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.

Over the past few years, India has been showing greater esteem and interest toward Italian scientific activity and the large research laboratories of our country. The basis is the awareness of the importance of encouraging knowledge exchange between the two States and of developing innovative industrial processes that improve their economies.
On both scientific and technological side, relations between Italy and India are regulated by an intergovernmental agreement of Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed in New Delhi in 2003 and in force since 2009. Most recently, in the framework of the last Executive Protocol for 2017-2019, also industrial-oriented research has assumed a major role, sustained by the involvement of India’s Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) and the support of the General Direction for Country’s Promotion of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).
For a long time LNF has established a concrete and positive collaboration with India, in particular in the areas of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, which is testified by the realisation of two bilateral workshops, held in 2013 and 2015. Today the study of emerging materials plays an increasingly strategic role in the future of several industrial sectors, such as medicine, pharmacology, ICT, and space.
At LNF the delegation had the exceptional opportunity to visit DAFNE and the Visitor Centre, an immersive and multimedia exhibition area dedicated to Particle Physics and the technologies developed to study them.
Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF