Photo of the school of the Physics Olympics 2020 edition

The School of Excellence for the Physics Olympics as a guest in the Argenta Valleys (2020 EDITION)

The Summer School of preparation for the Physics Olympics, which involves 30 students of third and fourth upper school class of Emilia Romagna and Marche Regions, this year will take place at the Campotto di Argenta hostel from 31 August to 5 September.

The residential school “OliFis ER-Marche”, organized by the Bologna section of the Association for the Teaching of Physics (AIF) and by the Giuseppe Occhialini Foundation of Pesaro, has been involved for 12 years in the first preparatory phase for the prestigious appointment of the International Olympics.

of Physics, a competition that every year sees the participation of over 400 students from around 90 countries and which in 2021 will take place in Lithuania.

The daily lessons, given by expert teachers of secondary school, will cover the most important topics of physics and will be enriched by various cultural activities.

The program of events begins on Tuesday evening 1 September at 9 pm at the hostel with a free-admission popular conference entitled “Theory of Chaos and Fluid Dynamics” by Daniele Simeoni, a young researcher from the University of Ferrara and ‘National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). An evening to explain in a simple way the concepts, often present in nature, of chaos and turbulence and to explain how these concepts are the field of study of a new figure of physicist, the computational physicist.

Wednesday 2 September in the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to visit the Legnaro National Laboratories, one of the four INFN national laboratories. Accompanied by the researchers of this important international center, the students will be able to see some accelerators, some experimental equipment and technological laboratories used for studies in nuclear physics and interdisciplinary physics.

“Discovering radioactivity” is the title of the chat that Virginia Strati will engage in with the public on Thursday 3 September at 9 pm at the Campotto hostel. With the eyes of a young scientist from the University of Ferrara and INFN, she will talk about this natural physical phenomenon whose technological applications have led to extraordinary improvements in the quality of life of humanity.

The program of initiatives that accompanies the intense study of the students of the Summer School will end with the evening of Friday 4 September at 9.15 pm at the Consorzio Factory Grisù in Ferrara, where Federico Benuzzi’s “Dreamy Physics” will be staged, the show of highly successful physics and juggling which over the years has become the symbol of the OLIFIS ER Marche School.

Contribute to the 2020 edition of OliFis ER-Marche: the Ferrara section of the INFN, the University of Ferrara, the Scientific Degree Plan – Physics class of the University of Bologna and the University of Modena – Reggio Emilia, the University of Bologna, the Bologna section of the INFN, the Physics and School association as well as MARPOSS SpA, Bonfiglioli Group, and Zanichelli Editore.

The School takes place under the patronage of the Emilia Romagna Region, the Marche Regional Council, the Municipality of Argenta and the Municipality of Ferrara.

More information: https://www.aif.difa.unibo.it/scuola-olimpiadi/