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Doctoral Symposium in Bristol on Sept. 16th 2015


NiPS Laboratory, together with the University of Bristol and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center is organizing a Doctoral Symposium to be held in Bristol, on Sept. 16th, 2015.

The doctoral symposium is a part of ICT-Energy workshop (2015) (

This symposium is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their thesis work to a broad audience in the ICT community from both industry and academia. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering into research related to minimization of energy from various layers. In addition, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in the energy minimization field.


The first fused Silica monolithic suspension for Advanced Virgo

Cascina (PI) 18-6-2015


(H. Vocca from NiPS Laboratory, during the mirror installation)


Thermal noise in mirror suspension  is the most severe limit to the low-frequency sensitivity of first generation interferometric gravitational wave detectors. In order to minimize the pendulum thermal noise, a monolithic suspension, using fused silica as a low dissipation material, has been developed for Advanced Virgo.

Now the first monolithic suspension has been realized last Thursday June 11st, thanks to a strong collaboration between the INFN groups of Perugia, Firenze and Roma1, that also collaborate in the development of such key components of the mirror suspensions. -

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Micro Energy Day 2015


Discover smart solutions for mobile electronic energy needs.


Institutions from across Europe will be celebrating Micro-Energy Dayduring this week, to raise awareness about energy use in mobile electronic devices.

Coordinated by the NiPS Laboratory ( at University of Perugia and partners in the EU funded “ICT-Energy project” ( as part of European Sustainable Energy Week, this year’s Micro Energy Day will include several demonstrations in different European countries.


LANDAUER Project consortium meeting in Paris


Perugia 4-6-2015

A consortium meeting of the European project LANDAUER ( will be held in Paris on June 11-12.
During the meeting the five laboratories that compose the consortium will present recent progeresses and discuss steps toward the end of the project in 2015.

L. Gammaitoni, NiPS Director is visiting professor at Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie


Paris, June 1 2015

Luca Gammaitoni, Director of NiPS Laboratory is visiting professor at the Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris.
During his stay he will have scientific discussions with the components of the LIP6 computer science research laboratory  and carry on a scientific collaboration with the Systems On Chip (SOC) unit.

NiPS lab research makes the headlines on NANOTECHWEB


May 27 - 2015

NiPS lab research makes the headlines on the current issue of in the LAB TALK section that reports on recent advances in  the "toward zero-power ICT" topic.


Towards zero-power ICT. New review article from NiPS



Is it possible to operate a computing device with zero energy expenditure? This question, once considered just an academic dilemma, has recently become strategic for the future of information and communication technology.


Published the book on Micro Energy Harvesting with contributions from NiPS



Micro Energy Harvesting
Danick Briand (Editor), Eric Yeatman (Editor), Shad Roundy (Editor), Oliver Brand(Series Editor), Gary K. Fedder (Series Editor), Christofer Hierold (Series Editor), Jan G. Korvink (Series Editor), Osamu Tabata (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31902-2 - 490 pages, April 2015
Chapter 2 devoted to Fundamentals of Mechanics and Dynamics, Helios Vocca and Luca Gammaitoni


ICT-Energy Summer school 2015


NiPS Summer School 2015 "ICT-Energy: Energy consumption in future ICT devices"

Fiuggi (Italy) - July 7-12, 2015


The Noise in Physical System Laboratory is glad to announce the sixth edition of NiPS Summer School devoted to "ICT-Energy: Energy consumption in future ICT devices".

The school, supported by European Commission under the FET Proactive Coordination Action ICT-Energy (, is open to graduate students, post-docs, young researchers, and in general to all scientists interested in the physical foundations and practical applications of energy management in computing processes.
The school is aimed at teaching the bases of the science of efficient ICT through 4 thematic groups of lectures:

1) Basic on the physics of energy transformations at micro and nanoscales
2) Introduction to energy harvesting and distributed autonomous mobile devices
3) Software and energy aware computing
4) High performance computing and systems

For each thematic group we foresee 4 lectures for a total of 16 lectures organized in four full days.
Participants to the school will have the opportunity to widely discuss with teachers and colleagues, also through a evening poster-session, where the research conducted by the participants will be illustrated.

The school issues a certificate of participation with explicit mention of the hours of lectures, for credit assignment.

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