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Antonino Di Piazza

addressMax-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
emaildipiazza@mpi-hd.mpg.de
fax+ 49 (0)6221 516-152
phone+ 49 (0)6221 516-161
officeBO349

Education History

Employment History

Research Interests

  • Graduation
    • Non-relativistic atomic physics in strong laser fields
    • Analytical and numerical investigation of emission spectra by model atoms (two-level atoms and atoms with a finite number of bound states and free states)
  • PhD
    • Quantum electrodynamics in the presence of strong magnetic fields
    • Quantum electrodynamics in curved spacetimes
    • Production of particles in strong slowly-varying magnetic and gravitational fields
    • Application to a possible microscopic model of Gamma-Ray-Bursts
  • Present research interests
    • Quantum electrodynamics in the presence of strong laser fields
    • Quantum electrodynamics at finite temperature
    • Properties of the quantum vacuum
    • Classical and quantum radiation reaction

Past lectures/tutorials

  • SS2019: Lecture on "Advanced Quantum Theory"
  • WS2018/2019: Tutorial for "Quantum Field Theory I" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. C. Wetterich and PD Dr. S. Flörchinger)
  • SS2018: Coordination of the tutorials of the course on "Advanced Quantum Field Theory (QFTII)" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. J. Berges)
  • WS2017/2018: Tutorial for "Quantum Field Theory I" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. J. Berges)
  • SS2017: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • WS2016/2017: Tutorial for "Theoretical Statistical Physics" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. M. Salmhofer)
  • SS2016: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics: Basic foundations and modern issues in the presence of intense background electromagnetic fields" at the 36th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days
  • WS2015/2016: Tutorial for "Theoretical Physics I" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. M. Bartelmann)
  • SS2015: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • WS2014/2015: Tutorial for "Experimental Physics III" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. S. Jochim)
  • SS2014: Lecture on "Advanced Quantum Theory" (with Honorarprof. Dr. C. H. Keitel and Dr. H. Bauke)
  • WS2013/2014: Tutorial for "Advanced Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. M. Weidemüller)
  • SS2013: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • WS2012/2013: Tutorial for "Experimental Physics III" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. K. Meier)
  • SS2012: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • WS2011/2012: Lecture on "Renormalization theory in Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • SS2011: Tutorial for "Experimental Physics II" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. K. Meier)
  • WS2010/2011: Tutorial for "Experimental Physics I" (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. K. Meier)
  • SS2010: Lecture on "Quantum Electrodynamics"
  • WS2009/2010: Lecture on "The quantum vacuum" (with Honorarprof. Dr. C. H. Keitel)

Publications in MPIK

78 Quantum radiation reaction in aligned crystals beyond the local constant field approximation

T. N. Wistisen, A. Di Piazza, C. F. Nielsen, A. H. Sørensen, and U. I. Uggerhøj
Physical Review Research 1, 033014 (2019)

77 High-energy bremsstrahlung on atoms in a laser field

P. A. Krachkov, A. Di Piazza, and A. I. Milstein
Physics Letters B 797, 134814 (2019)

76 Complete treatment of single-photon emission in planar channeling

T. N. Wistisen and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 99, 116010 (2019)

75 High-energy behavior of strong-field QED in an intense plane wave

T. Podszus and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 99, 076004 (2019)

74 Improved local-constant-field approximation for strong-field QED codes

A. Di Piazza, M. Tamburini, S. Meuren, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 99, 022125 (2019)

73 On quantum electrodynamic processes in plasmas interacting with strong lasers

A. Angioi and A. Di Piazza
Rendiconti Lincei 30, 17-23 (2019)

72 Nonlinear trident pair production in an arbitrary plane wave: A focus on the properties of the transition amplitude

F. Mackenroth and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 98, 116002 (2018)

71 Impact of the quantized transverse motion on radiation emission in a Dirac harmonic oscillator

T. N. Wistisen and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 98, 022131 (2018)

70 Implementing nonlinear Compton scattering beyond the local-constant-field approximation

A. Di Piazza, M. Tamburini, S. Meuren, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 98, 012134 (2018)

69 Quantum Limitation to the Coherent Emission of Accelerated Charges

A. Angioi and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 121, 010402 (2018)

68 Experimental Signatures of the Quantum Nature of Radiation Reaction in the Field of an Ultraintense Laser

K. Poder, M. Tamburini, G. Sarri, A. Di Piazza, S. Kuschel, C. D. Baird, K. Behm, S. Bohlen, J. M. Cole, D. J. Corvan, M. Duff, E. Gerstmayr, C. H. Keitel, K. Krushelnick, S. P. D. Mangles, P. McKenna, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, C. P. Ridgers, G. M. Samarin, D. R. Symes, A. G. R. Thomas, J. Warwick, and M. Zepf
Physical Review X 8, 031004 (2018)

67 Analytical infrared limit of nonlinear Thomson scattering including radiation reaction

A. Di Piazza
Physics Letters B 782, 559-565 (2018)

66 Completeness and orthonormality of the Volkov states and the Volkov propagator in configuration space

A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 97, 056028 (2018)

65 Experimental evidence of quantum radiation reaction in aligned crystals

T. N. Wistisen, A. Di Piazza, H. V. Knudsen, and U. I. Uggerhøj
Nature Communications 9, 795 (2018)

64 High-Energy Vacuum Birefringence and Dichroism in an Ultrastrong Laser Field

S. Bragin, S. Meuren, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 119, 250403 (2017)

63 Laser-pulse-shape control of seeded QED cascades

M. Tamburini, A. Di Piazza, and C. H. Keitel
Scientific Reports 7, 5694 (2017)

62 First-order strong-field QED processes in a tightly focused laser beam

A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 95, 032121 (2017)

61 Investigation of classical radiation reaction with aligned crystals

A. Di Piazza, T. N. Wistisen, and U. I. Uggerhøj
Physics Letters B 765, 1-5 (2017)

60 Nonlinear Breit-Wheeler Pair Production in a Tightly Focused Laser Beam

A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 117, 213201 (2016)

59 Nonlinear single Compton scattering of an electron wave packet

A. Angioi, F. Mackenroth, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 93, 052102 (2016)

58 Semiclassical picture for electron-positron photoproduction in strong laser fields

S. Meuren, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 93, 085028 (2016)

57 High Field Physics and QED Experiments at ELI-NP

I.C.E. Turcu, F. Negoita, D.A. Jaroszynski, P. McKenna, S. Balascuta, D. Ursescu, I. Dancus, M.O. Cernaianu, M.V. Tataru, P. Ghenuche, D. Stutman, A. Boianu, M. Risca, M. Toma, C. Petcu, G. Acbas, S.R. Yoffe, A. Noble, B. Ersfeld, E. Brunetti, R. Capdessus, C. Murphy, C.P. Ridgers, D. Neely, S.P.D. Mangles, R. J. Gray, A.G.R. Thomas, J. G Kirk, A. Ilderton, M. Marklund, D.F. Gordon, B. Hafizi, D. Kaganovich, J.P. Palastro, E. D’Humieres, M. Zepf, G. Sarri, H. Gies, F. Karbstein, J. Schreiber, G.G. Paulus, B. Dromey, C. Harvey, A. Di Piazza, C. H. Keitel, M.C. Kaluza, S. Gales, and N.V. Zamfir
Romanian Reports in Physics 68, S145-S231 (2016)

56 Overview of laser-driven generation of electron-positron beams

G. Sarri, M. E. Dieckmann, I. Kourakis, A. Di Piazza, B. Reville, C. H. Keitel, and M. Zepf
Journal of Plasma Physics 81, 455810401 (2015)

55 Nonlinear neutrino-photon interactions inside strong laser pulses

S. Meuren, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Journal of High Energy Physics 2015, 127 (2015)

54 Generation of neutral and high-density electron–positron pair plasmas in the laboratory

G. Sarri, K. Poder, J. M. Cole, W. Schumaker, A. Di Piazza, B. Reville, T. Dzelzainis, D. Doria, L. A. Gizzi, G. Grittani, S. Kar, C. H. Keitel, K. Krushelnick, S. Kuschel, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, N. Shukla, L. O. Silva, D. Symes, A. G. R. Thomas, M. Vargas, J. Vieira, and M. Zepf
Nature Communications 6, 6747 (2015)

53 Analytical tools for investigating strong-field QED processes in tightly focused laser fields

A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 91, 042118 (2015)

52 High-Energy Recollision Processes of Laser-Generated Electron-Positron Pairs

S. Meuren, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 114, 143201 (2015)

51 Polarization-operator approach to pair creation in short laser pulses

S. Meuren, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 91, 013009 (2015)

50 Ultrahigh Brilliance Multi-MeV γ-Ray Beams from Nonlinear Relativistic Thomson Scattering

G. Sarri, D. J. Corvan, W. Schumaker, J. Cole, A. Di Piazza, H. Ahmed, C. Harvey, C. H. Keitel, K. Krushelnick, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, D. Symes, A. G. R. Thomas, M. Yeung, Z. Zhao, and M. Zepf
Physical Review Letters 113, 224801 (2014)

49 Laser plasma acceleration of electrons with multi-PW laser beams in the frame of CILEX

B. Cros, B.S. Paradkar, X. Davoine, A. Chancéd, F.G. Desforges, S. Dobosz-Dufrénoy, N. Delerue, J. Jua, T.L. Audeta, G. Maynard, M. Lobet, L. Gremillet, P. Morac, J. Schwindling, O. Delferrière, C. Bruni, C. Rimbault, T. Vinatier, A. Di Piazza, M. Grech, C. Riconda, J.R. Marquèi, A. Beck, A. Speckag, P.. Martin, P. Monot, D. Normand, F. Mathieu, P. Audebert, and F. Amiranoff
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 740, 27-33 (2014)

48 Electron-beam dynamics in a strong laser field including quantum radiation reaction

N. Neitz and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 90, 022102 (2014)

47 Ultrarelativistic electron states in a general background electromagnetic field

A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 113, 040402 (2014)

46 Plasma-Based Generation and Control of a Single Few-Cycle High-Energy Ultrahigh-Intensity Laser Pulse

M. Tamburini, A. Di Piazza, T. V. Liseykina, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 113, 025005 (2014)

45 Ultrarelativistic quasiclassical wave functions in strong laser and atomic fields

A. Di Piazza and A. I. Milstein
Physical Review A 89, 062114 (2014)

44 Electron dynamics controlled via self-interaction

M. Tamburini, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review E 89, 021201 (2014)

43 Novel aspects of radiation reaction in the ultrarelativistic quantum regime

F. Mackenroth, N. Neitz, and A. Di Piazza
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 124018 (2013)

42 Laser-driven generation of collimated ultra-relativistic positron beams

G. Sarri, W. Schumaker, A. Di Piazza, K. Poder, J. M. Cole, M. Vargas, D. Doria, S. Kushel, B. Dromey, G. Grittani, L. Gizzi, M. E. Dieckmann, A. Green, V. Chvykov, A. Maksimchuk, V. Yanovsky, Z. H. He, B. X. Hou, J. A. Nees, S. Kar, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, C. H. Keitel, K. Krushelnick, and M. Zepf
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 124017 (2013)

41 Axion-induced birefringence effects in laser driven nonlinear vacuum interaction

S. Villalba-Chavez and A. Di Piazza
Journal of High Energy Physics 2013, 136 (2013)

40 On refractive processes in strong laser field quantum electrodynamics

A. Di Piazza
Annals of Physics 338, 302-318 (2013)

39 Stochasticity effects in quantum radiation reaction

N. Neitz and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 111, 054802 , 1-5 (2013)

38 Polarization operator for plane-wave background fields

S. Meuren, C. H. Keitel, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 88, 013007 , 1-19 (2013)

37 A table-top laser-based source of femtosecond, collimated, ultra-relativistic positron beams

G. Sarri, W. Schumaker, A. Di Piazza, M. Vargas, B. Dromey, M. E. Dieckmann, V. Chvykov, A. Maksimchuk, V. Yanovsky, Z. H. He, B. X. Hou, J. A. Nees, A. G. R. Thomas, C. H. Keitel, M. Zepf, and K. Krushelnick
Physical Review Letters; American Physical Society., Woodbury, N.Y., etc. 110, 255002, 1-5 (2013)

36 Nonlinear Double Compton Scattering in the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Regime

F. Mackenroth and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 110, 070402, 1-5 (2013)

35 Pair production in a plane wave by thermal background photons

B. King, H. Gies, and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review D 86, 125007, 1-5 (2012)

34 Quasiclassical approach to high-energy QED processes in strong laser and atomic fields

A. Di Piazza and A. I. Milstein
Physics Letters B 717, 224-228 (2012)

33 Extremely high-intensity laser interactions with fundamental quantum systems

A. Di Piazza, C. Müller, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Reviews of Modern Physics 84, 1177-1228 (2012)

32 Reply to "Comment on 'Nonlinear Compton scattering in ultrashort laser pulses'"

F. Mackenroth and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review A 85, 046102 (2012)

31 Peak intensity measurement of relativistic lasers via nonlinear Thomson scattering

O. Har-Shemesh and A. Di Piazza
Optics Letters 37, 1352-1354 (2012)

30 Angular distribution of high-energy e+e− photoproduction close to the end of the spectrum at large momentum transfer

A. Di Piazza and A. I. Milstein
Physical Review. A 85, 042107 (2012)

29 Quantum Electron Self-Interaction in a Strong Laser Field

S. Meuren and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review Letters 107, 260401 (2011)

28 Nonlinear Compton scattering in ultrashort laser pulses

K. F. Mackenroth and A. Di Piazza
Physical Review. A 83, 032106 (2011)

27 Radiation reaction effects on electron nonlinear dynamics and ion acceleration in laser-solid interaction

M. Tamburini, F. Pegoraro, A. Di Piazza, C. H. Keitel, T. V. Liseykina, and A. Macchi
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 653, 181-185 (2011)

26 Polarization of the electron and positron produced in combined Coulomb and strong laser fields

A. Di Piazza, A. I. Milstein, and C. Müller
Physical Review A 82, 062110, 1-7 (2010)

25 Radiation reaction effects on radiation pressure acceleration

M. Tamburini, F. Pegoraro, A. Di Piazza, C. H. Keitel, and A. Macchi
New Journal of Physics 12, 123005, 1-14 (2010)

24 Quantum Radiation Reaction Effects in Multiphoton Compton Scattering

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 105, 220403, 1-4 (2010)

23 High-energy electron-positron photoproduction cross section close to the end of the spectrum

A. Di Piazza and A. I. Milstein
Physical Review A 82, 042106 (2010)

22 Double-slit vacuum polarization effects in ultraintense laser fields

B. King, A. Di Piazza, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 82, 032114 (2010)

21 Determining the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Intense Few-Cycle Laser Pulses

F. Mackenroth, A. Di Piazza, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 105, 063903 (2010)

20 Effect of a strong laser field on electron-positron photoproduction by relativistic nuclei

A. Di Piazza, E. Lötstedt, A. I. Milstein, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 81, 062122 (2010)

19 Bound–bound pair production in relativistic collisions

A. B. Voitkiv, B. Najjari, and A. Di Piazza
New Journal of Physics 12, 063011, 1-8 (2010)

18 A matterless double slit

B. King, A. Di Piazza, and C. H. Keitel
Nature Photonics 4, 92-94 (2010)

17 Barrier Control in Tunneling e(+)-e(-) Photoproduction

A. Di Piazza, E. Lötstedt, A. I. Milstein, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 103, 170403 (2009)

16 QED vacuum effects in intense laser fields

A. Di Piazza and K. Z. Hatsagortsyan
European Physical Journal - Special Topics 175, 181-185 (2009)

15 Strong Signatures of Radiation Reaction below the Radiation-Dominated Regime

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 102, 254802 (2009)

14 Laser photon merging in proton laser collisions

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review. A 78, 062109 (2008)

13 Quantum vacuum effects in strong laser beams

A. Di Piazza and K. Z. Hatsagortsyan
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 50, 124035 (2008)

12 Photon polarization as a probe for quark-gluon plasma dynamics

A. Ipp, A. Di Piazza, J. Evers, and C. H. Keitel
Physics Letters B 666, 315-319 (2008)

11 Quantum interaction among intense laser beams in vacuum

A. Di Piazza and K. Z. Hatsagortsyan
European Physical Journal-Special Topics 160, 147-155 (2008)

10 Delbrück scattering in combined Coulomb and laser fields

A. Di Piazza and A. I. Milstein
Physical Review A 77, 042102, 1-10 (2008)

9 High-energy, nuclear and QED processes in strong laser fields

C. Müller, A. Di Piazza, A. Shahbaz, T. J. Bürvenich, J. Evers, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Laser Physics 18, 175-184 (2008)

8 Exact solution of the Landau-Lifshitz equation in a plane wave

A. Di Piazza
Letters in Mathematical Physics 83, 305-313 (2008)

7 Nonperturbative vacuum-polarization effects in proton-laser collisions

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 100, 010403 (2008)

6 Photon splitting in a laser field

A. Di Piazza, A. I. Milstein, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 76, 032103 (2007)

5 Production of light particles by very strong and slowly varying magnetic fields

G. Calucci and A. Di Piazza
Brazilian Journal of Physics 37, 751-753 (2007)

4 Nonlinear interaction of strong laser fields in vacuum

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Laser Physics 17, 345-349 (2007)

3 Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physics of Plasma 14, 032102 (2007)

2 Light Diffraction by a Strong Standing Electromagnetic Wave

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 97, 083603, 1-4 (2006)

1 Harmonic generation from laser-driven vacuum

A. Di Piazza, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review D 72, 085005, 1-23 (2005)

Conferences

  1. 3rd Conference on Extremely High-Intensity Laser Physics (ExHILP), September 2019, Palo Alto (United States). Plenary tutorial talk on "Theory of strong-field QED in intense laser fields".
  2. Workshop on Physics Opportunities at a Lepton Collider in the Fully Nonperturbative QED Regime, August 2019, Menlo Park (United States). Invited talk on "Perturbation theory in strong field QED".
  3. International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'19), July 2019, Gyeongju (South Korea). Invited talk on "On the local-constant-field approximation in strong-field QED at low and high energies".
  4. SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics Conference, April 2019, Prague (Czech Republic). Invited talk on "Implementing nonlinear Compton scattering beyond the local constant field approximation".
  5. International Workshop on Atomic Physics, November 2018, Dresden (Germany). Invited talk on "Ultrarelativistic electron states and strong-field QED processes in tightly focused laser pulses".
  6. International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'18), July 2018, Nottingham (United Kingdom). Invited talk on "Implementing nonlinear Compton scattering beyond the local constant field approximation".
  7. EPS DPP satellite workshop on "High-field laser-plasma interaction", July 2018, Prague (Czech Republic) . Invited talk on "Implementing nonlinear Compton scattering beyond the local constant field approximation".
  8. EUCALL Joint Foresight Topical Workshop: Theory and Simulation of Photon-Matter Interaction, July 2018, Szeged (Hungary). Invited extended lecture on "Strong-field classical and quantum electrodynamics in intense laser fields".
  9. International Conference on Classical and quantum plasmas: matter under extreme conditions, April 2018, Rome (Italy). Invited talk on "Quantum electrodynamical processes in plasmas".
  10. 2nd Conference on Extremely High-Intensity Laser Physics (ExHILP), September 2017, Lisbon (Portugal). Plenary tutorial talk on "Radiation reaction in classical and quantum electrodynamics".
  11. 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, June 2017, Belfast (United Kingdom). Plenary talk on "Opportunities in high-field classical and quantum electrodynamics using high-power lasers".
  12. 1st JPP Frontiers in Plasma Physics Conference, May 2017, Sarteano (Italy). Invited talk on "Theoretical challenges in strong-field QED".
  13. Conference on "Light driven Nuclear-Particle physics and Cosmology 2017", April 2017, Pacifico-Yokohama (Japan). Invited talk on "Strong-field QED in tightly focused laser beams".
  14. Colloquium on "Theory of Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Solids or Plasmas", October 2016, Dresden (Germany). Invited talk on "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields".
  15. Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) Annual National Congress, September 2016, Padova (Italy). Invited talk on "Intense laser-plasma interaction as a tool for fundamental physics".
  16. International Laser Physics Workshop, July 2016, Yerevan (Armenia). Invited talks on "Nonlinear single Compton scattering of an electron wave-packet" and on "Nonlinear neutrino-photon interactions inside strong laser pulses".
  17. International Workshop on Strong Field Problems in Quantum Theory, June 2016, Tomsk (Russia). Invited talk on "Recollision processes in strong-field QED".
  18. Italian National Conference on Condensed Matter Physics, September 2015, Palermo (Italy). Contributed talk on "Recollision processes in strong-field QED in the presence of an intense laser beam".
  19. Workshop of the APOLLON "High-Field Group", September 2015, Bordeaux (France). Invited talk on "Quantum radiation reaction at the APOLLON facility".
  20. International Laser Physics Workshop, August 2015, Shanghai (China). Invited talks on "High-energy recollision processes of laser-generated electron-positron pairs" and on "Strong-field QED processes in focused laser fields and experimental results on nonlinear Thomson scattering".
  21. Marcel Grossmann Meeting, July 2015, Rome (Italy). Invited talk on: "Generation of neutral and high-density electron-positron pair plasmas in the laboratory".
  22. DPG Spring Meeting, March 2015, Heidelberg (Germany). Talk on: "Electron-beam dynamics in a strong laser field including quantum radiation reaction".
  23. International Conference on Science and Technology for FAIR in Europe 2014, October 2014, Worms (Germany). Plenary talk on "Testing Quantum Electrodynamics at critical background electromagnetic fields".
  24. IZEST ELI-NP Conference, September 2014, Paris (France). Invited talk on "Recollision processes in strong-field QED in the presence of an intense laser beam".
  25. Program on Frontiers of Intense Laser Physics, August 2014, Santa Barbara (California, United States). Talks on "Radiation reaction in classical and quantum electrodynamics" and on "Recollision processes in strong-field QED".
  26. International Laser Physics Workshop, July 2014, Sofia (Bulgaria). Invited talks on "Electron dynamics controlled via self-interaction" and on "Ultrarelativistic electron states in a general background electromagnetic field".
  27. 1st Scientific ICRANet Meeting in Armenia, July 2014, Yerevan (Armenia). Invited talk on "Investigating vacuum-polarization effects with ultra-intense laser fields".
  28. LaB2013 Workshop, December 2013, Paris (France), Invited talk on: "Laser-plasma interaction as a tool for fundamental physics".
  29. Italian National Conference on Condensed Matter Physics, September 2013, Milan (Italy). Invited talks on "Laser-plasma interaction as a tool for fundamental physics".
  30. International Laser Physics Workshop, July 2013, Prague (Czech Republic). Invited talks on "Nonlinear double Compton scattering in the ultrarelativistic quantum regime" and on "Stochasticity effects in quantum radiation reaction".
  31. Physics in Intense Fields (PIF2013) Workshop, June 2013, Hamburg (Germany). Invited talk on "Nonlinear double Compton scattering in the ultrarelativistic quantum regime".
  32. 40th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, June 2013, Espoo (Finland). Invited talks on "Superintense laser interactions with fundamental quantum systems".
  33. 2nd Workshop Operation of PW-class lasers, June 2013, Dornburg (Germany). Invited talks on "Intensity measurement of strong laser pulses using nonlinear Thomson scattering".
  34. 2013 yearly ICRANet Scientific Meeting on Relativistic Astrophysics, June 2013, Pescara (Italy). Invited talks on "Classical and quantum radiation reaction in intense laser fields", "Vacuum polarization effects in strong laser beams'', and on "QED processes in strong background electromagnetic fields".
  35. Kick Off Meeting for the Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF) at the European XFEL, June 2013, Hamburg (Germany). Invited talk on "Classical and quantum electrodynamics effects in intense laser fields"
  36. CILEX-APOLLON Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting, April 2013, Paris (France). Invited talk on "High-field physics at APOLLON".
  37. Workshop on Frontiers In Extreme Relativistic Optics (FIERO), February 2013, Columbus (Ohio, United States). Invited talk on "Classical and quantum electrodynamical effects in intense laser fields".
  38. 9th International Topical SPARC Workshop, December 2012, Vienna (Austria). Invited talk on "Quantum electrodynamical processes in intense laser and atomic fields".
  39. International endeavour to establish Laser-Based High Energy Physics and Applications Conference, November 2012, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Invited talk on "Investigating the QED vacuum with ultra-intense laser fields".
  40. Frontiers in Intense Laser-Matter Interaction Theory Symposium, September 2012, Garching (Germany). Invited talk on "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields".
  41. International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'12), July 2012, Calgary (Canada). Invited talks on "Quantum electrodynamical processes in intense laser and atomic fields" and on "On the stability of vacuum in a single plane wave at finite temperature".
  42. International Workshop on "Laser-Plasma Interaction at Ultra-High Intensity", April 2012, Dresden (Germany). Keynote invited talk on:"Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with strong laser fields".
  43. Meeting on "Science with PW-class lasers", January 2012, Paris (France). Invited talk on:"Theoretical perspectives with Petawatt-class lasers".
  44. Sino-German Symposium on Laser Acceleration and Applications of Lasers at Accelerators, December 2011, Beijing (China). Invited talk on: "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with strong laser fields".
  45. International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science, October 2011, Eisenach (Germany). Invited talk on: "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with strong laser fields''.
  46. Workshop on Petawatt Lasers at Hard X-Ray Sources, September 2011, Dresden (Germany). Invited talk on: "Classical and quantum electrodynamics effects in intense laser pulses''.
  47. Theory Symposium Helmholtz Institut Jena, June 2011, Dornburg (Germany). Invited talk on: "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser pulses''.
  48. Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-rays and Beyond, April 2011, Prague (Czech Republic). Invited talk on: "Classical and quantum radiation reaction in intense laser fields".
  49. EMMI Workshop, September 2010, Speyer (Germany). Invited talk on: "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields".
  50. International Laser Physics Workshop, July 2010, Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). Invited talk on: "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields".
  51. DPG Spring Meeting, March 2010, Hanover (Germany). Invited talk on: "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields".
  52. SILMI Symposium on Frontiers in Intense Laser-Matter Interactions Theory, March 2010, Garching (Germany). Invited talk on: "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields".
  53. 18th International Laser Physics Workshop, July 2009, Barcelona (Spain). Invited talk on: "Refractive QED effects in intense laser fields".
  54. Tenth Workshop on Non-Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, June 2009, Paris (France). Invited talk on: "Refractive QED effects in strong laser fields".
  55. Workshop on Advanced QED Methods for Future Accelerators, March 2009, Daresbury (England). Invited talk on: "Vacuum polarization effects in intense laser fields".
  56. ELI Workshop and School on "Fundamental Physics with Ultra-High Fields", September-October 2008, Fraueninsel (Germany). Invited lecture on: "Birefringence and quantum effects of the vacuum in strong laser beams".
  57. XI International Conference on Multiphoton Processes (ICOMP 2008), September 2008, Heidelberg (Germany). Invited talk on: "QED effects in intense laser fields".
  58. Workshop on Exotic Physics at Ultrahigh Laser Intensities, July 2008, Palaiseau (France). Invited talk on: "Vacuum-polarization effects in ultra-strong laser fields".
  59. International Symposium "Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics NWP-2008", July 2008, Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). Invited talk on: "QED effects in super strong laser beams".
  60. Trento Laser Workshop, June 2008, Trento (Italy). Invited talk on: "Quantum vacuum effects in intense laser fields".
  61. 35th EPS Plasma Physics Conference, June 2008, Crete (Greece). Invited talk on: "Quantum vacuum effects in strong laser beams".
  62. Laserlab Europe Workshop 2007, October 2007, Darmstadt (Germany). Invited talk on: "QED effects in strong laser fields".
  63. ULIS 2007, October 2007, Bordeaux (France). Talk on: "QED effects in strong laser fields".
  64. CEWQO 2007, June 2007, Palermo (Italy). Talk on: "Nonlinear interaction of strong laser fields in vacuum".
  65. ICONO/LAT Conference 2007, May-June 2007, Minsk (Belarus). Invited talk on: "QED effects in super strong fields".
  66. International Workshop on Atomic Physics, November 2006, Dresden (Germany). Poster on: "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser pulses".
  67. ELI Workshop 2006, November 2006, Garching (Germany). Talk on: "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser pulses".
  68. Fifteenth annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'06), July 2006, Lausanne (Switzerland). Talk on: "Nonlinear interaction of strong laser fields in vacuum".
  69. Plasma Theory Workshop on "Theory of Short Pulse Petawatt Laser Plasma Interaction", October 2005, Darmstadt (Germany). Invited talk on: "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser fields".
  70. International Conference on "Superstrong Fields in Plasmas", September 2005, Varenna (Italy). Poster on: "Harmonic generation from laser-driven vacuum".
  71. International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics EPS, July 2003, Aachen (Germany). Poster on: "Pair production in a strong magnetic field: the effect of a background gravitational field".
  72. LXXXVIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica, September 2002, Alghero (Italy). Talk on: "Photon production in strong magnetic fields".
  73. Quantum Electrodynamics and Statistical Physics 2001, October-November 2001, Kharkov (Ukraine). Talk on: "Very intense non static magnetic fields and particle production".
  74. LXXXVI Congresso Nazionale Società di Fisica Italiana, October 2000, Palermo (Italy). Talk on: "Harmonic generation by an hydrogenoid one-dimensional atom: the role of the bounded and unbounded levels".
  75. International Conference LASER '99, December 1999, Quebec (Canada). Talk on: "Even and odd harmonics from a quasi degenerate two-level atom".

Invited Technical Seminars

  1. "Modern aspects of quantum electrodynamics in intense and tightly-focused laser fields" on 13 November 2017 at the ELI Nuclear Physics, Magurele (Romania). Invited by Dr. P. Ghenuche.
  2. "Modern aspects of quantum electrodynamics in intense and tightly-focused laser fields" on 10 October 2017 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (California, United States). Invited by Dr. S. S. Bulanov.
  3. "Modern aspects of quantum electrodynamics in intense and tightly-focused laser fields" on 26 September 2017 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park (California, United States). Invited by Dr. S. Glenzer.
  4. "Strong-field QED in intense laser fields" on 10 July 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany). Invited by Dr. W. Rodejohann.
  5. "Recent developments in classical and quantum electrodynamics in intense laser fields" on 27 April 2017 at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland). Invited by Dr. G. M. Pruna.
  6. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 08 December 2016 at the University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (Germany). Invited by Prof. Dr. C. Müller.
  7. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 14 June 2016 at the Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany). Invited by PD Dr. W. Quint.
  8. "Conceptual novelties and issues in constructing a relativistic quantum theory" on 11 May 2016 at the University of Palermo, Palermo (Italy). Invited by Prof. G. Oliveri.
  9. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 10 May 2016 at the University of Palermo, Palermo (Italy). Invited by Prof. E. Fiordilino.
  10. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 23 October 2015 at the Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France). Invited by Dr. J. Petri.
  11. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 12 October 2015 at the Department of Physics of the Oxford University, Oxford (United Kingdom). Invited by Prof. D. Jacksh.
  12. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 07 September 2015 at the Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), Bordeaux (France). Invited by Prof. V. T. Tikhonchuk.
  13. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 31 March 2015 at the Department of Physics of the University of Trieste, Trieste (Italy). Invited by Prof. E. Gozzi.
  14. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 27 February 2015 at the IRFU/SPhN, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Invited by Dr. E. Tomasi-Gustafsson.
  15. "Recollision processes in strong-field QED" on 21 January 2015 at the Helmholtz-Institute Jena, Jena (Germany). Invited by PD Dr. A. Surzhykov.
  16. "Quantum electrodynamical effects at critical background electromagnetic fields" on 04 November 2014 at the Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark). Invited by Prof. U. I. Uggerhøj.
  17. "Strong-field QED in background fields of complex structure" on 08 July 2014 at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden). Invited by Prof. M. Marklund.
  18. "Novel aspects of classical and quantum radiation reaction" on 30 June 2014 at the Synchrotron Research Institute, Yerevan (Armenia). Invited by Prof. V. Tsakanov.
  19. "Novel aspects of classical and quantum radiation reaction" on 05 May 2014 at the Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Pisa (Italy). Invited by Prof. F. Pegoraro.
  20. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with strong laser fields" on 06 March 2014 at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk (Russia). Invited by Prof. A. I. Milstein.
  21. "Classical and quantum electrodynamical effects in intense laser fields" on 07 November 2013 at the Centre de Physique Théorique de l'École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France). Invited by Prof. P. Mora.
  22. "Classical and quantum electrodynamical effects in intense laser fields" on 08 February 2013 at the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin (Germany). Invited by Dr. W. Becker.
  23. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 22 June 2012 at the Centre de Physique Théorique de l'École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France). Invited by Prof. Ph. Martin.
  24. "Tests of classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 12 June 2012 at the Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Rostock (Germany). Invited by Prof. D. Bauer.
  25. "Testing strong-field classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 08 May 2012 at the Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast (Northern Ireland UK). Invited by Dr. G. Sarri and Prof. M. Zepf.
  26. "Classical and quantum electrodynamic effects in strong laser fields" on 27 June 2011 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany). Invited by Prof. P. Mulser.
  27. "Classical and quantum electrodynamic effects in strong laser fields" Research Progress Meeting of the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on 23 June 2011, Berkeley (California, United States). Invited by Prof. E. Essman.
  28. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 17 June 2011 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (California, United States). Invited by Dr. S. S. Bulanov and Prof. J. Wurtele.
  29. "Testing classical and quantum electrodynamics with intense laser fields" on 09 June 2011 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (New Mexico, United States). Invited by Prof. B. M. Hegelich.
  30. "High-order QED effects in intense laser fields" on 25 February 2011 at the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow (Russia). Invited by Profs. A. I. Nikishov and V. I. Ritus.
  31. "Classical and quantum electrodynamics in strong laser fields" on 21 February 2011 at the Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow (Russia). Invited by Prof. M. V. Fedorov.
  32. "Strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields" on 09 December 2010 at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany). Invited by Prof. K. Blaum.
  33. "Strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields" on 30 November 2010 at the Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany). Invited by Prof. P. Mulser.
  34. "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields" on 24 September 2009 at the Department of Physics of the Strathclyde University, Glasgow (Scotland). Invited by Prof. D. Jaroszynski.
  35. "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields" on 21 September 2009 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot (England). Invited by Prof. P. Norreys.
  36. "Testing strong-field CED and QED with intense laser fields" on 23 July 2009 at the Institut für Theoretische Physik, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena (Germany). Invited by Prof. H. Gies.
  37. "QED effects in strong laser fields" on 30 June 2008 at the University of Trieste, Trieste (Italy). Invited by Prof. G. Calucci.
  38. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser pulses" on 04 December 2007 at the University of Pisa, Pisa (Italy). Invited by Prof. F. Pegoraro.
  39. "Vacuum polarization effects in strong laser pulses" on 20 April 2007 at the University of Umeå, Umeå (Sweden). Invited by Prof. M. Marklund.
  40. "Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma" on 15 March 2007 at the Centre de Physique Théorique de l'École Polytechnique, Palaiceau (France). Invited by Prof. P. Mora.
  41. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser pulses" on 04 December 2007 at the University of Palermo, Palermo (Italy). Invited by Prof. E. Fiordilino.
  42. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser fields: light-by-light diffraction" on 13 April 2006 at the Institut für Theoretische Physik, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena (Germany). Invited by Prof. A. Wipf.
  43. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser fields" on 16 December 2005 at the Institut für Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg (Germany). Invited by Prof. H. Gies.
  44. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser fields" on 15 December 2005 at the Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen (Germany). Invited by Prof. W. Scheid.
  45. "Vacuum nonlinearities in strong laser fields" on 15 November 2005 at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany). Invited by Prof. P. Mulser.
  46. "Probing the quantum vacuum by means of strong laser fields: an experimental proposal" on 20 May 2005 at the Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena (Germany). Invited by Prof. R. Sauerbrey.
  47. "Pair production around massive gravitational objects" on 06 March 2002 at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Trieste (Italy). Invited by Prof. F. Matteucci.
  48. "Radiation reaction in classical and quantum electrodynamics" on 07 November 2019 at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Milan, Milan (Italy). Invited by Prof. L. Galgani.
     

Invited Public Lectures

  1. "Ist "Nichts" wirklich nichts? - Das Vakuum in ultrastarken Laserfeldern" on 28 Januar 2017, Heidelberg (Germany). Event: Physik am Samstagmorgen at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics.
  2. "Ist das Vakuum wirklich leer?" on 20 July 2014, Heidelberg (Germany). Event: Tag der offenen Tür at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics.