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On February the 9th  the Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been launched from Cape Canaveral One of the instrument  on-board Solar Orbiter is Metis. The Ifn-Cnr Padova resear-chers have been involved in the design, realization and calibration of the instrument.

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Intervista Enrico Prati al Tg1 sulla Supremazia Quantistica del Computer Quantistico di Google Link RAI



CORIFI-AEIT and CNR  organize   the End-User  Industrial Photonics4Automotive dedicated    to photonics technologies for the Automotive Value Chain, in the frame of . The workshop will take place on July 3rd 2019, from  9 am  to  2 pm, at Politecnico di Torino – Lingotto building , via Nizza 230 Torino and is co-located with the conference Automotive 2019. Spon-sor are H2020 project NextPho21 and the Photonics Public Private Partnership Photonics21      Co-sponsors: Politecnico di Torino, University of Parma and industrial clusters Torino Wireless, MESAP and Polo ICT.
Attendance to the workshop is free upon registration.

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The research group led by Prof Giulio Cerullo from the Politecnico di Milano together with Dr Tersilla Virgili from IFN- Milano  in collaboration with  two others  CNR institutes (NEST and   NANO), has studied the photophysics   by ultrafast spectroscopy of poly (3-hexylthiophene) configured with  different degrees of supramolecular ordering. In combination with theore- tical modeling, the  experimental    results reveal the origin of the primary photoexcitations, the observation of optical gain  in nanostructured opens   the possibility to the use of polythio- phene nanostructures as building    blocks of organic optical amplifiers     and active photonic devices.

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