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15th Workshop on Breakdown Science and High Gradient Technology (HG2023)

We are pleased to announce the 15th workshop on breakdown science and high gradient technology, HG2023, that will be held in person in Italy at the Frascati National Labs of INFN – Via Enrico Fermi, 60 – Frascati (Rome) from 16 to 19 October 2023.The demand for pushing the RF structures operation to higher and higher accelerating gradients has been historically driven by the High Energy Physics community need of expanding the energy frontier of the discovery machines. This demand is still far to be exhausted, as clearly stated in the Accelerator R&D Roadmap for the European HEP Strategy released in late 2021. But high gradients are also extremely beneficial for accelerators destinated to different fields, such as compact light sources, medical and industrial applications, that are growing more and more as new drivers of the HG technology.The HG workshop covers revisitations of basics and fundamentals concepts, recent theoretical and experimental achievements, advancements in modelling and understanding of the breakdown phenomena, new design concepts and innovation in manufacturing techniques, ideas and experimental activities towards more powerful and efficient RF power sources, reports on the existing test benches and plans for new ones, and much more! It is a unique opportunity to sketch a comprehensive landscape of a truly global activity, with many pulsing research sites spread all over the continents.And, finally, it is the first opportunity to gather our community face to face since 2019, after the pandemic hard times. For all these reasons we look forward to seeing you …

DΛrk Energy: from Fundamental Theories to Observations (and back)

The Dark Energy from Fundamental Theories to Observations Conference will be held in the Bruno Touschek Auditorium (Bldg. 36, access from LNF secondary entrance in Via E. Fermi, 60 – see map).        (Talks by invitation only)You are welcome to download the conference poster here.Aim of the meeting:The problem of dark energy has unprecedentedly taken a central stage in the gravitation and cosmology research field, also in the view of the discrepancies found in the current expansion of the Universe as derived from Planck data and from local direct measurements. In this regard, we aim at organising an international workshop to discuss dark energy both from the theoretical and observational points of view. The workshop will be a precursor to the growing interest that this topic will gain in the near future due to the Euclid satellite, whose launch is planned for later this year, complementary ground-based observatories and Cosmic Microwave Background data. We would like to gather experts (both from the theory and observational sides) to understand together, through talks and discussion sessions, which predictions of fundamental theories can be tested by observations and, conversely, which new roads in fundamental physics may be opened by the future data. Important dates: May    1, 2023 –  Program announcement May 15, 2023 –  Deadline to apply for participation and poster presentationJune   1, 2023 – Notification of acceptance of participation and postersOrganising Committee:Luca Buoninfante (Nordita) Alexey Koshelev (ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai & University of Beira Interior, Covilha) K. Sravan Kumar (ICG, U. of Portsmouth) Gaetano Lambiase …

High Precision X-Ray Measurements 2023

High Precision X-ray Measurements 2023 conference is the third edition of the HPXM workshop, held at the INFN Laboratories of Frascati in 2018 and 2021. In the wake of the success of the 2018 and 2021 editions, HPXM2023 is planned with the twofold aim to consolidate the existing interconnections between the research teams and foster creating new ones, offering the opportunity for all the participants to discuss and share the results of their activities focusing on a common protagonist: X-ray precision detection. The aim of this workshop is to inform the participants on the most recent developments in X-ray detection technologies and their possible impacts in various sectors like nuclear physics, astrophysics, quantum physics, XRF, XES, EXAFS, PIXE, plasma emission spectroscopy, monochromators, synchrotron radiation, radioprotection, telescopes and space engineering, medical applications, food and beverage quality control and elemental mapping. Ray tracing simulations, graphite mosaic crystals and their applications will have a special focus. The scientific program consists of invited lectures from distinguished scientists and oral presentations given by the participants; a technical and industrial session is also foreseen. Organizing Committee: A. Scordo, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati INFN, Italy F. Napolitano, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati INFN, Italy A. Tamborrino Orsini,  Secretariat

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Conference will be held in the Bruno Touschek Auditorium (Bldg. 36, access from LNF secondary entrance in Via E. Fermi, 60 – see map). The NEXT Nanotechnology group at INFN – LNF organizes since 2000 a series of international meetings in the area of nanotechnology. The conference in 2023 is devoted to recent developments in nanoscience and its manifold technological applications. It consists of a number of tutorial/keynote lectures, as well as research talks presenting frontier nanoscience research developments and innovative nanotechnologies in the areas of biology, medicine, aerospace, optoelectronics, energy, materials and characterizations, low-dimensional nanostructures and devices.   We plan to submit selected papers, based on conference talks and related discussions, for publication on a special issue of the Hindawi journal (Journal of Nanomaterials, Impact Factor=3.791, Chief Editor Stefano Bellucci), https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/. There will be Invited Lecturers and selected talks from the call for papers below, as well as a poster session. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Authors wishing to submit their work for presentation at the conference can send an abstract as a doc or pdf file (max. 3 pages) to bellucci@lnf.infn.it by 15th May 2023, specifying whether it is meant for oral or poster presentation. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission. REGISTRATION There is no fee for attendance, however registration is mandatory and must be submitted by 21st May 2023. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION Hotel reservation is the responsibility of the participants. Additional information can be found in the web site. LOC: S. Bellucci (Chair), L.Gahramanli, F. …

Applications of radiation detection techniques in fundamental physics, food control, medicine and biology

The conference “Applications of radiation detection techniques in fundamental physics, food control, medicine and biology” will take place from May 8th to 12th at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF – INFN), Italy. The main purpose of the conference is to exchange experience and expertise gained by various institutions in the fields of radiation detection techniques developed for fundamental physics, food control, medical diagnostics and biology. The conference will be a showcase for forefront experimental as well as theoretical developments, where the interplay between outstanding research and innovative concepts on the borderline between physics, medicine and biology will be promoted. The conference is organized with the support of the INFN-LNF, Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Center for Theranostics, Poland. The conference will be held in person. The selected contributions will be published as open-access articles in Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems https://sciendo.com/issue/BIOAL/18/1 Conference fee is 450 Euro Conference Chairs: Catalina Curceanu, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Paweł Moskal, Jagiellonian University, Center for Theranostics, Poland Ewa Stępień, Jagiellonian University, Center for Theranostics, Poland                                                                                                             Organizing Committee: Alessandro Scordo, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy (chair) Magdalena Skurzok, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland (chair) Diana Laura Sirghi, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Fabrizio Napolitano, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Aleksander Khreptak, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Kamil Dulski, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Magdalena Marzec, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland Alessandra Tamborrino Orsini (secretariat) Scientific Committee: Catalina Curceanu, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy Bożena Jasińska, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland Paweł Moskal, Jagiellonian University, Center for Theranostics, Poland Ewa Stępień, Jagiellonian University, Center for Theranostics, Poland Wojciech Wiślicki, National Center …

FCC-ee Pre-Injector: CHART Collaboration Meeting

The FCC-ee Pre-Injector: CHART collaboration meeting will be held – in person – at the INFN-LNF, Via Enrico Fermi, 60 – Frascati (Rome, Italy) from April 20 to 21, 2023. Participants in the Collaboration Meeting are invited to register via web using the online registration form.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 APRIL 2023 Attendance on site is highly encouraged and we will be pleased to welcome you again in Frascati!   Local Organising Committee:   A. DE SANTIS [CHAIR], (INFN-LNF, Italy) M.R. FERRAZZA [Coordinator], (INFN-LNF, Italy) M. GIABBAI [Coordinator], (INFN-LNF, Italy) C. MILARDI (INFN-LNF, Italy)

The Flavor Puzzle as a Hint for Light New Physics in the Third Family

Several observational facts lead us to expect that the Standard Model (SM) should be extended by new physics (NP) at short distances, but where should we look? We can find clues from several structural puzzles that exist within the SM. One of the few that hints at a low NP scale is the instability of the Higgs mass in the presence of quantum corrections. Another long-standing puzzle is the origin of flavor, or the fact that SM fermions come in three copies. These copies would be physically indistinguishable were it not for the fact that they couple with very different strengths to the Higgs field, hinting at a possible connection between the SM flavor puzzle and the electroweak (EW) hierarchy problem.   Another powerful hint comes from flavor symmetries accidentally respected by the SM. Experimental tests of these accidental symmetries constitute powerful probes of new high-energy dynamics, with current flavor bounds pushing the scale of flavor anarchic NP to the PeV ballpark. This is in apparent contradiction with a natural Higgs mass, which calls for NP not far above the TeV scale. It is therefore plausible to expect that the NP sector responsible for solving the EW hierarchy problem has a very specific flavor structure, again hinting at a possible connection to the SM flavor puzzle. In particular, this would imply new particles around the TeV scale that can distinguish between flavors, just as the Higgs can.   One well-motivated expectation in light of these arguments is TeV scale NP …

Open LHCb Workshop on semileptonic exclusive $brightarrow c$ decays

The semileptonic decays of heavy hadrons are a rich source of observables sensitive to SM and NP paramaters. Despite the efforts from both experimental and theoretical sides, the measurements of the CKM parameter $|V_{cb}|$ from inclusive and exclsuive decays, remain in significant tension. Moreover, the measurements of the ratios $R=BF(Brightarrow D^{(*)}taunu_{tau})/ BF(Brightarrow D^{(*)}ellnu_{ell})$ have gained in the last decade a lot of interests because of the intriguing discrepancies with their precise SM expectations. Even if the tension with the SM seems reduced with the accumulation of more measurements, more precise measurements and solid SM predictions would be welcome. If confirmed, the discrepancy would be a clear sign of violation of Lepton Universality (LU).The main goal of the workshop is to enlarge the potential of these measurements at LHCb, with a critical comparison with the results from B-Factories and prospects from Belle II.  The measurements of $|V_{cb}|$ and the predictions of the ratios R from exclusive $bto c$ decays, require crucial input from non perturbative calculations of the Form Factors. New observables, accessibile from detailed studies of final state angular distributions, are very sensitive to NP models and can also constrain the shape of the Form Factors.Another topic that will be discussed is related to common systematic uncertainties that affect measurements both at LHCb and B-Factories. For example the production of excited charm-hadrons in semileptonic decays, that is a source of physical background. Moreover there are common tools that could be shared between the various experiments to speed up the analysis …