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AMVA4NewPhysics: A Success Story

by Tommaso Dorigo

As I write this, I have on my desk a pile of brochures that INFN and the University of Padova Department of Physics and Astronomy have produced in the context of the program “Europe in my region”.

Thanks to the work, among others, of our press office coordinator Sabine Hemmer, these brochures are real nice booklets in the end. They will be distributed during the “Researchers’ Night” next Friday, September 29, in the context of the large number of initiatives that will take place in Padova – and to which will contribute the members of our network Martino dall’Osso and Pablo de Castro, who will man the INFN stand in the center of Padova.

What do these brochures contain? They describe the dozens of European Projects and Research in Physics and Astronomy that is partly funded by EU initiatives. Each main project takes one page – so AMVA4NewPhysics Continue reading “AMVA4NewPhysics: A Success Story”

Physics Comes From Φύσις

by Tommaso Dorigo

This week I am in Pisa, where I have spent three days to discuss the status and the funding of accelerator-based experiments within the “first national scientific committee” of INFN. Yesterday all coordinators also met for dinner in a good fish restaurant. The discussion never departed much from physics, but it was certainly more relaxed and casual.

One thing that I heard reported by a colleague who has the pulse of public engagement in INFN was that the last “N” in my institute’s acronym causes sometimes a preconceived negative attitude in laypersons who hear Continue reading “Physics Comes From Φύσις”

About LIP

by João Varela

The Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas, LIP, was created to exploit the unique opportunities created for fundamental research in Portugal by the country’s accession to CERN in 1985. LIP brought experimental particle physics in Portugal to a truly international ground and shall continue to lead and develop this effort, ensuring the full participation of the national scientific community in the experimental discovery of the fundamental laws of the Universe.

Current challenges Continue reading “About LIP”

Yandex School of Data Analysis for CERN’s LHCb Experiment

by Andrey Ustyuzhanin

Founded in 2007 by Russia’s leading web search provider and one of its largest IT companies, the Yandex School of Data Analysis (YSDA) has been offering the knowledge, experience, skills and insights of its teachers, students and graduates to the global high-energy physics community since 2011.

With its free Master’s-level program in computer science and data analysis, the Yandex School of Data Analysis brings together Continue reading “Yandex School of Data Analysis for CERN’s LHCb Experiment”

In the shadow of Galileo Galilei

“The best years of all my life”. This is how Galileo Galilei felt about the time he spent in Padova between 1592 and 1610. In his years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Padua he not only worked on the development of the scientific method, but also wrote two of his famous works, “Sidereus Nuncius” and “Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo” (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published later in Florence).

Continue reading “In the shadow of Galileo Galilei”

AMVA4NewPhysics among the spires of Oxford

Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university existed in some form already in 1096 but it started developing rapidly in 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. Oxford has educated many notable alumni including 27 Nobel laureates, 26 British prime ministers and many foreign heads of state.

Continue reading “AMVA4NewPhysics among the spires of Oxford”

The odd one out

Hi there, my name is Giovanna Menardi, I’m a researcher at the Department of Statistical Sciences of University of Padua, and PI of one node of the AMVA4NewPhysics network.

The Department where most of our activities are being carried on has a pretty long history. It was one of the very first departments to be established at the University of Padua, rooted in the “Gabinetto di Statistica”, which was originally instituted in 1889. Continue reading “The odd one out”

Hello from Clermont-Ferrand

Adjacent to the largest natural park in France, Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the Auvergne Region. Major companies (Michelin, Limagrain, Volvic, etc.) contribute to the economic growth of the city, which counts 35,000 students. World capital of short films, Clermont-Ferrand offers a wide variety of cultural events. Continue reading “Hello from Clermont-Ferrand”

About CERN

If you were to visit, and click on “About CERN” you would find the following text. It is written so well that there would be no point in re-expressing the same idea. So here it is: Continue reading “About CERN”

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