Plasma Physics and Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage

Specific Mission

The group is involved in two main activities:

  1. Plasma Physics applied to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
  2. Advanced technologies applied to Archaelogy and Cultural Heritage.

Main research topics

  • Understanding the dynamics of magnetically confined plasmas of thermonuclear research and interpretation of experimental phenomena observed in tokamak plasmas;
  • Application of advanced geophysical methods for a complete mapping of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and for the search of void areas and underground structures of potential archaeological interest adjacent to the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Main Partnerships

  • ENEA Fusione, Frascati;
  • Universit√† di Pisa;
  • CCFE Culham Laboratory, UK;
  • Universit√† della Scienza e della Tecnologia della Cina, Hefei, Cina;
  • Istituto di Fisica dei Plasmi, Accademia Cinese della Scienza.
  • Prof. Luigi Sambuelli, DIATI, PoliTo;
  •  Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universit√† di Torino.
  • Geostudi Astier s.r.l., Livorno;
  • Centro Archeologico Italiano al Cairo, Egitto.
  • Istituto Stidu del Mediterraneo Antico del CNR, Roma.
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