PANDORA Progress Meeting

Congress Room "E. Migneco"

Dear Colleagues,

on behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the $2^{nd}$ PANDORA Progress Meeting, which will take place in Catania on December $16^{th}$ - $17^{th}$ 2021. The meeting will be held in blended mode (online and in presence).

The meeting will be dedicated to present the project work packages status and will be an excellent opportunity for the collaboration participants to discuss about PANDORA future perspectives and to reinforce the common ground and synergies.

The meeting will be held at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Southern National Laboratories (INFN - LNS), in the Congress Room "E. Migneco". LNS are an important research center well established in the international scientific community and the activities are mainly concerned with the fundamental research in the field of Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics and Particle Astrophysics and also of Applied Research.

INFN-LNS is well connected by metro or bus to downtown (only 20 minutes). Catania center is connected to airport by Alibus (about 30 minutes) or by taxi (20 minutes).

The social dinner will be carried out in the heart of the old city with several archaeological and cultural attractions situated in the nearby. The venue is placed at the foot of the Etna Volcano - the highest and most active of Europe - in a city that is now experiencing its third millennium of history.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Catania for the PANDORA Meeting.


the PANDORA Meeting Organizing Committee

Registration form PANDORA Progress Meeting
  • Alain Goasduff
  • Alberto MENGONI
  • Alessandro Saltarelli
  • Alessio Galatà
  • Alfio Maurizio Bonanno
  • Alma Kurmanova
  • Angelo Pidatella
  • Aref Eshkevar Vakili
  • Aurora Tumino
  • Bharat Mishra
  • Carmelo Sebastiano Gallo
  • Claudia Salvia
  • Costantino De Angelis
  • Daniel R. Napoli
  • Danilo Rifuggiato
  • David Mascali
  • Diego Vescovi
  • domenico santonocito
  • Enrico Corsaro
  • Eugenia Naselli
  • Fabio Maimone
  • Fabrizio Odorici
  • Filippo Russo
  • Francesca Triggiani
  • Gino Sorbello
  • Giorgio Finocchiaro
  • Giorgio Sebastiano Mauro
  • Giulia Emma
  • Giuseppe Castro
  • Giuseppe Torrisi
  • Jean-Éric Ducret
  • Klaus Tinschert
  • Laurent Maunoury
  • Luigi Celona
  • Luigi Giovanni Cosentino
  • Marco CUFFIANI
  • Marco La Cognata
  • Maria Mazzaglia
  • Mario Maggiore
  • Mario Salvatore Musumeci
  • Matteo Bezmalinovich
  • Maurizio Maria Busso
  • Richard Rácz
  • Roberta Sparta'
  • Rosario Pizzone
  • Salvatore Pennisi
  • Salvatore Tudisco
  • Santi Maria Passarello
  • Santo Gammino
  • Sara Palmerini
  • Sedina Tsikata
  • Sergio Cristallo
  • Simone Amaducci
  • Simone Taioli
  • Stefan Briefi
  • Stefano Simonucci
  • Sándor Biri
  • Ursel Fantz
  • Vincenza Piera Bonanno
  • Thursday, December 16
    • 1
      Welcome by LNS Director
      Speaker: Santo Gammino (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 2
      Intro and Overview
      Speaker: David Mascali (LNS)
    • 3
      HpGe detectors array: status
      Speaker: Domenico Santonocito (LNS)
    • 4
      Plasma Trap: numerical design and procurement status
      Speakers: Giorgio Sebastiano Mauro (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Luigi Giuseppe Celona (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 5
      RF systems for plasma heating: design and procurement
      Speaker: Giuseppe Torrisi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 6
      Rare Isotopes procurement: Lu, Cs, Nb and Kr
      Speaker: Alessio Galatà (LNL)
    • 7
      Proj. Management approach in PANDORA
      Speaker: Vincenza Bonanno (INFN-LNS)
    • 11:15 AM
      Coffee break
    • 8
      Progresses on nucleosynthesis constraints: AGB stars and grains
      Speakers: Maurizio Maria Busso (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Sara Palmerini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 9
      The half-life for the radioactive $^{134} Cs$ and $^{135}Cs$ in astrophysical scenarios
      Speakers: Simone Taioli (TIFP), Stefano Simonucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10
      Theoretical β-decay estimation in ionized atoms
      Speaker: Alberto Mengoni (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 11
      Modelling of β-decay in plasma: CSD evaluation
      Speaker: Bharat Mishra (INFN - LNS)
    • 1:15 PM
    • 12
      Plasma Modelling by PiC simulations
      Speaker: Alessio Galatà (LNL)
    • 13
      X-ray measurements: status and next experiments
      Speaker: Dr Richard Ràcz (Institute for Nuclear Research (Atomki))
    • 14
      X-ray diagnostics: SPhC algorithm for space-resolved spectroscopy
      Speaker: Eugenia Naselli (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 15
      Plasma parameters evaluation by X-ray diagnostics
      Speaker: Bharat Mishra (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee break
    • 16
      Interferopolarimetry for absolute plasma density measurement
      Speaker: Giuseppe Torrisi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 17
      Microwave inverse scattering for PANDORA
      Speakers: Giuseppe Torrisi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Dr Loreto Di Donato (Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engin., University of Catania)
    • 18
      Incoherent Thomson scattering applied to the PANDORA experiment
      Speakers: Dr Laurent Maunoury (GANIL), Dr Sedina Tsikata (CNRS)
    • 5:15 PM
      Round Table
    • 8:30 PM
      Social Dinner Catania


  • Friday, December 17
    • 19
      Active Plasma Chamber: status and perspectives
      Speaker: Fabrizio Odorici (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 20
      First numerical studies about IC-waves injection in PANDORA
      Speakers: Angelo Pidatella (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Giorgio Sebastiano Mauro
    • 21
      Gamma Spectroscopy challenges in PANDORA
      Speaker: Alain Goasduff (Università di Padova - INFN Sezione di Padova)
    • 22
      GSI contribution to oven development
      Speaker: Fabio Antonio Maimone (INFN)
    • 10:50 AM
      Coffee break
    • 23
      r-process nucleosynthesis and kilonovae from compact binary mergers
      Speaker: Diego Vescovi (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    • 24
      MHD instabilities across the AGB and implications for s-processes
      Speaker: Alfio Maurizio Bonanno (CT)
    • 25
      First exp. attempts to plasma opacity measurements in FPT
      Speakers: Angelo Pidatella (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud), Maria Mazzaglia (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 26
      PANDORA: outreach
      Speakers: Angelo Pidatella (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Eugenia Naselli (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 27
      Closing remarks
      Speakers: David Mascali (LNS), Domenico Santonocito (LNS)
    • 1:00 PM