Davide Lazzati was born in Como, Italy, in 1971. He received the Summa Cum Laude degree in physics in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree in astronomy in 2001 from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy. His Ph.D. thesis, on the physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts, earned him the Gratton Prize for the best doctoral thesis in astronomy in Italy for the academic years 200 and 2001. Moreover, he spent 4 years as a Postdoc at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, UK, and 4 years at JILA, University of Colorado. Since 2008, Lazzati is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of North Carolina State University. Dr. Lazzati is an expert in relativistic astrophysics and dust formation. His main areas of expertise are Gamma-Ray Bursts, relativistic outflows, and dust nucleation.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2010