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Home arrow Welcome to INSULAb!
Welcome to INSULAb!
Contributed by Michela Prest   

 

 

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 Il 2017/2018 sarà un anno con

tantissime attività!

 

Lavoreranno con noi:

 

  Liceo Classico Alessandro Volta - Como

 Liceo delle Scienze Umane Marie Curie - Tradate 

 Liceo Scientifico Sereni - Luino

 I.I.S. Leonardo da Vinci/Ripamonti - Como

 Liceo Scientifico dell'I.I.S.S. Ezio Vanoni - Menaggio

 

 

Se volete vedere tutti i progetti realizzati dai gruppi che 

sono stati ospiti nel nostro laboratorio dal 2012, li trovate qui

 

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Se siete docenti, studenti o semplicemente assetati
di imparare, sperimentare, provare,
i link qui sotto fanno per voi!

Sono un piccolo scorcio delle nostre attività didattiche

con le scuole di ogni ordine e grado, con i docenti e con gli
studenti,
dai primi anni delle scuole primarie

fino ai ragazzi della secondaria di secondo grado che
partecipanoall'Alternanza Scuola Lavoro

smiley_ok Buona lettura e buon divertimento!   

 

Suggerimenti/idee per la scuola dell'infanzia e del primo ciclo ......
 

Piccoli scienziati crescono ......
 

Alternanza Scuola - Lavoro  


Corsi di Aggiornamento per i docenti delle scuole secondarie -

Lezioni e Schede  

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Scuola di Como

 

 

 Se volete conoscere un progetto veramente speciale,

vi consigliamo di "incontrare"

 

Scuola di Como

 

il centro di eccellenza per giovani talenti, bravi e motivati

che si iscrivono al primo anno di un corso di laurea di

Università degli Studi dell'Insubria - sede di Como

Politecnico di Milano - polo territoriale di Como

Accademia di Belle Arti A. Galli IED di Como

Conservatorio di Como

 

Lo scopo della Scuola è quello di gettare le basi per un vero e proprio collegio di merito

riconosciuto, permettendo a giovani talenti  di crescere attraverso un percorso di

formazione trasversale e interdisciplinare che completi le competenze techniche dei

rispettivi percorsi universitari e li aiuti a guardare al futuro in modo diverso e a scrivere la

propria storia

 

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E queste invece sono le nostre attività di ricerca!


INSULAb is a group of young experimental physicists led by Dr. Michela Prest working in several fields: from particle physics to medical physics, from antiproton physics to space physics. The group consists of senior physicists, post-doc, PhD and first and second level degree students with different skills in software and hardware items, collaborating with scientific national and international institutes: the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, Sections of Trieste, Milano Bicocca, Pavia, Ferrara, Roma1, Torino), CERN, Ospedale S. Anna di Como, PSI, FNAL, SLAC.
The group is expert in the development of detectors systems based on scintillators, scintillating fibers, silicon detectors and their related frontend and readout electronics to be used for tracking, calorimetry, imaging. It is involved in several collaborations:

enubetENUBET(project ID 681647, ERC-CoG-2015): measurement in a direct way of the neutrino flux to reduce of an order of magnitude the systematic uncertainty of the neutrino cross section. The project intends to measure the flux of the positrons in the K+→e+ π0 νe (Ke3) decay in a short decay tunnel in which Ke3 is the only source of νe. Our group is involved in the development of the positron tagger based on SiPM readout shashlik calorimeters with longitudinal sampling and is responsible of the frontend and readout electronics of the calorimeters.

asacusa_targetASACUSA (AD3, CERN): measurement of low energy antiproton annihilation cross sections at the CERN Antiproton Decelerator. The group has been responsible of the development of the frontend and readout electronics of the scintillating fiber tracker which has been commissioned during 2006 together with the whole data acquisition system. Starting from this experience, the group has developed the frontend and readout electronics of the scintillating bar tracker for the MUSASHI-CUSP TRAP for the study of antimatter.

h8rd22_logoCRYSTALS (CERN, MAINZ, ....): study of the effects of the passage of high energy particles in bent silicon crystals in view of the application of these crystals to the collimation of high energy beams and to the generation of radiation . The first tests have been performed on one of the beamlines (H8) of the CERN SPS. The group has been responsible of the whole tracking system (consisting of compact, fast and high precision silicon microstrip detectors), of the data acquisitions during the runs, the online analysis and several items of the offline analysis. Since 2009, this same system has been used to study the gamma generation in crystals using light particles. In 2013 the research group (INFN Ferrara, INFN Legnaro and Como) has performed the first world measurement of planar channeling and volume reflection of 855MeV electrons with a 30.5um silicon crystal.

phones_prototype  PhoNeS and much more: the medical physics component of the group is very determined. It profits from a strong collaboration with the medical physicists of the Como S. Anna Hospital and it moves in several directions. In 2005, we have been one of the projects financed by MIUR (PRIN05) for the development of a real time, cost effective, tissue-like dosimeter for the photons and electrons produced by radiotherapy linear accelerators. Since 2005, we have been collaborating with the INFN PhoNeS (Photo Neutron Source) project for the development of a hospital neutron source to be used in BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy) to treat extended, located near vital organs or radio-resistant tumours. We are using this source also to image the boron distribution inside the cells to study the best carrier for each tumour type.

agileAGILE: the AGILE satellite has been launched from India on the 23rd of April 2007 and has been successfully taking data since 10 years. Together with the INFN Trieste group, we have been responsible of the main instrument onboard the satellite, that is the silicon tungsten tracker to reconstruct the gamma rays once they have converted, and of the satellite calibration at the Beam Test Facility at the Frascati INFN National Laboratories.

The members of the group have participated to many international conferences, have won several prizes for their activity and are authors of many papers on international journals.

The details of the activities, the publications and much more can be found in this website.

My personal last consideration goes beyond the scientific and technical aspects of INSULAB. INSULAB is a group of young people who are really motivated in what they do. They work in different fields but they really have built a “group” of friends where everybody is ready to help everybody else. It all started 12 years ago, when I arrived for the first time in this University. Students become part of our “enlarged family” since their first years, they get involved in what we do and learn as much as they can; we share time, lunches, coffees, ideas, dreams. This last line is a thank you to my “boys and girls” as a teacher and as a human being.

 


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