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NiPS lab research makes the headlines on NANOTECHWEB

 

May 27 - 2015

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

 

L. Gammaitoni visits TUDelf for the Landauer project

 

Delft, April 6-10, 2015

 

At TU Delft with Warner Venstra for the LANDAUER project (www.landauer-project.eu).

F. Cottone and M. Mattarelli visit the water supply of SMAS Almada for project PROTEUS

 

 

Lisboa, March 30th 2015

 

F. Cottone and M. Mattarelli, from NiPS lab, visit to the water supply of SMAS Almada for project PROTEUS (AdaPtive micROfluidic- and nano-enabled smart systems for waTEr qUality Sensing - H2020-ICT-2014-1)
 
meeting venue: 
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 
 

C. Diamantini from NiPS lab visits the Physics of Information Group in Lisbon

 

 

Cristina Diamantini, form NiPS Laboratory, University of Perugia, is visiting the Physics of Information Group in Lisbon.

Tomorrow she will present the seminar:

Generalized Landauer Bound as Universal Thermodynamic Entropy in Continuous Phase Transitions 

Date & time: 24/03/2015 at 10:00.
 
Location: Seminar Room (2.8.3), Physics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. 
 
Abstract:
The classic Landauer bound can be lowered when erasure errors are permitted. Here we point out that continuous phase transitions characterized by an order parameter can also be viewed as information erasure by resetting a certain number of bits to a standard value. The information-theoretic expression for the generalized Landauer bound in terms of error probability implies thus a universal form for the thermodynamic entropy in the partially ordered phase. We explicitly show that the thermodynamic entropy as a function of interaction parameters and temperature is identical to the information-theoretic expression in terms of error probability alone in the specific example of the Hopfield neural network model of associative memory, a distributed information-processing system of many interacting stochastic bits. In this framework the Landauer bound sets a lower limit for the work associated with "remembering" rather than "forgetting".

 

This activity is part of the LANDAUER project.


 

F. Orfei and L. Gammaitoni visit the Hitachi Laboratory in Cambridge

 

 

Cambridge, Feb. 6th, 2015

Francesco Orfei and Luca Gammaitoni from NiPS visited the Hitachi Research Laboratory in Cambridge (UK).
During the visit the Hitachi Lab director, David Williams, presented the activities of the laboratory and discussed the participation of his laboratory to the ICT-Energy consortium, coordinated by NiPS.

Hitachi Cambridge, that is coordinating the "TOLOP" research project funded by FET,  is specifically interested in very low-power novel microprocessors.

Future collaborations between Hitachi Research and NiPS have been discussed.

L. Gammaitoni invited at the 'FET and Innovation' workshop

 

 

Brussels, Feb. 5th, 2015 

Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Lab director participated at the  1-day workshop on 'FET and Innovation'.
The workshop is organized by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) unit of Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), and had place on 5 February 2015 on the premises of the European Commission at Avenue de Beaulieu, 25, Brussels.

The Future and Emerging Technologies programme invests in transformative frontier research with a high potential impact on technology, to benefit our economy and society. FET provides a unique combination of high risk, long term, multidisciplinary and collaborative frontier research, which lays the foundations for radically new technologies. Innovation out of FET research is what can make a difference between having the best research and doing something useful with it, something that people will embrace, that will improve society and create better lives for all.

The workshop aimed at identifying ecosystems that can stimulate innovation from FET type of research and the actions necessary to put the ecosystems in place, identifying notably the ones that may need support at the European level. 

During the workshop Gammaitoni advanced the need to find a proper funding instrument to fill the gap between FET funded research (challenging, high-risk, long-term) and main stream ICT funded programs that aims at short-term results. "We need to find a way to bridge the gap between proof-of-concept results, produced by the best FET projects, and products that are the declared objective of main stream ICT research", declared Gammaitoni that is coordinating the C.A. ICT-Energy where more 50 groups are represented.

Helios Vocca speaks at the Associazione Culturale Corcianese Astrofili about VIRGO and Gravitational Waves

 

Perugia, Jan 30th 2015

L’Associazione Culturale Corcianese Astrofili con il patrocinio del Comune di Corciano presenta venerdì 30 gennaio alle ore 21:00 l’incontro “Onde Gravitazionali la ricerca italiana di un sospiro nell’Universo: l’esperimento Virgo”. Presso la Sala dell’Antico Mulino di Corciano infatti il professor Helios Vocca, ricercatore e responsabile del progetto VIRGO presso l’Università di Perugia,

NiPS Annual meeting 2015

 

 

 

Tuesday Feb 3rd we will have the usual annual meeting of the NiPS Laboratory.

Alla Posta dei Donini, San Martino in Campo, Perugia
 
Program
 
Review 2014: quello che abbiamo fatto
9:30 Introduzione (L. Gammaitoni)
10:00 Il Progetto Landauer (C. Diamantini, I. Neri, M.
Lopez, D. Chiuchiù)
11:00. Low power sensor nodes (F. Orfei)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Energy Harvesting (F. Cottone, M. Mattarelli)
12:15 Virgo (H. Vocca, F. Travasso, F. Baldaccini)
12:45 Wisepower (V. Bacchettini)
13:15 Pranzo
2015: quello che vogliamo fare
15:00 ICT-Energy e il management dei progetti (S. Lombardi)
15:15 Il progetto Proteus (F. Cottone)
15:30 Gli obiettivi per il 2015 (L. Gammaitoni)
15:45 discussione
17:00 conclusioni

Francesco Orfei presents the ICT-Energy coordination action at HiPEAC 2015

 

Francesco Orfei from NiPS Lab, University of Perugia, participates at HiPEAC 2015 Conference,  in Amsterdam from Jan. 19th Jan. 21st, 2015.
During the conference Orfei presents the activities of the ICT-Energy coordination action (www.ict-energy.eu).

 

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