Livio LAMIA

Ricercatore di FISICA SPERIMENTALE [FIS/01]
Ufficio: DFA 328, LNS 240
Email: llamia@lns.infn.it
Telefono: 5241, LNS 095 542547
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Sono un ricercatore in fisica sperimentale (RTDB-FIS / 01) e la mia attività di ricerca si concentra principalmente sulla misura di sezioni d'urto di reazioni nucleari indotte a bassa energia e di interesse per la nucleosintesi stellare e primordiale utilizzando il metodo indiretto Trojan Horse Method (THM). Subito dopo il dottorato, ho affrontato un perido post-doc di 2 anni l'INFN-LNS (Catania) ed ho effettuato anche 2 diversi periodi di formazione post-dottorato all'estero, dapprima presso CSNSM-CNRS (Orsay, Francia) e successivamente presso l'istituto JRCIRMM (Geel, Belgio) della Commissione Europea per la misura di sezioni d'urto per reazioni indotte dai neutroni.

Dicembre 2010-dicembre 2015  Coordinatore scientifico per il progetto MIUR-FIRB italiano (coordinatore locale, D.D. 03/08/2010). Reclutamento del personale (colleghi post-doc, collaborazioni), per l'acquisto di attrezzature e viaggi d'affari;

Settembre 2004 ad oggi Spokeperson di 8 esperimenti (compresa la preparazione, l'organizzazione dell'esperimento e il suo piano finanziario). Questi esperimenti sono stati eseguiti in collaborazione con scienziati provenienti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali. Partecipazione a circa 50 esperimenti;

Settembre 2004 - oggi Primo autore di 12 pubblicazioni, coautore di oltre 100 pubblicazioni, h-index = 28 (fonte ISIWEB of Knowledge, novembre 2017);

Settembre 2003-oggi Partecipazione a conferenze nazionali (9 conferenze), conferenze internazionali (11 colloqui), 3 posters, 6 relatori invitati a scuole internazionali; Collaborazioni internazionali dal settembre 2007 ad oggi con i gruppi di College Station (Texas A & M Univeristy-Cyclotron Institute), San Paolo (Universidade Sao Paolo, Brasile), Rez (Accademia Ceca delle Scienze, Rep. Ceca), ATOMKI (Ungheria), Orsay (IPN, Francia), CIAE (Pechino, Cina), RIKEN (Giappone), TOPI (Pakistan), Universidade de Lisboa (Portogallo) Collaborazioni nazionali con i gruppi dell'Università di Pisa, Università Federico II, INFN-LNL Legnaro, Università di Padova.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name, family name: Livio Lamia

Date and place of birth: 17/06/1977, Erice (TP), ITALY

EDUCATION

February 2007 PhD in Physics for Engineering, University of Catania, Italy

July 2003 Degree in Physics, University of Catania, Italy

POSITIONS (PRESENT/PAST)

July 2018 MIUR- Italian Ministry of University and Research (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore di I fascia 02/C1, ASN)

March 2018 - today Researcher on experimental physics (RTDB, art. 24, comma 3b, L. 240/10);

November 2015-today "Senior PostDoctoral Researcher at INFN-LNSN" (Nuclear Astrophysics, INFN-LNS, Catania)

April 2017 MIUR- Italian Ministry of University and Research (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore di I fascia 02/A1, ASN)

November 2014 MIUR- Italian Ministry of University and Research (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore di II fascia 02/A1, ASN)

November 2013 MIUR- Italian Ministry of University and Research (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore di II fascia 02/C1, ASN)

Dec. 2010-2015 FIRB PROJECT (MIUR)-Scientific coordinator (Research Un.) Temporary research scientist at the University of Catania, Department of Physics and Astronomy;

Jan.2010-Nov.2010 European Commission JRC-IRMM institute, Geel, Belgium Grantholder Cat. 30.;

July 2009 INFN-Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Judgment of Eligibility for a Research Position;

Oct.2007-Oct.2009 PostDoc Position at INFN-LNS, Catania, Italy on the theme “Cross section measurements at astrophysically relevant energies”;

May 2007-Aug.2007 PostDoc Position at CSNSM-CNRS, Orsay, Paris as associate in the nuclear astrophysics group;

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Sept. 2008 SIF-Italian Physical Society, “2nd Best talk of the national congress”, Genova (Italy)

Jul. 2005 SIF-Italian Physical Society “Salvatore Cristaldi”, “Young outstanding graduated student on Astrophysics”, Catania

SUPERVISION

May 2013 Master Thesis for the course on Physics (co-advisor);

Oct. 2010 Master Thesis for the course on Physics “Study of the 17O(n,α)14C reaction at astrophysical energies: THM applied to neutron-induced reactions” (co-advisor);

Oct.2012-July 2014 PostDoctoral Fellow for experimental nuclear physics (Supervisor);

May 2013-Aug.2013 PostDoctoral Fellow for theoretical nuclear physics (Supervisor);

Oct. 2011-Oct.2012 PostDoctoral Fellow for experimental nuclear physics (Supervisor)

Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014 PostDoctoral Fellow for experimental nuclear physics (Supervisor)

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Febr. 2017 Member of the Local Organizig Commettee of the "GIANTS Meeting", Bologna, Oct. 2018;

September 2017 Scientific Secretary of the IX European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, St. Tecla (Italy);

September 2015 Scientific Secretary of the VIII European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, St. Tecla (Italy);

September 2013 Scientific Secretary of the VII European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, St. Tecla (Italy);

September 2011 Scientific Secretary of the VI European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, St. Tecla (Italy);

September 2009 Local Organizing Committee of the VI European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, St. Tecla (Italy);

EDITOR, REFEREE, EVALUATOR

Sept. 2017 Editor (EpJ WOC), proc. of the IX Europ.Summ.School, St.Tecla (Italy)

Sept. 2013 Editor (AIP), proc. of the VII Europ.Summ.School, St.Tecla (Italy)

Sept. 2011 Editor (SISSA), proc. of the VI Europ.Summ.School, St.Tecla (Italy)

Aug. 2012 Referee, of The Research Foundation (FWO)-Pegasus proj., Flanders

Sept. 2011 Member of the Evaluation Committee (Univ. of Catania) for a postdoc position;

Sept. 2012 Member of the Evaluation Committee (Univ. of Catania) for a postdoc position;

I am author/co-author of 196 papers (including article, conference proceedings, correctios), as listed in the ISIWEB database. Here the most representative ones:

1. The 11B(p,α0)8Be reaction at sub-Coulomb Energies via the Trojan Horse Method

C. Spitaleri, L. Lamia, A. Tumino, R.G. Pizzone, S. Cherubini, A. Del Zoppo, P. Figuera, M. La Cognata, A. Musumarra, M.G. Pellegriti, A. Rinollo, C. Rolfs, S. Romano and S. Tudisco.

Physical Review C, 69, 055806, 1-11 (2004) (published 21 May 2004, U.S.A.);

2. Suppression of the Coulomb interaction in the off-energy-shell p-p scattering from the p+dàp+p+n reaction

A. Tumino, C. Spitaleri, A. Mukhamedzhanov, G.G. Rapisarda, S. Cherubini, V. Crucillà, Z. Elekes, Z. Fulop, M. Gulino, G. Gyurky, G. Kiss, M. La Cognata, L. Lamia, F. Mudò, R.G. Pizzone, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi,E. Somorjai.

Physical Review Letters, 98, 252502 (2007) (published 21 June 2007, U.S.A.);

3. Measurement of the 20 and 90 keV resonances in the 18O(p,a)15N reaction via the Trojan Horse Method

M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, B. Irgaziev, R.E. Tribble, A. Banu, S. Cherubini, A.Coc, V. Crucillà, V.Z. Goldberg, M. Gulino, G.G. Kiss, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, R.G. Pizzone, S.M.R. Puglia, G.G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi, G. Tabacaru, L. Trache, W. Trzaska, and A. Tumino

Physical Review Letters, 101, 152501 (2008) (published 07 October 2008, U.S.A.);

4. Trojan horse particle invariance studied with the 6Li(d,α)4He and 7Li(p,α)4He reactions

R. G. Pizzone, C. Spitaleri, L. Lamia, C. Bertulani, A. Mukhamedzhanov, L. Blokhintsev, S. V. Burjan, S.Cherubini, Z. Hons, G. G. Kiss, V. Kroha, M. La Cognata, C. Li, J. Mrazek, S. Piskor, S. M. R. Puglia, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi, and A. Tumino

Physical Review C, 83, 045801 (2011) (published 11 April 2011, U.S.A.);

5. Measurement of the -3 keV Resonance in the Reaction 13C(α,n)16O of Importance in the s-Process

M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, O. Trippella, G.G. Kiss, G.V. Rogachev, A. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Avila, G.L. Guardo, E. Koshchiy, A. Kuchera, L. Lamia, S.M.R. Puglia, S. Romano,  D. Santiago, and R. Spartà

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 109, 232701 (2012) (published 04 Dec. 2012, U.S.A.)

6. New measurement of the 11B(p,α0)8Be bare-nucleus S(E)-factor via the Trojan horse method

L Lamia, C Spitaleri, V Burjan, N Carlin, S Cherubini,V Crucillà, M Gameiro Munhoz, M Gimenez Del Santo, M Gulino, Z Hons, G G Kiss, V Kroha, S Kubono, M La Cognata, C Li, J Mrazek, A Mukhamedzhanov, R G Pizzone, S M R Puglia, Q Wen, G G Rapisarda, C Rolfs, S Romano, M L Sergi, E Somorjai, F A Souza, A Szanto de Toledo, G Tabacaru, A Tumino, Y Wakabayashi, H Yamaguchi and S-H Zhou

Journal of Physics G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 39 015106 (23pp) (2012) (01 Dec. 2011, U.K. & U.S.A.)

7. Influence of the d-state component of the deuteron wave function on the application of the Trojan horse method

L Lamia, M La Cognata, C Spitaleri, B. Irgaziev, R.G. Pizzone

Physical Review C, 85, 025805 (2012) (published 22 Feb. 2012, U.S.A.)

8. Recent evaluation of the 7Li(p,α)4He reaction rate at astrophysical energies via the Trojan Horse method

L Lamia, C Spitaleri, M La Cognata, S Palmerini, R.G. Pizzone

Astronomy & Astrophysics, A&A, vol. 541, A158, ISSN: 0004-6361 (2012) (published 22 May 2012, France)

9. The fluorine destruction in stars: first experimental study of the 19F(p,α0)16O reaction at astrophysical energies

M. La Cognata, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, C. Spitaleri, I. Indelicato, M. Aliotta, V. Burjan, S. Cherubini, A. Coc, M. Gulino, Z. Hons, G.G. Kiss, V. Kroha, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, S. Palmerini, S. Piskor, R.G. Pizzone, S.M.R. Puglia, G.G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi, A. Tumino

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 739:L54 (6pp), (2011) (published 09 Sept. 2011, U.S.A.)

10. An updated 6Li(p,α)3He reaction rate at astrophysical energies with the Trojan Horse Method

L. Lamia, C. Spitaleri, R. G. Pizzone, E. Tognelli, A. Tumino, S. Degl’Innocenti, P. G. Prada Moroni, M. La Cognata, L. Pappalardo, and M. L. Sergi

The Astrophysical Journal, 768:65 (8pp), (2013) (published 15 April 2013, U.S.A.)

11. Measurement of the 10 keV resonance in the 10B(p,α0)7Be reaction via the Trojan Horse method

C. Spitaleri, L. Lamia, S. M. R. Puglia, S. Romano, M. La Cognata, V. Crucillà, R. G. Pizzone, G. G. Rapisarda, and M. L. Sergi, M. Gimenez Del Santo, N. Carlin, M. G. Munhoz, F. A. Souza,  A. Szanto de Toledo, et al.

PHYSICAL REVIEW C Volume: 90 Article Number: 035801 (2014) (published 02 Sept. 2014, U.S.A.)

12. Low-energy R-matrix fits for the 6Li(d,α)4He S factor

J. Grineviciute, L. Lamia, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, C. Spitaleri, M. La Cognata

PHYSICAL REVIEW C Volume: 91 Article Number: 014601 (2015) (published 05 Jan. 2015, U.S.A.)

13. Astrophysical impact of the updated 9Be(p,α)6Li and 10B(p,α)7Be reaction rates as deduced by THM

L. Lamia, C. Spitaleri, E. Tognelli, S. Degl’Innocenti, R. G. Pizzone, and P. G. Prada Moroni

The Astrophysical Journal, 811:99 (14pp), (2015) (published 01 October 2015, U.S.A.)

14. Assessing the near threshold cross section of the 17O(n,α)14C reaction by means of the Trojan Horse method

G. L. Guardo, C. Spitaleri, L. Lamia, M. Gulino, M. La Cognata, X. Tang, R. deBoer, X. Fang, V. Goldberg, J. Mrazek, A. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Notani, R. G. Pizzone, G. G. Rapisarda, M. L. Sergi, and M. Wiescher

Physical Review C, Volume:95 Article Number: 025807 (2017) (published 21 Febr. 2017)

15. Measurement of the 10B(p,α)7Be cross section from 5 keV to 1.5 MeV in a single experiment using the Trojan horse method

C. Spitaleri, S. M. R. Puglia, M. La Cognata, L. Lamia, S. Cherubini, A. Cvetinovic, G. D’Agata, M. Gulino, G. L. Guardo, I. Indelicato, R. G. Pizzone, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M. L. Sergi, R. Spartà, S. Tudisco, A. Tumino, M. Gimenez Del Santo, N. Carlin, M. G. Munhoz, F. A. Souza, A. Szanto de Toledo, A. Mukhamedzhanov, C. Broggini, A. Caciolli, R. Depalo, R. Menegazzo, V. Rigato, I. Lombardo, and D. Dell’Aquila

Physical Review C, Volume: 95 Article Number: 035801 (2017) (published 01 March 2017)

16. On the determination of the  7Be(n,α)4He reaction cross section at BBN energies

L. Lamia, C. Spitaleri, C.A. Bertulani, S.Q. Hou, M. La Cognata, R.G. Pizzone, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi and A. Tumino

The Astrophysical Journal, 850:2, 175, (2017) (published December 2017, U.S.A.)


Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti nell'anno accademico 2019/2020

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Ingegneria industriale - 1 anno
    FISICA I A - E

Nuclear astrophysics plays a pivotal role in understanding several issuses concerning our Universe, with particular regards to stellar energy generation and nucleosynthesis in quiescent and explosive scenario. Among the different topics:

  • Nuclear astrophysics investigates the synthesis of the light elements (namely, deuteron, 3He, 4He and 7Li) in the theoretical framework of the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). Indeed, BBN represents one of the three pillars of the Big Bang theory togheter with the Hubble expansion and the existence of the relic Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. Although CMB and Hubble expansion have been proved, BBN remains still under debat expecially for the long-standing comsmological Li-problem, i.e. the strong disagreement by a factor about 2-3 between halo objects (stellar) observations and those inferred from CMB studies.
  • A second aspect of relevance in the global picture of nuclear astrophysics is represented by the role played by the so-called light elements lithim, beryllium and boron (LiBeB) in stellar physics. Because of their fragility against (p,alpha) reactions in stars, they are easily burnt a temperatures of few millions of Kelvin typical of the basis of the convective zone in F-G stars. Thus, by detecting their residual abundances it is possible to infer information about plasma mixing occurring in stars.
  • A third aspect of relevance regards the synthesis of heavy elements, mainly occurring via both the s-process and the r-process.

My activity research is mainly focused on the following topics:

  1.  Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Measurement of the producing/destroying nuclear reactions of interest for the cosmological lithium problem. Measurement of the producing reaction cross section for the process 7Be(n,alpha)4He and the 7Li(p,alpha)4He;
  2. Light elements LiBeB Measurement of the destroying (p,alpha) process involving 6Li, 7Li, 9Be, 10B, 11B in correspondence of the energy region of interest for astrophysics, i.e. inside a Gamow energy of few keV's;
  3. s-processes and neutron poison reactions Measurement of the neutron induced reactions of interest for the s-process at stellar temperatures, responsible for the nucleosynthesis of elements heavire than those belonging to the Iron peak;
  4. Indirect Methods for Nuclear astrophsysics  Measurements of the previously mentioned reaction cross section via the application of the Trojan Horse Method (THM). The method allows one to measure astrophysically relevant two-body reaction cross section overcoming all the difficulties related to direct measurements such as Coulomb and/or centrifugal barriers penetration effects, electron screening and faint signal-to-noise ratio

The research activity is mainly performed at Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (INFN-LNS) of Catania although several experiments have been performed in national (INFN-LNL of Padova, UniNa of Napoli) and international (Texas A&M, College-Station USA; CRIB-Riken Japan; IPNO, Orsay Paris...) institutions.

Besides, I am currently involved in other kind of aspects related to school organization or meetings, such as:

1) Sept. 2017 Scientific Secreatry of the “9th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics”, St. Tecla (Catania), Set. 17-24 2017

2) Sept. 2015 Scientific Secreatry of the “8th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics”, St. Tecla (Catania), Set. 13-20 2015;

3) Sept. 2013 Scientific Secreatry of the “7th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics”, St. Tecla (Catania), Set. 15-27 2013;

4) Sept. 2011 Scientific Secreatry of the “6th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics”, St. Tecla (Catania), Set. 18-27 2011;

5) Ott. 2017 LOC of the “IX incontro dei gruppi italiani di astrofisica nucleare teorica e sperimentale (GIANTS)”, 5-6 Ottobre 2017, Bologna;

6) Sept. 2009 LOC of the “5th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics”, St. Tecla (Catania), Set. 20-27 2009;

7) Apr. 2017 Scientific Divulgation for “XXVI edizione della Settimana della Cultura Scientifica e Tecnologica (MIUR)”, presso LNS-INFN, Catania;

8) Mar. 2014 Scientific Divulgation for “XXIII edizione della Settimana della Cultura Scientifica e Tecnologica (MIUR)”, presso LNS-INFN, Catania;

9) Oct. 2013  Scientific Divulgation for “XXIII edizione della Settimana della Cultura Scientifica e Tecnologica (MIUR)”, presso DFA-UNICT, Catania;

10) Mar. 2009 Scientific Divulgation for ASFIN-NEMO durante la “XIX Settimana della Cultura Scientifica e Tecnologica”, Catania, Apr. 6-15, 2009.

11) Febb. 2016 Scientific Divulgation for schools for Liceo Scientifico “Archimede” (Acireale) “In occasione dei 100 anni dalla pubblicazione della Relatività Generale di Einstein e a pochi giorni dall'annuncio della scoperta delle onde gravitazionali”

12) Febb. 2017 Scientific Divulgation for schools for Liceo Scientifico “Ven. I. Capizzi” (Bronte) “Attività di ricerca presso i Laboratori Nazionali del Sud