerator at CERN, in Geneva.

 

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