Rossi Award

INFN intends to remember with this Award the figure of Bruno Rossi (1905-1993), a distinguished physicist, professor in Padua, who had to emigrate to the USA in 1938 due to racial laws; here he became full professor at MIT, making fundamental contributions to elementary particle physics through the study of cosmic rays; among his first discoveries the study of muon decay and the measurement of its average life; he later dealt with the new research possibilities offered by spacecraft; he was among the first to discover X-ray sources outside the solar system; he made extraordinary contributions to the teaching of physics and to the improvement of electronic instrumentation for research.

 

2019 winners:

Silvia Celli (GSSI-LNGS) with the thesis “Gamma-ray and neutrino signatures of Galactic cosmic-ray accelerators”

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Irene Nutini (GSSI-LNGS) with the thesis “The CUORE experiment: detector optimization and modelling and CPT conservation limit”

 

Bruno Rossi Award 2020

Can apply to the competition those who have obtained a PhD with a thesis in the field of Astroparticle Physics discussed within an INFN Structure, in the period between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020, who are holders for the year 2019 of an INFN association assignment or of a grant for collaboration in research activities or of an INFN scholarship or are young INFN employed researchers

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