RADIATE Summer School

Astrid Berens
This was RADIATE’s last summer school

RADIATE Summer School 2022 on environmental applications of IBA and AMS

Summer school participants and lecturers in Florence © INFN

The RADIATE Summer School organized by INFN took place from 5-7 October 2022 in Florence.

Thank you to all of the participants and lecturers who made RADIATE’s last summer school a success!




Summer School Program

Wednesday, 5 October (all times are CET)
09:00-10:00Massimo Chiari INFNIntroduction to IBA techniques
10:00-10:30coffee break
10:30-11:30Primoz Pelicon, JSIIBA for plant biology
11:30-12:30Silvia Nava INFNIBA for climate change and air quality issues
12:30-14:00lunch break
14:00-15:00Claudia Cocozza, University of FlorenceDendrochemistry with PIXE
15:00-16:00participant presentations
16:00-16:30coffee break
16:30-18:00participant presentations
Thursday, 6 October
09:00-10:00Mariaelena Fedi, INFN Introduction to AMS technique
10:00-10:30coffee break
10:30-11:30Stephan Winkler, HZDREnvironmental applications of AMS
11:30-12:30Konstanze Stuebner , HZDRGeological applications of AMS
12:30-14:00lunch break
14:00-15:00Giulia Calzolai, INFN 14C AMS in the study of atmospheric aerosols
15:00-16:00participant presentations
16:00-16:30coffee break
16:30-18:00participant presentations
Friday, 7 October
09:30-13:00Half-day visit to LABECaccelerator
IBA and AMS beamlines
AMS sample prep
ancillary aerosol laboratories
13:00-14:30lunch break, then transfer to Florence

Lectures will last 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A;  participants’ presentations are maximum 10 minutes each.

Details on planned lectures (will be updated continuously):


on 5 & 6 October:

Villa Il Gioiello
Via del Pian dei Giullari 42
50125 Firenze

Set on the southern hills around Florence, Villa Il Gioielo (“The Jewel”) is a Renaissance villa owned by the University of Florence. Galileo Galilei spent the last years of his life here.

On 7 October:

LABEC ion beam laboratory


A shuttle bus will be organized to bring the participants to Villa il Gioello in the mornings from Florence (meeting point Piazza della Calza) and back in the afternoon/after the social dinner. Villa Il Gioello can also be easily reached by public transportation (bus nr. 38, stop station Pian dei Giullari).
Another shuttle bus will bring the participants to LABEC and back to Florence on 7 October.


Participants will book accommodation independently, however they can refer to Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI) housing service (email , contact Ms Mirella) in order to be helped in finding accommodations in hotels of b&b structures nearby (near Villa il Gioiello or in downtown Florence, left river bank side), at special rates.

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