L.A.Gizzi - Short CV
Via G. Moruzzi, 1 - 56124, Pisa, ITALY
E-Mail la.gizzi@ino.it
TEL. +39 050 315 2257
FAX. +39 050 315 2230
Associate researcher at INFN - Sezione di Pisa

Current position (since 2001): Senior Researcher (1° Ricercatore) at Istituto di Ottica (INO) - CNR, Pisa. - Head of ILIL

> Workpackage coordinator, EuPRAXIA Infrastructure Design Study H2020(2015-2019)
> Head of the Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory (ILIL) at Istituto nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR) (since 2008)
> Chair of the Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion Section (BPIF), Plasma Physics Division, European Phyisical Society (EPS) ( 2010-2012)
> Head of Unit (Responsabile di Commessa) Fotonica degli Alti Campi, Progetto Ottica, Fotonica e Plasmi, Dipartimento Materiali e Dispositivi, CNR, (2006-2015)
> Responsabile Scientifico Commissioning Laboratorio FLAME, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Frascati, Roma, Italy, (2008-2011)
> Coordinator of the Facility Design of the High Power Laser Energy Research Infrastructure (HiPER) (2008-2010);

> Member of the Project Management Committee of the High Power Laser Energy Research Infrastructure (HiPER) (2008-2010);
> Contact point for CNR within the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), WP7B, Radiation Sources
> Member of the Commission on Plasma Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) (2008-2011)
> Elected Member of BPIF Board - Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) (2008-2011)
> Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
> Vice-chair of the Management Committee of the COST Action MP0601 "SHORT WAVELENGTH LABORATORY SOURCES" (2007 to 2010).
> Member of the Facility Access Panel of the Central Laser Facility of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK (2009 - 2011).
> Member of the International Scientific Committee of the Prague Asterix Laser (PALS) of the Chech Academy of Science, Prague (2007 - 2010).
> Member of the International Scientific Committee of the PETawatt Aquitaine Laser (PETAL) of CEA/CSTA, Bordeaux (2007 - 2010).
> Member of the Core to Core Program on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science of the (JSPS) Japanese Society of the Promotion of Science (2006 - 2009).

1994: Ph.D. and D.I.C (Imperial College, University of London); Title: Characterization of plasmas produced by nanosecond and picosecond laser plasmas.
Laurea in Fisica(Università di Pisa); Title: A study of X-ray emission from laser produced plasmas (Italian).

PREVIOUS POSITIONS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS: 2001 - 2009: Senior researcher (1° Ricercatore) at Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici (IPCF) - CNR, Pisa • 1997 - 2001: Research staff member at Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Molecolare IFAM - CNR, Pis •. 1995 - 1997: Research staff member at ITESRE - CNR, Bologna • 1995 EU Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College, London, UK • 1994 Scholarship of the Italian Space Agency  at IFAM-CNR, Pisa • 1993-1994 Scholarship of the National Research Council at l’Imperial College di London, UK • 1993 Research Associate at  Imperial College, London, UK • 1991-1992  Scholarship of the National Research Council at IFAM-CNR, Pisa •  1991 Scholarship of the National Research Council at Imperial  College di London, UK..

MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS: Laser-plasma acceleration - High Power Laser Interaction with Matter  • All-optical X and Gamma Ray Generation and Applications • High Energy Astrophysics.

: Ultra Short, Ultraintense Laser Plasma Interactions • E.m. wave propagation • Atomic physics of ionised species • Collective phenomena and instabilities • Inertial confinement fusion related studies • X-ray generation and characterisation • Particle acceleration in laser-matter interactions • X-ray and gamma ray optics.


> EU FP7 - High Power laser Energy Reseach Facility (HiPER), Research Infrasturcures, Head of IPCF-CNR research unit;
> INFN Commissione Nazionale V, Progetto FAST - Femtosecond timing and sync, Local Coordinator - Sez. Pisa;
> EFS-COST Action MP0601 "Short Wavelength Laboratory Sources" (2007 to 2010), National representative;
> MIUR-FISR- national project on Compact Ultrafast X-ray Sources, National Coordinator, 2003-2007,
> EU FP5 European training network XPOSE, X-ray probing of the structural evolution of matter, Head of IPCF-CNR node, 2000-2004;
> ASI Italian Space Agency, Laue-diffraction optics for gamma-ray astronomy, Scientist in charge of Pisa research unit, 2000-2001;
> CNR institutional projects on Physics of dense plasmas and X-ray sources, Scientist in charge, 1997-2000;
> CLAIRE International Project, A balloon borne Laue-diffraction Gamma-ray telescope, 1997-2000;
> ASI project, The LAPEX Experiment, Scientist in charge, 1996-1997;

> EC European training network  GAUS-XRP II, Generation and application of ultrashort, laser-produced X-ray pulses, 1996-200;
> EC European training network SILASI, Superintense Laser Solid Interactions, 1996-2000;
> EC European training network  GAUS-XRP I, Generation and application of ultrashort, laser-produced X-ray pulses, 1993-1995;
> CNR institutional projects on High power density laser-matter interactions, 1989-1996.

More than 40 oral and invited  pesentations at international conferences and workshops.


Author of 235 publications (Source ISI Web of Science) including 163 articles on refereed (JCR) (as of May 2016).

(follow this link for a full list of group publications)

- N.Booth, A.P.L.Robinson, P.Hakel, R.J Clarke, R.J.Dance, D.Doria, L.A.Gizzi, G.Gregori, P Koester, L Labate et al.,Laboratory measurements of resistivity in warm dense plasmas relevant to the microphysics of brown dwarfs, Nat. Comm. 6, 8742 (2015).
- L.A.Gizzi, L.Labate, F.Baffigi, F.Brandi, G.C.Bussolino, L.Fulgentini P.Koester D.Palla, F.Rossi, Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons for radiobiology and radiation sources, Nuclear Instr. Meth. A. 355, 242 (2015).
- G.Sarri, K.Poder, J.M.Cole, W.Schumaker, A.DiPiazza B.Reville,T. Dzelzainis, D.Doria, L.A.Gizzi, G.Grittani, et al., Generation of neutral and high-density electron-positron pair plasmas in the laboratory , Nat. Comm. 6, 6747 (2015).
- P.Koester, N.Booth, C.A.Cecchetti, H.Chen, R.G.Evans, G.Gregori, L.Labate, T.Levato, B.Li, M.Makita, and L.A.Gizzi, Evidence of locally enhanced target heating due to instabilities of counter-streaming fast electron beams , Phys. Plasmas. 22, 020702 (2015).
- P.Ferrara, M.Ciofini, L.Esposito, J.Hostasa, L.Labate, A.Lapucci, A.Pirri, G.Toci, M.Vannini and L.A.Gizzi, 3-D numerical simulation of Yb:YAG active slabs with longitudinal doping gradient for thermal load effects assessment , Optics Express 22, 5375 (2014).
- G.Cristoforetti, E.Tognoni and L.A.Gizzi, Thermodynamic equilibrium states in laser-induced plasmas: From the general case to laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy plasmas , Spectrochimica Acta B - Atom. Spectr. 90, 1 (2013).
- T.Ceccotti, V.Floquet, A.Sgattoni, A.Bigongiari, O.Klimo, M.Raynaud., C.Riconda, A.Heron, F.Baffigi., L.Labate., L.A.Gizzi et al., Evidence of Resonant Surface-Wave Excitation in the Relativistic Regime through Measurements of Proton Acceleration from Grating Targets , Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 18 (2013).
- G. Sarri, A. Macchi, C. A. Cecchetti, S. Kar, T. V. Liseykina, X.H.Yang, M.E. Dieckmann, J. Fuchs, M. Galimberti, L.A. Gizzi, R. Jung, I. Kourakis, J Osterholz, F. Pegoraro, A.P.L. Robinson, L. Romagnani, O. Willi, M. Borghesi, Dynamics of Self-Generated, Large Amplitude Magnetic Fields Following High-Intensity Laser Matter Interaction, Phys. Rev. Letters, 109, 205002 (2012).
- F.Perez, A.Debayle, J.Honrubia, M.Koenig, D.Batani, S.D.Baton, F.N.Beg, C.Benedetti, E.Brambrink, S.Chawla, F.Dorchies, C.Fourment, M.Galimberti, L.A.Gizzi et al., Magnetically Guided Fast Electrons in Cylindrically Compressed Matter, Phys. Rev. Letters, 107, 065004 (2011).
- L. A. Gizzi, S. Betti, E. Förster, D. Giulietti, S. Höfer, P. Köster, L. Labate, R. Lötzsch, A. P. L. Robinson, and I. Uschmann, Role of resistivity gradient in laser-driven ion acceleratio, Phys. Review ST Acc. Beams, 14, 011301 (2011).- F. Zamponi, A. Lübcke, T. Kämpfer, I. Uschmann, E. Förster, A. P. L. Robinson, A. Giulietti, P. Köster, L. Labate. T. Levato, and L.A. Gizzi, Directional Bremsstrahlung from a Ti Laser-Produced X-Ray Source at Relativistic Intensities in the 3–12 keV Range, Phys. Rev. Lett, 105, 085001 (2010).
- S. Betti, C. A. Cecchetti, E. Förster, A. Gamucci, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti,T. Kämpfer, P. Köster, L. Labate, T. Levato, A. Lübcke, I. Uschmann, F. Zamponi, and L. A. Gizzi, On the effect of rear-surface dielectric coatings on laser-driven proton acceleration, Phys. Plasmas, 16, 100701 (2009). (PDF file)
- L.A. Gizzi, A. Bacci, S. Betti, C.A. Cecchetti, M. Ferrario, A. Gamucci, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, V. Petrillo, L. Serafini, P. Tomassini, C. Vaccarezza, An integrated approach to ultraintense laser sciences: the PLASMON-X project, Europ. Phys. Journal - Special Topics, 175, 3-10 (2009).(PDF file)
- L. A. Gizzi, S. Betti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L. Labate T. Levato, P. Tomassini, P. Monot, T. Ceccotti, P. De Oliveira, and Ph. Martin, Tracking propagation of ultrashort intense laser pulses in gases via probing of ionization, Phys. Rev. E 79, 056405 (2009).(PDF file)
- K. L. Lancaster, J. Pasley, J. S. Green, D. Batani, S. Baton, R. G. Evans, L. Gizzi, R. Heathcote, C. Hernandez Gomez, M. Koenig, P. Koester, A. Morace, I. Musgrave, P. A. Norreys, F. Perez, J. N. Waugh, and N. C. Woolsey Temperature profiles derived from transverse optical shadowgraphy in ultraintense laser plasma interactions at 6x1020 W cm-2, Phys. Plasmas 16, 056707 (2009).(PDF file)
- A. Giulietti, N. Bourgeois, T. Ceccotti, X. Davoine, P. D'Oliveira, M. Galimberti, J. Galy, A. Gamucci, D. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi, D.J. Hamilton, E. Lefebvre, L. Labate, J.R. Marquès, P. Monot, H. Popescu, F. Réau, G. Sarri, P. Tomassini, P. Martin Intense gamma-ray source in the Giant Dipole Resonance range driven by 10-TW laser pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 105002 (2008).
- S. Kar, M. Borghesi, C. A. Cecchetti, L. Romagnani, F. Ceccherini, T. V. Liseykina, Y A. Macchi, R. Jung, J. Osterholz, O. Willi, M. Galimberti, L.A. Gizzi, A. Schiavi, AND R. Heathcote, Ultrafast electric field dynamics in a laser-plasma channel ,  New J. Phys, 9, 402 (2007).
- L.A. Gizzi, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, L. Labate, T. Levato, F. Zamponi, A. Luebcke, T. Kaempfer, I. Uschmann, E. Foerster, A. Antonicci, D. Batani, Observation of electron transport dynamics in high intensity laser interactions using multi-energy monochromatic X-ray imaging, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 49, B221-B221 doi: 10.1088/0741-3335/49/12B/S19 (2007).
- L. Labate, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Koester, T. Levato, L.A. Gizzi, F. Zamponi, A. Luebcke, T. Kaempfer, I. Uschmann, E. Foerster, Novel X-ray multi-spectral imaging of ultraintense laser plasmas by a single-photon CCD based pinhole camera ,  Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103506, (2007) (PDF preprint)
- S. Atzeni, D. Batani, L.A. Gizzi, HiPER: un laser europeo per studi di fusione inerziale, Il Nuovo Saggiatore, 23, (2007). (PDF file)
- M. Galimberti, Probe transit effect in interferometry of fast moving samples, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A - Optics Image Science and Vision, 24, 304-310 (2007).
-  Borghesi M, Kar S, Romagnani L, Toncian T , Antici P , Audebert P , Brambrink E , Ceccherini F , Cecchetti CA , Fuchs J , Galimberti M , Gizzi LA , Grismayer T , Lyseikina T , Jung R , Macchi A , Mora P , Osterholtz J , Schiavi A (Schiavi, A.), Willi O, Impulsive electric fields driven by high-intensity laser matter interactions, Laser Part. Beams, 25, 161-167 (2007). (PDF file)
- L. Labate, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Köster, P. Tomassini, L.A. Gizzi, Study of forward accelerated fast electrons in ultrashort Ti Kalpha sources, Appl. Phys. B 86, 229-233 (2007) (PDF file).
- G. Palladino, A. Basili, G. Di Cocco, T. Franceschini, G. Landini, S. Silvestri, A. barbini, M. Galimberti, L.A. Gizzi, Design of a high update-rate star sensor for arcsec-level attitude determination from balloon-borne X/gamma astronomy platforms, Appl. Phys. B 86, 229-233 (2007) (PDF file).
- L.A. Gizzi, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Köster, L. Labate, P. Tomassini, Ph. Martin, T. Ceccotti, P. D'Oliveira, P. Monot, Femtosecond interferometry of propagation of a laminar ionization front in a gas,  Phys. Rev. E , 144609PRE, (2006).
- P. Tomassini, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi, Thomson Backscattering X-rays from ultrarelativistic electron bunches and temporally shaped laser pulses Appl. Phys. B 80, 419-436 (2005) (PDF file)
L. Labate, C.A. Cecchetti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi, Detailed characterization of the early X-ray emission of a plasma produced by point-like laser irradiation of solid Al targets, Phys. Plasmas 12, 083101 (2005) (PDF file)
- L.A. Gizzi, C.A. Cecchetti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, P. Köster, L. Labate, S. Laville, P. Tomassini, Soft laser-plasma X-ray sources for differential absorption imaging of tracing elements in thin samples, Laser Part. Beams 22, 367 (2004).
- L.A.Gizzi, C.A.Cecchetti, M.Galimberti, A.Giulietti, D.Giulietti, L.Labate, S.Laville, P.Tomassini, Transient ionization in plasmas produced by point-like irradiation of solid Al targets , Phys. Plasmas 10 4601 (2003).<>
- L. Labate, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi, P. Tomassini, G. Di Cocco, A laser-plasma source for CCD calibration in the soft X-ray range, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A. 495, 148 (2002).
- D. Giulietti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi and P. Tomassini, M. Borghesi, V. Malka and S. Fritzler, M. Pittman and K. Taphouc, Production of ultra-collimated bunches of multi-MeV electrons by 35-fs laser pulses propagating in exploding-foil plasmas, Letter on Phys. Plasmas 9, 3655 (2002). (PDF file)
- D. Giulietti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, L. A. Gizzi, F. Balcou, A. Rousse, J. Ph. Rousseau, High-energy electron beam production by femtosecond laser interactions with exploding-foil plasmas, Phys. Rev. E 64, 015402 (R) (2001). (PDF file)
- L.A.Gizzi, A.Giulietti, O.Willi, D.Riley, Soft-x-ray emission dynamics in picosecond laser-produced plasmas, Phys. Rev. E, 62, 2721 (2000).(PDF file)
- Leonida A. Gizzi, Alla Scoperta di nuove Sorgenti di Radiazione X, Rapporto Interno IFAM, 01-072000, 2000.(PDF file)
- A.Giulietti, A.Macchi, E.Schifano, V.Biancalana, C.Danson, D.Giulietti, L.A.Gizzi, O.Willi, Stimulated Brillouin backscattering from underdense expanding plasmas in a regime of strong filamentation, Phys. Rev. E 59, 1038 (1999). (PDF file)
- D.Teychenneé, A.Giulietti, D.Giulietti, L.A.Gizzi, Magnetically Induced Optical Transparency of Overdense Plasmas Due to Ultrafast Ionisation, Phys. Rev. E 58, R1245 (1998).((PDF file)
-  D.Giulietti and L.A.Gizzi, X-ray emission from laser-produced plasmas, La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento 21, 1 (1998).
- D.Giulietti,L.A.Gizzi, A.Giulietti, A.Macchi, D.Teychenneé, P.Chessa, A.Rousse, G.Cheriaux, J.P.Chambaret, G.Darpentigny, Observation of solid-density laminar plasma transparency to intense 30-femtosecond laser pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3194 (1997). (PDF file)
- L.A.Gizzi, A.Giulietti, O.Willi, Time-resolved, multiframe X-ray imaging of laser-produced Plasmas, J. X-ray Sci. Technol. 7, 186 (1997). (PDF files)
- L.A.Gizzi, J.P.Chamberet, G.Cheriaux, P.Chessa, L.Gizzi, G.Darpentigny, A.Giulietti, D.Giulietti, A.Macchi, D.Teychenné, High Intensity Femtosecond Interactions with Thin Films, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena, edited by H.Hora and G.H.Miley, Plenum Press, New York, Vol.13 (1997).
- M.Borghesi, A.J.MacKinnon, L.Barringer, R.Gaillard, L.A.Gizzi, C.Meyer, O.Willi, Relativistic channeling of a picosecond laser pulse in a near-critical preformed plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 879 (1997). (PDF file)
- L.A.Gizzi, D.Giulietti, A.Giulietti, P.Audebert, S.Bastiani, J.P.Geindre, A.Mysyrovicz, Simultanoeus measurements of hard X-rays and 2nd harmonic emission in fs laser-target interactions,Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2278 (1996). (PDF file)
- T. Afshar-rad, L.A.Gizzi, M.Desselberger, O.Willi, Effect of filamentation on Brillouin scattering in large underdense plasmas irradiated by incoherent laser light, Phys.Rev. Lett. 75, 4413 (1995). (PDF & Erratum files)
- L.A.Gizzi, A.J.Mackinnon, D.Riley, S.M.Viana, O.Willi, Measurements of thermal transport in plasmas produced by picosecond laser pulses, Laser Part. Beams, 13, 511 (1995).
- L.A.Gizzi , D.Giulietti, A.Giulietti, T.Afshar-Rad, V.Biancalana, P.Chessa, E.Schifano, S.M.Viana, O.Willi, Characterisation of Laser Plasmas for Interaction Studies, Phys. Rev. E, 49, 5628 (1994). (PDF - Erratum files)
- D.Riley, L.A.Gizzi, A.MacKinnon, S.M.Viana, O.Willi, Absorption of High Contrast 12 ps UV Laser Pulses by solid targets, Phys. Rev. E, 48, 4855 (1993). (PDF files)
- D.Riley, L.A.Gizzi, F.Y.Khattak, S.M.Viana, O.Willi, Plasma Conditions Generated by Interaction of a High Brightness, Pre-pulse Free Raman Amplified KrF Laser Pulse with Solid Targets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 3739 (1992). (PDF files)
- M.Desselberger, L.A.Gizzi, V.Barrow, J.Edwards, F.Y.Khattak, S.M. Viana, O.Willi, R.Bann, C.N.Danson, Generation of High Aspect Ratio Line Focus Using a Random Phase Plate, Applied Optics, 31, 3759 (1992).
- L.A.Gizzi, D.Batani, V.Biancalana, A.Giulietti, D.Giulietti, X-Ray emission from Thin Foil Laser produced Plasmas, Laser and Particle Beams, 10, 65 (1992).
- T.Afshar-Rad, L.A.Gizzi, M.Desselberger, F.Khattak, O.Willi, A.Giulietti, Evidence for Whole-Beam Self-Focusing of Induced Spatially Incoherent Laser Light in Large Underdense Plasmas, Phys Rev.Lett. 68, 942 (1992). (PDF files)
- A.Giulietti, D.Giulietti, D.Batani, V.Biancalana, L.A.Gizzi, L.Nocera and E.Schifano, Spectroscopic Evidence for Sum Frequency of Forward and Backscattered Light in Laser Plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 524 (1989). (PDF files)