Maddalena Mantovani has recieved on 2002 a Diploma in physics from the Università degli studi di Pisa (Pisa, Italy) with a thesis done at the Caltech University (U.S.A.) devoted to the study of glassy materials for the construction of suspension for gravitationa wave detectors (the title is "Characterization of (Mo0.6Ru0.4)1-xBx alloy for use in developing suspensions for gravitational wave detectors"). On 2004 she has obtained a Master of Science from the Università degli studi di Pisa (Pisa, Italy) a thesis done at the Caltech University (U.S.A.) devoted to the study of a very low resonant frequency suspensions for gravitational wave detectors (the title is "Minimizing the resonant frequency of MGAS springs for seismic attenuation system in low frequency gravitational wave interferometers"). Afterward she has achievede the PhD on the 2007 from the Università degli studi di Siena (Siena Italy) working on the angular control of the main optics of the Virgo gravitational wave detector (Cascina, Italy) (the tilte is "The Automatic Alignment in the Virgo interferometer", done at Virgo, Pisa). Development, implementation and improvement of the Automatic Alignment system for the Virgo detector by completing the control scheme and improving the control noise. After that she held several post-doc positions (EGO, Universita' degli studi di Siena and INFN Pisa) working on the commissioning of the gravitational wave detectors Virgo and Virgo+. Maddalena Mantovani worked with laser optics and optical cavities, feedback systems, suspension systems and simulation tools.
Biography Updated on 11 March 2013