Francesco Paolo Ricci, Scienziato e Cittadino a Francavilla

programme_memoria-PFR-10anni 27th November 2010 – 10:15

Nella mattinata del 27 novembre 2010 al Liceo Scientifico “A. Volta” di Francavilla a Mare si terrà una manifestazione in ricordo di Francesco Paolo Ricci, a dieci anni dalla sua scomparsa.
L’annuncio e il programma dell’evento sono visibili sul sito web della Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)

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Per ulteriori informazioni contattare  Prof.ssa Carla Andreani



Symposium: The ESS Project Opportunity for Italian Research

Rome, November 16th, 2010.

The ESS Project Opportunity for Italian Research


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Piazzale Aldo Moro,7 Aula Convegni, Roma

Registration is now open and logistics details are at:

The Symposium brings together national with international neutron facility and instrument experts of neutron sources and national stakeholders to discuss existing neutron sources and ESS project as present and future opportunity for the Italian research. Aim is the build up of joint R&D projects and the setting up of future collaborations.

For Scientific Program and Poster sessions see:

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Anna Minella

The deadline for registration is November 7th, 2010

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News: High proton conduction in grain-baundary-free yttrium-doped barium zirconate films grown by pulsed laser deposition

nmat2837-f1Un gruppo di ricercatori membri del NAST, hanno pubblicato un loro lavoro su Nature Materials (IF=29.5).

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Leggi l’articolo su Nature Materials
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International workshop High Energy Neutrons for Science and Society

5th – 6th October  2010


Villa Wolkonsky, the residence of the British ambassador in Rome, Italy


Registration deadline: 15 September 2010

– Detailed information and registration on web site

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Invited Lecturers

Carla Andreani University of Rome Tor Vergata and Centre NAST
Roberto Car Princeton University
Chris Frost STFC, ISIS Facility
Nikitas Gidopoulos STFC, ISIS Facility
Henry Glyde University of Delaware
Giuseppe Gorini University of Milano Bicocca and CNR
Lin Lin Princeton University
Jerry Mayers STFC, ISIS Facility
David Manolopoulos University of Oxford
Robert Mc Greevy STFC, ISIS Facility
Michele Parrinello Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
George Reiter University of Houston
Roberto Senesi University of Rome Tor Vergata and Centre NAST
Marco Zoppi CNR – ISC


The observational window provided by high–energy (eV to MeV) neutrons offers unique possibilities as a local probe for the exploration of materials at the nanoscale. The inverse geometry spectrometer VESUVIO operating on the ISIS pulsed neutron source has pioneered Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering (DINS) measurements of the momentum distribution of light atoms in condensed matter systems. These measurements provide a probe of the local structure of the materials and biomaterials as well as information on the dynamics of the atoms.

This is the V edition of a series of workshops addressing the PERSPECTIVES IN NEUTRON SPECTROSCOPY AT HIGH ENERGIES and follows the I and II editions held at Cosener House in May 1995 and October 1998, the III edition held in Santa Fe (New Mexico, US) in April 2005, and the IV edition held in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2006.

Lectures are intended for experts and PhD students attending the X SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERING “FRANCESCO PAOLO RICCI”.

Scientific Committee

Mark Adams    (STFC, ISIS)
Jerry Mayers    (STFC, ISIS)
Stuart Parker    (STFC, ISIS)
John Tomkinson   (STFC, UK)


Villa Wolkonsky PHOTOS

Meeting: E-MRS Spring Meeting 2010

EMRS 7th – 11st June 2010

THE European Material Conference
European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting
Scientific/Technical Symposia & Exhibition

Deadline for abstract submission:
January 19, 2010

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Congress Center
Strasburg, FRANCE

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Seminar: The Study of Magnetic Excitations of Cuprates with Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering: Results and Perspectives


14th May 2010 – 15:00

Prof. Lucio Braicovich (Dipartimento di Fisica del Politecnico di Milano)

aula “G. Ruffino” del Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica (edificio Ing. Industriale, II piano)

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School: X International School of Neutron Scattering ‘Francesco Paolo Ricci’

X School of Neutron Scattering - Francesco Paolo Ricci_Page_1X INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERING


Electronvolt Neutron Spectroscopy of Materials: Microscopic Dynamics and Enabling Techniques


Rome, 25th September – 4th October, 2010

Villa Mondragone, Monte Porzio Catone, Roma, Italy

Registration deadline:
15th June 2010

School Directors:
Dr. Roberto Senesi, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata-Dipartimento di Fisica, Roma, Italy
Dr. Cirino Vasi, C.N. R.– Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Messina, Italy

Detailed information and registration:

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Aim of the School

This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduate students or postdoctoral with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials, practicals and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering diverse aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation designed to study the : Microscopic Dynamics of Simple and Hydrogen-bonded Quantum Fluids, Quantum Momentum Distributions, Effective Born-Oppenheimer Potentials, High Energy Excitations, High Energy Neutron Imaging, Deep Inelastic neutron scattering , High Energy Neutron Irradiation Effects.

The School will start on Saturday, September 25th 2010, with a series of in introductory lectures covering the fundamental aspects of neutron scattering and neutron instrumentation. During the next days, a series of lectures will provide the basis of electronvolt neutron spectroscopy, with particular on new instrumental and data handling techniques.
Practicals will be carried out at the neutron@BTF pulsed neutron source at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati – INFN.

At the end of the school, students are invited to attend the International workshop: “High-energy neutrons for science and society “, which will be held on October 5th and 6th 2010 at Villa Wolkonsky, the UK ambassador’s residence in Rome.

Seminar: Coloring the noise or cheating one’s way to quantum effects

Langevin equation with colored noise for constant-temperature molecular dynamics simulations.Michele Parrinello16th April 2010 – 15:00

Prof. Michele Parrinello (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, USI Campus, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland)

Aula G2C – Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”


We use a generalized form of Langevin equation in which the noise is correlated (colored) rather then being white to devise a number of very powerful sampling methods. After revising the theory that is behind our approach, we show how one can model the noise to achieve optimal sampling in ordinary and in ab-initio (Car-Parrinello) molecular dynamics. Most remarkably our sampling method can be used to introduce quantum effect at zero additional cost with respect to a standard simulation.

G. Bussi and M. Parrinello, J. Chem. Phys., vol. 126 (1), pp. 014101, 2007
M. Ceriotti, G. Bussi and M. Parrinello, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol 102 (2), pp. 020601, 2009
M. Ceriotti, G. Bussi and M. Parrinello, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol 103 (3), pp. 030603, 2009

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News: Graduate Course on Neutrons in Biology


Paris, 7th – 11th June, 2010

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

A course focusing on neutron techniques used in structural biology. The course is designed for graduate students with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.


Deadline for application: March 31, 2010

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Conference: Quarto Congresso Nazionale della Associazione Italiana Gestione Energia-AIGE


Il Quarto Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana Gestione Energia, organizzato dal Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Impresa dell’Università di Tor Vergata, si svolgerà a Roma dal 26 al 27 maggio 2010.

More Info:
AIGE primo annuncio 2010

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News: Observation of Half Quantum Vortices in Exciton Polariton Condensates

F2.smallProf. Alexey Kavokin, a member of the NAST, has published an article in Science on the discovery of the “vortex means” in a Bose Einstein condensate of exciton polaritons. The news, with a short summary of the results, is visible on the Home Page of the Tor Vergata site.

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Read the article in Science