Passion for Physics 2017

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On the occasion of its 120th Anniversary, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) will organise in Varenna, Lake Como, in the beautiful venue of Villa Monastero, a new edition of the International Scientific Symposium "Passion for Physics" on Saturday, 24 June 2017.


Aula Fermi
Webcast available by clicking on the name of the speakers (RealPlayer needed).

9.00 - Opening Addresses
Luisa Cifarelli – SIF President
Fernando Ferroni – INFN President
Massimo Inguscio – CNR President
Cristina Messa – Rector of Università di Milano Bicocca
Rüdiger Voss – EPS President
and local Authorities

9.45 - Chair: Renato Angelo Ricci – Università di Padova and SIF
Gravitational wave astrophysics: a new window on the Universe.
Laura Cadonati – Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

The Big Bang revisited.
Gabriele Veneziano – CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)

From quarks to pentaquarks: a journey in Gatto’s and Cabibbo’s schools of theorists.
Luciano Maiani – Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)

11.15 - Coffee break

11.45 - Chair: Alessandro Bettini – Università di Padova and SIF
Exploring particle-antiparticle asymmetry in neutrino oscillation.
Atsuko Ichikawa – Kyoto University (Japan)

Illuminating the dark-searches for dark matter in the Milky Way.
Laura Baudis – University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Exploring matter at the atomic level.
Corrado Spinella - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma (Italy)

13.15 - Lunch break, interviews, etc.

14.45 - Chair: Luisa Cifarelli – Università di Bologna and SIF
Entropy, fluctuations and rare events.
Michele Parrinello – ETH Zurich and Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano (Switzerland)

From coherent perfect transparency to coherent perfect absorption: how to control light with light.
Alessandro Tredicucci – Università di Pisa (Italy)

From copper-based to iron-based superconductors. Recent development in superconductivity.
Maw-Kuen Wu – Academia Sinica, Taipei (Taiwan)

16.15 - Coffee break

16.45 - Chair: Rüdiger Voss – CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) and EPS
Prospects in high energy physics.
Halina Abramowicz – Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich (Germany)

Exploring matter at the angstrom-femtosecond space and time scale with the X-ray FEL.
Claudio Pellegrini – UCLA, Los Angeles and SLAC, Menlo Park (USA)

Fermi, Majorana and the whole of our knowledge.
Antonino Zichichi – Università di Bologna (Italy)

18.30 – Closing Remarks
Luisa Cifarelli – SIF President

18.45 - End of Scientific Programme

19.30 - Concert, Dinner and Light Show at Villa Monastero


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