Using data collected at the Pierre Auger Observatory during the past 3.7 years, we demonstrated a correlation between the arrival directions of cosmic rays with energy above 6 x 10(19) electron volts and the positions of active galactic nuclei (AGN) lying within approximately 75 megaparsecs. We rejected the hypothesis of an isotropic distribution of these… (More)
We determined the draft genome sequence of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO strain, which has been isolated from olive plants in southern Italy (Apulia). It is associated with olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS) and characterized by extensive scorching and desiccation of leaves and twigs.
The Italian INFN-Grid Project is committed to setup , run and manage an unprecedented nationwide Grid infrastructure. The implementation and use of this INFN-Grid Testbed is presented and discussed. Particular care and attention are devoted to those activities, relevant for the management of the Testbed, carried out by the INFN within international Grid… (More)
Medium size HPC clusters play an important role in the HPC landscape in that they provide both the training environment for system scalability and a flexible production field for a large class of numerical problems. In this poster we present CRESCO4, the latest medium size HPC cluster purchased by ENEA, in operation since few months. CRESCO4 is part of a… (More)
The surface detector array of the Pierre Auger Observatory is sensitive to Earth-skimming tau neutrinos that interact in Earth's crust. Tau leptons from nu(tau) charged-current interactions can emerge and decay in the atmosphere to produce a nearly horizontal shower with a significant electromagnetic component. The data collected between 1 January 2004 and… (More)
The four High Energy Physics (HEP) detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are among the most important experiments where the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) is being actively involved. A Grid infrastructure of the World LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) has been developed by the HEP… (More)
abstract We present here a panoramic view of our unified, bi–scale theory of gravitational and strong interactions [which is mathematically analogous to the last version of N.Rosen's bi–metric theory, and yields physical results similar to strong gravity's]. This theory, developed during the last 25 years, is purely geometrical in nature, adopting the… (More)