ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS IN EUROPE
Interview with Stavros Katzanevas, Chairman of the General Assembly
of APPEC (AstroParticle Physics European Consortium) for the coordination and funding of national research efforts in astroparticle physics.
Astroparticle physics is a relatively new research
Astroparticle physics was born at the intersection of astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. It had multiple origins: the movement towards underground laboratories to study the decay of the proton and neutrino properties, the first detection of high energy photons using particle physics methods, the large surveys searching for astronomical dark matter. Today it addresses the physics of primordial Universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy; the eventual unification of fundamental interactions; the properties of neutrinos and their role in cosmic evolution; the origin of cosmic rays; the Universe at extreme energies studied using multi-messenger probes including high energy cosmic rays, photons, neutrinos and gravitational waves. After the Higgs discovery, with the measurement of neutrinos oscillations and the precision results the PLANCK ...
KM3NET: A SUBMARINE TOWER
The first tower of the KM3NeT-Italia neutrino observatory, a project in which INFN plays a key role thanks to the contribution of its Southern National Laboratories (LNS, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud), has been anchored to the seabed at a depth of 3500 metres off the coast of Sicily. ...
INFN LAUNCHES THE FIRST INNOVATION MEETING
In November 2014, the first Innovation Meeting, promoted and organised by INFN and hosted by the Bicocca University of Milan, was held. An event dedicated to the topic of cooperation between the worlds of scientific research and industry, with a discussion on development opportunities in the technology transfer field. ...
RESEARCH IN A CLICK
INFN is taking part with interest in the Open Access and Open Data programmes which envisage free access to scientific research and experimental data. In November it signed, along with other Institutions, the 2014-2018 Roadmap for the creation of an Italian route to Open Access. ...
BEYOND THE LIMIT
The exhibition “Beyond the Limit. A journey to the frontiers of knowledge” has been inaugurated at the MUSE in Trento; it was sponsored by MUSE and INFN, with the participation of the Italian Space Agency and with the collaboration of the University of Trento and the Bruno Kessler Foundation ...