TIFPA - Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications


A collaborative center for translational physics research


The center is a joint initiative of
INFN  National Institute for Nuclear Physics
UNITN  Trento University
FBK  Bruno Kessler Foundation
APSS  Province of Trento Healthcare Agency
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Upcoming events


11th International “Hiroshima” Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors – HSTD11
10 – 15 December 2017, Okinawa, Japan Read more
European Week of Astronomy and Space Science – EWASS 2018
3 – 6 April 2018, Liverpool, UK Read more
57th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group – PTCOG57
21 – 26 May 2018, Cincinnati (OH), USA Read more
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly and Associated Events
14 July 2018, Pasadena (CA), USA


In evidence

TIFPA Activity Report 2015-16


The last dance of a neutron star pair

W. Kastaun/T. Kawamura/B. Giacomazzo/R. Ciolfi/A. Endrizzi
AEI Hannover/INAF/TIFPA-INFN/Università di Trento

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This simulation shows the final stages of the merging of two neutron stars. The merger shown in the simulation is happening much faster in reality, within less than a hundredth of a second, and produces strong gravitational waves. This illustrates one of the possible scenarios for the merger event GW170817, detected by the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave network. The result of the merger could have been a neutron star or a black hole, the latter of which is shown here.


Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee

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The Research room with the two beamlines.The two beamlines in the Trento Protontherapy Centre research room.

How to apply for beamtime

The Universe had (probably) an origin: on the theorem of Borde-Guth-Vilenkin

Emilio Elizalde (ICE/CSIC & IEEC, Barcelona)
July 26th, 2016
Sala Bethe, TIFPA


Virtual Labs

Space research

The Science of outer space

TIFPA collaborates in large experiments to study matter and forces in space...
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Medical tech

Therapy applications

TIFPA is the research partner in the Trento protontherapy center...
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Detector technologies

TIFPA will benefit from the FBK expertise in silicon-based systems for detection of radiation...
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