Extreme Rays

Konferenz, Workshop, Roma

Registration is required to participate
Entrance: Via Liguria 20



Konferenz, Workshop

Registration is required to participate
Entrance: Via Liguria 20

Extreme Rays – Penetrating Visions in Science, Medicine and Art

Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Framework of Cultural Exchanges between Switzerland and Italy

William Conrad Röntgen is the „father“ of X-rays, a very intriguing form of radiation for its properties and for its wide-range of applications. His life, and the impact of his discoveries, from science to art, medicine, safety and so on will be addressed in this two-day workshop.

Istituto Svizzero, Roma and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials & Technology (Empa) in Dübendorf are organising a workshop on 6 and 7 November 2019 in Rome, Italy. The event aims to encourage the intercultural exchange between sciences, technologies and humanities, and in particular to strengthen the cooperation between Switzerland and Italy, but not only.

Participation is open to students and scientists from every country. Registration is required. Entry is free. Applications with poster are given priority, otherwise depending on limited space, based on first come first serve. For questions please contact: davide.bleiner@empa.ch


06.11.2019 – Day 1

H10:00 Welcome and introduction (Davide Bleiner / Adrian Brändli)

H10:05 ExtremeRays History I – Uwe Busch (Deutsches Röntgen Museum)
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen – The discovery of X-rays

H10:35 ExtremeRays Beamline Massimo Ferrario (INFN Frascati)
The bright future of compact X-ray Free-Electron Lasers

H11:05 Break

H11:15 ExtremeRays in Medicine – Marco Stampanoni (ETH Zurich & PSI)
From synchrotron applications to early breast cancer detection in hospitals: the amazing power of coherent X-ray imaging

H11:45 ExtremeRays for Archaeology – Cecilia Massenzi (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
X-rays in Archaeology: The Advantages of an Interdisciplinary Approach Through a Practical Application

H12:15 ExtremeRays in Public Security – Sarah Merks (FHNW)
Single-View, Multi-View and 3D Imaging for Baggage Screening: what should be considered for effective training?

H14:30 Poster Session


07.11.2019 – Day 2

H10:00 ExtremeRays History II – Uwe Busch (Deutsches Röntgen Museum)
The search for the nature of X-rays

H10:30 ExtremeRays for Life Sciences – Alessia Cedola (Università di Roma LaSapienza & CNR Nanotec) – talk given by Francesca Palermo
X-ray Phase Contrast Tomography reveals early vascular alterations and neuronal loss in neurological disorders

H11:05 Break

H11:10 ExtremeRays for Environmental Analysis – Andrea Sterzi (Empa Materials & Technology)
DeepUV Raman: Shortening the Wavelength for Monitoring Water Quality

H11:40 ExtremeRays in Cultural Heritage – Vera Hubert (Swiss National Museum Zurich)
X-rays – versatile applications in cultural heritage and conservation science

H12:10 ExtremeRays in Airport Security – Adrian Schwaninger (FHNW)
Airport security X-ray screening: From X-rays to socio-technical systems

H12:40 Final Discussion (All speakers)


Click here for the full biographies of the speakers.