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  18-09-2002: PHYSICS ENCOUNTERS 2002 
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Group photo during the Physics encounters in Frascati
Group photo during the Physics encounters in Frascati

© 2002 Infn Use of the image is free of charge following authorisation by the Infn Communication Office.


A few teachers during the lab activities
A few teachers during the lab activities

© 2002 Infn Use of the image is free of charge following authorisation by the Infn Communication Office.

Journalists and teachers meet at the Frascati National Laboratories 16 – 18 September 2002

Between the 16th and the 18th of September Infn organises at the Frascati National Laboratories a series of meetings and refresher courses for journalists and teachers. The initiative is called “Encounters in physics 2002: the fantastic world of elementary particles”. On the morning of the 16th various conferences are scheduled on the topic: “Why particle physics is studied”, aimed both at journalists and at educators. In the afternoon, on the other hand, members of the press will be able to assist a press conference. On this occasion, the president of Infn Enzo Iarocci and the director of the Frascati National Laboratories Sergio Bertolucci will present the challenges that the Institute is preparing to meet over the next few years. On the following days it will be possible to listen to lectures concerning unsolved problems in contemporary physics: from fronteer research in cosmology to quantum mechanics. Apart from themes of a general character, specific aspects of the research activity carried out at the Frascati Laboratories will also be stressed. For those journalists and teachers that have already participated in the initiative last year, laboratories have been set up where it will be possible to carry out simple experiments thanks to the sophisticated apparatus available to researchers in Frascati: from the Dafne accelerator to the systems for particle detection that are being set up in preparation for the experiments that will take place at Cern in Geneva. The experiments will cover a number of areas: from the study of elementary particles through the observation of cosmic rays to research on the structure of matter at a molecular level and observations of medical applications of physics.

The “Encounters in Physics” have reached the second edition. They were first born especially to provide an occasion for fronteer research to meet high school teachers of scientific disciplines. Nonetheless, the event immediately raised great interest among scientific journalists as well. This year, about 200 teachers will participate in the initiative, coming from various parts of Italy.

Last year’s meeting gave significant results: many of the professors that participated in the encounters have kept up the contact with the labs, constantly asking for information on the research activity, stimulating the organisation of visits and periods of direct experience for their students and organising meetings in their schools.
Testing their communication skills and studying language and the best way to convey their research to the teachers was also an important stimulus for those working at the Laboratories every day. Observing the enthusiasm they awoke first in the professors and then by reflection in their students, left its mark in the Infn technicians, researchers and professors working in the Laboratories. In the future, the intention is to increase the number of this kind of activities, which are also potentially able to stimulate students’ interest in university courses in physics and science in general.


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