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Dr Lorenzo Aiello

Dr Lorenzo Aiello

Research Associate

School of Physics and Astronomy

Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


I am Research Associate of the Gravity Exploration Institute and I am a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. 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 run, 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.





Bachelor's student

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