International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"


10 - 15 July 2022, Varenna, Como Lake, Italy


THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICS "ENRICO FERMI", one of the most significant cultural activities of the Italian Physical Society, was founded in 1953 by the President of that time, Prof. Giovanni Polvani.

The Courses of the School, usually held in summer, now have become a special and precious opportunity of meeting scientists and young physicists from all over the world and have reached considerable international prestige.

The objective of this School is to advance the field of nanoscale optical microscopy operating at the scale of nanometres to tens of nanometres, through the exchange of information, ideas, and innovative techniques. The understanding of methods and techniques has the great potential of allowing, in the near future, the design and performance of new exciting experiments in Biophysics, Optics and Photonics.

Lessons will be held in the Villa Monastero, Varenna.

Confirmed Faculty

  • Francisco Balzarotti (Austria)
  • Ranieri Bizzarri (Italy)
  • Giuseppe Chirico (Italy)
  • Julien Colombelli (Spain)
  • Laura Finzi (USA)
  • Enrico Gratton (USA)
  • Luca Lanzanò  (Italy)
  • Davide Mazza  (Italy)
  • Peter Saggau  (USA)
  • Giuliano Scarcelli (USA)
  • Giuseppe Vicidomini  (Italy)


We have only 35 seats with lodging plus 10 without.

Arrival day: Saturday, 9 July 2022
Opening of the Course: Sunday, 10 July 2022 - 9.00 a.m.
Closing of the Course: Friday, 15 July 2022 - 12.30 p.m.
Participation fee: € 500,00 (VAT included) for attendance, lunches, dinners and Proceedings

Registrations and Payments

Deadline for applications: 10 May 2022
Application form

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Margaux Bouzin Dipartimento di Fisica G. Occhialini
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Piazza della Scienza 3
20126 Milano (Italy)
Tel: +39 02 64482438
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Tuesday 12th July

Wednesday 13th July

Thursday 14th July

Friday 15th July


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