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Giorgio Viavattene
PhD Student
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 1, 00133 Rome (RM), Italy
Birth Place, Country:
Catania, Italy

Academic Details:
• Bachelor Degree cum laude at the University of Catania, “Heating and Cooling Processes of the Interstellar Medium” (Supervisor: Giulio Manicò, Cosupervisor: Valerio Pirronello);
• Master Degree cum laude at the University of Catania, “Spectro-polarimetric Analysis of a Short Lived Solar Active Region” (Supervisor: Francesca Zuccarello, Cosupervisors: Manolo Collados Vera and Basilio Ruiz Cobo).

Career overview:
Bachelor and Master Degree at the University of Catania. Partecipation at the CASSDA School for Solar Observer (Teide Observatory). Training abroad at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias for three months during the Master Thesis program. One week of observing campaign (27th May – 3rd June 2016) at GREGOR solar telescope during Master Thesis. Winner of the “Edigio Landi Degl’Innocenti Prize” for the best Master Thesis in Solar Physics published in the last three years. Partecipation at 1st OPTICON Instrumentation School. Talks at Third Meeting of the Italian Solar and Heliospheric Community (SoHe3), PhD Workshop, 8th Young Researcher Meeting, 9th Young Researcher Meeting. Posters at EST Science Meeting and Dispersing Elements for Astronomy Workshop.

Current research/ job focus:
Comparison between NICOLE and SIR inversions vs Center of Gravity Method for Quiet Sun observations. Characterization of the solar turbulent convection through the Gallavotti-Cohen Fluctuation Theorem. Design, calibration and test of a Capacitance-Stabilized Fabry Perot Prototye in the WP3 of GREST project in collaboration with ADS International Company of Lecco (Italy). Design of the optical scheme of the large diameter double Fabry Perot interferometer for EST in the WP6.3 of SOLARNET H2020. Optical design, assembly, calibration and test of the Tor vergata Solar Synoptic Telescope (TSST), a new telescope for the Tor Vergata University of Rome based on Magneto-Optical Filters.

Area of expertise:
Spectro-polarimetric inversions and data analysis. Optical Design with ZEMAX. Instrumentation for Solar Physics: Fabry-Perot Interferometers and Magneto-Optical Filters.

Area of interests:
Instrumentation for Solar Physics. Characterization of the Solar Turbulent Convection. Spectro-polarimetry of the Quiet Sun.

Design of the optical scheme of the large diameter double Fabry Perot interferometer for EST in the WP6.3 of SOLARNET H2020.

What do you like to do when not doing science?
Astrophotography, Astronomical Photometry, Photography, Classical Musical Concerts, Classical Music Composition, Fight against Light Pollution

A dose of motivation:
Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti books and Del Toro Iniesta book on Spectro-polarimetry

What motivated you to choose your field of study/ your professional field?
The participation at CASSDA School for Solar Observer, my Supervisor (Francesca Zuccarello) and my Cosupervisors (Manolo Collados Vera and Basilio Ruiz Cobo) motivated me to start my career in Solar Physics