Fernando Ferroni – INFN President
Full Professor in Physics at the Sapienza University, Fernando Ferroni is the President of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). He has always been interested in the experimental aspects of elementary Particle Physics–has been initially involved in neutrino experiments at CERN, and since the 1980s in the L3 experiment at LEP. From early 90s he started his collaboration with the SLAC laboratory, and he is now part of the CUORE experiment at LNGS, studying the neutrinoless double beta decay.
Salvatore Esposito – SISFA President
Salvatore Esposito is the President of the Italian Society of Historians of Physics and Astronomy (SISFA). He is considered one of the world experts about the life and work of Ettore Majorana, whose unknown contributions he has unveiled and published. Being a theoretical astroparticle physicist, he contributed to neutrino physics and cosmology, in addition to relevant studies on several topics of applied physics. His works on the History of Physics range from the Modern Physics to particular studies concerning scientists in the XVIII and XIX centuries.
Fulvio Ricci – VIRGO Spokesperson
Full Professor in Physics at the Sapienza University, Fulvio Ricci is today the spokesperson of the VIRGO Collaboration, and one of the world-expert in experimental gravitation. He started his research activity within the Amaldi’s and Pizzella’s gravitational waves group, he then worked on the EXPERT and NAUTILUS antennas at Frascati labo- ratories and CERN, and from 1995 is part of the VIRGO experiment.
Luca Casagrande – Geographer at UER
Associate Professor of Geography at the Università Europea di Roma, Luca Casagrande is the Scientific Director of Geographic Research and Application Laboratory (GREAL), and member of AIIG (Italian Geography Teachers Association), Italian Geographical Society and Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico-Geografici (CISGE). Among his main research interests are geographic exploration, historical geography, landscape archaeology and new technologies for studies on cultural heritage. In 2018 he participated as on-board scientist in PolarQuest 2018 Arctic expedition, surveying historical sites of Svalbard archipelago by the use of custom-equipped drones.
Adele La Rana – Historian of Physics at Sapienza University
Specialising in the field of gravitational waves, Adele La Rana works as a historian of physics at Sapienza University. In addition to examining the history of graviational wave research in Europe, she writes about Edoardo Amaldi, focusing on him as both a scientist and a statesman of science.
Elisabetta Baracchini – Astrophysicist at GSSI
Currently focused on Dark Matter and neutrino Physics, Elisabetta Baracchini is a researcher and Assistant Professor at GSSI. After her contribution in High Energy Physics experiments, such as BaBar and MEG, she moved to Dark Matter and was recently awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for the development of an innovative detector, INITIUM, that is part of an new international effort in the context of directional searches called CYGNUS, for which she is one of the Spokespersons.