Meeting

February 4-8, 2013

EURADOS AM2013

Attended the EURADOS AM2013 in Barcelona, WG6 - Computational dosimetry, WG11 - High energy radiation fields, as well as the 6th Winter School in Computational Micro- and Nanodosimetry

Meeting and Poster presentation

April 15, 2013

Meeting with EU Commissioner at CERN

Poster presentation on ARDENT ITN and its activities to the EU Commissioner responsible for the Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth department.

Secondment

April-May 22-3, 2013

Secondment in Politecnico di Milano

Worked on FLUKA activation studies with S.Agosteo and E.Sagia

Training

May 13-17, 2013

13th FLUKA course in NEA, Paris

Very helpful in my current work. Strongly recommended for those working on FLUKA simulations.

Conference

June 3-7, 2013

NEUDOS 12, Aix-en-Provence

Neutron and ion dosimetry symposium,organized by the Institut for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in co-operation with the European Radiation Dosimetry group (EURADOS) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Oral presentation "Instrument intercomparison in the stray neutron field around the CERN proton synchrotron"

Article

August 16, 2013

Article accepted

Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal accepted for publication the paper "Comparison of the performance of different instruments in the stray neutron field around the CERN Proton Synchrotron"

You can find the paper here

Origins 2013

September 27, 2013

Origins 2013 & Scientific speed-dating

Face to face meeting with people who booked a date with us, in order to meet young researchers at CERN and ask questions.

CERN Open days 2013

September 28-29, 2013

Volunteer at the RP Safety Training Centre

Medipix demonstration to visitors and information on the ARDENT Project.

2nd ARDENT Workshop

October 14-18, 2013

2nd ARDENT Workshop and Mid-term Review

The Workshop took place in Milano during the 150th anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano. ESRs presented their work for the Mid-Term Review and useful information was exchanged. Experts were invited to deliver training courses on experimental micro- and nanodosimetry.

ARDENT Outreach Event

October 16, 2013

"ARDENT per tutti" during the 2nd ARDENT Workshop

Several tables were employed for the demonstration of our scientific activities to invited school students and people in the Politecnico. ESRs from CERN demonstrated the Medipix device and S. Puddu gave a presentation in the provided amphitheatre.

Conference

October 27 - November 2, 2013

IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD 2013 in Seoul, Korea

I followed mostly the Nuclear Science Symposium and especially the talks about Gaseous Detectors & Neutron Detection.

Two papers were presented in this conference; I presented the poster "The Triple GEM detector for relativistic hadron beams" and S. Puddu presented orally the "Neutron Beam Profile Measurements with a Triple GEM for Thermal Neutrons at the CERN n_TOF Facility", in which I appear as co-author.

Both abstracts can be found in the Conference Record.

Short Course

October 26, 2013

"Experimental Techniques in Nuclear and Particle Physics" IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD 2013 in Seoul, Korea

This one-day course provided an introduction to the design and use of instruments for the detection of subatomic particles. The main part of the course was devoted to interactions of particles in matter and detector principles.

Article

January, 2014

Article accepted

Radiation Measurements journal accepted for publication the paper "Instrument intercomparison in the pulsed neutron fields at the CERN HiRadMat facility",

You can find the paper here

Training course

January 28 - February 6, 2014

ISOTDAQ 2014 School in Budapest

Basics of Trigger and Data acquisition. Covering hardware and software, data transfer technologies and FPGA programming. Hands on training sessions.

Measurements at CNAO

March 8, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Second experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found here

Measurements with BSS

April 5-6, 2014

Measurements at the Proton Therapy Centre of Essen

The ARDENT collaboration was invited to perform measurements in the West Proton Therapy Centre of Essen (WPE) with BSS, with view to measuring the neutron spectra in various positions and comparing the results to those obtained with detectors by other researchers.

More details can be found in the Experiments section

Article

April, 2014

Article accepted

The Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) accepted for publication the article "The Triple GEM detector as beam monitor for relativistic hadron beams"

It can be found here

Measurements at CNAO

May 3, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Fourth experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Outreach Event

May 24-25, 2014

CERN's 60th Anniversary

Timepix demonstration to visitors in the CMS exhibition hall. Details about the event can be found here

Outreach Event

May 31, 2014

ARDENT stand for the International School Workshop of Radiation Protection

Timepix demonstration to students and radiation protection issues discussed. Details about the event can be found in the Outreach section of the website.

Measurements at Legnaro

June 25-27, 2014

Measurements with Timepix and GEMPIX

Measurements at the 7 MV CN van de Graaff accelerator of the Legnaro laboratories. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Training course

June 30 - July 4, 2014

NDRA 2014 Neutron School in Riva del Garda

The aim of the school was to illustrate principles, methodologies and most recent applications of neutron detection technologies. In particular, the school dealt with neutron-matter interaction principles suitable to neutron detection, materials for neutron detectors, signal processing, Monte Carlo simulation codes and interdisciplinary applications of neutrons.

A poster was also presented in a dedicated session, titled "Performance of the Triple GEM detector for low energy neutrons at the CERF facility".

Measurements at CNAO

July 5-6, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Sixth experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Training course

July 10, 2014

FRUIT Unfolding code training course in Frascati

Training course on the FRUIT code used to unfold BSS data with examples taken from practical measurements in nuclear industry, medicine and research.

Discussion Forum

July 15, 2014

Forum for discussion: Making a career in science

The CERN Diversity programme organised an intergenerational workshop in order to share questions and experience about making a career in science.

Measurements at nTOF, CERN

September 15-23, 2014

Measurements with GEM at EAR1 of nTOF

A Triple GEM detector for fast neutrons and 10x10 cm2 active area was tested at the beam dump of EAR1 of nTOF. The detector was characterized for its performance and the beam profile was measured.

Researchers' Night 2014

September 26, 2014

Popscience is for everyone

Participation in the Geneva region programme for European Researchersí Night 2014, which took place simultaneously in about 300 cities all over Europe and beyond. More information can be found on the dedicated website of POPSCIENCE

3rd ARDENT Workshop

September 29 - October 2, 2014

3rd ARDENT Workshop

The Workshop took place in Schwarzenbruck, Germany. Scientific results were presented over one and a half days and a poster session plus two seminars were organized. A two-days training course on Quality Assurance in Therapy and Diagnostics and on Semiconductor Detectors was part of the workshop. More information can be found in the dedicated website.

n_TOF Collaboration meeting

October 7-8, 2014

Presentation at the n_TOF Collaboration meeting

A presentation titled "Beam profile measurements with the GEM detector at the n_TOF EAR1 Beam Dump" was given on the 7th of October. Results from beam profile and time-of-flight measurements at 200m from the target for slow and fast neutrons were discussed.

More information can be found in the Dissemination section of the website.

Measurements at CERF, CERN

October 9, 2014

Measurements with the BSS at CERF

Measurements with the BSS were performed in 2 positions at the side of the irradiation cave.

Article

November 13, 2014

Article accepted

The Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) accepted for publication the article "The triple GEM detector as stray neutron monitor"

It can be found here

Spectrometer construction

February 15-18, 2015

Spectrometer construction at INFN-LNF

The neutron spectrometer designed over the last year was constructed at the INFN of Frascati. The first tests for its capability of measuring neutron spectra will be performed soon.

Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs

March 16-17, 2015

Presentation at the Second Special Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs

A presentation titled "Profiling of the nTOF beam with the GEM detector" was given on the 16th of February with the final results from the experiment at nTOF performed in October 2014. The spectrometer recently constructed was also introduced as an alternative to the time-of-flight technique for measuring neutron spectra.

More information can be found in the Dissemination section of the website.

Article

May 5, 2015

Article accepted

The Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal accepted for publication the article "A Bonner Sphere Spectrometer for pulsed fields"

It can be found here

Measurements at the CERN Calibration Laboratory

May 8, 2015

Measurements with the spectrometer

The new spectrometer was tested with a 241AmBe source and the neutron spectrum was successfully acquired.

Measurements at CERF, CERN

May 21-24, 2015

Measurements with the spectrometer

The neutron spectrum was measured on the concrete roof of the CERF facility in positions CT4, 7 and 15 and on the iron roof in position IT4 with the new spectrometer .

Meeting

February 4-8, 2013

EURADOS AM2013

Attended the EURADOS AM2013 in Barcelona, WG6 - Computational dosimetry, WG11 - High energy radiation fields, as well as the 6th Winter School in Computational Micro- and Nanodosimetry

Meeting and Poster presentation

April 15, 2013

Meeting with EU Commissioner at CERN

Poster presentation on ARDENT ITN and its activities to the EU Commissioner responsible for the Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth department.

Secondment

April-May 22-3, 2013

Secondment in Politecnico di Milano

Worked on FLUKA activation studies with S.Agosteo and E.Sagia

Training

May 13-17, 2013

13th FLUKA course in NEA, Paris

Very helpful in my current work. Strongly recommended for those working on FLUKA simulations.

Conference

June 3-7, 2013

NEUDOS 12, Aix-en-Provence

Neutron and ion dosimetry symposium,organized by the Institut for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in co-operation with the European Radiation Dosimetry group (EURADOS) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Oral presentation "Instrument intercomparison in the stray neutron field around the CERN proton synchrotron"

Article

August 16, 2013

Article accepted

Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal accepted for publication the paper "Comparison of the performance of different instruments in the stray neutron field around the CERN Proton Synchrotron"

You can find the paper here

Origins 2013

September 27, 2013

Origins 2013 & Scientific speed-dating

Face to face meeting with people who booked a date with us, in order to meet young researchers at CERN and ask questions.

CERN Open days 2013

September 28-29, 2013

Volunteer at the RP Safety Training Centre

Medipix demonstration to visitors and information on the ARDENT Project.

2nd ARDENT Workshop

October 14-18, 2013

2nd ARDENT Workshop and Mid-term Review

The Workshop took place in Milano during the 150th anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano. ESRs presented their work for the Mid-Term Review and useful information was exchanged. Experts were invited to deliver training courses on experimental micro- and nanodosimetry.

ARDENT Outreach Event

October 16, 2013

"ARDENT per tutti" during the 2nd ARDENT Workshop

Several tables were employed for the demonstration of our scientific activities to invited school students and people in the Politecnico. ESRs from CERN demonstrated the Medipix device and S. Puddu gave a presentation in the provided amphitheatre.

Conference

October 27 - November 2, 2013

IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD 2013 in Seoul, Korea

I followed mostly the Nuclear Science Symposium and especially the talks about Gaseous Detectors & Neutron Detection.

Two papers were presented in this conference; I presented the poster "The Triple GEM detector for relativistic hadron beams" and S. Puddu presented orally the "Neutron Beam Profile Measurements with a Triple GEM for Thermal Neutrons at the CERN n_TOF Facility", in which I appear as co-author.

Both abstracts can be found in the Conference Record.

Short Course

October 26, 2013

"Experimental Techniques in Nuclear and Particle Physics" IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD 2013 in Seoul, Korea

This one-day course provided an introduction to the design and use of instruments for the detection of subatomic particles. The main part of the course was devoted to interactions of particles in matter and detector principles.

Article

January, 2014

Article accepted

Radiation Measurements journal accepted for publication the paper "Instrument intercomparison in the pulsed neutron fields at the CERN HiRadMat facility",

You can find the paper here

Training course

January 28 - February 6, 2014

ISOTDAQ 2014 School in Budapest

Basics of Trigger and Data acquisition. Covering hardware and software, data transfer technologies and FPGA programming. Hands on training sessions.

Measurements at CNAO

March 8, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Second experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found here

Measurements with BSS

April 5-6, 2014

Measurements at the Proton Therapy Centre of Essen

The ARDENT collaboration was invited to perform measurements in the West Proton Therapy Centre of Essen (WPE) with BSS, with view to measuring the neutron spectra in various positions and comparing the results to those obtained with detectors by other researchers.

More details can be found in the Experiments section

Article

April, 2014

Article accepted

The Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) accepted for publication the article "The Triple GEM detector as beam monitor for relativistic hadron beams"

It can be found here

Measurements at CNAO

May 3, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Fourth experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Outreach Event

May 24-25, 2014

CERN's 60th Anniversary

Timepix demonstration to visitors in the CMS exhibition hall. Details about the event can be found here

Outreach Event

May 31, 2014

ARDENT stand for the International School Workshop of Radiation Protection

Timepix demonstration to students and radiation protection issues discussed. Details about the event can be found in the Outreach section of the website.

Measurements at Legnaro

June 25-27, 2014

Measurements with Timepix and GEMPIX

Measurements at the 7 MV CN van de Graaff accelerator of the Legnaro laboratories. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Training course

June 30 - July 4, 2014

NDRA 2014 Neutron School in Riva del Garda

The aim of the school was to illustrate principles, methodologies and most recent applications of neutron detection technologies. In particular, the school dealt with neutron-matter interaction principles suitable to neutron detection, materials for neutron detectors, signal processing, Monte Carlo simulation codes and interdisciplinary applications of neutrons.

A poster was also presented in a dedicated session, titled "Performance of the Triple GEM detector for low energy neutrons at the CERF facility".

Measurements at CNAO

July 5-6, 2014

Measurements with GEM and GEMPIX

Sixth experiment of the ARDENT campaign at CNAO. Details can be found in the Experiments section

Training course

July 10, 2014

FRUIT Unfolding code training course in Frascati

Training course on the FRUIT code used to unfold BSS data with examples taken from practical measurements in nuclear industry, medicine and research.

Discussion Forum

July 15, 2014

Forum for discussion: Making a career in science

The CERN Diversity programme organised an intergenerational workshop in order to share questions and experience about making a career in science.

Measurements at nTOF, CERN

September 15-23, 2014

Measurements with GEM at EAR1 of nTOF

A Triple GEM detector for fast neutrons and 10x10 cm2 active area was tested at the beam dump of EAR1 of nTOF. The detector was characterized for its performance and the beam profile was measured.

Researchers' Night 2014

September 26, 2014

Popscience is for everyone

Participation in the Geneva region programme for European Researchersí Night 2014, which took place simultaneously in about 300 cities all over Europe and beyond. More information can be found on the dedicated website of POPSCIENCE

3rd ARDENT Workshop

September 29 - October 2, 2014

3rd ARDENT Workshop

The Workshop took place in Schwarzenbruck, Germany. Scientific results were presented over one and a half days and a poster session plus two seminars were organized. A two-days training course on Quality Assurance in Therapy and Diagnostics and on Semiconductor Detectors was part of the workshop. More information can be found in the dedicated website.

n_TOF Collaboration meeting

October 7-8, 2014

Presentation at the n_TOF Collaboration meeting

A presentation titled "Beam profile measurements with the GEM detector at the n_TOF EAR1 Beam Dump" was given on the 7th of October. Results from beam profile and time-of-flight measurements at 200m from the target for slow and fast neutrons were discussed.

More information can be found in the Dissemination section of the website.

Measurements at CERF, CERN

October 9, 2014

Measurements with the BSS at CERF

Measurements with the BSS were performed in 2 positions at the side of the irradiation cave.

Article

November 13, 2014

Article accepted

The Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) accepted for publication the article "The triple GEM detector as stray neutron monitor"

It can be found here

Spectrometer construction

February 15-18, 2015

Spectrometer construction at INFN-LNF

The neutron spectrometer designed over the last year was constructed at the INFN of Frascati. The first tests for its capability of measuring neutron spectra will be performed soon.

Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs

March 16-17, 2015

Presentation at the Second Special Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs

A presentation titled "Profiling of the nTOF beam with the GEM detector" was given on the 16th of February with the final results from the experiment at nTOF performed in October 2014. The spectrometer recently constructed was also introduced as an alternative to the time-of-flight technique for measuring neutron spectra.

More information can be found in the Dissemination section of the website.

Article

May 5, 2015

Article accepted

The Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal accepted for publication the article "A Bonner Sphere Spectrometer for pulsed fields"

It can be found here

Measurements at the CERN Calibration Laboratory

May 8, 2015

Measurements with the spectrometer

The new spectrometer was tested with a 241AmBe source and the neutron spectrum was successfully acquired.

Measurements at CERF, CERN

May 21-24, 2015

Measurements with the spectrometer

The neutron spectrum was measured on the concrete roof of the CERF facility in positions CT4, 7 and 15 and on the iron roof in position IT4 with the new spectrometer .