Program and Structure
The Summer School in Nuclear Physics and Technologies lasts for four weeks and has the following structure:
- Classroom lectures regarding the basics concepts of radiation and radioactivity, radioactive waste management, nuclear power plants development, industrial applications, nuclear security, nuclear medicine, environmental monitoring.
- Group laboratory activities, each one lasting three hours.
Introductory laboratory on basic concepts and practices in performing gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements.
Laboratory gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements with semiconductor detectors.
Laboratory gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements with scintillation detectors.
In-situ gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements.
- Didactic seminars
concerning frontier subjects in the field of nuclear, subnuclear and particle Physics (preliminary):
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 - INAF - Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory of Bologna)
Nuclear physics applied to the cultural heritage (Ferruccio Petrucci - University of Ferrara)
Airborne radioactivity: a key to modern environmental science (Laura Tositti - University of Bologna)
- Guided tours (preliminary) 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.