INGV Newsletter | n.01 | 2022 | year XVI
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, INGV has launched a web page to collect family testimonies and documents, including multimedia ones, on the dramatic impact of racial laws on the Italian scientific and academic community. The Memory Page will be preserved and continuously updated. Contributions can be sent to
2022 opened with a violent manifestation of the Earth: the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano. It was an explosion that for days was seen and felt in several points of the planet, with an eruptive cloud thirty kilometers high, tsunami waves and atmospheric pressure shocks. An eruption that cut off the small Polynesian archipelago from the world.
L'GUEST OF HONOR
President of INFN, the Italian research institution engaged in the field of nuclear physics, elementary particles and more recent astroparticle physics, Antonio Zoccoli graduated in physics at the University of Bologna, where he is now full professor of physics experimental. Since 2005 he has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN which, together with the CMS collaboration, announced the first observation of the Higgs boson in July 2012. Guest of honor in our virtual living room, Professor Zoccoli told us about his journey and some of the most important moments of his scientific career, with a look at the future of INFN.
A RESEARCHER'S LIFE
Field of activity: Research in Submarine Hydrothermal Systems, Management of Submarine Observatories
Volcanic, with a head hungry for science, our Cinzia dreamed of a leadership role in the police force as a child. We could have said it all… and she, on the other hand, for 14 years she acted in the theater and even founded a theater company. Her aptitude for leadership has remained with her and this could be an advantage for her career, because she combines optimism (also for the future, which these days is pure gold...) with a sociability that releases energy positive. Let's go and discover Cinzia Caruso, mother, researcher, actress… and much more!
From the first prototypes of OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismometer) which made it possible to record thousands of submarine seismic events of the Marsili volcano, passing through the new portable seismic station PGS1, up to future projects such as the construction of the tsunami warning station in the eastern Ionian , the Early Warning project and the construction of the tidal station on the island of Ustica. We asked the head of this laboratory so active and important for INGV, Giuseppe D'Anna, to tell us all about the OBS & Earth Lab in Gibilmanna of the ETNEO Observatory.
THE EARTH TELLS
The second edition of the volume has been published Antarctic climate evolution edited by Fabio Florindo, research manager of INGV, Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute of Imperial College London, Laura De Santis, researcher of OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics) and Tim Naish, Professor at the Antarctic Research Center of Victoria University, New Zealand. Four authors, among the world's leading experts, who have contributed to a first-of-its-kind work aimed at improving our understanding of the history of the world's largest ice sheet and how it has responded to and influenced climate change over the course of of the Cenozoic.
IT HAPPENED TODAY
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
A historic volcanological observatory for our country and for the entire Old Continent, which has seen top-level personalities in the panorama of international volcanology alternate between its rooms. The Etnean Observatory of Catania (OE) is one of the three monitoring sections of the INGV, with an active Operations Room manned by researchers and technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a fundamental point of reference in the area for the populations residing on the slopes of Sicilian volcanoes. We interviewed the Director of the OE, Stefano Branca, who faced at the helm of this Section a year, 2021, which was particularly 'lively' for everything concerning the activity ordinary of Etna and Stromboli and that extraordinary of Vulcan.
EVENTS OF THE MONTH
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2022 | Number 1 | year XVI
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