The Lights of Tuscany programme is coming to its second edition. Following last year's great success, the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF) will be organising it once more, also including some new features and further improvements.
During the Programme, 40 students will be visiting the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, the VIRGO site of the European Gravitational Observatory and the facilities at the INFN, University of Pisa and University of Firenze in central Italy. The event will have a focus on Photonics, but a number of other topics will be touched upon, including plasma physics, quantum optics and high energy collisions. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of these subjects in order to effectively make the most of the programme.
15/12 - Thursday
Arrival and Opening Ceremony in Pisa. 12.00 - 16.00 Check-in 17.00-17.20 Introduction to LoT and IAPS 17.20-17.50 Prof. Andrea Macchi 'Under Light Pressure; from Solar Sails to Laser Accelerators' 17.50-18.20 Prof. Alessandro Pitanti 'Optomechanics with active optical systems' 18.20-18.30 Short Break 18.30-19.00 Prof. Isidoro Ferrante 'The first detection of gravitational waves' 19.00-19.30 Prof. Oliver Morsch 'Feynman's legacy and the second quantum revolution' 19.30-19.50 ICPS 2017 19.50-21.30 Italian Apericena 21.30- ... Pisa by Night
16/12 - Friday
Visit to LENS and UNIFI laboratories 08.15 - 09.00 Bus to LENS 09.15 - 09.45 Prof. Leonardo Fallani 09.45 - 10.15 Prof. Massimo Gurioli: Engineering Light Modes 10.15 - 10.30 Coffee Break 10.30-11.00 Prof. Diederik Wiersma: Photonics Inspired by Nature 11.00-11.30 Prof. Francesco Saverio Cataliotti: Quantum Technologies: bilocation, teleportation and other quantum marvels 11.30-11.45 Thesis, PHD, Internship @Unifi and @LENS 12.00-13.15 Labs Visit 13.15-14.30 Lunch @LENS 14.30-18.00 Labs Visit
17/12 - Saturday
Visits to VIRGO and Pisa University laboratories 10.30 - 13.15 Visit to Pisa University Laboratories 13.15 - 14.30 Lunch 14.50 - 15.15 Bus to Virgo 15.00 - 15.45 Lectures at VIRGO 15.45 - 18.00 Visit to the VIRGO facility 18.30 - 19.30 Bus To Florence 20.00 Check-in in Florence Hostel 20.30- .. Free night in Florence
18/12 - Sunday
Visit to Florence 9.30 Uffizi Gallery visit (Optional) 10.00 - 17.30 Free day in Florence 18.00 - 19.00 Train To Pisa 19.30 - 21.00 Greek Dinner @ "Itaca" Restaurant 21.00- ... Free night in Pisa
19/12 - Monday
To be determined. Laboratory visit and ending ceremony 9.00 - 13.00 Visit to LENS/INO 13.00 Ending Ceremony
A few points to note