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Matteo Tamburini

addressMax-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
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Education History

Jan. 2008
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Nov. 2011

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy. Thesis topic: “Radiation Reaction Effects in Superintense Laser-Plasma Interaction”. Supervision by Prof. Dr. F. Pegoraro and Dr. A. Macchi.

Dec. 2010

Course on “Standard formats for scientific data (HDF5, XML, …)”, CINECA supercomputing facility, Bologna, Italy.

Jul. 2010

School on Parallel Computing. Topics: parallel architectures, models of parallel programming, parallel algorithms, programming environments, code optimization techniques, practice on CINECA High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. CINECA supercomputing facility, Bologna, Italy.

Oct. 2003
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May 2007

Master (M.Sc.) in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy (110/110 cum laude). Thesis topic: “A Minimal Model for Dark Matter. New Multiplet of Elementary Particles with Electroweak Gauge Coupling”. Supervision by Prof. Dr. A. Strumia.

Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2003

Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy (110/110). Thesis topic: “Bose-Einstein Condensation of Alkaline Atoms in Different Geometries”. Supervision by Prof. Dr. E. Arimondo.

Employment History

May 2018
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present

Lecturer, International Max Planck Research School in Quantum Dynamics (IMPRS-QD), Heidelberg, Germany.

Nov. 2016
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present

Team leader at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany)

Nov. 2011
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Nov. 2016

Post-doc, Theory Division of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) led by Prof. Dr. C. H. Keitel, Heidelberg, Germany.

Feb. 2011
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Aug. 2011

Research Fellowship, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO, National Institute of Optics), Pisa, Italy. Research topic: “Theory and Particle-In-Cell simulation of ion acceleration in the extreme intensity regime”. Funded within the research project: “Superintense Laser-Driven Ion Sources” (SULDIS), INO, Pisa, Italy.

Jul. 2010
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Jul. 2011

Scientific staff member, Italian SuperComputing Resource Allocation (ISCRA), class A supercomputing project “Towards Full-Scale Simulations of Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments” (TOFUSEX), project led by Dr. A. Macchi. Simulations carried out at CINECA supercomputing facility, Bologna, Italy.

 

Grands and research projects

2019
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2023

Secured funding for a 4-year Ph.D. scholarship from the International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IMPRS-QD), Heidelberg, Germany. Ph.D. scholarship granted to Mr. Michael Quin.

2018
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present

Member of the “Beam filamentation and bright gamma-ray bursts” collaboration, E-305 experiment, FACET-II facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA. Motivated by the findings of our previous work (Nature Photonics 12, 319-323 (2018)), a project for the experimental investigation of filamentation instability accompanied by strong gamma-ray emission was  successfully approved with maximal rating. Responsible of modeling and investigation with particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of electron beam-solid interaction with Prof. Dr. S. Corde.

2018
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present

Member of the “Probing Strong-field QED at FACET-II” collaboration,
E-320 experiment, FACET-II facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA. Investigation of strong-field QED effects (nonlinear Compton scattering and electron-positron pair production) in electron beam-laser interaction. Responsible of electron beam-laser simulation and, in particular, of effects
beyond the local-constant-field approximation (LCFA) with PD Dr. A. Di Piazza.

2018
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2019

Project leader. Project topic: “Polarized laser-wakefield-accelerated kiloampere electron beams”, with Dr. M. Weng and Prof. Dr. C. H. Keitel. Generation of high-flux and intense polarized electron beams in a compact all-optical laserplasma setup (published in Physical Review Letters 122, 214801 (2019)).

2017
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2018

Project leader. Project topic: “Giant collimated gamma-ray flashes”, with Dr. A. Benedetti and Prof. Dr. C. H. Keitel. Electromagnetic field self-generation followed by gamma-ray emission in electron beam-solid interaction (published in Nature Photonics 12, 319-323 (2018)).

2016
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2018

Liaise with the experimental group led by Prof. Dr. M. Zepf, Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Germany, and Dr. G. Sarri, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom. Research topic: experimental investigation of radiation reaction in superintense laser-electron beam interaction. Simulation, analysis and interpretation of radiation reaction effects in electron beam-laser interaction (published in Physical Review X 8, 031004 (2018)).

Jun. 2011
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Jul. 2011

Principal Investigator, HPC-EUROPA2 project (Pan-European Research infrastructure on High Performance Computing for 21st century Science, project number: 228398) funded by the European Commission-Capacities Area-Research Infrastructures. Project title: “UMKA Upgrade. Improving Parallel I/O and Scalability in a Multi-Dimensional Particle-in-Cell Code”. University of Rostock, Germany (hosted by Prof. Dr. D. Bauer and Dr. T. V. Liseykina).

Submitted papers

  1. "Extremely Dense Gamma-Ray Pulses in Electron Beam-Multifoil Collisions", Archana Sampath, Xavier Davoine, Sébastien Corde, Laurent Gremillet, Maitreyi Sangal, Christoph H. Keitel, Robert Ariniello, John Cary, Henrik Ekerfelt, Claudio Emma, Frederico Fiuza, Hiroki Fujii, Max Gilljohann, Mark Hogan, Chan Joshi, Alexander Knetsch, Olena Kononenko, Valentina Lee, Mike Litos, Kenneth Marsh, Zan Nie, Brendan O'Shea, J. Ryan Peterson, Pablo San Miguel Claveria, Doug Storey, Yipeng Wu, Xinlu Xu, Chaojie Zhang, and Matteo Tamburini, arXiv:2009.01808 (2020).
  2. "On-shot diagnostic of electron beam-laser pulse interaction based on stochastic quantum radiation reaction", Matteo Tamburini, arXiv:2007.02841 (2020).
  3. "High-Energy and High-Quality Ion beams in Light Sail Acceleration", Maitreyi Sangal, Matteo Tamburini, arXiv:2002.11563 (2020).
  4. "Efficient High-Energy Photon Production in the Supercritical QED Regime", Matteo Tamburini, Sebastian Meuren, arXiv:1912.07508 (2019).

Publications in MPIK

Google Scholar
 
12 Extremely Dense Gamma-Ray Pulses in Electron Beam-Multifoil Collisions

A. Sampath, X. Davoine, S. Corde, L. Gremillet, M. Gilljohann, M. Sangal, C. H. Keitel, R. Ariniello, J. Cary, H. Ekerfelt, C. Emma, F. Fiuza, H. Fujii, M. Hogan, C. Joshi, A. Knetsch, O. Kononenko, V. Lee, M. Litos, K. Marsh, Z. Nie, B. O'Shea, J. R. Peterson, P. S. M. Claveria, D. Storey, Y. Wu, X. Xu, C. Zhang, and M. Tamburini
Physical Review Letters 126, 064801 (2021)
 MPIK press release: How to make a gamma-ray pulse with the density of a solid
 MPIK-Pressemitteilung: Wie man einen Gammastrahlenpuls mit der Dichte eines Festkörpers erzeugen kann

11 Testing Strong Field QED Close to the Fully Nonperturbative Regime Using Aligned Crystals

A. Di Piazza, T. N. Wistisen, M. Tamburini, and U. I. Uggerhøj
Physical Review Letters 124, 044801 (2020)

10 Polarized Laser-WakeField-Accelerated Kiloampere Electron Beams

M. Wen, M. Tamburini, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 122, 214801 (2019)
 MPIK-Pressemitteilung: Laserblitze für polarisierte Elektronen- und Positronenstrahlen
 pro-physik.de: Polarisationstransfer via Laserpuls
 physik.cosmos-indirekt.de: Laserblitze für polarisierte Elektronen- und Positronenstrahlen
 chemie.de: Laserblitze für polarisierte Elektronen- und Positronenstrahlen

9 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)

8 Towards realistic simulations of QED cascades: Non-ideal laser and electron seeding effects

A. Sampath and M. Tamburini
Physics of Plasmas 25, 083104 (2018)

7 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)

6 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)
 MPIK-Pressemitteilung: Intensives Licht verlangsamt hochenergetische Elektronen

5 Giant collimated gamma-ray flashes

A. Benedetti, M. Tamburini, and C. H. Keitel
Nature Photonics 12, 319-323 (2018)
 Nature News & Views: Instability yields bright gamma emission
 MPIK-Pressemitteilung: Gammastrahlungsblitze aus Plasmafäden
 idw-Pressemitteilung: Gammastrahlungsblitze aus Plasmafäden
 physik.cosmos-indirekt.de: Gammastrahlungsblitze aus Plasmafäden

4 Laser-pulse-shape control of seeded QED cascades

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

3 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)

2 Electron dynamics controlled via self-interaction

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

1 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)

Other Publications

  1. "Radiation-pressure-dominant acceleration: Polarization and radiation reaction effects and energy increase in three-dimensional simulations", M. Tamburini, T. V. Liseykina, F. Pegoraro, A. Macchi, Physical Review E 85, 016407 (2012).
  2. "Radiation reaction effects on radiation pressure acceleration", M. Tamburini, F. Pegoraro, A. Di Piazza, C. H. Keitel, A. Macchi, New Journal of Physics 12, 123005 (2010).
  3. "Cosmology and astrophysics of minimal dark matter", Marco Cirelli, Alessandro Strumia, Matteo Tamburini (alphabetical author order), Nuclear Physics B 787, 152-175 (2007).