From the university of Insubria for the first experience as “researchers”


Six third year students of the BSc programme in physics at the University of Insubria (Varese-Como) spent five days at the Beam Test Facility (BTF) of the Frascati National Laboratories to study the behaviour of a calorimeter.
The energy deposited in the detector by the particles coming from the accelerator beam is transformed into light, collected by optical fibres and transported to innovative detectors consisting of silicon photomultipliers. The calorimeter is a prototype for the feasibility study of the INFN CSN V SCENTT project, dedicated to the development of a detector to improve the measurement of the impact cross section of neutrinos. The group of students was particularly enthusiastic and interested in working in a challenging environment such as that of a beam test in a real particle physics laboratory. BTF is an optimal environment for understanding what a particle physicist does and how he/she works, said the coordinator Luca Foggetta who, among other things, was a brilliant student at the same university.