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Participation to science festivals
Outreach of
Italy’s National Nuclear
Physics Institute
Catia Peduto
Infn Communication Office
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Italy’s National Nuclear Physics
Institute (INFN)
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4 national laboratories
19 departments located
inside universities and 11
sister departments
CNAF in Bologna: the
national data processing
centre
European Gravitational
Observatory (EGO) near
to Pisa (project VIRGO)
Communication Office in
the centre of Rome: that’s
us!!
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Outreach activities of INFN’s
Communication Office:
www.infn.it/comunicazione
INFN review Asimmetrie
Exhibitions
Science festivals
Publications
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Other outreach activities
Outreach of Lhc
Exhibitions
Target: students ≥ 13 years and general public
Contents: particle physics and its applications
experiments of INFN
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Exhibitions
Now travelling around Italy:
La Natura si fa in 4 (Nature is 4-divided)
Contents: the four forces of Nature (electromagnetic, strong,
weak and gravitational) each presented by several exhibits
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Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
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The exhibition is presented by science guides.
Exhibitions
• Inauguration in Science Festival of Bergamo (October 2007)
• Science Museum Naples (March), Science Festival in
Novara (April) and Padova (May)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Next stop: Philosophy Festival in Città di Castello (October)
Exhibitions
Past exhibitions:
I Microscopi della Fisica (Microscopes of Physics)
• 100 qm exhibition with several exhibits
• Contents: to show particle physics through the instruments
• 2004-2007 in 9 Italian cities and in 2006 in Alexandria
(Egypt)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Exhibitions
… and Fisica su Ruote (Physics on the road)
• interactive laboratory
• Contents: 3 guided tours starting from daily life objects
• From 2003 to 2007 in 20 Italian cities. In 2004 at ESOF in
Stockholm (Sweden)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Exhibitions
Future exhibition:
Astri e Particelle (Asters and particles)
• Contents: astroparticle physics
• In preparation with other Italian research institutes
• Inauguration: October 2009 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni
(Rome)
• Designed for Museo di Teramo (near LNGS)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Participation to science festivals
We send them
one of the INFN exhibitions
or
create new exhibition or outreach activity:
- adapted to the theme of festival
- logical order to exhibits
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Participation to science festivals
January 2007: Festival delle Scienze di Roma (Auditorium)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Participation to science festivals
April 2007: Sperimentando (Padova)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Partcipation to science festivals
May 2007: “Apriamo la mente” (Lazio)
- Microscopi della Fisica in San Martino al Cimino (Viterbo)
- contribution to exhibition in the centre of Rome
- open day of LNF and Lhc night event
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Participation to science festivals
May 2008: “Apriamo la mente” (Lazio)
- contribution to exhibition in the centre of Rome
- science cafés in Rome and Viterbo
- theatre spectacle about Optics
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Participation to science festivals
July 2008: ESOF Barcellona
- CasaProton (INFN Turin): Lhc experiments
- Aspera exhibition: cosmic ray detector and Virgo exhibit
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
INFN review Asimmetrie
Dark matter
Gravitational waves
Accelerators
Quarterly review edited by INFN (monograph)
Target:
- institute employees (researchers, technician and administrative
personnel)
- high school students (reached trough the mediation of physics
teachers)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
INFN review Asimmetrie
Authors: researchers of the INFN
Editing process: guided by the Communication Office
Also an online rewiew: www.asimmetrie.it
Next issue: Antimatter
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Other outreach activities
Masterclasses
- 9 INFN departments
- coordinated by INFN Communication Office
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Other outreach activities
Fisica in barca (Physics on the boat)
- October/November 2005
- November/December 2007
- May 2008
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Other outreach activities
Participation to exhibition
Il mito della velocità (The myth of velocity)
- from February to May 2008 in Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome)
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
Lhc outreach
- 7 posters
- Lhc video
- “Boson day” - event in Science Museum of Milan and
Naples in spring for the inauguration
Eppog Meeting,
3 October 2008
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