Massimo Granata holds a Postdoctoral position (CNRS), Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés (LMA), Lyon, France, since 2011. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2011, Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC), Paris, France, with a thesis defense passed in September 2011, with high distinction conferred by the jury. His research interested include interferometric detection of gravitational waves, thin optical films, thermal noise, Gaussian/non-Gaussian laser beams, optical simulation, and cryogenics. His doctorate thesis is entitled "Optical development for second- and third-generation gravitational-wave detectors: stable recycling cavities for Advanced Virgo and higher-order Laguerre-Gauss modes," supervisors: Dr. Matteo Barsuglia (CNRS), Prof. Viviana Fafone (INFN). Granata obtained his M.S. degree (final mark: 110/110 cum laude) in astronomy and astrophysics in 2008, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, with a thesis entitled "Last cryogenic suspension stage for gravitational wave detectors of the third generation," supervisor: Prof. F. Ricci, cosupervisors: Dr. P. Puppo and Dr. F. Frasconi. Granata also holds a B.S. degree (final mark 110/110 cum laude) in astronomy and astrophysics, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2006.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2013