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Vincenzo Pierro


Vincenzo Pierro
Professore Associato
ING-INF/02 - Campi Elettromagnetici
0824 305809

Attività di ricerca

Parole chiave: 
Applied Physics
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Vincenzo Pierro was born in Salerno (Italy),  July 28,1967. He received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in physics from the University of Salerno in 1990.

He is associate professor of Electromagnetic Field at the University of Sannio (Italy) since 2001, where he has been assistant professor since 1995. He has been fellow researcher at the Italian Council of Research (CNR) and at the COLUMBUS metrology team of the ESA-ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). He has been visiting scientist at the National Astronomical Observatory of Tokyo under the JSPS program of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He has been collaborating with the TAMA group for the interferometric detection of Gravitational Waves (2005-2006) and the international collaboration LIGO for the interferometric detection of gravitational waves (since 2007). Since 2012 he is member of the Japanese scientific collaboration KAGRA for the interferometric-criogenic  detection of gravitational waves.

Professor Pierro from 2017  until now is the head of the INFN Sannio/Salerno unit of the VIRGO project.

This VIRGO research unit is made up of 14 researchers and is financed by the INFN.

Prof Pierro is co-author of the first detection paper (event GW150914)  done by collaboration LIGO where has been  observed a Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger for the first time. For this research Professor Pierro was the recipient of three international awards.

Prof. Pierro research interests span the areas of Applied Physics,  Electromagnetics, Electrodynamics,  Optics, Astrophysics,  Applied Mathematics  also in the contest of fundamental Physics problems. He is member of  the Italian Physical Society (SIF) and is also a member of INFN branch of Napoli.

Prof. Pierro is author of more than 200 technical papers in the field of applied physics and is regular referee of APS, IOP, IEEE and OSA.


International awards

• 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize (as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
• 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (as part of the LIGO Scientific
• 2017 Einstein Medal (as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
• 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research (as part of the LIGO
Scientific Collaboration)