From the 12th to the 16th of February it took place at LNF the INternational School on modern PhYsics and REsearch – INSPYRE, this year with the participation of 39 schools for a total of 89 applicants, 40 from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia and UK, as well as 49 students from all over Italy. The course – entirely in English – was composed of 5 days of lessons of particle physics focusing especially on accelerators, the main topic of the 2018 edition. Its program aims at getting the students interested in Modern Physics and also at showing the various applications from scientific research to highlight the extremely close relationship between Science and Society. LNF researchers involved the participants in a series laboratory activities and they guided them during the visit to the accelerators and the main experimental apparata, to discover more closely the fascinating world of Science. Thanks to its intercultural frame, this initiative is not just a chance of didactic enrichment, but also a valuable growth experience.
Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF