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Matteo Tamburini

address    Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
email matteo.tamburinimpi-hd.mpgde
fax + 49 (0)6221 516-152
phone + 49 (0)6221 516-163
office BO345

Education History

Jan. 2008
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Nov. 2011

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy. Thesis title: “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

M.Sc. in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy (110/110 cum laude). Thesis title: “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

B.Sc. in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy (110/110). Thesis title: “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. Team Quantumplasma, Theory Division of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) led by Hon.-Prof. Dr. C. H. Keitel, Heidelberg, Germany.

Nov. 2011
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Nov. 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher. Theory Division of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) led by Hon.-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. Title of the research project: “Theory and Particle-In-Cell simulation of ion acceleration in the extreme intensity regime”.

Jul. 2010
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Jul. 2011

Scientific staff. 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.

Successful Proposals and Funding

2021
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present

Principal investigator. Experiment title: “Near-field-CTR-based self-focusing in beam-multifoil collisions: towards solid-density beams, extremely-dense gamma-ray pulses and laserless SFQED” (E-332 experiment, FACET-II, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA).

Motivated by theoretical findings with me as corresponding and last author (Physical Review Letters 126, 064801 (2021)), an experiment for the investigation of electron beam self-focusing, solid-density gamma-ray burst generation, and laserless strong-field QED was devised and successfully approved with maximal rating.

2020
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present

Supervisor of electron spin dynamics modeling and simulations. Experiment title: “Polarized Laser-Wakefield-Accelerated Kiloampere Electron Beam” (DESY, Hamburg, Germany). Funding achieved with Dr. K. Poder as principal investigator.

Motivated by theoretical findings with me as corresponding and lead author (Physical Review Letters 122, 214801 (2019)), an experiment aiming at the generation of kA polarized electron beams in laser-plasma wakefield acceleration was devised and successfully approved.

2020
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present

Member of proposal with responsability for modeling strong-field QED effects beyond the locally constant field approximation in electron beam-laser pulse collision. Experiment title: “Definitive Measurement of Quantum Radiation Reaction in the Collision of an Intense Laser-Pulse with a High-Energy Electron Beam” (Gemini laser at Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK). Funding achieved with Dr. S. P. D. Mangles as principal investigator.

Motivated by the need to validate theoretical models of strong-field QED effects. This includes our numerical scheme to incorporate strong-field QED processes beyond the locally constant field approximation in arbitrary background fields (Physical Review A 99, 022125 (2019) and Physical Review A 98, 012134 (2018)).

2019
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2023

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

2018
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present

Member of proposal and responsible for supervising the modeling and investigation with particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of dense electron beam-solid interaction. Experiment title: “Beam Filamentation and Bright Gamma-Ray Bursts” (E-305 experiment, FACET-II, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA). Funding achieved with Prof. Dr. S. Corde as principal investigator.

Motivated by theoretical findings with me as corresponding and lead author (Nature Photonics 12, 319-323 (2018)), an experiment for the investigation of filamentation instability accompanied by bright gamma-ray burst emission was devised and successfully approved with maximal rating.

2018
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present

Member of prosal, with responsability for modeling and for investigating strong-field QED effects beyond the locally constant field approximation in electron beam-laser pulse collision. Experiment title: “Probing Strong-field QED at FACET-II” (E-320 experiment, FACET-II, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA). Funding achieved with Dr. S. Meuren as principal investigator.

Motivated by the need to validate theoretical models of strong-field QED effects. This includes our numerical scheme to incorporate strong-field QED processes beyond the locally constant field approximation in arbitrary background fields (Physical Review A 99, 022125 (2019) and Physical Review A 98, 012134 (2018)).

2016
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2018

Contributed to successful proposal as theory leader, responsible of simulation, analysis and interpretation of radiation reaction effects in electron beam-laser interaction. Experiment on “Experimental Signatures of the Quantum Nature of Radiation Reaction in the Field of an Ultraintense Laser”. Published in Physical Review X 8, 031004 (2018) with me as first theory author. Funding achieved with Prof. Dr. M. Zepf as principal investigator.

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”. Carried out at University of Rostock, Germany (hosted by Prof. Dr. D. Bauer).

Community Service

Organizer

Oct. 2019 – present

Seminar Theoretical Quantum Dynamics (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg).

Reviewer for international scientific journals

Physical Review Letters, New Journal of Physics, Physical Review E, The European Physical Journal Plus, Nature Physics, Physical Review A, AIP Advances, Communications Physics, Physics of Plasmas, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Scientific Reports, Physics Letters A, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Laser and Particle Beams

IOP trusted reviewer for the exceptionally high level of peer review competency.

Reviewer for scientific funding bodies

Foundation for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics “BASIS”, Russian Federation.

Publications in MPIK

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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).