Physics Applied to Medicine, Biology and Cultural Heritage

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The research in applied physics concerns several multidisciplinary activities, also performed in collaboration with physicians, biologists and chemists, in the biomedical field, as well as in the field of cultural heritage.

The subjects of these activities are mainly the biophysical mechanisms of ionizing radiation in living systems, the use of ionizing radiations in innovative oncological therapies (hadrontherapy, BNCT, radionuclides...), the development of techniques and approaches for medical imaging (MRI, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Modal Imaging, nano-biosensors...), the radioprotection of astronauts and the application of physical techniques in the field of cultural heritage.

The main current research lines are: