Young Researcher Meeting

7th Young Researcher Meeting, Torino 2016 – Program

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October 24th - Back to top

8:30 - 9:30: Welcome desk

9:30 - 10:00: Opening Remarks

THEORETICAL PHYSICS (chair: Fabrizio Piacentini)

  • 10:00 - 10:25 Matteo Tuveri (University of Cagliari)
    "Emergent Gravity from an Augmented Variational Principle"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Andrea Orta (LMU Munich)
    "NMHV tree-level scattering amplitudes from the amplituhedron"
  • 10:50 - 11:15 Edgardo Franzin (University of Cagliari and INFN)
    "Testing Strong Gravity with Gravitational Waves and Love Numbers"

11:15 - 11:35: Coffee break and poster placement

ASTROPHYSICS & COSMOLOGY (1) (chair: Rugiada Cuccaro)

  • 11:35 - 12:00 Riccardo Murgia (SISSA, Trieste)
    "Constraints on the coupling between dark matter and dark energy from CMB data"
  • 12:00 - 12-25 Francesco Forastieri (University of Ferrara)
    "Planck constraints on sterile neutrinos with secret interactions"
  • 12:25 - 12:50 Linda Polastri (University of Ferrara)
    "CMB low multipole alignments in the ΛCDM and Dipolar models"
  • 12:50 - 13:15 Silvia Manconi (University and INFN of Torino)
    "Anisotropies in the flux of cosmic ray electrons and positrons"

13:15 - 14:20: Lunch and poster placement

MATTER PHYSICS (1) (chair: Lapo Lolli)

  • 14:20 - 14:45 Ekaterine Dadiani (Physics Department, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, GEORGIA)
    "Hydrophobic Droplets"
  • 14:45 - 15:10 Federico Ferrarese Lupi (INRIM)
    "Self-assembly Nanofabrication techniques for Metrology"
  • 15:10 - 15:35 Ali Nasseri (ISI Foundation)
    "Effect of Manipulating Magnetic Material Properties on Magnetic Domain Wall Motion"
  • 15:35 - 16:00 Erik Piatti (Polytechnic University of Turin)
    "Electrochemical gating in thin film superconductors: control of bulk superconductivity via surface-bound electric fields"


  • 16:00 - 16:25 Find your Doctor (
    "What meaning for a PhD nowadays? Knowledge workers as a drive for change"

16:30 - 19:00: Posters & Wine

October 25th - Back to top

08:30 - 9:00: Registration desk

ASTROPHYSICS & COSMOLOGY (2) (chair: Alessio Avella)

  • 9:00 - 9:25 Eloisa Menegoni (Luth, Observatoire de Paris)
    "Constraints on a scale-dependent bias from galaxy clustering"
  • 9:25 - 9:50 Lichen Liang (University of Zurich)
    "The growth and enrichment of intra-group medium"
  • 9:50 - 10:15 Francesca Loi (University of Cagliari & INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Cagliari)
    "Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters in the SKA era"
  • 10:15-10:40 Camilo Delgado-Correal (University of Ferrara)
    "Spectroscopic identification of high redshift lensed galaxies"


  • 10:40 - 11:10 Fabio Sciarrino (Sapienza University of Rome)
    "Quantum information on a chip"

11:10 - 11:30: Coffee break

GEOPHYSICS (chair: Emanuela Pusceddu)

  • 11:30 - 11:55 Alessandro Ursi (INAF - IAPS, Rome)
    "Detection of Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes by the AGILE satellite"
  • 11:55 - 12:20 Alessia Nicosia (CNR-ISAC, Universities of Ferrara and Clermont-Ferrand)
    "Heterogeneous Nucleation of Ice in the Atmosphere"
  • 12:20- 12:45 Davide Putero (CNR - ISAC)
    "STEFLUX, a tool for investigating stratospheric intrusions"


  • 12:45 - 13:15 Elisa Palazzi (Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate-National Research Council; ISAC-CNR)
    "Climatic changes in the mountains"

13:15 - 14:20: Lunch

BIOPHYSICS & MEDICAL PHYSICS (chair: Enrico Simonetto)

  • 14:45 - 15:10 Enrico Catalano (University of Bari)
    "Characterization of physicochemical and colloidal properties of iron oxide nanoparticles and calcium-doped core-shell NPs for biomedical applications"
  • 15:10 - 15:35 Valentina Elettra Bellinzona (University of Pavia)
    "Development and Implementation of a non Gaussian model for the lateral dose prediction in a proton therapy treatment planning system ."
  • 15:35 - 16:00 Alberto Traverso (DISAT Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin Section of INFN)
    "Development and applications in clinical practice of Computer-aided Diagnosis systems for the early detection of lung cancer: state-of-art and challenges"
  • 16:00 - 16:25 Veronica Ferrero (University of Turin)
    "The INSIDE project: on-line monitoring and simulation validation with the in-beam PET scanner"

16:25 - 16:35: Group photo

16:35 - 17:30: (Bus transfer INRiM-Pino)

17:30 - 19:30: Astronomical Observatory of Pino

19:30 - 20:30: (Bus transfer Pino-Turin City Center)

20:30: Social Dinner

October 26th - Back to top

08:30 - 9:00: Registration desk

9:00 - 10:00: LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: Walter Bich

"Metrology: why not?"

MATTER PHYSICS (2) (chair: Raffaella Romeo)

  • 10:00 - 10:25 Luisa Mandrile (MS Industrial Chemistry)
    "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering: exploiting plasmonic’s physic for chemical sensing"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Riccardo Ragona (Ghent University - LPP-ERM/KMS)
    "ICRF Traveling Wave Antennas for fusion devices"
  • 10:50 - 11:15 Paolo Brogi (---)
    "A digital Avalanche Pixel Sensor for charged particle detection (APiX)"

11:15 - 11:35: Coffee break

PARTICLE PHYSICS (chair: Alessandro Cultrera)

  • 11:35 - 12:00 Irene Nutini (Gran Sasso Science Institute (INFN))
    "The first pion-Ar cross-section measurement with the LArIAT experiment"
  • 12:00 - 12-25 Raffaele Del Grande (LNF-INFN)
    "Investigating the low-energy K- interactions in nuclear matter with AMADEUS"
  • 12:25 - 12:50 Elisa Incani (University of Cagliari and INFN)
    "Dimuon production in Pb-Pb collisions at 20-160 AGeV at the CERN SPS: Mapping the QCD phase diagram in the transition region with a new experiment"


  • 12:50 - 13:20 Andrea Giachero (INFN of Milano-Bicocca)
    "Assess the neutrino mass with micro and macro calorimeter approach"

13:20 - 14:20: Lunch

MATTER PHYSICS (3) (chair: Enrica Pessana)

  • 14:20 - 14:45 Matteo Puviani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
    "Periodically driven interacting electrons in 1D: a many-body Floquet approach"
  • 14:45 - 15:10 Giorgi Khomeriki (Physics Department, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, GEORGIA)
    "Parametric resonance induced chaos in magnetic damped driven pendulum"
  • 15:10 - 15:35 Stefano Marcantoni (University of Trieste)
    "Heat, work and entropy production in a bipartite quantum system"

15:35 - 15:45: Awards Ceremony

15:45 - 16:00: Closing Remarks

16:00 - 18:00: INRiM Labs-Tour

Posters - Back to top

International Physicists Network – IPN, Consortium for Technology Transfer – C2T
"Project Dandelion: carrying ideas on a fertile ground"

Astrophysics & Cosmology

Abudusaimaiti Anwaier, University of Camerino
"Realization of frequency dependent squeeze angle by using optomechanical cavity in gravitational wave detection"

Alessandro Buzzelli, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
"Optimization of the half wave plate configuration for the LSPE-SWIPE experiment"

Luca Giovannelli, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
"Universal filtergram based on Fabry-Perot with a varying beam incidence"

Arpine Kozmanyan, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
"Measuring the rate of expansion of the universe with galaxy clusters"

Biophysics & Medical Physics

Gabriele Barrera, INRiM
"Magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications"

Barbara Genocchi, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
"Optimal Configuration of a Low Dose Dual Head Breast Specific Gamma Camera based on a CdZnTe pixelated detector."

Michela Radis, INRiM
"Metallic pigments and their visual apperance under different lighting conditions"

Matter Physics

Mahtab Asadian, Ghent University, Belgium
"The same poster of Silvia Grande"

Maha Ayat, Research Center in Semiconductors , Technology for Energetics (CRTSE), Algeria
"Electrochemical deposition of polyaniline onto the porous silicon for gas sensing"

Carmelo Barbagallo, Italy
"Thermal fatigue life evaluatiion of SnAgCu solder joints in a multi-chip power module"

Filippo Bregolin, INRiM
"Optical lattice clocks towards the redefinition of the second"

Matteo Cialone, INRiM
"Current induced phase segregation in Fe(100-x)Pd(x) thin films"

Tsotne Dadiani, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State , University, Georgia
"Circle of light formed by a light beam and wire"

Masoud Dialameh, INRiM
"Feature dependent pattern transfer through PS-b-PMMA block copolymer masks by Reactive Ion Etching"

Serena Fazzini, Polytechnic University of Turin
"Hidden Magnetism in Periodically Modulated One Dimensional Dipolar Fermions"

Andrea Ferrero, INRIA
"Adaptive CFD schemes for aerospace propulsion"

Daniele Gastaldo, Polytechnic University of Turin
"Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction: applications to thin films growth, patterns analysis and simulations"

Silvia Grande, Ghent University, Belgium
"Effects of pre- and post-plasma treatment on electrospun PCL nanofibers to improve cell interaction"

Ana Lomashvili, San Diego State University, Georgia
"Pointy ice structure of a frozen water droplet"

Elina Nepomnyashchaya, Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University
"The laser light scattering techniques for ferrofluids nanostructure investigation"

Bhaskarjyoti Sarma, Polytechnic University of Turin
"Bubble domain wall in the presence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction"


Enrico Rebufello, University of Turin
"Finding Expectation Value in a Single Measurement"

Salvatore Virzì, University of Turin
"Optimal Estimation of Parameters of an Entangled Quantum State"

David Di Gasbarro, University of L'Aquila
"Review of techniques for 2D camera calibration suitable for industrial vision systems"

Carla Divieto, INRiM
"Critical Factors for Accuracy and Reproducibility of Absolute Quantification in Digital PCR"

Paolo Durandetto, INRiM
"Cryocooled Josephson standards for AC voltage metrology"

Francesca Rolle, INRiM
"Metrological Traceability of Carbon Dioxide measurements in atmosphere and seawater "

Particle Physics

Sergey Nagorny , LNGS, Italy
"PbMoO4 scintillating bolometers as detectors to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo"

Teaching & Public Engagement

Tommaso Bosco, Roma Tre University
"The Sky in a room"

Marta Rinaudo, University of Turin
"Learning from experimental activities (for secondary level school)"

Theoretical Physics

Alessandro Di Marco, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
"Constraining auto-interaction terms in supergravity \alpha-attractor inflationary models."

Davide Mamone, Berlin
"Available evidence of a missing theory?"