June 27, 2023 to July 6, 2023
Villa Monastero, Varenna
Europe/Rome timezone

Scientific Programme


13h total
For all the students

A) Basics on particle physics. Structure of the Standard Model of particle physics 5h (Antonio Masiero - University of Padova) 

B) Basics on Cosmology. Standard LCDM model. Expansion and acceleration, dark matter and dark energy, the CMB- 4h (Paolo Natoli - University of Ferrara)

C) Basics of stellar physics. Overview on stellar structure and evolution. From the pre-main sequence to the advanced phases. 4h (Sandro Bressan - SISSA, Trieste)


Neutrino physics

P1) Neutrino and its properties: flavours, cross section, mass, quantum numbers,  Dirac and Majorana neutrinos, upper limit for magnetic moment, search for sterile neutrinos 5 h (Marco Pallavicini - University of Genova and INFN)

P2) Neutrinoless double beta decay 2h (Ezio Previtali-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS))

P3) Neutrino oscillation (solar and reactor neutrinos, neutrino beams, short and long baseline experiments-) CP violation in the lepton sector and mass ordering determination 4h (Eligio Lisi - INFN Bari)

P4) Neutrino mass determination  2h (Alexey Lokhov - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))

P5) Neutrino nucleus interactions and cross sections 2h (Kate Scholberg  - Duke University)

Neutrino astrophysics

A1) Solar, stellar and Supernova neutrinos. The key role of neutrino for Sun and stars physics 4h (Aldo Ianni - LNGS)

A2) Neutrinos from the violent universe. Supernovae, Collapsing binaries, multi-messenger astrophysics; diffuse SN neutrino background 4h (Hans-Thomas Janka - TUM Münich)

A3) High energy cosmic neutrinos. IceCube and future measurements. 2h (Elisa Resconi - TUM Münich)

Neutrino cosmology

C1) The role of the neutrinos in the LCDM. Overview and state of the art, tensions, open questions 4h (Matteo Viel - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) Trieste)

C2) Large Scale Structures and Neutrinos. Neutrino mass estimate from LSS, Lyman-alpha forest 4h (Enzo Branchini - Roma 3 University)

C3) Cosmic Microwave Background and neutrinos.  Cosmological parameters from CMB, limits on neutrino mass and mass hierarchy, degeneracies. 4 h (Douglas Scott - University of British Columbia)

C4) Neutrinos and the very early universe From inflation to the primordial Cosmic Neutrino Background 2h (Nicola Bartolo - University of Padua and International Centre for Theoretical Physics- Trieste)