September 25, 2022 to October 1, 2022
Fiera di Primiero (TN),
Europe/Rome timezone


Sketch of Fiera di Primiero landscape by a local artist, Max Gaudenzi.

The eighteenth session of the series "Selected Topics in Nuclear and Atomic Physics" will take place, fully in person, from September the 25th to October the 1st, 2022. Since 1999 we have moved the site of the meeting from Varenna, its  traditional site, to Fiera di Primiero, a small town in the Italian Dolomites. Thanks to the hospitality of the local authorities the meeting will be held at the Palazzo delle Miniere, an ancient medieval palace dating from the XV century. 


On the left, view of Pale di San Martino from Fiera di Primiero; on the right, Palazzo delle Miniere and the church "Santa Maria Assunta" behind it.

Along the tradition of the previous meetings, the skeleton of the program will be formed by a series of  lectures on different subjects of general interest. For this year, the lecturers and the corresponding topics are:

  • Mariaelena Fedi (INFN, Firenze), Small electrostatic accelerator for Cultural Heritage
  • Alessandra Guglielmetti (University and INFN, Milano), Studying stars by going underground: experimental challenges of nuclear astrophysics
  • José Antonio Lay (University of Seville): Discretization of the continuum for break up and transfer reactions
  • Marzio De Napoli (INFN, Catania), Searching in the dark: the hunt for the dark photon
  • Vittorio Somà (CEA, Saclay), Ab initio description of complex nuclei
  • Isaac Vidaña (LNS, INFN), Machine Learning Nuclear Physics

The regular lectures will be supplement, as in the previous occasions, by seminars of general interest. Among the confirmed speakers are G.Pasqulato (IJCLab, Orsay) and L.Fortunato (Univ. of Padova) and S.Perrotta (INFN, Catania)

A public lecture will be given on Sept. 28th by Prof. G.Peruzzi from the Dep. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova.

The meeting is organized under the auspices of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova and the INFN-Sezione di Padova. The initiative is supported by Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.





We are grateful to the comune of Primiero San Martino di Castrozza and Biblioteca Intercomunale di Primiero for their help in the organization of this meeting.