Program and Structure
The Summer School in Nuclear Physics and Technologies lasts for four weeks and has the following structure:
- Classroom lectures regarding the theoretical basics of nuclear Physics and technology applied to the
environmental monitoring and to the industrial development.
- Group laboratory activities, each one lasting for three hours. The practical experiences will be focused
on the following topics:
Laboratory gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements dedicated to the environmental monitoring.
Gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements with scintillation detectors.
Airborne gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements.
In-situ gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements.
- Didactic seminars
concerning frontier subjects in the field of nuclear, subnuclear and particle Physics:
How nuclear physics helps medicine to fight against diseases (Adriano Duatti - University of Ferrara)
Dark matter and dark energy: the dark side of the universe (Sandro Bardelli - Astronomical Observatory of Bologna)
Nuclear physics applied to the cultural heritage (Ferruccio Petrucci - University of Ferrara)
Observing the universe with neutrinos (Giovanni Fiorentini - University of Ferrara)
- Guided tours to:
Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS): the LNGS are the underground laboratories of excellence in the International panorama for what concerns astroparticle Physics, neutrino physics and dark matter researches.
TRIGA research reactor in Pavia: after more than forty years of operation, it is still at the disposal of public and private users for carrying out training, educational and research activities on nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry, activation analysis, nuclear physics, dosimetry.
- Ad interim tests.
- Career guidance and informal meetings upon vocation and scientific research.
- Group discussions, brainstorming and social events with all the attendees.