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.


  • 09/10 - Monday
    Arrival and opening cerimony in Rome, Tor Vergata
    Afternoon Check-in
    Evening Opening Ceremony at the University
  • 10/10 - Tuesday
    National Laboratories of Frascati and L' Aquila
    10.00-11.30 The INFN National Laboratory of Frascati: overview of infrastructures and activities - Paola Gianotti
    11.30-13.30 Visit to Sparc_Lab, Dafne Control Room, AdA and Exhibit 'OpenDetectors'
    13.30-14.45 Lunch at LNF canteen
    15.00 Departure to L'Aquila
    evening check-in at the Hotel and social dinner
  • 11/10 - Wednesday
    Gran Sasso National Laboratories
    9.45-10.00 Welcome Talk
    10.00-10.35 Dark Matter@LNGS Vincenzo Caracciolo (LNGS)
    10.35-11.00 Coffee Break
    11.00-11.35 LUNA - Laszlo Csedreki
    11.35-12.10 Borexino - Aldo Ianni
    12.10-12.45 Double Beta@LNGS - Paolo Gorla
    12.45-13.20 Theory Group - Francesco Villante
    13.20-14.40 Lunch AND GROUP PICTURE
    14.40-15.30 Safety Course
    16.15 - ... Guided tour of the Underground Labs
  • 12/10 - Thursday
    Gran Sasso Science Institute
    Morning Talks
    Afternoon Poster Session
  • 13/10 - Friday
    Return to Rome
    8.00 Check-out from L'Aquila and departure to Rome
    12.00-13.00 First stop: Roma Termini, second stop: Roma Fiumicino Airport