Fundamental physics with exotic atoms and radiation detectors

Aula Salvini (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)

Aula Salvini

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati

Via E. Fermi 54, 00144 Frascati (Rome)
Catalina Oana Curceanu (LNF), Alessandro Scordo (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)


The aim of the symposium is to discuss future perspectives in exotic atoms research and related radiation detectors, as tools for fundamental physics studies.

Both, technological new developments and challenges, including SDD, HPGe and Cd(Zn)Te detectors, as well as ultra-high precision spectrometers, and physics cases going from the strong interaction at low energy, the neutron stars equation of state, dark matter issues and quantum mechanics investigations, such as the possible violation of the Pauli Exclusion Principle and dynamical collapse models, will be addressed.

The symposium is supported by the Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi (FQXi-RFP-CPW-2008 and FQXi-MGA-2102).

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Symposium Chairs:
C. Curceanu, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
A. Scordo, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy  (Co-chair)

Local Organizing Committee:

M. Miliucci, INFN-LNF
F. Napolitano, INFN-LNF
D. Sirghi, INFN-LNF
F. Sirghi, INFN-LNF

A. Tamborrino Orsini (secretariat)




  • Alberto Clozza
  • Aleksander Khreptak
  • Alessandro Scordo
  • Alessio Porcelli
  • Anisa Dashi
  • Antonio Spallone
  • Beatrix C. Hiesmayr
  • Carlo Guaraldo
  • Catalina Oana Curceanu
  • Chiara D'Amelio
  • Damir Bosnar
  • Diana Laura Sirghi
  • Fabrizio Napolitano
  • Federico Nola
  • Florin Sirghi
  • Francesca Maria Pofi
  • Francesco Clozza
  • Francesco Sgaramella
  • Ibrahim Mirza
  • Johann Zmeskal
  • Kristian Piscicchia
  • Luca De Paolis
  • Magdalena Skurzok
  • Marco Merafina
  • Marco Miliucci
  • Marlene Tüchler
  • Mihail Antoniu Iliescu
  • Nicole Marrocco
  • Oton Vazquez Doce
  • Raffaele Del Grande
  • Veronica De Leo
  • Thursday, November 25
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Welcome 15m
      Speaker: Catalina Oana Curceanu (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10:15 AM 10:45 AM
      SDD detectors for exotic atoms research 30m
      Speaker: Marco Miliucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10:45 AM 11:15 AM
      KHe data analyses in SIDDHARTINO 30m
      Speaker: Francesco Sgaramella (INFN-LNF)
    • 11:15 AM 11:45 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:45 AM 12:15 PM
      Kaon-proton femtoscopy with Pb-Pb 30m
      Speaker: Oton Vazquez Doce (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 12:15 PM 12:45 PM
      Search for eta-mesic nuclei with the WASA-at-COSY 30m
      Speaker: Aleksander Khreptak
    • 12:45 PM 1:15 PM
      Testing CPT symmetry in ortho-positronium decays with the J-PET facility 30m
      Speaker: Magdalena Skurzok (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 1:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:45 PM 3:15 PM
      SDD detectors for the VIP experiment 30m
      Speaker: Luca De Paolis (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 3:15 PM 3:45 PM
      VIP2 preliminary results 30m
      Speaker: Fabrizio Napolitano (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 3:45 PM 4:15 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 4:15 PM 4:45 PM
      Preparation of the charged kaon mass measurement through kaonic atoms with the HPGe detector at DAPHNE 30m
      Speaker: Damir Bosnar (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb)
    • 4:45 PM 5:15 PM
      Quantum in positronia 30m
      Speaker: Beatrix Hiesmayr (University of Vienna)
    • 5:15 PM 5:45 PM
      Exotic atoms at J-PARC 30m
      Speaker: Johann Zmeskal (Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics)
    • 8:00 PM 8:20 PM
      Dinner at Al Cortiletto Restaurant Via S. Lucia Filippini 4 20m
  • Friday, November 26
    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      SIDDHARTA-2 plans for Kd 30m
      Speaker: Florin Catalin Sirghi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Future kaonic atoms at DAFNE proposal 30m
      Speaker: Catalina Oana Curceanu (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      HAPG mosaic crystal Von Hamos spectrometer for high precision exotic atoms spectroscopy 30m
      Speaker: Alessandro Scordo (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:20 AM 11:50 AM
      CCDs - a Swiss Army knife for low-energy experiments 30m
      Speaker: Mihail Antoniu Iliescu (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 11:50 AM 12:20 PM
      Space Time Uncertainties and Quantum Decoherence 30m
      Speaker: Kristian Piscicchia (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 12:20 PM 1:00 PM
      Discussion and Closure 40m