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Dr Lorenzo Aiello

Dr Lorenzo Aiello

Research Associate
Gravity Exploration Institute

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
aiellol@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Overview

I am Research Associate of the Gravity Exploration Institute and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and of the Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics Consortium. My expertise concerns experimental physics research.

During my PhD I worked in the Advanced Virgo Thermal Compensation System (TCS), the subsystem devoted to the correction of the optical aberrations. I was involved in the commissioning for O2 and O3 observing runs and to the development of the TCS upgrades in view of O4 and O5.

At Cardiff University, I am involved in the setting up of a table-top experiment to investigate quantization of space-time, scalar field dark matter and ultra-high frequency gravitational waves. I am also involved in data analysis's projects to investigate the presence of scalar field dark matter.

Publications

2022

2021

Teaching

  • A.A. 2021 - 2022
    Physics and Reality, module PX4230 (Instructor)
    Module organizer: Prof. H. Grote

    Experimental Gravitational I, module PXT901 (Instructor)
    Module organizer: Prof. H. Grote

  • A.A. 2020 - 2021
    Experimental Gravitational I, module PXT901 (Instructor)
    Module organizer: Prof. H. Grote

  • A.A. 2019 - 2020
    Experimental Gravitational II, module PXT902 (Instructor)
    Module organizer: Prof. H. Grote

Supervision

PhD students

  • William Griffiths, Cardiff University (2019-present)

Undergraduate students

  • Gilberto Goracci, University of Rome Tor Vergata (2019): Characterisation of a deformable mirror for the Advanced Virgo adaptive optics system (co-advisor)

Past projects