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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 8 - 9 mag 2012
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


International School on energy

The School 'New strategies for energy generation, conversion and storage' aims at presenting all physics fields with relevance for the technologies of energy production, conversion, transmission and savings. Coordinated by The European Physical Society (Eps) and the Italian Physical Society (Sif), it will be held in Varenna, Lake Como, at Villa Monastero from 30 July to 4 August.

The organizers point out that the European energy supply situation is very inhomogeneous.

Despite this disparity, Europe has well defined energy and environmental goals. The most ambitious ones are the 2020 targets. In order to meet these goals, most Eu-27 countries have to modify their energy supply technologies and have to increase their present renewable energies share. This requires extensive R&D in energy technologies and is an excellent chance for students in all technical areas, but specifically in physics. According to the experts of the School the reduction of energy efficiency and the increase of energy intensity (which has been growing in the last decades) is a major challenge where again physics will play a key role.

The course will cover major fields in detailed lectures but it will also be a forum for discussion. It brings together scientists working in various energy related areas. The following fields will be covered by lectures or seminars: solar photovoltaic and photothermal sources, hydro, wind, biomass, fossils, fission, fusion, energy saving technology, climate issues along with other topics where physics plays a role. The lectures will also identify cases where more research is necessary.

Participation fee is € 900,00 and the deadline for application is 20 May 2012.


Fonte: Matteo Burresi, LENS - (Laboratorio europeo di spettroscopia non lineare); Istituto nazionale di ottica del Cnr (Ino-Cnr), email burresi@lens.unifi.it

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