the programme of the event

iaps@GranSasso 2015

General info

The Particle & Astroparticle Physics Programme is coming to its second edition, this time to be held in the autumn. Following last year's great success, the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF) will be organising a similar event, also including some new features and further improvements.

During the Programme, 40 students will be visiting the National Gran Sasso Laboratory and the Gran Sasso Science Institute in central Italy and the INFN laboratories in Frascati, Rome. Participants will meet in Rome, then move to the city of L'Aquila by coach and eventually return to Rome for departure. The event will have a focus on astroparticle physics, but a number of other topics will be touched upon, including theoretical physics, nuclear physics, high energy collisions and cosmology. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of these subjects in order to effectively make the most of the programme.

The complete event programme for 2016 can be downloaded here.

A quick visualisation of the programme schedule is shown below:


In short:
2/10 - Day 1 Arrival and opening cerimony in Rome, Tor Vergata
3/10 - Day 2 INFN Frascati + transfer to L'Aquila INFO
4/10 - Day 3 LNGS (Research center + Underground Facility) INFO
5/10 - Day 4 GSSI + Poster session and talks
6/10 - Day 5 Transfer to Rome and visit of the city

Sunday 2/10
14:00 - 16:15 Check-in at Hotel Laurence
16:45 Private bus to the University of Rome - Tor Vergata
17:30 - 17:50 PAPAP and AISF presentation (Marco Morrone, NC Italy)
17:50 - 18:20 Presentation of the Physics department (Prof. R. Marra)
18:20 - 19:00 Particle Physics at Tor Vergata (Prof. A. Di Ciacco)
19:00 - 19:15 Break
19:15 - 19:55 Astroparticle Physics at Tor Vergata (Prof. E. Coccia)
19:55 - 20:25 Nuclear Physics at Tor Vergata (Prof. A. D'Angelo)
20:00 - 21:30 Apericena
22:15 Private bus to the hotel

Monday 3/10
09:00 Private bus to the LNF
09:45 - 10:00 LNF registration
10:00 - 11:30 Introduction to LNF science
11:30 - 13:15 Visit to the facilities
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
15:00 Private bus to L'Aquila

Tuesday 4/10
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome (Alba Formicola)
09:30 - 10:00 Dark Matter@LNGS (Marcello Messina)
10:00 - 10:30 LUNA (Izabela Anna Kochanek)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Borexino (Ilia Drachnev)
11:15 - 11:45 Double-beta decay@LNGS (Carlo Bucci)
11:45 - 12:15 Theory Group (Massimo Mannarelli)
12:15 - 12:45 Security course
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 Visit to the underground labs

Wednesday 5/10
09:15 - 09:45 Welcome (Prof. Eugenio Coccia, Dean of the GSSI)
09:45 - 10:10 Neutrinos from the Galactic Plane using ANTARES (Alessandra Gioventù)
10:10 - 10:35 Distances in cosmology and supernovae type Ia (Matteo De Leone)
10:35 - 11:05 Coffee break
11:05 - 11:30 SN 2012AW: Type II-P Supernova (Alessandra Lorenzo)
11:30 - 11:55 Signal optimization of sbottom pair productions using MC simulations of p-p collisions at ATLAS detector at LHC (Marco Aparo)
11:55 - 12:20 Vortex formation in self-gravitating protoplanetary disks (Kristof Rozgonyi)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:25 Effects of exoplanetary gravity on human colonization and the evolution of native lifeforms (Dora Klindžić)
14:25 - 14:50 Hadrontherapy against cancer: an overview (Riccardo Ridolfi)
14:50 - 15:15 Characterization of density fluctuations during inter-ELM periods in the MAST spherical tokamak (Lilla Vanó)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Poster Session and Award Cerimony
20:00 Social dinner

Thursday 6/10
07:00 Private bus to Rome (FCO airport + Roma Termini train station)

Last update: 01/10/16. The program may be subject to change.

A few points to note:
In order to enroll to the event you must be an IAPS member. We expect to select 40 students, of whom approximately half will be Italian. Participation fees are fixed at €120 for each applicant. Such fee will cover the cost of accommodation in both L`Aquila and Rome, breakfasts at the Federico II Hotel, one buffet lunch at the LNGS, one lunch at the GSSI canteen, AISF-IAPS t-shirts, one travel ticket in the Rome/Frascati area, travel from Rome to L’Aquila (and vice versa), as well as travel from the Federico II Hotel to the LNGS. Please notice that participation fees do not cover the following: Journeys to/from Rome at arrival and departure. These will need to be arranged independently; Insurance; Meals other than those officially offered in the Programme. When useful, the Organising Committee will always suggest places to eat. Note: if you are Italian and you are not an IAPS/AISF member yet you can become an AISF member while registering for this event: you need to fill in this module and make a single payment including both the quotes.module Please note that unfortunately we are not able to provide scholarships and/or bursaries for any students at this time.