50 high school students discovering cosmic rays with the Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and the INFN section - Rome "Tor Vergata".


🔹 Abstract: What are cosmic rays and where do they come from? How can the particles that compose them be measured? These are some of the questions that 50 students from the high schools of Rome, Alatri and Aprilia will try to answer the day after tomorrow, November 6, together with their peers from all over the world, during the International Cosmic Day (ICD), organized thanks to to the support of the researchers of the Rome Tor Vergata Section of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). The students will meet the researchers from INFN and the Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" at 9 am in the Grassano classroom at the MM.FF.NN science macro-area. of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

INFN will organize the International Cosmic Day in the cities of Bari, Catania, Cosenza, Florence, L'Aquila (at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories, in Assergi, with the collaboration of the Gran Sasso Science Institute), Genoa, Lecce, Milan (at the universities of Milan and Milan Bicocca), Naples, Padua, Pavia, Perugia, Pisa, Rome (at the Sapienza and Tor Vergata universities), Siena, Turin, Trento and Trieste and sees the participation of more than 1200 students.

The International Cosmic Day aims to bring high school students closer to the world of frontier scientific research, accompanying them through the mysteries of the Universe enclosed in cosmic rays. The initiative is coordinated by the German research center DESY in Hamburg and organized in collaboration, as well as with INFN and other partners, with the most important research centers operating in the field of particle physics: CERN in Geneva, the FERMILAB of Chicago and the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG), the German Netzwerk Teilchenwelt and the American QuarkNet. In Italy, the initiative is organized in collaboration with the universities that host the INFN Sections.


The network of INFN Sections participating in the ICD is coordinated by OCRA - Outreach Cosmic Ray Activities, a program of the Third Mission Commission, which collects outreach activities on the subject of cosmic rays.


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