The INFN is involved in some major experimental projects that will open up new frontiers for research into detectors and detector electronics. R&D activity in this field regards high-energy, high-intensity electron accelerators, proton and ion accelerators to produce radioactive beams and for hadron therapy applications. Other projects are concerned with accelerators for producing very-high-energy and highly coherent electromagnetic radiation (X-FEL) and the ESS (European Spallation Source) project being developed at Lund in Sweden.

The INFN’s research work in biomedicine has important implications for medical imaging, cancer treatment, dosimetry and the study of cell growth and neurological models. Furthermore, the highly advanced, extremely sensitive measurement technologies and systems developed as the result of experiments in fundamental physics are increasingly being used in the analysis of objects of artistic, archaeological and historical interest.

The INFN collaborates through CSN5 with the leading national and regional research and monitoring agencies operating in the public health sector, including the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), the Ministry of Health, foundations and national and regional health authorities, as well as with other research agencies (ITT, CNR, INGV) and, of course, with universities. Technological transfer is also fostered through the development of specific collaboration agreements with industrial associations (CONFINDUSTRIA and CONFAPI).

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Nasce dalla ricerca in fisica fondamentale per rispondere a un’esigenza sperimentale: avere a disposizione grandi quantità di argon per la ricerca di materia oscura con l’esperimento DarkSide ai Laboratori del Gran Sasso dell’INFN. Ma, […]

Quantum Technologies within INFN (20-21.01.20)

Quantum Technologies within INFN: status and perspectives. Padova, 20-21 January 2020
1st announcement

Quantum-enabled science and technology has seen rapid advances and growing interest and investments over the last years. This workshop, organized in the framework of […]

Frontiers detectors for Frontiers Physics (27.05_2.06.2018)

From 27 May 2018 to 02 June 2018, at La Biodola, Isola d’Elba (Italy), will take place the

14th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors

Topic of the Conference will include:

New ideas on […]

Workshop Tecnologie e strumenti digitali per la fruizione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale (30.11.17)



Il 30 novembre p.v. alle ore 16.30 presso la Sala Consiliare del Comune di Salve, via Roma, si svolgerà il Workshop

“Tecnologie e strumenti digitali per la fruizione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale”.

Il workshop è […]

XXVII Giornate di Studio sui Rivelatori (12-16.02.2018)

La XXVII edizione della scuola F. Bonaudi, Giornate di Studio sui Rivelatori, si terrà a Cogne (AO) presso l’ex Villa Gualino dal 12 al 16 febbraio 2018.

Il programma della scuola, che si svolgerà in […]