NEWSLETTER 93 | May 2022

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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
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INTERVIEW

THE LHC RESTART AND NEW PROSPECTS

Interview with Roberto Tenchini, president of the INFN National Scientific Committee 1, which coordinates the institute’s activities in the particle physics sector, and researcher with the INFN Pisa Division.

Last 22 April, the whole international particle physics community welcomed with interest and enthusiasm the news coming from CERN where two proton beams, each with an energy of 450 billion electronvolts (450 GeV), were injected in opposite directions inside the 27-kilometre underground ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator ever created. The restart of the LHC, which comes after a stop of almost three years, during which the machine and the four big experiments installed at the beam collision points underwent maintenance and upgrade works, was, in fact, the first step towards fully restarting scientific activities of the third data acquisition period (Run 3). ...

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QUBIC: A NEW WAY OF STUDYING THE PRIMORDIAL UNIVERSE

On 21 April, eight articles were published in a special edition of the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics authored by the international collaboration QUBIC (Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology). QUBIC is creating a telescope in Argentina for studying the newborn universe that will make use of an innovative technique. QUBIC, in fact, will observe and map the properties of the cosmic microwave background, the residual echo of the Big Bang, concentrating on measuring particular components of the orientation of fluctuations in cosmic microwave...

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FEMALE SCIENTISTS. TALENTS TO ENHANCE FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE

On May 20 the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome will host the event Scienziate. Talenti da valorizzare per una scienza di successo (Female scientists. Talents to enhance for a successful science), organized within the competition for secondary schools Women and research in physics: opportunities, obstacles and challenges, promoted by INFN, the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, and the Italian National Research Council Institute for Research on Population and Social Policy IRPPS, partner of the European network GENERA - Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area. ...


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