As in previous years, the reporting of First-Year students of our PhD School has taken place in the form of a “workshop”. Each First-Year student gives a short talk introducing the topic of his/her thesis, and expressing the main motivations why he/she finds that particular topic interesting and worthwhile.

Please note that the purpose is not to discuss technical details, but to give an overview of the topic of your work. We regard this event as an important opportunity for all the students and professors of our School to meet and know each other, and share interests and scientific discussion.

The Workshop 2017 will take place in Aula Consiglio of Physics Department the 10th & 11th October 2017. POSTER


9:00 Welcome (F. Ragusa)Chairperson: Stefano Forte
9:10 Umberto Rescigno: Mass estimates of galaxy clusters via strong gravitational lensing.
9:30 Chiara Bigi: Electronic properties of low dimensional quantum materials.
9:50 Llorenç Cremonesi: Optical characterization of mineral dust in ice cores.
10:10 Francesco Delodovici: Ab-initio analysis of the structural and electronic properties of new carbon allotropes.
10:30 Federico Motti: Probing magnetism in multiferroic heterostructures with syncrothron light.
10:50 Coffee break – Chairperson: Matteo Paris
11:20 Agostino Tettamanti: Aerosol optical diagnostic.
11:40 Paolo Edera: Delayed creep of weak colloidal gels. A microrheological investigation.
12:00 Matteo Simone Azzola: N=2 Supergravity in Anti-de Sitter Spacetimes.
12:20 Andrea Di Gioacchino: Euclidean Random Matrices.
12:40 Giulio Salvatori: Modern Approaches to Scattering Amplitudes.


Chairperson: Aniello Mennella
9:00 Sara Valentini: Experimental and modelling approaches to investigate optical properties of atmospheric aerosol.
9:20 Silvia Caprioli: Hunting primordial B-modes in CMB polarization maps: data analysis for the LSPE/STRIP experiment.
9:40 Elia Giliberti: Strains and Stresses in the Crust of Spinning-Down Pulsars.
10:00 Federico Incardona: Scanning the sky with the LSPE\STRIP instrument.
10:20 Maria Giulia Ubeira Gabellini: Protoplanetary discs observations with ALMA and SPHERE.
10:40 Coffee breakChairperson: Tommaso Bellini
11:10 Davide Basilico: Search for sterile neutrinos with SOX: Monte Carlo studies of the experiment sensitivity.
11:30 Daniele Marangotto: Preparatory measurements for a search of charm baryon EDM at LHCb.
11:50 Lorenzo Rossini: Searches for supersymmetric higgsinos with the ATLAS detector.
12:10 Conclusions (F. Ragusa)




Enrico Ragusa: Dynamics of circumbinary discs: from supermassive black holes to protostars.
Sonia Carrà: Search for top squark pair production in a final state with two leptons at LHC Run 2 with the ATLAS detector.
Andrey Formozov: The investigation of liquid scintillator properties, energy and spatial resolution for JUNO reactor neutrino experiment.
Andrea Merli: Measurement of matter-antimatter differences in beauty baryon decays.
Marco Danilo Claudio Torri: Lorentz Invariance Violation studies in ultra high-energy cosmic rays at the Auger experiment.
Simone Sala: Antimatter wave interferometry in QUPLAS.
Francesco Albarelli: Nonclassicality in continuous variables quantum systems.
Luigi Seveso: Ultimate precision: new developments in quantum estimation theory.
Giacomo Tanzi Marlotti: How to analyse condensed matter with Positronium.
Alessandro Banaudi: Quantum properties of supersymmetric gauge theories.
Enrico Maria Malatesta: The Random Matching Problem.
Giovanni Savini: Investigation of the cerebellar microstructure with diffusion MRI.
Serena Marta Valle: The FragmentatiOn Of Target (FOOT) project: study of target fragmentation in protontherapy.
Marcello Rossetti Conti: Ultra-short high brightness electron beams and their longitudinal shaping.
Filippo Cola: Overshoot of cancer stem cell population. A theoretical model via rate equations and stochastic simulations.
Alessandro Colombo: Coherent diffraction imaging via memetic algorithms.
Chloé Minnai: Stretching effect on electrical and optical properties of metal-polymer nanocomposites.


Alessia Franchini: Lense-Thirring precession during Tidal Disruption Events. SLIDES
Matteo Zennaro: The impact of massive neutrinos on the large-scale structure of the Universe. SLIDES
Marco Antonelli: Glitches and the structure of neutron stars. SLIDES
Gabriele Brambilla: Pulsars: the Magnetosphere and the Gamma-ray Emission. SLIDES
Matteo Rossi: Quantum systems interacting with complex environments. SLIDES
Mirko Siano: Probing coherence properties of X-rays radiation sources: the Heterodyne Near Field Speckle approach. SLIDES
Tommaso Pincelli: Time Resolved dynamics of La0.65Sr0.35MnO3 thin film. SLIDES
Riccardo Capelli: Path-independent free energy evaluation of amino acid mutations. SLIDES
Stefano Manzoni: Supersimmetry search with photons in the final state. SLIDES
Maria Giulia Ratti: Search for Dark Matter in mono-photon events with the ATLAS detector at 13 TeV. SLIDES
Marco Petruzzo: Valutazione di materiali ceramici sottili per circuiti ibridi per l’upgrade del tracciatore di LHCb. SLIDES
Alice Mentana: Test of the first PARIS array cluster. SLIDES
Michele Sacerdoti: Testing antimatter gravity: the Aegis experiment at Cern. SLIDES
Carmen Porto: Experimental generation of squeezed states of light. SLIDES
Alessandra Camplani: Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for the Liquid Argon calorimeter back-end electronics in ATLAS. SLIDES
Zahari Dimitrov Kassabov: Improving the Understanding and Efficiency of PDF computations. SLIDES
Claudio Muselli: High Energy Resummation for Transverse Momentum Distributions. SLIDES
Nicolò Petri: Why black holes physics? SLIDES
Marco Rabbiosi: From Strings to AdS4 Black Holes. SLIDES



Giovanni Dipierro: The role of gravitational instability in the dynamics of dust grains in protostellar discs. SLIDES
Antonino Troja: CMB Non-Gaussianity as a probe of the physics of the primordial Universe. SLIDES
Giovanni Bocchi: Study of Ca isotopes via neutron capture reactions. SLIDES
Miriam Lafiandra: Interaction between hadrons and chemotherapic agents in human cancer cells cultured in vitro. SLIDES
Simone Michele Mazza: Search for extra dimensions in the di-photon channel at the ATLAS experiment at LHC. SLIDES
Zeudi Mazzotta: Strategies for the detection of n=3 and Rydberg Positronium levels in the AEgIS experiment. SLIDES
Giacomo Guarnieri: Study of correlations and non-Markovianity in dephasing open quantum systems. SLIDES
Camilla Santoli: N=2 supergravity in 4 dimensions. SLIDES
Matteo Cecchetti: Development of an imaging system for dose monitoring in hadrontherapy. SLIDES
Simone Manenti: Metabolic radiotherapy: study and optimization of the production of relevant radionuclides. SLIDES
Patrizia Rosa: X-ray photoelectron study on Ba0.5 Sr0.5 Co0.8 Fe0.2 O3-δ and La0.6 Sr0.4 Co0.2 Fe0.8 O3-δ before and after thermal treatment and permeation test. SLIDES
Martina Basini: Study of spin dynamics in ferrite-based MNPs. SLIDES
Andrea Bellacicca: Bioinspired soft actuators using metal-polymer nanocomposites. SLIDES
Roberto Meloni: Computational studies of protein elements in different denaturing conditions. SLIDES
Luca Puricelli: Nanomechanical and topographical imaging of living cells and tissues for the investigation of cellular interactions. SLIDES
Jacopo Trapani: Quantum to classical transition in noisy classical environments. SLIDES
Alessio Giampietri: Surface and interface physics of novel oxide heterostructures. SLIDES



Fatemeh Adelnia Najafabadi: Magnetic properties and spin dynamics in anti ferromagnetic molecular rings by 1H NMR. SLIDES
Nicola Nembrini: Time resolved optical spectroscopy on Na2IrO3. SLIDES
Cristian Franceschet: Development of high performance optics for the STRatospheric Italian Polarimeter. SLIDES
Stefano Capra:  Latest results in ASIC developments for TRACE and other detectors for nuclear physics research. SLIDES
Marina Laura Rossi: Viral DNA as a model for coil to globule transition. SLIDES
Roberta Lanfranco: Optically invisible plastics: a new tool to detect water pollutants. SLIDES
Riccardo Avigo: Search for the Pygmy dipole resonance in 64Fe. SLIDES
Simone Ceruti: Isospin mixing in 80Zr at finite temperature. SLIDES
Tommaso Brotto: Reproduction leads to higher population fitness: as simple as that. SLIDES
Camilla Curatolo: Physics and applications of Thomson/Compton back scattering. SLIDES
Tommaso Porcelli: Sputter-ion pumps: state of the art and development of new solutions for the employment in combination with non evaporable getters. SLIDES
Monica Ceresoli: Fabrication of nanostructures by means of Block Copolymer based lithography. SLIDES
Jacopo Frascaroli: Nanoscale resistive switching devices based on metal oxides. SLIDES
Andrea Manca: Dynamics of colloidal aggregation in microgravity by criticalì Casimir forces. SLIDES
Antonio Mandarino: About the use of fidelity to assess quantum resources. SLIDES
Mario Motta: Dynamical properties of many fermion systems. SLIDES
Daniele Andrea Redoglio: Quantitative elemental analysis of coal using LIBS and development of a prototype for power plant applications. SLIDES
Alessandro Sanzeni: Controlling tremor in Parkinson’s disease. SLIDES
Silvia Tognolini: Investigating graphene/metal interfaces by time-resolved non linear photoemission. SLIDES



Benedetti Claudia: Quantum correlations and decoherence in systems of interest for the quantum information processing. SLIDES
Borghi Francesca: Nanometer-scale morphology and surface charge density influence on protein adsorption. SLIDES
Bottoni Simone: Gamma spectroscopy of n-rich 95,96Rb nuclei by the incomplete fusion reaction of 94Kr on 7Li. SLIDES
Carrazza Stefano: Parton distributions with LHC data. SLIDES
Chimento Samuele: Fake Supergravity. SLIDES
Collica Laura: Mass Composition Study At Pierre Auger Observatory. SLIDES
Di Tuccio Maria Concetta: Thermodynamics for Cultural Heritage. SLIDES
Fornaro Giulia Alice: Characterization of diffractive optical elements for improving the performance of an endoscopic TOF-PET detector head. SLIDES
Krachmalnicoff Nicoletta: A step forward in studying Cosmic Microwave Background polarized signal: the LSPE/STRIP balloon experiment. SLIDES
Leoni Marta: Testing the AdS/CFT correspondence. SLIDES
Mariani Elisa: Single top production at the LHC. SLIDES
Morelli Marco: New methods for solar energy plants monitoring using satellite optical imagery.
Peli Simone: Non-equilibrium spectroscopy on correlated materials. SLIDES
Rigoni Federica: Sub-ppm ammonia detection in urban environments with carbon nanotubes gas sensors: possible strategies to enhance the sensitivity. SLIDES
Rotondo Pietro: Schramm-Loewner Equation and connections with Statistical Mechanics. SLIDES
Salvinelli Gabriele: Buried SiOx interfaces in CNT/Silicon heterojunctions unraveled by Angle-Resolved X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. SLIDES
Samoylova Marina: Quantum Theory of Collective Atomic Recoil in Ring Cavities. SLIDES
Stellato Marco: Proposal for a didactic path on oscillations and waves for the secondary school: the normal modes of oscillation. Results of the preliminary experimentation. SLIDES
Tramonto Filippo: Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of low temperature many-body systems. SLIDES