Workshop on Microactuators

Genoa 8th  October 2018

Scope of the workshop is to promote discussions between scientists and companies working in the field of microactuators and related materials. This event is organized in the framework of the Italy-Japan bilateral project «solid state actuators for micro/nanorobotics» sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the Italian Republic.



CNR Research Area, Bologna, October 22 - 26, 2018. 2018 is one of the main italian National Conferences on Materials Science and Technology. It represents a great opportunity to gather the large community of scientists involved in materials science and related applications, working at Universities and Research institutions.
This second edition is promoted by the CNR Physics and Chemistry Departments (Chairs: Corrado Spinella and Maurizio Peruzzini), with the support of CNISM and INSTM consortia.


Charge density waves in heavily overdoped High Tc cuprate superconductors: an unexpected surprise

High Tc superconductors are well known for their complexity. Their normal state and superconducting properties have been the subject of intense research since their discovery, yet they continue to be a source of suprises for scientists working in condensed matter physics.


Erice Workshop 2018 - Majorana Fermions and Topological Materials Science

Erice, Sicily, 21-27 July 2018

Following the initial outbreak of research triggered by the discovery of topological insulators just a decade ago, the concept of topology continues to drive the expansion of the frontiers in modern condensed matter  physics.


OSS International School (OSS-IS) 2018

Sapporo 6-9 August 2018

The aim of this school is to build an international research network connecting young scientists involved in or working on related research to the Oxide Superspin Core-to-Core Programme.


Prospects for faster, higher-temperature superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors

The viewpoint by Daniel Santavicca (2018 Supercond. Sci. Technol. 31, 040502) on “Prospects for faster, higher-temperature superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors”, calls for the attention on the letter by M Ejrnaes et al (2017 Supercond. Sci. Technol.30 12LT02


QTs - Quantum Technologies: verso una nuova rivoluzione industriale

Riflessioni e strumenti a confronto per ricerca, formazione e finanza. Buone pratiche
Napoli, 27/06/2018 c/o Unione Industriali Napoli, Piazza dei Martiri n.58

La round-table mira a promuovere la divulgazione scientifica sul tema delle Quantum Technologies e a favorire il confronto tra centri di ricerca, università, imprese, mondo della finanza e delle istituzioni attraverso la condivisione di esperienze e di opportunità  legate alla cosiddetta "seconda rivoluzione quantistica".


SPIN progetta il suo Futuro

21-22 Giugno 2018

Il giorno 21 giugno 2018, la comunità di SPIN si riunisce presso la Sala Azzurra della Sede di Genova, in corso Perrone 24, per fare il punto sulle prospettive scientifiche e progettuali dell’Istituto.


4th SuperFOx Conference on Superconductivity and Functional Oxides

13-15 September 2018
Campus Fisciano - University of Salerno

SuperFOx was born in 2012 from the merging of SATT (conferenza nazionale di Superconduttività ad Alta Temperatura di Transizione) and FOxE (Congresso Nazionale sugli Ossidi Funzionali per l'Elettronica), and since its first edition, it has been characterized by an international profile.



The "Security and optimization of strategic infrastructures 4.0" Competency Center has been approved - START 4.0

The project, coordinated by CNR, with the involvement of IIT, the Liguria Region, the Port System Authorities, Unioncamere and the Confindustria Digital Innovation Hub, with the collaboration of RINA and the participation of Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo STS, ABB, Cetena, IREN, Leonardo, Softeco and several SMEs, is among the 8 Competence Centers that have been selected by the Ministry of Economic Development to obtain funding in the context of Industry 4.0.


The new Ph.D. Program on Quantum Technologies now approved by ANVUR!

ANVUR has definitely approved the new Ph. D. Program on Quantum Technologies as proposed by the University of Naples Federico II (Coordinator Prof. Francesco Tafuri) in collaboration with the University of Camerino and CNR.


A scuola di astroparticelle

On May 23th and 24th the final exposition of the 2018 Alternanza Scuola Lavoro titled 'A Scuola di Astroparticelle', organized by the INFN Unit, the "E. Pancini" Physics Department and the CNR Institutes SPIN and ISASI of Napoli, will be held at the University of Napoli Federico II (Centri Comuni, Complesso di Monte Sant'Angelo, Napoli).


Nanoletters cover

A fruitful collaboration among several CNR institutes (including CNR-SPIN Chieti in charge for the theory part) resulted in the May 2018 Cover of the scientific journal Nano Letters (Impact Factor = 12.712) devoted to “Ferroelectric Control of the Spin Texture in GeTe”,  

C. Rinaldi et al, Nano Lett. 18, 2751−2758 (2018), doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04829


Project meetings @SPIN

Project meetings @SPIN

The 26th and 27th of March will be held at the SPIN headquarters in Genoa two project meetings: 1) Study of superconducting Tl (1223) coatings for beam impedance mitigation in the FCC and, 2) EuroFusion: enabling technologies. OEAW-03 Alternative HTS wires project. There will be the participation of the involved SPIN researchers and colleagues from the University of Wien, CERN and ENEA.


The 2018 Europhysics Prize

The 2018 Europhysics Prize is awarded to Lucio Braicovich and Giacomo Claudio Ghiringhelli

Giacomo Ghiringhelli and Lucio Braicovich from Politecnico di Milano, were awarded the 2018 Europhysics Prize of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society (EPS), for their groundbreaking work for the development and scientific exploration of high-resolution resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS).


OSS 2018

OSS2018 - Oxide Superconducting Spintronics Workshop 2018

Chairs: Mario Cuoco and Antonio Vecchione


OSS2018 is organized within the Core-to-Core Oxide SuperSpin International Network involving experimental and theoretical groups in UK, Japan, South Korea, and Italy. The aim of OSS2018 is to bring together members of the Network along with leading scientists in the field of advanced materials and interface research to discuss frontier research in the area of novel superconductivity at oxide superconductor interfaces with magnetic materials.


5th Workshop on Complex Oxides

5th Workshop on Complex Oxides
Capri, Italy – May 20-24, 2018

The 5th edition of the Workshop on Complex Oxides will take place from May 20 to 24, 2018 on the wonderful island of Capri, Italy.
As for the previous editions, the workshop will gather scientists from all over the world to present recent advances on complex oxides and discuss perspectives for the field.

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Chair: Marco Salluzzo (CNR-SPIN, Italy)


Wolte 13


13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics

Sorrento (Napoli), Italy10-13 September 2018

Chair: Roberto Cristiano, Co-Chair: Giampiero Pepe

The International Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics (WOLTE) is a biennial conference devoted to the presentation and exchange of the most recent advances in the field of low temperature electronics and its applications. This international forum is open to everyone in the field.