Young Researcher Meeting

8th Young Researcher Meeting, Cagliari 2017 – Program

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May 29th - Back to top

8:45 - 9:30: Registration desk

9:30 - 10:00: Opening Remarks

ASTROPHYSICS I (chair: F. Loi)

  • 10:00 - 10:25 Isabella Paola Carucci (SISSA, Italy)
    "Using cosmic neutral hydrogen as large scale structure tracer"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Marco Marongiu (University of Ferrara - IRAP, Italy)
    "Prospects on short gamma-ray bursts with the forthcoming Chinese Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope"

10:50 - 11:20: Coffee break and poster placement


  • 11:20 - 11:45 Arianna Miraval Zanon (University of Padova, Italy)
    "Study of the eclipse region of redback millisecond pulsar J1431-4715"
  • 11:45 - 12:10 Sara Loru (INAF - Cagliari, Italy)
    "Modelling spatially-resolved spectra of Supernova Remnants with the Sardinia Radio Telescope"
  • 12:10 - 12-35 Alessandro Buzzelli (University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)
    "Impact of polarized foreground on LSPE-SWIPE observation"
  • 12:35 - 13:00 Giorgio Viavattene (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)
    "Remote sensing of the solar photosphere: a tale of two methods"

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch and poster placement


  • 14:30 - 14:55 Ferdinando Insalata (Imperial College London, UK)
    "Coarsening and Percolation in a disordered ferromagnet"
  • 14:55 - 15:20 Giuseppe Luongo (CNR-SPIN Salerno, Italy)
    "Graphene/Silicon Schottky photodiode"
  • 15:20 - 15:45 Elisa Pinna (University of Cagliari, Italy)
    "Organic-Inorganic hybrids of eumelanin and porous Si: how to improve the junction stability"
  • 15:45 - 16:10 Roberto Cardia (University of Cagliari, Italy)
    "Optical Absorption of Eumelanin Tetramers: a TDDFT study"

16:10 - 19:00: Posters & Wine

May 30th - Back to top

09:00 - 9:35: Registration desk

BIOPHYSICS (chair: M. Di Stefano)

  • 9:35 - 10:00 Andrea Basciu (University of Cagliari, Italy)
    "A new protocol to improve the predictive power of molecular docking"
  • 10:00 - 10:25 Alessia Embriaco (University of Pavia - INFN, Italy)
    "MONET code for the evaluation of the dose in Hadrontherapy"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Foroogh Khozeymeh Sarbishe (University of Kurdistan, Iran and University of Trento, Italy)
    "Analytical calculations of a race-track SiON resonator for biosensing application"

10:50 - 11:20: Coffee break

CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS II (chair: Emanuela Pusceddu)

  • 11:20 - 11:45 Ekaterine Dadiani (Tbilisi State University, Georgia)
    "Singing paper strip"
  • 11:45 - 12:10 Roberto Schimmenti (University of Palermo, Italy)
    "Boron Nitride Supported Sub-Nanometer Pd Clusters for Selective HCOOH Decomposition: A Computational Investigation"
  • 12:10- 12:35 Mostafa Marzouk (Helwan University, Egypt)
    "High Tc Superconducting materials scattered by a Neutron source"
  • 12:35 - 13:00 Giovanna Pintori (University of Trento, Italy)
    "Relaxation dynamics in borate glass formers probed by photon correlation at the microscopic and macroscopic length scale"

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch

ASTROPHYSICS II (chair: M. Cadeddu)

  • 14:30 - 14:55 Mario Cadelano (University of Bologna, Italy)
    "The physics of millisecond pulsars in globular clusters"
  • 14:55 - 15:20 Giampaolo Benevento (University of Padova, Italy)
    "Forecasting the power of next generation cosmological surveys in probing alternative theories of gravity"
  • 15:20 - 15:45 Francesca Lepori (SISSA, Italy)
    "Relativistic effects in the neutral hydrogen and galaxy redshift survey cross-correlation"

15:45 - 16:15: Coffee Break

  • 16:15 - 16:40 Riccardo Murgia (SISSA, Italy)
    "Dark matter at small scales: a general approach"

16:40 - 17:40: LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: Cristian Galbiati (Princeton University, USA & INFN-MI)

"Dark Matter and Neutrinoless Double Beta: what it takes, how to get there?"

20:30: Social Dinner

May 31st - Back to top

09:00 - 9:35: Registration desk


  • 9:35 - 10:00 Riccardo Mirabelli (University of Rome 'La Sapienza' - INFN, Italy)
    "MONDO: A tracker for the characterization of secondary fast and ultrafast neutrons emitted in Particle Therapy"
  • 10:00 - 10:25 Valentina Dompe (University of Rome 'La Sapienza' - Rome, Italy)
    "The CUORE experiment at LNGS"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Roberto Mulargia (University of Turin - INFN, Italy)
    "Ultra-Fast Silicon Detectors for 4D tracking"

10:50 - 11:20: Coffee break

  • 11:20 - 11:45 Dorothea Fonnesu (Kirchhoff-Institut fur Physik, Germany)
    "The ECHo experiment for the direct measurement of the electron neutrino mass"
  • 11:45 - 12:10 Benedetto Gianluca Siddi (University of Ferrara - INFN, Italy - CERN)
    "Study of b-hadrons semileptonic decays with tau leptons in the final state at LHCb"


  • 12:10 - 13:00 Carlos Mejia-Monasterio (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
    "The Thermodynamics of the Small"

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch break

14:30 - 19:00: Visit to the Sardinia Radio Telescope (upon reservation)

June 1st - Back to top

09:00 - 9:35: Registration desk


  • 9:35 - 10:00 Nicola Pintus (INAF - Cagliari, Italy)
    "An exactly solvable inflationary model"
  • 10:00 - 10:25 Adolfo Cisterna Roa (Universidad Central de Chile, Chile)
    "Static and slowly rotating neutron stars in Horndeski gravity"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Monika Richter (University of Silesia, Poland)
    "Leggett-Garg inequality in the neutrino oscillations"

10:50 - 11:20: Coffee break

  • 11:20 - 11:45 Alessandro Nada (University of Turin - INFN, Italy)
    "Jarzynski's equality in lattice gauge theories"
  • 11:45 - 12:10 Luca Zambelli (University of Jena, Germany)
    "Asymptotic Freedom in Higgs models"


  • 12:10 - 13:00 Paolo Pani (University of Rome 'La Sapienza' - Rome, Italy)
    "Testing fundamental physics with gravitational-wave and black-hole observations"

13:00 - 13:30: Closing remarks

Posters - Back to top

Nicola Sestu, University of Cagliari, Italy
"Absorption F-Sum Rule for the Exciton Binding Energy in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites"

Elisa Sechi, IOM-CNR Cagliari, Italy
"Porous silicon/polyaniline hybrid materials for photovoltaic applications"

Laura Mais, University of Cagliari, Italy
"Highly ordered TiO2-WO3 modified nanotubes array for photoelectrocatalytic oxidation of Methyl Orange"

Armando Galluzzi, University of Salerno, Italy
"Determination of the ferromagnetic transition temperature of a Cu(x)Ni(1-x) film by means of an evolution of the method based on the Arrot plots"

Paola Mocci, University of Cagliari, Italy
"Electronic and optical properties of Si-atoms substituted graphene nanoribbons"

Tsotne Dadiani, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
"Light rings in the falling liquid jet"

Simona Corgiolu, University of Cagliari, Italy
"Controlled amino-functionalization of gold surfaces by electrochemical deposition of diazonium salts"

Tommaso D'Agostino, University of Cagliari, Italy
"The subtle balance: a comparative study on the properties that favour permeation of antibiotics in bacteria"

Elina Nepomnyashchaya, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
"Spectroscopic techniques to study the non-specific immune response"

Foroogh Khozeymeh Sarbishe, University of Kurdistan, Iran and University of Trento, Italy
"Sensitivity optimization in multi-WGM optical cylindrical biosensors"

Leonardo Bianchini, University of Florence, Italy
"High-resolution numerical simulations of astrophysical plasma turbulence: Comparison with observations by the Magnetospheric Multiscale NASA Mission"

Angelo Loi, University of Cagliari, Italy
"3D particle detectors with high space and time resolution"

Maura Spanu, INFN Pavia, Italy
"Study on TPB as wavelength shifter for the new ICARUS T600 light detection system in the SBN program"

Emanuele Picciau, University of Cagliari, Italy
"The role of neutrino background on next generation dark-matter experiments"

Hamid Basiri, Shahrood University, Iran
"Investigation of some possible changes in Am-Be neutron source configuration in order to increase the thermal neutron flux using Monte Carlo code"

Monika Richter, University of Silesia, Poland
"Quantum Cheshire Cat"

Piotr Chaber, University of Silesia, Poland
"The problem of neutrino masses in Two-Higgs-Doublet Model"

Gaetano Luciano,University of Salerno, Italy
"Non-thermal signature of the Unruh effect in field mixing"