International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

INFN Centro Fermi Camera di Commercio Lecco EPL
GARR UNIVERLECCO INGV

Summer Courses 2017


Course 199 - Physics of and Science with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

26 June - 1 July 2017

Course 200 - Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

3 - 12 July 2017

Course 201 - Nuclear Physics with Stable and Radioactive Ion Beams

14 - 19 July 2017



Course 199 - Physics of and Science with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

26 June - 1 July 2017

Director
Claudio Pellegrini – UCLA, Los Angeles and SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)
Jerome Hastings – SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)

Scientific Secretaries:
Agostino Marinelli – SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)

Topics
Electron beam physics
Basic and advanced X-ray free-electron laser physics
Lasers
X-ray-matter interaction
X-ray optics
X-ray scattering and imaging with X-ray free-electron lasers
Structural biology with X-ray free-electron lasers
High energy density physics with X-ray free-electron lasers
Nonlinear X-ray science
Atomic, molecular and optical physics with X-ray free-electron lasers
Strongly correlated systems with X-ray free-electron lasers
Chemistry with X-ray free-electron lasers

Lecturers
Massimo Altarelli – CFEL, DESY, Hamburg (Germany)
Phil Bucksbaum – Stanford University and SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)
Andrea Cavalleri – University of Hamburg and CFEL, DESY (Germany)
Luca Giannessi – Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
Janos Hajdu – Uppsala University (Sweden)
Zhirong Huang – SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)
Franz Kaertner – CFEL, DESY, Hamburg (Germany)
Claudio Masciovecchio – Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
Robert W. Schoenlein – SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)
Gennady Stupakov – SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)
Justin Wark – Oxford University (UK)

Deadline for application: 15 April 2017

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Agostino Marinelli
SLAC
Mail Stop: 59
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
Tel: +1 650 926 7478
varenna-school@slac.stanford.edu

Arrival day: Sunday, 25 June 2017

Opening of the Course: Monday, 26 June 2017 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings

Application form (pdf)
Application form (doc)


Course 200 - Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

3 - 12 July 2017

Directors
Eugenio Coccia – GSSI, L’Aquila and INFN (Italy)
Nicola Vittorio – Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Joseph Silk – Johns Hopkins University, Paris Institute of Astrophysics (France)

Secretary:
Irene Sartini – GSSI, L’Aquila and INFN (Italy)

Topics
A primer on gravitational waves: theory, sources and principle of detection
The quest for high sensitivity: LIGO, Virgo, Kagra
Technology challenges
Pulsar timing arrays
GW inter ferometer in space
GW data analysis: burst, coalescing binaries, continuous sources
GW stochastic background
Black holes physics and astrophysics
Multimessenger astronomy with GW
Special lecture for future managers
The legacy of Planck
The polarization of the cosmic microwave background: experiments
The polarization of the cosmic microwave background: theory
Spectral distor tions of the CMB
The distance ladder
Cosmological parameters
The large str ucture of the Universe: redshift sur veys
The large str ucture of the Universe: numerical simulations
Inflation and early Universe
Modified gravity
Dark matter
Primordial non-Gaussianity

Lecturers and Seminar Speakers
Marica Branchesi – Università di Urbino “Carlo Bo” (Italy)
Jens Chluba – University of Manchester (UK)
Nelson Christensen – Carleton College, Nor thfield (USA)
Jacques Delabrouille – Laboratoire AstroPar ticule et Cosmologie, Paris (France)
Viviana Fafone – Università di Roma Tor Vergata and INFN (Italy)
Federico Ferrini – European Gravitational Obser vator y, Cascina, PI and INFN (Italy)
Francesco Fidecaro – Università di Pisa and INFN (Italy)
Wendy Friedman – University of Chicago (USA)
Wayne Hu – University of Chicago (USA)
Erik Katsavounidis – MIT, Cambridge (USA)
MichaeL Kramer – Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn (Germany)
Nazzareno Mandolesi – Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisca, Roma/Bologna (Italy)
Michela Mapelli – Osser vatorio Astronomico, Padova (Italy)
Jerome Martin – Paris Institute of Astrophysics (France)
Antonio Masiero – Università di Padova and INFN (Italy)
Sabino Matarrese – Università di Padova (Italy)
David Mota – University of Oslo (Norway)
William Percival – Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth (UK)
Fulvio Ricci – Sapienza Università di Roma and INFN (Italy)
Douglas Scott – University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
Alicia Sintes – University of the Balearic Islands, La Palma (Spain)
Patrick Sutton – Cardiff University (UK)
Stefano Vitale – Università di Trento (Italy)
Simon White – Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching bei München (Germany)

Deadline for application: 22 April 2017

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Irene Sartini
GSSI Directorate Office
Viale Francesco Crispi 7
67100 L’Aquila
Tel.: +39 0862 4280256
irene.sartini@gssi.infn.it

Arrival day: Sunday, 2 July 2017

Opening of the Course: Monday, 3 July 2017 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 12 July 2017 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 1400,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings

Application form (pdf)
Application form (doc)


Course 201 - Nuclear Physics with Stable and Radioactive Ion Beams

14 - 19 July 2017

Directors
Fabiana Gramegna – INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy)
Piet Van Duppen – KU Leuven (Belgium)
Andrea Vitturi – Università di Padova and INFN, Sezione di Padova (Italy)

Scientific Secretary
Sara Pirrone – INFN, Sezione di Catania (Italy)

Topics
Nuclear shell model
Density functional theory
Nuclear transfer processes with RIBs
Clustering phenomena in nuclei
Nuclear reactions
Coulomb excitation processes
Beta-decay with RIBs
Symmetry in nuclei
Laser spectroscopy with RIBs

Lecturers and Seminar Speakers
Giovanna Benzoni – INFN, Sezione di Milano (Italy)
Angela Bracco – Università di Milano and INFN, Sezione di Milano (Italy)
Gianluca Colò – Università di Milano and INFN, Sezione di Milano (Italy)
Francesco Iachello – Yale University (USA)
Yoshiko Kanada-En'yo – Kyoto University (Japan)
Wolfram Korten – CEA, Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Giovanni La Rana – Università di Napoli “Federico II” and INFN, Sezione di Napoli (Italy)
Luciano Moretto – LBL, Berkley (USA)
Antonio Moro – Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
Wilfried Nörtershäuser – Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
Takaharu Otsuka – University of Tokyo (Japan)
Angelo Pagano – INFN, Sezione di Catania (Italy)
Riccardo Raabe – KU Leuven (Belgium)
Renato Angelo Ricci – Università Padova and INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy)

Deadline for application: 30 April 2017

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Sara Pirrone
INFN, Sezione di Catania
Via Santa Sofia 64
95123 CATANIA
Tel.: +39 095 3785394
sara.pirrone@ct.infn.it

Arrival day: Thursday, 13 July 2017

Opening of the Course: Friday, 14 July 2017 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings

Application form (pdf)
Application form (doc)



GENERAL INFORMATION

A) - In addition to the official lectures, several seminars on related subjects will be held by visiting scientists.
B) - The scientific organization and direction of the Course are entrusted to the Directors.
C) - The School is intended for PhD students and young post-docs. The number of students at each Course is limited to about 60. Students are requested to attend all lectures and seminars.
D) - Whoever may be interested in attending the Course and is not entitled - for his age or other reasons - to be considered a student, may follow the Course as observer. Registration fee charged to observers is € 500,00.
Observers should provide for their board and lodging; if required, the School may take care of their hotel reservation.
E) - Applicants will be informed of the decision on their admittance within 30 days from the beginning of each Course.
F) - Owing to the limited number of places available in the lecture hall, it will not be possible to allow any person not selected by the Committee of the School to follow the Courses.
G) - Students are requested to arrive at Varenna respectively on the indicated arrival days.
Accommodation for the students will be provided in shared rooms with 2 beds/appartments in hotels at Varenna. Meals will be organized by the School.
H) - Fees should be paid by students and observers following the instruction and within the date indicated in the letter of admittance.
I) - Scholarships may be granted to deserving students who need financial help. Such requests must be specified in the application and justified in the recommendation letter. Some of the Scholarships will be granted to SIF and/or EPS Members. Scholarships will be assigned by the President of the Italian Physical Society.
J) - Students should avoid being accompanied by relatives. In view of the holiday season local accommodation is very limited. Quite exceptionally the School could see to the accommodation of members of students' families in local hotels. Hotel expenditure for students' relatives will be payable separately and directly to the hotel management.

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