Università degli Studi di Torino EuHIT Partner Institution

Description

The Department of Physics of the University of Torino (DP-Unito) is one of 55 departments of the University of Torino. It has 114 employees (78 researchers and professors, 36 technicians and administrative staff) with about 420 students. The Department hosts the Graduate School in Physics and Astrophysics with about 40 graduate students. In the same building, the Department of Physics hosts the local unit of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) with 84 employees (researchers and technicians). The research interests of the DP-Unito range from experimental and theoretical particle physics, astrophysics, condensed matter, geophysics, biophysics, dynamical systems and fluid dynamics with particular interest in fully developed turbulence and geophysical flows. The Department, together with INFN, has fully equipped machine and electronics shops, a large computational facility with many serial, and parallel clusters hosting the local node of the national grid infrastructure (part of EGI). The fluid dynamics laboratory, led by Guido Boffetta is housed underground in an experimental hall of about
500 square meters.

Main tasks in EuHIT: The DP-Unito provides trans-national access to the Turin rotating platform, a 5 meter diameter rotating tank for studying turbulence in presence of rotation and stratification. DPUnito develops new techniques based on simultaneous Eulerian and Lagrangian measurements for an efficient identification of coherent structures in rotating turbulence, in cooperation with CNRS-LEGI and RISO (WP25). DP-Unito also participates to the development of advanced Eulerian measurement techniques (WP23).