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Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Gssi at Interdoc

International, intersectoral and interdisciplinary. These are the three "i" of the new approach to the PhD. International networking, mobility sectoral and interdisciplinary approach are the issues to be discussed during the conference which takes place on 20th and 21st November in Padua. Eugenio Coccia, director of the Gran Sasso Science Institute, the PhD school and higher education enabled by the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, will attend the conference with the talk GSSI: experience and best practices. "Europe like the GSSI, - says Coccia - the level of internationalization…
The Italian scientist Fabiola Gianotti is the new Director General of CERN in Geneva, the most important center in the world for research in particle physics. To indicate Gianotti has been the Director General Search Committee, responsible for identifying and appointing the successor of Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who has held the position since 2009, joined by Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing.
Presentazione del libro: "La guerra dei nostri nonni" di Aldo Cazzullo - Domenica 9 novembre - ore 18:00 Aula Magna del GSSI.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Joel Lebowitz

Seminar: Microscopic Origin of Emergent Collective Behavior of Macroscopic Systems Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - GSSI Main Lecture Hall - h. 15.00 Speaker: Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University. Joel Lebowitz has established himself as a world leader in statistical physics, a discipline that studies the relations between the dynamics of the billions of microscopic constituents of matter and the resulting behaviour of matter itself on a macroscopic level, regardless of its state (solid, fluid, gas or a transition between these phases). To understand the dynamics of these infinite systems, whether in…
Antonio Calafati, co-ordinator of the GSSI International Doctoral Programme in Urban Studies, will be keynote speaker at the “4° Giornata Italiana della Statistica (Italian Central Statistical Office, Rome, 21st of October 2014). He will speak on “Integrating data in the design of urban policies”. http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/133700
L'Aquila, Friday September 26th, 2014Researcher's Night and the SHARPER project "Thanks to the collaboration between INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratories, Gran Sasso Science Institute, University of L’Aquila and L’Aquila City, for the first time the European Researchers’ Night will also take place in Abruzzo. On September 26th, the annual appointment with one of the most important events for popular science will be coordinated by SHARPER, one of the five Italian projects to have passed the selection as part of the Horizon 2020 program. During the event there will be held…
Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Gssi at the Festival della Filosofia

The INFN gives appointment to the wide public of the Festival della Filosofia of Modena, Carpi and Sassuolo Saturday, September 13th, at 20.30, Piazza Avanzini, in Sassuolo. Stardust. The message of cosmic rays is the title of the event. The protagonists will bw Eugenio Coccia, the Gran Sasso Science Institute directon and Alba Formicola, researcher at the INFN Gran Sasso Loboratories, with the science journalist Elisabetta Tola.
Applications are open to participate in the selection for 20 scholarships for students enrolled in 2014/2015 in degree courses of L’Aquila University. “We are very pleased to renew this year the scholarships program - said Eugenio Coccia, director of the Gran Sasso Science Institute - since it confirms the synergy between the GSSI and the University of L’Aquila in making L’Aquila a cultural city of international level and more attractive to young talented Italians and foreigners.” The announcement and the online form are available here
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Three Boltzmann Medals at the GSSI

The workshop Blowup for the Equations of Fluid Dynamics and Renormalization Group Methods, now ongoing in L’Aquila at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), was attended by distinguished scientists from all around the world. In particular, it has hosted three Boltzmann Medals at the same time. Giovanni Gallavotti, Boltzmann Medal in 2007 and Professor Emeritus at the University La Sapienza of Rome, Yakov G. Sinai, Princeton University, Boltzmann Medal in 1966 and Abel Prize in 2014 and Giovanni Jona-Lasinio, Boltzmann Medal in 2013 and Professor Emeritus at the University La…
For the first time in the history of scientific investigation of our star, solar energy has been measured at the very moment of its generation. This has been announced by the Borexino experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS) of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). The study is published in the prestigious international journal Nature.Borexino has managed to measure the Sun’s energy in real-time, detecting the neutrinos produced by nuclear reactions inside the solar mass: these particles, in fact, take only a few seconds to escape…
Rai Scuola: Nautilus, discovering the early Universe with Eugenio Coccia. Click here for the podcast (in italian) of the TV show broadcasted on august 19 by Rai Scuola.
An international agreement was signed to marks the birth in China of Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO). Italy participates to the project with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). Hundreds of scientists from around the world gathered in these days at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing, so they gave birth to an international collaboration for the construction of a gigantic underground neutrino detector based on liquid scintillator, a technology similar to that used by Borexino experiment at National Laboratories of Gran Sasso. “We are really…
Catia Trubiani, post-doc reasearcher in Computer Science at GSSI, received the Microsoft Azure Research Award. Microsoft offers the availability of the Microsoft Azure Platform for 12 months to perform big data computation in the cloud. The estimated total market value of this offer in USD 40,000. DESPACE (DEtecting and Solving Performance Antipatterns in Cloud Enviroments) is the name of the awarded project: the goal is to develop a prototype of a performance analyser for the interoperability of online auctions with private owners of goods. “The performance analyser will exploit an…
"Il Progetto delle Città Intelligenti nel periodo di Programmazione 2014/2020Smart cities in the framework program 2014-2020" this is the title of the speech that will be held by Francesco Profumo next Friday, July 25th.Francesco Profumo is an Italian engineer and academic who was Italy's Minister of Education, University and Research. In this function he made possible the creation of the GSSI. He has been President of the National Research Council (CNR) and had previously served as Chancellor of the Politecnico di Torino. Currently, he is President of IREN, a multiutility…
From July 25 to August 3, back in Civitanova Marche Futura Festival, Workshop of the future, Laboratory of the future. The 2014 edition will count among the protagonists Eugenio Coccia, Gran Sasso Science Institute director, with the lectio This great book which stands open in front of our eyes (I mean the universe) on Saturday 25 at 11 p.m. at the Teatro Annibal Caro. Coccia, in the afternoon at 6 p.m., al Cortile Ex Liceo, will talk together with Roberto Casati on topics of astronomy and philosophy. Fernando Ferroni, Italian…
They have recently started a period of summer research at the National Gran Sasso Laboratories on the XENON experiment: they are Sumit Dahal, Nepali, and Luis Pazos Clemens, Mexican, both students at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The two students, of the second and third year, became aware of the activities of the Gran Sasso Laboratories at NYUAD, where Francesco Arneodo, INFN researcher now on leave, is presently teaching. Having the opportunity to propose summer research projects to be carried out also at foreign institutions, they asked to participate…
The applications for the XXX PhD cycle at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) are increasing: this year 811 people have applied for the four courses of study. “The more than 800 applications submitted from around the world demonstrate the growing interest in the PhD programs of the Gran Sasso Science Institute,” said the director Eugenio Coccia. “Of these, 600 were admitted to the selection process that will lead to L’Aquila 40 new students within next November. This result makes us proud and confirms that L’Aquila can believe in the…
Thanks to the collaboration between INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratories, Gran Sasso Science Institute, University of L’Aquila and L’Aquila City, for the first time the European Researchers’ Night will also take place in Abruzzo. On September 26th, the annual appointment with one of the most important events for popular science will be coordinated by SHARPER, one of the five Italian projects to have passed the selection as part of the Horizon 2020 program. Sharper is a consortium which includes Psiquadro, the University of Perugia, the University of Marche, INFN and…
Thursday, 19 June 2014

Here is the blog 'Urban Studies'

The blog 'Urban Studies' is edited by the research group GSSI Cities of the Gran Sasso Science Institute. The goal of the blog is to help stimulate a thorough public discussion on important issues affecting the Italian and European cities. The blog
Marino Sinibaldi, director of Rai radio3, will present tomorrow 10 June his last book at 6 pm at GSSI. The event is in italian, and all interested people are welcome.
"An Urban Agenda for Italy", this is the title of the national scientific seminar to be held at the Gran Sasso Science Institute on 28 and 29 May. The purpose of this meeting of the top experts in the field, from both academia and public administration, is to undertake a reflection about the evolution of our urban system. Following the dicetions of the European Commission, indeed, each nation is called to participate in the definition of the European Urban Agenda by the end of the year. The agenda will propose…
Thursday, 22 May 2014

GSSI on YouTube

The Gran Sasso Science Institute just opened a dedicated YouTube channel have a look at our latest video presenting the school and its activities. Stay tuned for more videos!
The laying operations of the new detector of the submarine neutrinos telescope Km3NeT are successfully concluded. The first signal arrived from the deep sea to the Capo Passero laboratory. The neutrinos telescope is under construction at 3500 m depth off of Sicily. “The new facility consists in a kind of ‘string’ and has been deposited using a spherical ‘launch vehicle’ with a diameter of 2 m, around which it was wrapped completely, - explains Klaus Leismueller of the National Laboratories of the South (LNS) of the National Institute for Nuclear…
Announcements of the competitive examinations for the four curricula of study in physics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences, at the Gran Sasso Science Institute have been published. Applications are now open to participate in the selection for admission to the doctoral school. At the webpage http://www.gssi.infn.it/phd/ you can download the call for applications and fill the online form to apply. In 2013 the GSSI registered 553 applications for admission from 63 countries, a large number to be the first year of operation, and today it is the school of…
Thursday, 10 April 2014

IFAE 2014 in L'Aquila

The thirteenth edition of the High Energy Physics Meeting (IFAE 2014), the annual conference, that brings together the community of particles physicists, is being held in L’Aquila. The event is organized by the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) and the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratories, with the partecipation of more than 120 researchers, including many young graduate students and new PhDs. From neutrinos to the dark matter and the Higgs boson, IFAE 2014 will deepen the main topics of the high-energy physics and its avant-garde experiments, designed with the purpose…
On 5th and 6th April, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck L’Aquila, RAI Radio 3 and Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) organized live events to tell about what has happened in the city and what future awaits L’Aquila. The live radio broadcasts will be three : - Saturday 5th from 5:45 to 5:55 p.m. with Antonio Calafati, coordinator of the GSSI PhD in urban studies; - Sunday 6th from 10:15 to 11:20 a.m. with institutions and civil society to depict the current situation of…
Thursday, 20 March 2014

The GSSI director in APPIC

The GSSI director Eugenio Coccia was appointed by the Council of IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) as member of APPIC (AstroParticle Physics International Committee). He is the only Italian in the committee. The mandate of APPIC is to review on a regular basis the scientific status of the field of Astroparticle Physics, to engage in a continuous dialogue with The Astroparticle Physics International Forum (APIF) of the Global Science Forum (GSF), and to give scientific advice to APIF, whose members are appointed by funding agencies, to comment…
The echo of the very first instants of the Universe has been captured by the experiment BICEP2 (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization ) . The announcement was made by the Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, one of several scientific institutions involved in the project, by the team led by John Kovac. BICEP2, a telescope located at the South Pole, observed indirectly gravitational waves emitted during the period of inflation in the earliest moments after the Big Bang, thanks to a special impression left by these photons of the…
DarkSide-50, the new experiment searching for dark matter, has just presented its first results at the Dark Matter conference 2014 at California University, Los Angeles. DarkSide-50 has recently started taking data in the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), where it operates in an environment protected from cosmic radiation, thanks to the 1,400 meters of rock above it. “The data presented at the conference came from the first period of operation - said Gioacchino Ranucci, INFN researcher and one of the two coordinators of the project - and it is…
The GraWIToN project is starting, this is an initial training network through which thirteen young European researchers will be trained in the research field of gravitational waves detection with interferometers such as Virgo, the experiment placed in Pisa and built as a collaboration between the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the French CNRS. In Italy will be recruited a total of five young researchers. "The initial training of three of these researchers recruited by INFN will be followed by the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) - explains Eugenio…
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