Gianfranco Prete

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    INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro

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    Dr. Gianfranco Prete

    Figure 1: Dr. Gianfranco Prete

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    • Current position: Research Director
    • Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (INFN-LNL)viale dell’Università 2 35020 Legnaro (Padova) Italy
    • Research interest and techniques:

    Experimental Nuclear Physics and Instrumentation.
    Study of ISOL technique for the production of exotic beams.
    Study of reaction mechanism of heavy ions at energies 5-10 AMeV. Deep inelastic reactions, fission dynamics, fusion evaporation reactions.
    Charged particles detectors development. Design of Gas and Solid State detection systems for particle identification with energy and timing capability. Focal plane detectors for magnetic spectrometers. Design and development of high granularity, large solid angle hodoscopes.

    • Education:

    June 1978: Degree in Physics, University of Padova, Italy

    • Positions:*

    2008-(now): Project Leader of the SPES Project (Selective Production of Exotic Species), an INFN project to develop a Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility for Nuclear Physics research and applications.

    2000-2003: Coordinator of the LNL group for Nuclear Physics (INFN-Gr 3)

    1986-1989: Coordinator of the LNL group for Technological and Applied research (INFN-Gr 5)

    1979: Fellowship at GSI (Darmstadt) developing detection systems for heavy ion Nuclear Physics

    1976: Employed by INFN


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