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Hans Grassmann

H. Grassmann (Bamberg, 21 May 1960) is a German physicist, which studied with H.Wegener and H.Faisner. In his diploma thesis he developed the CsI(Tl) calorimeter with photo diode readout, which allowed the construction of new and advanced experiments in elementary physics and astronomy. He made his PhD at the RWTH Aachen in the UA1 experiment lead by C.Rubbia (Ginevra). With G.Bellettini and M.Cobal he discovered  in 1994 the top quark at the CDF experiment at Fermilab (Chicago), based on a study of the quantum matrix element, published before.
He developed a new physics theory, which allows to discuss information processing in terms of physics, the "physics of information". He published several books about physics and about physics and society, claiming that one can explain also the most advanced physics developments to everybody "physics is what can be understood. What cannot be understood is not physics". Correspondingly also his contributions to the physics of information are explained in his books
in a way everybody can understand. He is founder of the - former accademic spin off - company Isomorph srl, which has the goal to transfer fundamental physics results to technical
applications.The first such applications was an innovative image reconstruction system for Infineon Dresden, based on the physics of information. Another application of the physics of information is the
Linear Mirror. Isomorph srl has also developed an innovative turbine, a new type of solar absorber, a simplified gasifier and is working on the eolipile.
Physics&Art against CO2 is a test of the hyptohesis suggested in his first book "The top quark, Picasso and Mercedes Benz", namely that physics can only be productive when inserted in general culture, including art.

Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan

Dr. Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan is a tenured physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He was born in Gabon. After the BSc from the University of Lomé, he accepted a teaching job at a private high school. During that period, he won a scholarship—sponsored and managed by the African-American Institute—to continue higher education in the US, and in 1987 he went to the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to improve his English proficiency before he started the MSc program at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana. After the MSc, he was accepted into a PhD program at the University of Virginia where he obtained the doctorate degree in 1995. He then accepted a post-doc offer from Hampton University to work at Jefferson Lab where participated in the commissioning of CEBAF­—Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility. He then went to CERN—European Organization for Nuclear Research—in Geneva Switzerland as a research scientist to work on the ATLAS Experiment. In 2001, he re-entered the US with a job at BNL as an assistant physicist.  At BNL, he continued working on the ATLAS Experiment where he held several responsability positions, including the ATLAS Higgs Working Group convenership and was a member of the ATLAS Collaboration that discovered in 2012 the particle known as the Higgs boson.  He was visiting scientist at SACLAY in France in 2011, and at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa in 2012. He was naturalized a US citizen in 2006. He is currently a visiting scientist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is a co-founder the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications, His current research interests focus on the searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics such as candidates for dark matter. In this context, he organizes a professional physics workshop on “Dark interactions: perspective from theory and experiments”, He is a member of the National Society of Black Physicists, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the advancement of Science, and the South African Institute of Physics. He is also a writer. He published his first book in English, “Citizen and Traveler” ISBN: 978-0-692-97479-7,  and in French, “Citoyen et Voyageur” ISBN: 978-0-692-08639-1

Fabiano Bet

Dr. Bet studied mechanical engineering at the University of Duisburg. He continued his studies after his diploma at the Combustion and Gasdynamics Institute in Duisburg where he earned his doctoral degree on the simulation of turbulent flow with free surface applied to ships and offshore technology. Afterwards Dr. Bet started his industrial career at the BMW AG as a CFD engineer, where he developed and applied the simulation process for the thermal analysis of combustion engines. Three years later he contributed to the development of cryogenic storage and transport within BMW’s hydrogen projects. 

In 2003 Dr. Bet left BMW and launched his own engineering services company, Thermotec CFD GmbH, where he specialized on complex and sophisticated CFD application. Developing his company to an effective and productive team, he re-launched his company as InDesA GmbH in 2008.

Paolo Bussotti

Senior researcher of History of Science at Technique at the Department of Humanities of Udine University, where he lectures history of science. He also lectures history and didactics of mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of the same University. His scientific interests basically concern history of mathematics and physics. He published more than 100 scientific texts, among which two books, one concerning Fermat and the other Leibniz. He has an international experience. In particular he achieved several important tasks and fellowships in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, reappointed several times since 2003. 


Annamaria Castellan

Annamaria Castellan nata a Trieste dove vive e lavora.  Ha scelto la fotografia come mezzo d’espressione artistica sperimentando la potenzialità ed espressività delle tecniche sia antiche che digitali, è presidente dell’Associazione Acquamarina per mezzo della quale divulga e promuove la cultura e l’arte fotografica. E’ docente di fotografia e di tecniche sperimentali off-camera.


Marco Citossi

Master degree in Mathematics, in Computational Physics and PhD in Industrial and information engineering from University of Udine. His research has been carried out mainly in the field of experimental physics, of renewable energy and in the characterization of biochars from different feedstocks through solar pyrolysis. Since 2002 to 2009 he has been working as researcher for CNR-INFM DEMOCRITOS. Since 2014 he is in the commitee of the SIER (Introductory School on Renewable Energies in Udine). He is currently postdoc researcher fellow at University of Udine for the H2020 Hermes-SP, an european project with the goal to build a constellation of nanosatellites.

Marina Cobal

Degree and PhD from the University of Pisa, from 1995 to 2001 M. Cobal worked at CERN (Fellow and Staff). She is currently Full Professor at the University of Udine (since 2018) and Visiting Professor at the ICTP of Trieste (since 2016). It is part of the DPIA (Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture) of the University of Udine, and a member of its Doctoral College. Her research has been carried out mainly in the field of experimental physics of elementary particles, within the framework of scientific projects promoted and financed by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). She has played a leading role in several fundamental researches of sub-nuclear physics conducted with the use of proton-antiproton or proton-proton accelerators (discovery of the top quark, discovery of the Higgs boson). From 1990 to 1995 she has been part of the CDF experiment at the Tevatron accelerator in Fermilab (Chicago, USA), collaborating in the discovery of the top quark. Since 1995 he has been working in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC accelerator in Geneva, where she deals mainly with top quark physics and New Physics beyond the Standard Model studies, and where she has covered numerous roles of responsibility. From 2015 to 2019 she has been National INFN Coordinator of the ATLAS Italia Collaboration, which has about 250 researchers in 14 universities and institutes. She is currently responsible for the ATLAS Udine / ICTP research group and Director of the SIER, the Introductory School on Renewable Energies in Udine, which she has founded and will now reach the VI edition.

Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBE

Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBEwas born on 20th May 1966 in Mambanda-Kumba, South-West Region of Cameroon. He obtained a BSc in Chemistry in 1991 at the then University of Yaounde (now University of Yaounde I). He moved to Germany in October 1992, where he obtained a MSc (Diplom) and PhD in Chemistry in 1995 and 1999, respectively, from the Friedrich-Schiller University (FSU) of Jena. He completed his Habilitation in Organic Chemistry at the same institution in 2006.From 2006 to 2008, he spent postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, the Technical University of Eindhoven in Holland, and at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. In 2009 he moved to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, where he is presently member of the Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing (IPMT). Egbe’s main research interest is the design of semiconducting materials for optoelectronic applications.He is a member of Organic Electronics Association (OE-A), and a board member of the World University Service (WUS) in Germany. He is the initiator and International Coordinator of the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) (, initiator and chairperson of ANSOLE e.V., an institution legally representing ANSOLE, and initiator of the Cameroon Renewable Energy Network (CAMREN). He also initiated and coordinates the research platform BALEWARE (Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications) (



Fabiola Faidiga


She began her artistic studies at the Free School of Figure of the Revoltella Museum of Modern Art in Trieste. Subsequently her research moved to different expressive areas with the aim of investigating human and social relationships, working with different media in an experimental perspective. She is part of the "Gruppo78-International Contemporary Art of Trieste" and has participated in the "Art-Science-Biotechnology" Review, in the "Robotics - Art and Robotics" Festival and in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Diffused Biennial of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy-Mexico International Bridge, "Circus Meme" project, scientific collaborations in the field of "Contemporary Shower" and "The Energy of Places"). In the last five years she has established the cultural association CASA C.A.V.E. The Review / Seminar "The Energy of Places" was conceived and organized in the Municipality of Duino Aurisina (TS), in search of connections between art, science and territory.

Diouma Kobor

After his studies at the university Claude Bernard of Lyon 1 and at INSA - Lyon in France, Diouma Kobor was enrolled at the Department of Physics of the University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor as the first teachers. He occupied the first Head of the Department of Physics from its creation (2007) to 2012. From 2013 to 2014, he was the Director of the Research and Cooperation Service of this university before being in the top management as the Vice rector in charge of Research, Cooperation and Relationship with enterprises from 2014 to 2017. He established many collaborations and partnerships (master and phD students exchanges) with laboratories working in the same topics for example LGEF in INSA-Lyon, IM2NP in AMU Marseille, University of Lomé in Togo, University Houphouet Boigny in Ivory Coast, University Paris Saclay-Orsay, ICMPE in Paris-Est university, GEMaC in Paris Versailles, ESRF in Grenoble, TH Koln, TU Berlin, UQAM Canada, APS-ANL in Chicago USA etc... This experience has earned him his presence today in several networks and national commissions for decision-making on issues mainly related to university management and nanomaterials for renewable energy issues.

Presently, Professor Diouma Kobor is the Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM) as a cofounder (in 2009) and in which he manages the research group Engineering Materials for Energy, Electronics and Building (GMEEC). His research topics are oriented in materials engineering (Nanomaterials, ceramics, single crystals, thin films, silicon nanostructuration, perovskite and Silicon and hybrid-perovskite solar cells etc ...) ranging from the elaboration to the characterization. His group, composed by many professors and researchers, is working on different renewable energy topics such as Biomass, Solar Thermal, Local resources valorization, theoretical physics (simulation and modelisation). He did many publications, communications and patent (AOIP 2015, PCT 2020) in scientific journals.

Faïrouz Malek

Fairouz Malek was born on 6th

March 1964 in Algiers, Algeria. She obtained a BSc in Physics in 1986 at the University of Science and Technologies at Algiers. She moved to France in October 1987, where she obtained an MSc in Nuclear Physics and a PhD in Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Grenoble in 1990.  She obtained a permanent position as a full researcher at CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, Particle and Nuclear Physics Department, IN2P3) in 1991. She completed her Habilitation at University of Grenoble in 1999 and became Research Director in 2009.Most of her work was performed at CERN. First, on a nuclear physics experiment with low energy anti-protons beam at LEAR (Low Energy Antiproton Ring), studying the hypernuclear decay lifetime in a nuclear fission. Then at the SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) on experiments using heavy ions beams, studying the Quark Gluon Plasma state of matter. She was involved in the concept, the prototyping, and the tests of a Cherenkov Counter for the Phase 2 of the AMS experiment (Anti-Matter Spectrometer) which flew to the International space station and which purpose was to study the anti-matter in space. Since 2000, she is member of the ATLAs experiment at the LHC which main outcome was the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.  She served as Publications committee members and as Physics Office coordinator until 2020. She was the ATLAS Grenoble institutional team leader during ten years (2003-2013) and the scientific project leader of the consortium that she built in France, gathering the four French LHC experiments (12 laboratories) around the GRID computing project (CERN W-LCG): She was member of the C13 committee at the IUPAP and the IGPD committee and its board member at EPS for six years (2009-2013). These committees’ main tasks were to set initiatives in physics with the developing countries. She also served at the French Physics Society (SFP) for 3 years at the council, and then became head of the North-South committee for six years. She was the founder and the first president of the gender balance association in Grenoble: “Parité Science”: 

She was coordinating the collaborations with the developing countries on behalf of the IN2P3 for five years (2009-2014) and was the project leader of International Research Network projects such as P2IM: She is also serving as expert in the H2020-MSCA projects since 2017. More recently, she joined the FCC (Future Circular Collider) studies collaboration.

Elena Mazzi

Elena Mazzi was born in 1984 in Reggio Emilia (Italy). She received her BFA in 2007 in History of Art from Siena University, and her MFA in 2011 in Visual Art from IUAV, Venice Univer- sity. She was selected for an exchange program at Royal Academy of Art (Konsthogskolan) of Stockholm. Her poetics deals with the relationship between man and the environment he lives in and has to reckon with in everyday life. Mostly following an anthropological approach, this analysis investigates and documents an identity both personal and collective, relating to a specific territory, and giving rise to different forms of exchange and transformation. Her works have been displayed in many solo and collective exhibitions, among others: Whitechapel gallery in London, GAMeC in Bergamo, MAMbo in Bologna, AlbumArte in Rome, Sonje Art Center in Seoul, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Golinelli Foundation in Bologna, Pecci contemporary art center in Prato, 16 Rome Quadriennal, GAM Turin, 14 Istanbul Biennale, 17 BJCEM Mediterranean Biennale, Fittja Pavilion at the 14 Architecture Venice Biennale, COP17 in Durban, Italian Institute of Culture in New York, Brussels and Stockholm, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. She attended different residency programs and workshops such as ZK/U (DE), HIAP (FI), GuilmiArtProject (IT), Via Farini (IT), Foundation Botin (SP), Bevilacqua La Masa (IT), Future Farmers A.I.R. (USA), Fon- dazione Spinola Banna (IT), Botkyrka Konsthall AIR (SE). She is the winner, among others, of XVII Ermanno Casoli Prize, STEP Beyond, OnBoard grant, Thalie Art Foundation grant, VISIO Young Talent Acquisition prize, Eneganart prize, Illy grant for Unidee, Pistoletto Foundation, ntcm e l’arte, m-cult media and technology program, Special mention for Arte Patrimonio e diritti umani, Antworks award, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo prize, Lerici Foundation grant and Movin’up Italian prize for young Italian artists abroad.


Rosa Otranto

Rosa Otranto was born in Bari in 1970. After graduating in Literature, with a thesis in Greek and Latin Philology on the "Procration Library" (1992), she obtained a PhD in Historical Sciences at the Higher School of Historical Studies of the Republic of San Marino (1997) with a work entitled "From the document on the book to the history of the book. The testimony of the papyri ". In the academic year 1995-1996 she was the winner of a Fulbright Scholarship (The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarships Board - BFS) at the American Academy in Rome with a project entitled "The Circulation of Greek Literature in Roman Egypt". In 1997 she obtained the Specialization Diploma in Greek Paleography at the "Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives" (Vatican City). University researcher since 2001, in 2005 she became Associate Professor of Classical Philology (SSD L-FIL-LET / 05). She teaches at the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Classical Philology and Papyrology. She deals with the handwritten tradition of Greek and Latin authors, with book forms and the transmission of texts, with the history of ancient libraries and with the reception of classical texts.


Carlo Pestelli

Carlo Pestelli è Ingegnere (Manager R&D Engines: Noise, Vibration & System simulation) alla Wartsila.


Alberto Piani

Master-graduated from University of Udine in the field of environmental sciences (with a focus on pollutants biochemistry), Alberto Piani started seven years ago as a database administrator and a developer at A&T2000 SpA. Through his experience, he has been involved in other company areas, becoming the coordinator of the IT sector and of the waste accountability and compliance office. He is also involved in coordinating the PAYOT area of the company and he is in charge of European Projects and academic collaborations. He has been involved in the organization of significant infrastructure or equipment like the Waste Selection facility in Rive d’Arcano (UD), Italy, the Composting facility in Codroipo (UD), Italy and the Experimental solar carbon facility in Pozzuolo del Friuli (UD), Italy.

Diatta Joseph Sambasene

Ha conseguito il Dottorato in Ingegneria Chimica presso l'Università Paul Sabatier, Tolosa, Francia nell' Ottobre 2014. Come Post-Doc ha lavorato presso l'Institut de Recherche sur les Céramiques, Limoges, Francia (Novembre 2014 - Ottobre 2015). Oggi è Assistant  Professor presso il Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università di Ziguinchor, in Senegal. I suoi interessi di ricerca si concentrano sulla modellizzazione della sinterizzazione Spark Plasma, sul metodo degli elementi finiti, sul metodo degli elementi discreti, sulla dinamica browniana e molecolare, sulla simulazione di fluidi complessi, sulla caratterizzazione media (DLS, potenziale Zeta, TOC).

Thiao Serigne

Ricercatore presso il Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie UFR (Assane Seck University / Ziguinchor UASZ). È membro del Laboratory of Chemistry and Physics of Materials (LCPM) UASZ e ricercatore associato presso il Center for Studies and Research on Renewable Energies (CERER) / UCAD. I suoi interessi scientifici si concentrano sulle tecnologie solari (solare concentrato, collettori solari piani, essiccatori, fornelli solare) e sui sistemi di raffreddamento e riscaldamento solare (energia solare termica, raffreddamento solare, sistemi di raffreddamento solare per assorbimento / adsorbimento).

Luigi Tolotti


Born in Trieste in 1966, always fascinated by visual art, he began his artistic career starting from the late 1980s, with particular attention to drawing and photography. After finishing the high school, he began to devote himself to perfecting visual art techniques. In 1990 he attended the "Carlo Sbisà Free Etching School". He integrated his studies at the "Venice International School of Graphics". He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the 2011 Biennial widespread.