Flavio Gatti

University of Genova, Italy


Flavio Gatti is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy. He earned the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1992. His fields of interest are neutrino, astroparticle physics, and superconducting low temperature detectors (LTDs). In particular, he is studying new methods determining the mass of the neutrinos with LTDs and is searching for the Lepton Flavor Violation in the muon decay within the MEG experiment at PSI. He also contributed to Borexino at LNGS for the measurement of solar neutrino flux. From 1998 to 2000, he realized the first high statistics calorimetric measurement of the beta spectrum of 187Re with a superconducting detector, discovering the fine structure of beta decay. Presently, he is a spokesperson of a proposal that aims to achieve neutrino mass sensitivity in the 0.1 eV with LTDs. Since 1997, he extended his interest to the X-ray spectroscopy for fundamental applications, in astrophysics, and applied researches in superconductivity of MgB2 and to homeland security. Since 1997, he is a coproposer of missions for a spectroscopic survey of the X-ray diffuse background and for transient X-ray emission with superconducting LTD instrument to be flown on a satellite. In 2001, he performed the first European experiment of high resolution X-ray spectroscopy with superconducting LTD at the synchrotron light in Grenoble. In 2003, he has been the organizer and the Chair of the 10th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, and now he is at the IAB. He has been a Scientific Coordinator of 5 projects of the Italian Minister of Research, 3 projects of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and 3 projects of National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). He has been a Member of the scientific panel of INFN for astroparticle physics. He is teaching neutrino and astroparticle physics and thermodynamics. He has been and is a tutor of 10 Ph.D. theses and is a coauthor of about 110 papers.

Biography Updated on 1 July 2013

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