Research & Teaching
The structure of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare was established in 1989 at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. At present about 170 people are working there, of whom 40 are INFN staff and 130 professors, Ph.D. and senior undergraduate students of the University. Roma Tor Vergata is involved in many research activities. There are groups studying particle physics using accelerators (Atlas, Kloe, LHCb and NA62) astroparticle physics (Agile, Argo, Auger, Dama, Fermi, GNO, LISA Pathfinder, Pamela, Rog, Virgo, Rog, Wizard) and nuclear physics (Graal).
In the field of theoretical physics very relevant is the involvment in String Theories and Lattice Gauge Theories. There are also important contributions in interdisciplinary fields (Si-Eye) and in Research & Development activities, especially in the field of attractor neural networks, new acceleration techniques and high-level electronic technologies. Most of the research programmes are carried out in an international framework. At present, collaborations are established with:
The educational activity at the University of Tor Vergata offers a broad range for specialization, from degree (3 years course), master degree (5 years course) to the Physics PhD program.
- CERN, Geneva, especially for particle physics experiments
- ESRF, Grenoble, and BNL, Brookhaven, for nuclear physics
- The large observatories built in Tibet and Argentina,
- The Russian Space Agency, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, for astroparticle experiments.
- NASA, Washington, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- NCNRS, France, Centre national de la recherche scientifique