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Awarded by the European Research Council with a grant of 3.5 million Euros, the project SOX (Short distance Neutrino Oscillations with BOREXINO) has just started few days. Marco Pallavicini, professor at the University of Genoa and researcher of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Principal Investigator of SOX, was awarded under the Seventh European Framework Programme. The project will be developed at the National Laboratories of Gran Sasso. It will study for five years, thanks to the Borexino detector, the neutrino oscillation phenomenon looking for a particular type of neutrino,…
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Cosmic spies

Unaspected high-energy neutrinos were spotted at the South Pole. These neutrinos could have been produced by astrophysical processes occurring outside of the solar system and still unknown. The discovery was made by the Ice Cube experiment, a neutrino detector placed under the Antarctic ice. "It’s a very interesting result", underlined Giorgio Riccobene, from the INFN Laboratories of the South, who works at Km3Net project for the construction of a neutrino observatory in the abyss of Mediterranean Sea. "Neutrinos actually carry intact energy and direction: thus detect and study these particles…
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

MPE2013

MPE 2013 Under the patronage of UNESCO, 2013 was designated the Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth. Backed by over a hundred scientific societies, universities, research institutes and organizations around the world, which have decided to dedicate their efforts to raise awareness of the role that mathematics plays in the field of Earth Sciences. The challenges that our planet and our civilization have to face are multidisciplinary and multifaceted, and mathematics plays a central role in the effort of understanding this complexity and cope with these challenges. For further information…
Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Abruzzo in 2030

March 1st, the OECD has presented its new report “The action of the policies in response to natural disasters: helping regions to develop resilience. The case of Abruzzo after the earthquake”. The meeting, organized by the OECD in collaboration with the University of Groningen, was focus on the discussion about a shared strategy for recovery, development and revitalization of the area of L’Aquila after the earthquake of 2009. International experts, planners and economists partecipated to the conference, as well as the Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Fabrizio Barca, and local authorities,…
On August 1st, 2012 at the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Assergi (L’Aquila), the GSSI strategic plan was officially presented by the Minister of University and Research, Francesco Profumo, the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Fabrizio Barca, the President of Regione Abruzzo, Giovanni Chiodi, the INFN President, Fernando Ferroni and the GSSI Director, Eugenio Coccia. The strategic plan was prepared by the GSSI Commettee, composed by Eugenio Coccia (Rome Tor Vergata University), Richard Burdett (London School of Economics), Mario Calderini (Politecnico Torino), Paola Inverardi (L’Aquila University) and Massimo Sargiacomo (G.…
On May 4th, 2012 the Italian Minister of Research, Francesco Profumo, appointed the GSSI committee. The committee will be chaired by Eugenio Coccia (Rome Tor Vergata University) and composed by Richard Burdett (London School of Economics), Mario Calderini (Politecnico Torino), Paola Inverardi (L’Aquila University) and Massimo Sargiacomo (G. D'Annunzio Chieti Pescara University). Mission of the GSSI commitee is to write the strategic plan of the Institute.
On April 9th, 2012 the Italian Parliament approved the National Law that establishes Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) as a new research and higher education institution. The Institute will be activated in the city of L’Aquila by the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). GSSI is established with the mission of reinforcing the Italian higher education system creating an international center of scientific excellence, facilitating the attraction of high-level resources in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences.
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