PHYSICS IN ITALY AND CHINA

 GIOVEDÌSCIENZA ON MONDAY 

In recent years China has displayed an increasing interest for basic or fundamental research which it has also heavily invested in. Astronomy bears witness of their new approach as they build the largest radio-telescope in the world (500 metres in diameter) and develop elementary particle physics , experiments with accelerators and detectors on board space missions. Italy - and specifically the INFN - has always been a point of reference for international cooperation in China, with projects that involve some of the main world physics labs. Science is global, but physics is even more so especially given the resources invested, and the fall out on future technology, economics and society.


In co-operation with the INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics)
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Fernando Ferroni

President of INFN and Professor at La Sapienza University of Rome

Fernando Ferroni

Fernando Ferroni has been the INFN President since 2011. He has worked at CRN in Geneva and with the BaBar Experiment in the US. He works at the National Gran Sasso Laboratories with the CUORE Experiment (neutrinos) and also leads a European Research Council project on the same subject.

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Yifang Wang

Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science

Yifang Wang

Director of High Energy Physics della Chinese Academy of Sciences, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Florence and then moved to MIT and Stanford University, in the US. He has authored over 250 papers and proposed the idea of a large particle accelerator in China: the Circular Electron-Positron Collider (CEPC).