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1st July 2020, Matteo Palutan (LNF) is the new deputy-spokesperson of LHCb experiment at CERN

LHCb experiment at CERN changes its spokesperson. The new one is Chris Parkes from the University of Manchester who starts today his three-year tenure as LHCb spokesperson. He takes over from Giovanni Passaleva from the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Firenze, who has served as LHCb spokesperson from 1 July 2017 to 30 Jun 2020. Matteo Palutan from the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati of INFN is the new deputy spokesperson. Palutan is first researcher at LNF, he worked for the KLOE experiment and since 2010 he has being working in the LHCb collaboration for which he was Muon Project Leader (2016-2018) and National Representative (2019-2020). Chris Parkes and Matteo Palutan will face the huge challenges of leading LHCb collaboration through the completion of the major LHCb detector upgrade during the LHC Long Shutdown 2. The upgrade is practically a new detector that will collect data thanks to the new fully software trigger system. The construction activities have been heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the work together across the international collaboration allows to complete the experiment. For the further future, LHCb is planning an Upgrade II of the detector that will allow the full exploitation of the High-Luminosity LHC. Beyond working on present and future upgrades, the LHCb collaboration is preparing many exciting physics results from analyses of the full data taken during the first decade of LHC operations, hopefully able to confirm or find hints of physics beyond the Standard Model of Particles.

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A fixed target for LHC

The first fixed target ever installed at the LHC is completing its way towards the mounting in LHCb, making the latter the first experiment having two different interaction points (beam-beam, beam-target) able to work simultaneously.

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100th anniversary of Giorgio Salvini’s birth

Today, on the 24th of April 2020, is the centennial of Giorgio Salvini’s birth.
Unforgettable reference figure in the scientific world in a crucial post-war period, we owe him a lot of what followed: the golden years of Particle Physics in Italy.

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From Frascati an “umbrella” for ICARUS at Fermilab

At LNF the construction of the Cosmic Ray Tagger (CRT) for ICARUS-T600 has just ended. The latter is one of the detectors of the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) experiment at Fermilab, aiming at discovering the so-called sterile neutrinos at the eV Scale or definitely excluding them.

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EuPRAXIA gets funded

The Official Journal of February 6, 2020 publishes the Decree of the Ministry of Education, University and Research no. 1118/2019, “Allotment of the fund aimed at relaunching investments of Government Central Administrations and at Country’s development”, as provided for in the Article 1, section 95 of the Law of December 30, 2018, no. 145.

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Indian Ambassador visited LNF

On the 4th of March an Indian delegation, guided by the Ambassador to Italy Reenat Sandhu, visited Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS) and Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of INFN.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

Again this year, Frascati National Laboratory (LNF) adhere to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly with the purpose of promoting equal access to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), as well as emphasizing the value of women in the world of scientific research.

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