THESES

Physics master degree theses

Material science master degree theses

  • 2019: Anna Marini, “Patterning of photochromic hydrazones”, advisors Andrea Bianco and Silvano Tosi
  • 2018: Mariachiara Mantero, “Developments of synthetic holograms based on photochromic polymeric films”, advisors Andrea Bianco and Silvano Tosi

Computer Science undergrad theses

  • Andrea Dellacasa “Remotization of the instrumentation of the Antola Observatory”, advisors Ancona Massimo and Boccacci Patrizia

PhD in Physics

  • 2017: Marco Bonici started their PhD at Università di Genova on topics linked to the experimental activities at the Antola Observatory
  • 2016: Lorenzo Cabona started his PhD at Università dell’Insubria and INAF-Osservatorio di Brera and mantains a collaboration with ORSA for some experimental activities at the Antola Observatory
  • 2015: Chiara Righi started her PhD at Università dell’Insubria and INAF-Osservatorio di Brera and mantains a collaboration with ORSA for some experimental activities at the Antola Observatory

COURSES AND LECTURES

Undergrad program for the faculty of Physics

  • as a part of the course of “Nuclear and Particle Physics and Astrophysics 1” (Silvano Tosi), students visit the Antola Observatory; data taken there are used to illustrate simple astrophysical cases

Master degree program for the faculty of Physics

  • as a part of the course of “Astrophysics and cosmology” (Marco Pallavicini), several students performed measurements using the Antola telescope.
  • Among the works that boosted the commissioning of the instrumentation and the data analysis techniques used for measurements with the Antola teleascope we highlight:
    • 2019: Francesco Nicolosi (gravitational lensing)
    • 2018: Matteo Vicenzi (exoplanets)
    • 2016: Nicolò Ginatta (exoplanet transits fit)
    • 2015: Vanessa D’Amario (RGB filter tools)
    • 2015: Lorenzo Cabona (spectrograph calibration)
    • 2015: Simone Devoto (AGN studies)
    • 2014: Chiara Righi (Uranus spectrum and AGN)

Physics PhD program

  • as a part of the course of “Optical Astronomy” (Silvano Tosi, 2017) data and measurements taken at the Antola Observatory are used to illustrate photometric techinques
    • Alessio Cirone, Alba Domi, Alessandro Lapertosa: setup of the observation campaign of the multiple images of quasar 0957+561 and a first photometric measurement
  • Fabrizio Tavecchio and Marco Landoni of INAF-Osservatorio di Brera during 2018 will give two courses to students of the PhD School in Physics of the University of Genova: Introduction to ultra-high energy astrophysics and Introduction to spectroscopical techniques in astrophysics

Third-age University

  • starting from the academic year 2016-2017, 3 lessons that illustrate research topics and methods used at the Antola Observatory are part of the academic program for third-age university. The lessons are given by Andrea La Camera, Chiara Righi, Davide Ricci, Silvano Tosi.