LNGS Summer Students Program (INFN-DoE)


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DOE/INFN Summer Exchange Program for 2020

2020 Edition

INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory site

The US Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Italy (INFN) announce the 2019 Summer Exchange Program edition, addressed to US and Italian students in science and engineering.

Students are given a chance to work on projects that will deepen their experience in the fields of science and technology which are relevant for their academic training.  

The Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS ) is one of the four INFN National laboratories. It is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics and nuclear astrophysics.

In particular, the following LNGS group has expressed an interest in the program: LUNA experiment.

For this edition, in fact, FOUR total positions are available as reported below:

TWO positions for

LUNA experiment

Title: Detector and target characterization measurements in the framework of LUNA experiment

Description: In view of the installation of the new accelerator 3.5 MV LNGS facility at Gran Sasso Laboraroty, a complete study of the 14N(p,g)16O cross section study at high energy is foreseen. The grant period will be devoted to a detailed characterization measurements of the 14N solid target in terms of stability, purity and reproducibility through gamma detection using a HpGe detector. Basic software analysis will be developed.  

Tutors: Alba Formicola (JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING)
Period: June-July 2020


TWO positions for

XENONnT experiment

Title: The XENONnT Dark Matter Experiment

Description: the student will take part in the first data taking and analysis of the XENONnT direct Dark Matter search experiment and will participate in detector commissioning.  

Walter Fulgione (JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING)
Marcello Messina (JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING)
 Period: June-July 2020


To apply and for further info please refer to INFN site: https://web.infn.it/DOE-INFN-SSEP/


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