Special Issue "Italian Research Facilities for Fundamental Physics"
A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 16445
Interests: experimental particle physics; neutrino physics; particle detectors; neutrinoless double beta decay; neutrino oscillations; neutrino interactions; dark matter; direct dark matter detectors; low-background techniques; underground physics
2. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, I-20126 Milano, Italy
Interests: experimental particle physics; neutrino physics; accelerator neutrino beams; particle detectors; neutrinoless double beta decay; cryogenics; laser-plasma acceleration; neutrino oscillations; neutrino interactions
This Special Issue of Universe addresses the international community working at Italian Research Facilities for Fundamental Physics. Italian labs and facilities play a pivotal role in the fields that are the core of this journal: gravitational waves, dark matter and rare event searches, neutrino astronomy and underground physics. The experiments hosted at LNGS (Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso), LNS/KM3NeT (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud), LNF (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati), LNL (Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro), and EGO (European Gravitational Observatory) are among the most sensitive detectors in the world and foster a broad community of experimentalists and theoreticians. The goal of this Special Issue is twofold: review the most important discoveries achieved in these Research Centers in the last few years and discuss the future perspectives. This is particularly timely since the results of observational cosmology and high-energy accelerators have completely reshaped our research aims and raise new questions that require the development of novel approaches and experimental techniques. They represent both a challenge and an opportunity for existing facilities to broaden their research scope and blur the traditional boundaries among disciplines.
We invite original research articles, reviews, and new experimental proposals on the topics described above to this Special Issue. We also look forward to contributions that raise proposals and discussions on the directions of fundamental physics in Italy and advance in a significant manner our understanding of the field.
Dr. Marco Selvi
Prof. Dr. Francesco Terranova
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- Gravitational waves
- Direct detection of dark matter
- Neutrinoless double decay
- Detection of supernova neutrinos
- Neutrino astronomy
- Dark matter candidates
- Multimessenger astronomy
- Astroparticle physics