The scientific programme plans to show the participants a wide spectrum of high profile scientific and academic facilities present in Pisa and Florence:
- The VIRGO site of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO).
- The Italy National Research Council (CNR).
- The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
- The European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS)
- The University of Pisa.
- The University of Florence.

Beside the visits there will be a large number of talks, as in the past editions. In particular we will have overview on all the major topics and experiments currently running in the above facilities and their implication, so to better appriciate the visits and understand the concepts from different points of view. It will be an undoubtedly rich experience.

The Universities

University of Florence

The University of Florence is the largest one in Tuscany.Its new department of Physics, placed in a scientific campus outside of the city, works closely with many research centres and institutions. Among its various research fields, a large group counducts studies in matter physics, in particular on biofotonics and quantum technologies.

University of Pisa

The University of Pisa is one of the most ancient universities in Italy and Europe. In its facilities, among others, studied the Physics Nobel laureates Enrico Fermi and Carlo Rubbia. It is consistedly ranked among the world's best universities in the field. We will visit the laboratories of many institution affiliated.

The Laboratories


The European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS) is an international and interdisciplinary structure in Florence. The main research lines are atomic physics, photonics, physical chemistry and biophysics.


VIRGO is a gravitational wave detector consisting of a massive Michelson laser interferometer. It is part of the collaboration that last year discovered Gravitational Waves


The current National Institute of Optics (INO) is a mainstay of CNR scientific network. It has been working for over ninety years in the field of Optics, understood in its broadest meaning, and has updated its fields of activity in line with the huge innovations that have characterized this area over the last century.


The National Institute for Nuclear Physics is been for over 70 years active in the research of nuclear and fundamental physics, but its study fields broadened over time and now it collaborates on many other national and international projects. It is the perfect meeting point for experimental and theoretical physics.


Accomodations and breakfast will be provided to the participants in structures near the two cities main train stations.
Hotel Moderno

Accomodation in Pisa will be provided at the Hotel Moderno, Via F. Corridoni, 103 - 56125 Pisa (PI)

Hostel Plus Florence

Accomodation in Florencs will be provided at the Hostel Plus Florence, Via S. Caterina d'Alessandria, 15 - 50129 Firenze (FI)