Valerio Pagliarino is 17 years old and attends the fourth year of the “IIS Pellati” High School (Scientific Curriculum) of Nizza Monferrato. Since his earliest childhood, he has always been interested in science and technology.
In late 2015, he invented a cosmic ray detector. At the beginning of 2016 he created the LaserWAN project, for which he has filed a patent application. It is a technology that uses high-voltage lines that are driven by particular laser beams in order to bring high-performance internet connections even to the most isolated areas. In April 2016, with this project he won the national competition “Youth and Science”. He was also awarded the first prize of the European Contest for Young Scientists 2016 and was awarded at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He now coordinates a team for the realisation of a particle detector for physics experiments, selected at the Geneva CERN BL4S competition. He was awarded the title of Standard Bearer of the Republic for Scientific Merit.