The pioneering approach of the International Seminar of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics "Francesco Romano" has traditionally been of combining scientific and applicative topics, with the goal of training a new model of researcher, able to communicate efficiently with the general public, the industry, the financial and political institutions, and to get an economical gain from the outcome of the research through the transfer of knowledge and technology towards the production system.

This year, the XXXI edition of the Seminar is organized jointly with the 9th edition of the yearly IDPASC (International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) School.

IDPASC is an interdisciplinary network whose aim is to train a new generation of high-level experts in the fields of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.   

The school is organized by the Department of Physics "M. Merlin" of University and Polythechnic University of Bari, by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) and the Department of Mathematics and Physics "E. Giorgi" of University of Salento, Lecce.