The 2019 School follows the 2017 and 2015 editions that were dedicated to the progress made on the understanding of the basic nuclear interactions and their link to nuclear processes in the cosmos and on earth and by Low Energy Nuclear Physics with Radioactive Beams during the last thirty years. Similarly to the previous editions, the aim of the 2019 event is to attract and train the best possible students introducing them to the wonders of Nuclear Physics. We shall try to convey to such students a view of the rich variety of on-going activities in the field, both experimental and theoretical, as well as the progress we have made in the last years that can be developed further in the future.
The planned activities will be directed towards students who are in the process of deciding what graduate studies to specialize in. In Italy this happens typically when the students are achieving the qualification of Bachelor of Science or during their 1st year of Master of Science studies. INFN will offer about thirty scholarships to participate in this program: eligible are Italian students who during the present Academic Year will pass a Nuclear Physics class with top mark. Students from other countries will be accepted on the basis of a selection made in the country of origin according to the standards described above.
Content of the activity
In order to give to the activity a fully international character, and because we aim to encourage the participation of really young students, the first half day of the Summer School will be dedicated to some introductory lectures given in separated sessions in different languages. Then there will be twelve more lectures during the following days. Each of them will cover an aspect of Nuclear Physics in which great progress has been made in the last twenty years. During the week, there will be also presentations about the possibilities to work on a PhD thesis in Nuclear Physics in various international Laboratories and/or Universities. Each day will be concluded with some tutorials given in different languages in order to clarify the content of the plenary lectures. The last day we plan a visit to the INFN-LABEC facility in Florence. Original contributions will be invited for submission to the European Physical Journal Plus.