European Physical Society 2018 EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize – Milan May the 15th 2018

The 2018 EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize is awarded to Lucio Braicovich and Giacomo Ghiringhelli for the development and scientific exploration of high-resolution Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS). The discoveries made using RIXS have fundamentally changed the discourse on the electronic structure of the cuprates. Notably, Braicovich and Ghiringhelli and their collaborators showed that dispersive high-energy spin excitations persist well into the cupratesoverdoped regime. The greatly enhanced sensitivity of the SAXES spectrometer was crucial in the discovery of a charge density wave (CDW) phase in moderately doped cuprates. More info at Europhysics-prize 



On May the 16th, 2018 at 9:30, the Auditorium B. Touschek at INFN Laboratories in Frascati will host the second day of the European Project Gender Equality NEtwork in the Research Area”, jointly organized by CNR and INFN.

Free registration at GENERA and more information about the project at the link


National Geographic Sciences Festival

16 April 16 – 22, Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica

In this 13th edition of the National Geographic Sciences Festival, held in association with National Geographic, MIUR-Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, ASI-Italian Space Agency and INFN-National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the theme of causes will be examined in its various multidisciplinary dimensions.  For more information and to register to the different events, please visit the web page National_Geographic

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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