Young Researcher Meeting

7th Young Researcher Meeting, Torino 2016 – Info


1# - Astrophysical Observatory of Turin

The Astrophysical Observatory of Turin represents one of the research facility of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), the main Italian research organization for the study of the Universe.

The Astrophysical Observatory was established in 2012 merging two important and historical institutions of Turin: the Astronomical Observatory, mainly dedicated to Astrometry, Geodesy and Planetology, and the Institute of Physics of Interplanetary Space, dedicated to the experimental study of astrophysical particles.

At present, the main scientific activities carried out by the Astrophysical Observatory range from theoretical and observative Astrophysics to Astroparticle Physics and include activities of planning and development of advanced technology and instruments for observations from the Earth and space missions too. Among the space projects the Observatory took part in, there are the project SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory), HIPPARCOS (High precision parallax collecting satellite), GAIA (Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics), while among those ones concerning astroparticles there are the Pierre Auger experiment, KASCADE (KArlsruhe Shower Core and Array Detector) Grande, ARGO (Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory) and LVD (Large Volume Detector).

2# - INRiM Labs Tour

Pick your favorite tour, blue, red or green. At your arrival you will be asked which one you would join on day #3. Being at the national metrology institute (NMI), you'll have the possibility to explore unique laboratories (unless you come from another NMI of course!).

Physical Metrology TourNanoscience and Materials TourQuality of Life Tour

Atomic Frequency Standards Laboratory 

Innovative Cryogenic Device Lab

Food Metrology Labs

Quantum Optics Laboratories 

Nanofacility Piemonte 

Sonochemistry and Cavitation Laboratory 

Laser Interferometry Labs 

Scanning Probe Microscopy and SQUID Lab

Climate Metrology Laboratories


Posters need to be compatible with portrait A0 format. A dedicated Poster&Wine event will promote the presentation and discussion of the posters. The best poster will receive a prize sponsored by

Social Dinner

The social dinner will be held at the restaurant C'era Una Volta

The rich MENU features specialties of the region Piemonte and comprises: a starter, two main courses, dessert, coffee & liquors, drinks. The social dinner is free of charge for participants presenting a poster or a talk, while auditors will need to pay 28€ + VAT.

Conference Venue

INRiM - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
Strada delle Cacce, 91
10135, Torino 

Directions (Google Maps):

Arrive to Torino

Connection to Airports 

1) Torino International Airport 

The “Città di Torino Airport”, situated in Caselle, 16 kilometres (10 miles) north from the town centre, serves Torino. For further information see the website:

A continuous coach service of SADEM company:
connects the Airports with Torino railway central station Porta Nuova. The bus leaves just in front of the arrival exits of the Airport. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office and at the automatic ticket-machine close to the exit. Travel time from the Airport to the town centre is about 40 minutes. 

Bus timetable (Torino Airport):

Last stop in Torino (close to Porta Nuova Train Station):

As an alternative, a Taxi service is provided outside the terminal, just in front of the arrival exit. The one-way fare to go to downtown is approximately € 40 in the day and € 55 by night; from the airport to INRIM the price is about € 50 in the day and € 70 in the night. Travel time to Turin center is about 20 minutes, about 30-40 minutes during rush hours.

Also car renting is possible at the Airport, with these companies: AVIS, Hertz, EuropCar, Budget/Maggiore, Sixt/Autotravel, Thrifty/Italy by Car. Car rentals companies are grouped together, immediately in front of the Domestic Arrivals, ground floor-level zero. Daily car parking is possible for free in the courtyard of INRIM.

2) Milano Malpensa International Airport 

Milano Malpensa Airport is located in the middle between Torino and Milano, at about 2 hours by bus from Torino:

A continuous coach service of SADEM company: connects the Airport with Torino railway station Porta Susa. 

Bus timetable (Milano Malpensa Airport):
Bus Terminal in Torino (Close to Porta Susa Train Station and to Metro):

Connection from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova train station:

3) Other possible Airports: Orio al Serio, Linate 

By Train:

Torino has two main railway stations: Torino Porta Nuova and also Torino Porta Susa both well connected to the conference site, for scheduling visit:

High Speed Train connections from Torino to… 

- Milano (1h)
- Firenze (3h)
- Venezia (4h10min)
- Rome (4h15min)
- Napoli (5h30min) 

Suggested trains: 



Arrive to INRiM

The best public means lines to reach INRiM Campus from the city center are: 

- number 4 (Tram | very frequent)
- number 63 (Bus)

You can calculate your way from the street of your hotel with (inserting “Biblioteca INRiM” as arrival place) as well as with

The closest bus stops to the meeting are either: 

BOVETTI [n°. 494] STOP (in front of INRiM – along Strada delle Cacce)
Lines: 63 (bus), 34 (bus, scheduling not so frequent)

BISCARETTI [n°. 1078] STOP (along Corso Unione Sovietica)
Line: 4 (tram) - at 15 minutes by walk to the institute following the path:

Tickets can be purchased at the news-stands and tobacconists, and on the buses at a higher prices. Price of one ticket is € 1.5, one ticket is valuable on the whole urban network for 90 minutes since its validation, which has to be made before the first stop by using the machines on board.



Partner hotels of the Young Researcher Meeting.
All rooms are B&B. Book directly with the Hotel and during the reservation use the name of the congress.

Best Western Hotel Luxor 

Corso Stati Uniti, 7, 10128 Torino

Rates80,00 Euro single room
 98,00 Euro double room

Tourist tax is Euro 2,80 per person payable at the hotel, children under 12 years are excluded.

Ibis Styles Torino Porta Nuova 
Via XX Settembre, 4, 10121 Torino

Rates69,00 Euro single room
 90,00 Euro double room

Tourist tax is Euro 2,80 per person payable at the hotel, children under 12 years are excluded.

Art Hotel Boston 
Via Andrea Massena 70, 10128 TORINO

Rates100,00 Euro single room
 120,00 Euro double room

Tourist tax is Euro 3,70 per person payable at the hotel, children under 12 years are excluded.

Hotel Diplomatic 
Via Cernaia, 42, 10122 TORINO

Rates69,00 Euro single room
 84,00 Euro double room for single use 49,50 Euro per person in double room

Tourist tax is Euro 3,70 per person payable at the hotel. During the reservation using the code: “INRIM – 24-26/10/2016”.

Hotel Galimberti 
Via Taggia, 67, 10134 Torino, Italia

Rates52,00 Euro single room
 62,00 Euro double room

Tourist tax of Euro 2,30 per person payable at the hotel.