Detectors for astroparticle physics in space: synergies with accelerator technologies

Prof. Oscar Adriani (UniFI, INFN-FI)
Data e ora: 
Martedì, 5 Dicembre, 2023 - 14:45
Sala Conferenze

In the last decade a huge technological effort has been done to develop new detectors and new electronics for accelerator-based experiments, mainly (but not only) at LHC.

In this talk I will review some possible applications of these technologies for future space experiments, to have the possibility of a significant step forward in their expected physics performances.

L'evento è organizzato in collaborazione con la Sezione di Catania dell'INFN.

(Image credits: Cassiopeia A supernova, (c) NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, CXC/SAO/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O. Krause et al., and NRAO/AUI ; Simulation of a particle collision in which a Higgs boson is produced (Image: Lucas Taylor/CMS) (c) CERN)

Main scientific activity: 1988-1995: L3 experiment  and L3 microvertex detector; 1995-2005: R&D on silicon detectors and PAMELA experiment for the precise antiparticle spectra measurement in the cosmic rays; 2005-2023: LHCf experiment at LHC for the very forward neutral pion and photon energy spectra measurement at LHC; 2016-2023: R&D on homogeneous calorimeters for space experiments (CaloCube), to optimize the HERD experiment on board of the Chinese Space Station.   Management responsabilities: 2010-2015: Deputy Director of the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Florence; 2013-2015: Director of Undergraduate Degree in Physics and Astrophysics and Master of Science Degree in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Florence; 2015-2023: Director of the Florence Section of INFN.