INO Annual Symposium 2018 – Extreme Light-Matter Interactions

The INO-Pisa Unit “Adriano Gozzini” is pleased to host the 6th edition of the “INO Annual Symposium 2018”.
The event will take place at the Pisa CNR Research Campus (Area della Ricerca di Pisa), and fosters participation of collaborating academic and research institutions, including the Physics Department of the University of Pisa, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the NEST Laboratory of Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) and Medical Physics and Radioprotection Unit of the S.Chiara Hospital in Pisa and many more.
The Symposium brings together researchers from Istituto Nazionale di Ottica and collaborating research and academic communities, presenting and discussing their most recent scientific results in a lively two-day meeting with the enlightening participation of distinguished international guests giving keynote lectures.

Big Science Business Forum 2018

This event, which will take place in Copenhagen on 26-28 February 2018, represents the first one-stop-shop for European companies and other stakeholders to learn about Europe’s Big Science organisations’ future investments and procurements. The Forum will address 16 topics, organised in extensive parallel sessions, of Big Science as a business area.  Further information about the event and the registration procedure can be found at

Il Sistema industriale italiano nel mercato globale della Big Science

The event, promoted by the ILO Network Italia, will be hosted in Rome at the Sala degli Atti parlamentari, Biblioteca del Senato “Giovanni Spadolini”, Piazza della Minerva, 38 on January the 12th at 4 p.m.

The meeting will focus on main results and future opportunities for private companies in preparation of the next Big Science Business Forum Europeo which will take place in Copenhagen on February 26-28, 2018.

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School on Electron-Phonon Physics First Principles

On March 19-23, 2018  will take place in Trieste, the School on Electron-Phonon Physics First Principles, organized by ICTP. The School addresses senior PhD students and experienced researchers with prior working knowledge of DFT.

Online application is open and deadlines are:

  • First deadline:  1 December 2017 (for those needing visa and/or financial support)
  • Second deadline: 15 January 2018 (otherwise)

Further information on the ICTP web site.

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AIDB/CNR meeting

The annual meeting, which will take place in Rome on November 17th, 2017, is one of the national meeting with reference to Patent Information. The 2017 edition, organized in collaboration with CNR, is focused on a transversal theme which crosses different industrial sectors: Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT). The meeting aims at fostering the connection between the Patent Information and the Technology Transfer as essential tools for the technological development of Italian companies.

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Neutrons matter

7th – 8th November 2017, Villa Wolkonsky and Centro Fermi – Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi

Neutrons Matter, the seventh edition of the International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy, celebrates the 85th anniversary of the discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick, and the 80th anniversary of the patent issued by the Ministero delle Corporazioni on 27th October 1937 to Enrico Fermi for the use of neutrons to enhance artificial radioactivity. The last discovery took place at the Istituto di Fisica di Via Panisperna at the very heart of Rome. Following a successful sixth edition of this workshop series in the United Kingdom in 2014, we aim to bring to the fore and highlight the most recent (and quite exciting) advances in the field, with an emphasis on the use of the technique across condensed matter research, as well as the concurrent use of contemporary computational materials modelling. The workshop will be held in Rome, in the beautiful setting of Villa Wolkonsky and at the Centro Fermi – Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi.


MaX prize for frontier HPC applications in materials research – 2017

MaX – Materials at the Exascale is a European Centre of Excellence launched by the European Union to
enable advancements in materials research via high-performance and high-throughput computing towards
the exascale. Its activities are largely centred on frontier developments and applications of four
MaX flagship
codes, Quantum ESPRESSO, SIESTA, Fleur, Yambo,
and a workflow manager, Aiida. Further information about
MaX, its partner teams, and its activities is available at
With this call, MaX establishes a prize to recognize frontier research, performed anywhere in the world, that
enabled by Quantum ESPRESSO, SIESTA, Fleur, Yambo, Aiida, and/or contributes to their advancement:
MaX prize for frontier HPC applications in materials research – 2017

For further details see the full press release and the submission template.

TO-BE FALL MEETING 2017 11th – 13th September 2017 Riga (Latvia)

Towards oxide-based Electronics

The meeting aims to network researchers working in the field of the science and technology of transition-metal oxides and will help them to share their expertise, define future strategies, and cluster for future funding opportunities. Participation at the event is free of charge and is open to scientists, both from the public research sector and from the private sector, with or without oral or poster contribution. Support for travel and subsistence will be offered to a limited numbers of participants. Requests for support should be made before the deadline, together with the abstract submission (deadline for submission is July the 16th).

For more information, please visit the Conference: web site