Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare is the Italian research agency studying the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws governing them. It conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of sub-nuclear, nuclear and Astro-particle physics.
Research is accompanied by cutting-edge technologies and instruments, developed by INFN in its laboratories and in collaboration with industries. INFN employs some 5,000 scientists, contributing to various European and worldwide laboratories.
LNL (Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro) is the INFN national laboratory closest to the IPAC’23 venue. It houses five hadron accelerators, delivering beams to first-class experimental instruments, available to users from all over Europe and beyond.
The construction of the research facility SPES, generating exotic species and beams for fundamental science and medical applications, is in an advanced construction stage: it will expand the LNL +50 years’ experience in designing and operating accelerators, exploring the very mechanism of nuclear matter origin in stars.
LNL gives substantial contributions to the construction of the European Spallation Source and IFMIF, the International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility.
Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. is a multidisciplinary international laboratory of excellence, specialised in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life science.
The main assets of the centre are two advanced light sources, Elettra and FERMI, attracting academic and industrial researchers from more than 50 countries.
Elettra is the Italian third generation light source serving the scientific community since 1993. It will be upgraded to Elettra 2.0, a new ultra-low emittance light source that will provide ultra-high brilliance and coherence and at the same time very short pulses for time resolved experiments. The project is in progress.
FERMI is the seeded free electron laser facility, which, unique among the FEL sources currently operating in the ultraviolet and soft x-ray range worldwide, was developed to provide fully coherent ultrashort (10-100 fs) pulses with a peak brightness ten billion times higher than that available by third-generation light sources.
Elettra has a long tradition of successful collaboration with international Laboratories and Organizations participating in the construction of large scale international projects all over the world.