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"CLICK 4 ENERGY" Photo contest

Perugia, March 23rd


NiPS Laboratory, together with Giovanna Griffo - MaxArtis organizes the "CLICK 4 ENERGY" photo contest.
Participation is open to all the interested photo artists (> 18 years old).
Please connect to "" to know more.

This initiative is part of the dissemination activities of the ICT-Energy Coordination Action (FET Proactive - Project number 611004).


Luca Gammaitoni meets with Gouhei Tanaka at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo



Tokyo, February 26th, 2016

Luca Gammaitoni meets with Gouhei Tanaka at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo for discussing the research on bio inspired computation. Prof. Tanaka is conducting research in collaboration with IBM Japan to explore energy efficiency in bio inspired computation: a novel computing paradigm that exploits neural networks in order to apply biological principles.


Helios Vocca from NiPS speaks at the KAGRA Face-2-face meeting

Kashiwa, Feb 22 - 2016



Helios Vocca, the group leader of Virgo-Perugia, presented a talk on the Virgo Suspensions at the KAGRA Face-2-Face meeting, in Kashiwa (JP).

KAGRA is the Japanese funded project that aims at building a new, enhanced, gravitational wave underground detector.

The VIRGO Perugia group is part of the Noise in Physical Systems (NiPS) Laboratory – at the Physics Department of the University of Perugia, Italy.

To know more about the Virgo Perugia activity, please check the web site.

Energy harvesting at micro scale - Seminar at the University of Parma

Parma, 4 Feb 2016


Luca Gammaitoni presented a Seminar at the Physics Department of the University of Parma, entitled "Energy harvesting at micro scale". This was part of the Seminar Series organized periodically by the Department.

Here please find the slides of the presentation.

L. Gammaitoni visits the University of Glasgow

Glasgow 17 Feb 2016



Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS director, paid a two days visit at the University of Glasgow.

During the visit he had meetings with Prof. Sheila Rowan, in the framework of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration for gravitational waves obeservation (virgo-pg web site) and with prof. Douglas Paul in the framework of the european project ICT-Energy (

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

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