All posts by Francesco Sciortino

About Francesco Sciortino

Physics Student at Imperial College (London, UK), specializing in plasma turbulence and magnetic reconnection.

Launch of iaps4fusion!

We are finally ready to launch our iaps4fusion programme!

At the end of September, a group of 40 students will be visiting the United Kingdom for a set of tours and talks, focusing on Plasma Physics! During this event, we will be at the University of Oxford, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Imperial College London. We will also offer the opportunity to walk around the beautiful cities in which we will stay for a total of almost 5 days.

We are proud to announce that we are going to be able to offer all this for a fee of €120 per person, which, we can assure you, is only allowed by our generous sponsors.

To read more about the programme and get ready for the beginning of registrations (August 2nd, 13:00 CET), please head towards the event page.

 

iaps@GranSasso2015 conclusion

After such a long planning, our absolutely amazing days in Italy were extremely rewarding! Just look at this great bunch of people and their smiles, as they stand 1400 meters below the rock at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory:

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You can find a selection of pictures and some numbers of the event at this link!

This event, a collaboration between IAPS and the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF), was an overwhelming success: as organisers, we can say that everything went very smoothly; as participants, we are happy to say that it was a unique experience, extremely educational and fascinating.

Both our visits in Frascati (near Rome) and close to the Gran Sasso Mountain were extremely successful, with many talks given by researchers about superconductivity, laser physics, magnetic confinement fusion, neutrinos, beta-beta decays and dark matter. You can find some pictures and short descriptions of the programme at this link.

The organising committee, composed of Francesco Sciortino and Deividas Sabonis, would like to take the opportunity to thank the IAPS and AISF collaborators, in particular Matthias Zimmermann, Andreea Monteanu, Leon Jurčić and Lucio Maria Milanese. Many thanks also to Dr. Pace (ENEA Frascati) for so kindly welcoming us, and to Prof. Testa, ENEA President, for his financial support.

Our warmest thanks go to the Gran Sasso researchers, who showed the best of their world-class research and a clear interest in sharing their passion with students: Stefano Ragazzi, Eugenio Coccia, Massimo Mannarelli, Alba Formicola, Fausto Chiarizia, Natalia Di Marco, Roberto Aloisio, Matteo Lorenzini, Giulia Pagliaroli, Matthias Junker and all our tour visits and speakers.

Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme – wrapping up!

Registration for the Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme is now closed! Thanks to all those who registered in the past week! Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a place to everyone, but we will try our best to satisfy as many as possible.

The Organizing Committee will shortly be in contact with all those who completed the registration form. We are really looking forward to meeting the group in Rome in just a few weeks!

iaps@GranSasso 2015 – 2nd round of registration

We are now able to offer additional places for the Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme! A second round of registration is open for students wishing to participate as “Observers”, i.e. without presenting talks/posters during the event.

Registration is now open until Sunday 29th of March at 12:00 (CET) at the following link:

http://www.iaps.info/activities/gransasso-particle-astroparticle-physics-spring-programme/iapslngs-registration

We also have some fantastic news for you all: our visit of the ENEA Frascati research center is now confirmed! The ENEA organisation has also agreed to provide us with the full financial support that we requested, so we will be able to further improve our scientific and cultural offer to you! An updated version of the Programme is now available on the event’s page.

We have received many compliments for our logo and poster designs. Full credit goes to Kelvin, Tsz Hei Choi, who will also join us in Italy! We are very grateful for the fantastic work he did. IAPS_GranSasso_Purple_png

 

iaps@Gran Sasso – Deadline extension

A deadline extension for the Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme has been agreed to give students from some new countries the opportunity to apply. The new deadline for registration and abstract submissions is:

Saturday, March 7th, 13:00 (CET).

Please notice that if you registered to present a talk and/or a poster, your abstract will need to be received by the Organising Committee before such deadline.


 

Registration continues here: http://www.iaps.info/activities/gransasso-particle-astroparticle-physics-spring-programme/iapslngs-registration

One week more…!

Registration for the iaps@GranSasso event continues in its second week!

We have so far received IAPS_GranSasso_Purple_pngexcellent worldwide interest for this Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme, and in particular for the student talks/posters session to be held at the LNGS/GSSI.

Please find the event poster below. If you wish to support IAPS by spreading the word about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact the Organising Committee – we will be happy to send you high-quality versions of the poster below and the event logo, together with the Programme description. GranSasso_Poster_png


Registration continues here: http://www.iaps.info/activities/gransasso-particle-astroparticle-physics-spring-programme/iapslngs-registration

iaps@GranSasso 2015 – Organising Committee

Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme – registration

Dear all,

Registration for the Particle & Astroparticle Physics Spring Programme is now open at the following link:IAPS_GranSasso_Purple_png

http://www.iaps.info/activities/gransasso-particle-astroparticle-physics-spring-programme/iapslngs-registration

Please refer to the event description for all details:

http://www.iaps.info/activities/gransasso-particle-astroparticle-physics-spring-programme

If you have any questions, please contact Francesco. We look forward to meeting the 40 selected students in Italy!

Francesco Sciortino & Deividas Sabonis

iaps@GranSasso Organising Committee