Graphene third dimension

Graphene is the first thermodynamically stable two-dimensional material found in nature. Its properties are extraordinary: from high electrons mobility based on its linear dispersion (Dirac electrons), to strong interaction with the electromagnetic field, high thermal conductivity and high mechanical hardness.

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Career day: a day for orientation

The 3rd of April, for the first time, the Laboratory will open its doors to students attending their last year of high school, for a whole day dedicated to an orientation towards STEM careers – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students will learn more about the activities of professionals in the fields of Research, University and High Technology Industries. They will have a chance to meet young researchers and technologists and to visit the main LNF experiments.

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International masterclass 2017 @LNF

From the 13th to the 17th of March 2017, the LNF will host the 13th edition of IPPOG-International Particle Physics Masterclass, addressed to students in their last year of high school. The 52 Italian students will attend lectures on the Standard Model, detectors and particle accelerators, followed by computer exercises on LHCb and CMS experiments from the LHC particle accelerator.

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Searching for Dark Photons across the Atlantic

A group of Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) physicists, coming from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, went to BTF at the National Laboratory of Frascati to develop a new detector with capabilities to chase a new possible particle: dark photon, one possible manifestation of dark matter, potentially produced in electron-positron annihilations.

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70 High school students at INSPYRE 2017

From February 13th to the 17th, the National Laboratory of Frascati is hosting the 7th edition of INSPYRE – International School on Modern Physics and Research. This year the topic of this international school for High School students from all over Europe is the Space Frontier.

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Gihan Kamel: from DAFNE to SESAME

Gihan Kamel, the only woman in the scientific staff of SESAME, studied in Italy before getting to the particle accelerator that is going to start running in a few weeks in Jordan.

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