ALTEA at YRMR 2012 (live stream)

18 01 2012

The Young Researcher Meeting in Rome is a conference devoted to discussion and interchange of new developments and new ideas in physics. The meeting is primarily aimed at graduate students and postdocs working in physics, who are encouraged to present their work in an informal atmosphere. The main purpose is to create a network of young researchers, both experimentalists and theorists, and fruitful cooperation across the different branches of physics. The meeting is organized in sections, each of them devoted to an active research field in physics: particle and theoretical physics, soft and condensed matter, astrophysics and cosmology, geophysics, biophysics and medical physics, applied physics. Here is the conference program.

ALTEA team will participate with the following talk:“The ALTEA and ALTEA-Shield experiment onboard the International Space Station”

Abstract: Anomalous Long Term Effects in Astronaut’s Central Nervous System (ALTEA) is a helmet-shaped device holding six silicon particle detectors that has been used to measure the effect of the exposure of crewmembers to cosmic radiation on brain activity and visual perception, including astronauts’ perceptions of light flashes behind their eyelids as a result of high-energy radiation. Because of its ability to be operated without a crewmember, it is also being used as a dosimeter to provide quantitative data on high-energy radiation particles passing into the ISS. ALTEA capabilities are also used to give additional information on the exposure of crewmembers to radiation during their stays on ISS for use in health monitoring.
The ALTEA experiment was designed by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in collaboration with a science team led by Professor L. Narici of Tor Vergata University, Rome. The experiment onboard the International Space Station since July 2006 and it has been used as operative instrument by the Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG) of NASA.
Since September 2010 ALTEA detectors are used on a different support for the ESA experiment ALTEA-Shield, which is designed to assess radiation flux in different positions inside the UsLab module. ALTEA-Shield will also provide data about radiation shielding effects by a variety of special materials.
A description of the experiment and a summary of the main results obtained by ALTEA and ALTEA-Shield investigation will be presented.

Follow the 3rd YRMR Meeting in Live Streaming here or on Ustream (

The transmission will start on 20 January 2012 at 8.45 until 7.00 pm.

ALTEA presentation will be at 12:20

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23 01 2012
ALTEA at YRMR 2012 (slides) « ALTEA Space

[…] January 20th I participated to the 3rd Young Researcher Meeting in Rome (read ALTEA at YRMR 2012 (live stream)) with the talk named: "The ALTEA and ALTEA-Shield experiment onboard the International Space […]

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