Conferences & Workshops

SCOOL provides scientifc and/or technical support to the organization of national and international conferences and workshops.


10 - 14 April 2022, Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) 
Organized by the University of Genova, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN),  the SuPerconducting and other INnovative materials and devices institute of the National Council for Scientific Research (CNR-SPIN), and the Association Science is Cool.
The aim of 51st edition of the Journées des Actinides was to disseminate and discuss recent and/or unpublished results on the physical and chemical properties of actinide elements, their alloys and compounds. Scientists, engineers, and students from universities, national laboratories, and the nuclear industry are invited to participate with their technical contributions, with a special attention to orals by PhD students and young researchers.
28 March - 04 April 2022, Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy)
Organized by Department of Physics, University of Genova, and Association Science is Cool.
The school, organized within the ‘Dipartimento di Eccellenza MIUR’ project, was primarily aimed to Ph.D. students and early stage researchers interested in the different aspects of topological condensed matter physics, both in and out of equilibrium. Theory, experiments, and applications were addressed during the lectures.


2 December 2021, On-line event

Organized by Nanostructured Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Institute of Structure of Matter - CNR, DCCI - University of Genova) and Association Science is Cool; Chairs: D. Peddis (Un. genova/CNR-ISM), S. Laureti (CNR-ISM), G. Varvaro (CNR-ISM), D. Fiorani (CNR-ISM).

The 3NANO Live webinar aims at promoting exchange of ideas between internationally recognized experts in the fields of nano-science, nano-technology and nano-biotechnology. The program includes 7 invited talks on selected topics. The online event predates the VI edition of the 3NANO Conference that will be held in Roma in autumn 2022.

Video recording here.

13-15 October 2021, Genova (Italy) 
Organized by University of Genoa, CNR-SPIN and Association Science is Cool.

The International Workshop on Oxide Electronics series has become an important venue to discuss recent advances and emerging trends in this developing field. The aim of the workshop is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers - theorists as well as experimentalists - on understanding the fundamental electronic and structural properties and also on the design, synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of (epitaxial) functional oxide materials. Results of critical scientific importance as well as studies revealing the technological potential of functional oxide thin films to create devices with enhanced performance will be showcased.


27 November 2020, On-line event
Organized by ENEA
The webinar "COVID-19: lo stato locale e nazionale della pandemia globale" was held during the European Researcher's Night (ERN). In the event was given information  to citizens on the evolution of the pandemic on the basis of scientific evidence, countering fake news and unaware behavior.
The event was attended by distinguished national and international scientists, and regional/local health authorities.
Video recording here.

20 November 2020, On-line event

Organized by CNR, in collaboration with ENEA, Raw Materials Hub - Regional Center Southern Italy, Ass. Science is Cool, Enterprise Europe Network, along with EIT RawMaterials, Ass. Mineraria Sarda and Ordine degli Ingegneri della provincia di Catania

The aims of the Joint Symposium "Sulcis International Meeting - Raw Materials for Circular Economy" has been:
- Discussing new raw materials supply strategies, based on the identification of new mining sites, on the environmental remediation of closed mining sites and on the value recovery from end-of-life goods through circular economy approaches.
- Disseminate within the society the science and the technology on which is based the raw materials supply, and their use and exploitation to obtain our daily life goods on which is based our well- being.
- Involve politicians, entrepreneurs and industrialists in these discussions, in order to generate the virtuous cycle that leads from the political decision-maker to investments in innovative technologies through support for entrepreneurship, including young people.

19 November 2020, On-line event

Organized by Nanostructured Magnetic Materials Laboratory (Institute of Structure of Matter - CNR and DCCI - University of Genova); Chairs: D.M. Trucchi (CNR-ISM), G. Varvaro (CNR-ISM)

The sTE2C online Colloquium aimed at promoting the dialogue and the exchange of ideas with renowned international researchers in the fields of photovoltaics, thermo- photovoltaics, thermo-electrics and thermionics. The program included 9 invited talks of 10 minutes followed by Q&A sessions involving all the participants.

- Technologies and materials for thermoelectric energy conversion;
- Smart fluids for thermoelectric energy conversion;
- New concepts and materials for thermionic energy conversion;
- Thermophotovoltaic conversion and related materials;
- Hybrid thermal energy conversion;
- Concentrated solar power storage and conversion;
- Other solar energy materials & concepts.

Download the "Book of Abstracts" here.
Video recording here.

10-12 February 2020, Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy)

Organized by University of Genoa and CNR-SPIN; Chairs: D. Marré and M. Putti

In the 5th edition of SuperFox, Conference on Superconductivity and Functional Oxides, following the evolution of current research trends, new scientific topics have been included with the aim of promoting knowledge exchange between adjacent fields of research in solid-state physics.

- Superconducting materials and properties;
- Multifunctional oxide materials and properties;
- Interfaces, heterostructures and low dimensional materials;
- Topology and correlation in quantum materials;
- Non-equilibrium and ultra-fast phenomena;
- Quantum electronics and spintronics;

- Applications of superconductivity;
- Nano-structures and devices.

Download the "Book of Abstracts" here.

03 - 07 February 2020, Rome (Italy)

Organized by Nanostructured Magnetic Materials Laboratory (Institute of Structure of Matter - CNR and DCCI - University of Genova)

The 5th Italian School on Magnetism, promoted by the Italian Magnetism Association (AIMagn), provided training in the basic principles of magnetism and magnetics thorough a broad series of fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetism and applications of magnetic materials with lectures focusing on specific topics.
The School was addressed to Italian and foreigner graduate and PhD students, as well as to post-doc and young researchers.

Outreach event: Luca Bindi (Un. Florence) - Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals

Download the "Book of Abstracts" here.


11 - 13 December 2019, Trieste (Italy)

Organized by University of Trieste, INSTM and CNR-IC; Chairs: T. Da Ros, R. Lassandro and T. Sibillano

The Nanomedicine School was dedicated to Master students, PhD students, early stage researchers, and whoever was interested in an introduction to this rather new field of research.
The scientific programme included the following topics:
- Nanodrugs;
- Materials for Nanomedicine;
- From bench to bed;
- Nanodevices.

Special Session: Pietro Greco talks with Paolo Netti - Science is cool! Nanosciences, biology, society


2 - 6 July 2018 , Roma (Italy)

Organized by ISM-CNR; Chairs: D. Peddis, S. Laureti, G. Varvaro

The 25th "International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials" (ISMANAM 2018) is an international conference belonging to the prestigious series of annual conferences initiated in 1993 (Paris, France). The ISMANAM Symposium is a multidisciplinary forum aimed at promoting scientific and technological discussions on nanostructured metals and alloys, ceramic and rapidly quenched glasses, porous materials, quasicrystals, polymers and other materials. The last advancements in synthesis methods, high-level characterization approaches and technological application are discussed among scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Download the "Book of Abstracts" here.

28 - 30 November 2018 , Iglesias (Italy)

Organized by EIT Raw Materials, Ass. Science is Cool, Ass. Mineraria Sarda

SulcIS Meeting aimed at promoting discussions among key players, both scientists from academia/industries and policy makers.
The event has been an opportunity to:
- Disseminate the expertise, competences and technologies developed by the KIC RM community;
- Exploiting Sulcis Iglesiente mining and industrial territory as a test bed for the development and deployment of innovative technologies;
- Fostering collaboration between ESEEE regions stakeholders and EIT RM countries;
- Promoting collaboration among scientists and local governments in order to maxime the societal impact of EIT RM coordinated actions.


Raw Materials Day

2 December 2017, Iglesias (Italy)

Organized by EIT Raw Materials, Ass. Science is Cool, Ass. Mineraria Sarda

A full day dedicated to the issues and perspectives related to Raw Materials with particular attention to the resources present in Sardinia territory. The workhop represents one of the initiatives of the EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new educational approaches and guided entrepreneurship.

23 - 24 October 2017 , Roma (Italy)

Organized by ISM - CNR; Chairs: D. Peddis, G. Varvaro

The Workshop on "Magnetic Coupling in Nanostructured Materials" (MaCMat-2017) is the 9th in a series of small format workshops (Spin Symposium) devoted to selected topics in nanomagnetism that were started in 2009 by Prof. Dr. Hamid Kachkachi at the University of Perpignan, France. The Workshop aimed to join together academic scientists and researchers involved in the study of magnetic materials, devices and systems whose magnetic properties are strongly affected by the interactions among constituents. The topics covered both theoretical and experimental aspects, with a special focus on magnetic dipolar interactions in nanostructured materials, interface exchange coupling in nano-heterostructures, magnetization dynamics and reversal mechanism in interacting systems, magneto-electronics and magneto-optics phenomena.

Download the "Book of Abstracts" here.