September 25, 2023 to October 6, 2023
Europe/Rome timezone


Gran Sasso Hands-on 2023 is an autumn school offering PhD students the unique opportunity of being directly involved in the research project activities at the Laboratori Nazionali Gran Sasso of INFN (LNGS), the world-leading laboratory for underground physics, astroparticle physics, and nuclear astrophysics.

The school is jointly organized by LNGS, the Physics and Chemistry Department of L'Aquila University (DSFC - Univaq) and the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) with the contribution of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

The hands-on program will focus on: 

  • General Relativity
  • Cosmic-ray physics
  • Dark matter searches
  • Neutrino physics
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Space-based detectors

Students will be involved in a 10 day experimental project, in groups of 1-3 students per activity, under the supervision of the LNGS, GSSI and UnivAq scientists, with the goal of designing and performing a scientific experiment. A series of introductory lectures held by renowned field experts will provide the needed background for the proposed activities. 

The selected students will benefit from an outstanding scientific context and will work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment. This represents an enriching personal experience and a good opportunity to establish contacts with other students and worldwide scientists.


Room "B. Pontecorvo"
Via G. Acitelli 22 - Assergi, L'Aquila
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The school will take place at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) of INFN, Assergi, L'Aquila (ITALY) from September 25th to October 6th, 2023.

The school is limited to 40 participants.

Application is now open.

For further informations on the application process please open the pdf file InstructionsIndicoRegistration.pdf