Communication and Disclosure News

First detection of gravitational waves: the contribution of the Virgo Perugia group



12 February, 2016

Lunedì prossimo 15 Febbraio alle ore 10:00 presso il Rettorato (aula del dottorato) dell’Università di Perugia conferenza stampa per illustrare i risultati della collaborazione LIGO/Virgo ed il contributo del gruppo di Perugia (virgo-pg web site).

L. Gammaitoni presents a Seminar at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Toronto


Toronto, 29th Jan, 2016


Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS director spoke at the University of Toronto today at 2 pm.

The seminar entitled "Energy management at micro scales" was part of the Seminar series organized by the Department of Mechanical engineering.

During the visit, L. Gammaitoni, discussed recent results of the research activity with the members (photo) of the group led by Jean Zu, Department head.

Amici della Polonia in Umbria organized a Maria Sklodowska Curie celebration in Gubbio


Gubbio, Jan 16th, 2016


"The association Amici della Polonia in Umbria" organized a Maria Sklodowska Curie celebration in Gubbio.
This is the agenda of the event:


L. Gammaitoni at MIT to discuss NiPS Laboratory research


Cambridge (MA) USA, Jan 28th 2016


Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Laboratory director, visited MIT to present some of the recent results obtained in the lab. 

During his visit Gammaitoni met with Stan Lloyd and Kostya Turistyn at the Mechanical Eneginereeng Department of MIT and with Neal G. Andersen of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

General Assembly of the H2020 project PROTEUS has ben hosted by NiPS Laboratory in Perugia

Perugia, Jan 23rd 2016


The General Assembly of the H2020 project PROTEUS has ben hosted by NiPS Laboratory on January 21st and 22nd of 2016, in Perugia.

The first year of the project has just concluded and the 9 partners met in Perugia to review the progresses and prepare the 1st project review meeting to be held in Brussels by the end of March.

The design of all the sub-systems of the wireless sensor node were delivered. Now we start the fabrication stage of the 1st version prototype. NiPS laboratory group presented a water test bench along with the first demonstrator of water flux piezoelectric energy harvester that exploits turbulence vortex. We are quite excited to move on fast to implement and improve the generator in order to have a full working self-powered system to test in real water networks in July.

More info at


Prague, January 18-20th, 2016
NiPS Laboratory participated to the 3RD ICT-ENERGY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP entitled: “Minimizing Energy Consumption of Computing to The Limit”.
The workshop is part of the coordination action ICT-Energy funded by the E.C. under Project number 611004. It was
Co-located with HiPEAC 2016 Conference (

NiPS annual meeting 2016


January 12, 2016


Perugia, NiPS Annual meeting.


DR NETRADIO interviews Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Director


Denmark, 6 Nov. 2015

Anders Høeg Nissen, Presenter and journalist at DR Netradio (Danish Broadcasting Corp.), Interviewed Luca Gammaitoni for the program Harddisken.

Listen here the interview (in Danish/english):!/24:08



New ideo from NiPS: ICT-Energy strategy for efficient computing


Perugia, October 20, 2015


A new video, produced by NiPS Laboratory has been released.

ICT-Energy: the need to improve energy efficiency in computing:

For more info, please check the ICT-Energy project web site: