Milano is among the INFN founders and has a long history of important contributions to nuclear and subnuclear physics. Among them the first superconducting cyclotron built in Europe in the 60s and the charge preamplifier for radiation detectors by Emilio Gatti; more recently the superconducting magnets for LHC (Large Hadron Collider at CERN), designed by the Laboratory Accelerators and Applied Superconductivity (LASA).
The institute head office is located in Via Celoria in Città Studi, in the university campus of the Universita' degli Studi and Politecnico di Milano, while LASA is located in Segrate, Milan.
The Milano unit consists today of about 80 employees, more than half researchers or technologists, as well as 20 fellows and research assistants. The personnel associated with the Milano unit, consisting mainly of researchers and faculties from the Universita' degli Studi and the Politecnico di Milano, is composed of about 200 units. Researchers from the Universita' dell'Insubria, the CNR and INAF are also associated to Milano.
The research is organized with equipment and personnel dedicated to support the R&D on cutting-edge technology and instruments through e-services, mechanical workshop and design, scientifing computing. Moreover a management team and service administration help in all the procurement phase.
The Milano unit is involved in different activities in particle, astroparticle, nuclear and theoretical physics besides the development of new technologies.