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

  • 2018: Luca Paganin started his 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

Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali

  • 2020: Anna Marini started her PhD at Università di Genova on topics linked to the characterization of new materials for experiments in astrophysics

COURSES AND LECTURES

Undergrad program for the faculty of Physics

  • as a part of the course of “Nuclear and Particle Physics and Astrophysics 1”  students visited the Antola Observatory.

Master degree program for the faculty of Physics

  • as a part of the course of “Astrophysics and cosmology”, several students performed measurements using the Antola telescope; data taken there are used to illustrate simple astrophysical cases.
  • the new course on “Experimental Astrophysics” will include the possibliity of measurements at the Antola Observatory.
  • Among the works that boosted the commissioning of the instrumentation and the data analysis techniques used for measurements with the Antola telescope 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.