GLOBAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES (GSO)
interview with Giorgio Rossi, present Chairman of GSO and Deputy Chairman of ESFRI
On 15 December last, INFN hosted the 5th meeting of the GSO (Group of Senior Officials), composed of ministerial representatives for Global Research Infrastructures (GRI) of the G8 member countries and of Australia, Canada, China, Mexico and Brazil. The meeting provided an opportunity to explore the issue of research infrastructures with Giorgio Rossi, representative of Italy in the GSO - of which he is the rotating Chairman - and Deputy Chairman of ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures), the European institution founded in 2002 to support coherent development policies of European research infrastructures.
Research infrastructures constitute one of the strategic priorities for implementation of the European Research Area. Why? What do they represent and what is their value?
Research infrastructures (RI) provide the opportunity for the most talented researchers to access use of the most powerful and advanced scientific instruments for their research, based solely on the viability of their proposal. RI thus represent the backbone of the European Research Area because they make excellence available, provide the conditions for mobility and facilitate the development of interdisciplinary skills.
FIRST MIRROR FOR VIRGO
A new milestone has been achieved by Advanced Virgo, the experiment for the study of gravitational waves of the Italian-French consortium Ego, in the countryside near Pisa. The first mirror has, in fact, been successfully installed: the beam splitter, which has the task of dividing the laser beam that runs inside of the arms of the interferometer. ...
FROM VENETO TO NORMANDY:
THE CORE OF SPIRAL2 DELIVERED
The main component of the Spiral2 project was entirely conceived and designed in the INFN Laboratories in Legnaro: a neutron converter for the production of radioisotopes which will be installed in the accelerator complex of the French laboratory of Ganil, in Normandy. ...
A CLOUD FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH
The INDIGO-DataCloud project, has been approved by the European Commission within the scope of Horizon 2020 and will be financed with 11 million euros in 30 months. The project, coordinated by the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), will bring together 22 institutions and major companies from 11 different European countries, ...