NUCLEAR PHYSICS IN EUROPE
Interview with Angela Bracco, president of the international committee NuPECC (Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee),“Expert Board” of the European Science Foundation.
NuPECC has the task of defining the priorities in the field of nuclear physics and promoting the coordination of European researchin this filed. What are the tools for defining recommendations for the national agencies? NuPECC is recognized by the European Community as the entity of reference for defining a strategic plan for nuclear physics. It is included as observer in the strategic plan for particle physics and in the working group for the physics infrastructures of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). NuPECC’s primary goal is defining the strategic Long Range Plan (LRP) for nuclear physics, a collection of recommendations that direct the coordinated choices of the individual national agencies. . ...
BOREXINO: THE FIRST REAL-TIME IMAGE OF THE SUN
The Borexino experiment at the INFN’s Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured for the first time the flux of neutrinos produced in the thermonuclear fusion of two hydrogen atoms to form a deuterium atom, the primary reaction in the chain of reactions that fuels our star. ...
CERN: 60 YEARS OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH
September 29 has marked the 60th anniversary of the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. The event boasted the participation of heads of state and representatives of the governments of the member countries and institutions that collaborate with CERN. Italy has been represented by the Minister of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) Stefania Giannini ...
EU RESEARCHERS' NIGHT: RECORD NUMBER OF EVENTS IN ITALY
26 September was the European Researchers' Night, this year dedicated to the theme of sustainability. Italy, with more than 300 initiatives in 22 cities has the record number of events in the whole of Europe. Dozens of initiatives, organised by the INFN, have been grouped into four projects to bring to the forefront Italian researchers. ...
FOUR STAMPS DEDICATED TO INFN LABORATORIES
On 16 September four stamps were issued in the "Knowledge excellence" series dedicated to the INFN’s Frascati, Gran Sasso, Legnaro and Southern National Laboratories. The stamps, issued in 2,700,000 copies, depict an experiment at each laboratory: the KLOE detector of the DAFNE particle accelerator ...