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Marco Potenza
Assistant Professor in Physics
University of Milan
 
I lead the Optics Research Laboratory at the Physics Department of the University of Milan and CIMAINA. 

My activity is focused at conceiving and developing novel optical techniques and instrumentation based on light scattering.
Since 2003 I work for developing space instrumentation for ESA.
I'm currently exploiting the fundamentals of light scattering in the fields of proteins crystallization, colloidal physics, atmosphere optics, astrophysics, paleoclimatology, glaciology.
Extending statistical optics methods to X-rays and Free Electron Laser radiation is one of the main efforts of my lab. 

My interests are devoted to both science and applications, and I participate to technology transfer and R&D actions in collaboration with private companies.

I have been the Instrument Scientist for the COLLOID experiment aboard the International Space Station, supported by ESA, performed in collaboration with G. Wegdam and P. Shall from the University of Amsterdam. 

I have been responsible for National and European projects, as well as for many contracts with private companies in Europe. 

In 2001 I joined the Optics and Microgravity Research Laboratory, directed by Prof. Marzio Giglio. 

I graduated in astroparticle physics in 1996. I got a Ph.D. In 1999 in non-linear optics, optical instrumentation and holography with the late Prof. Yury Denisyuk from St. Petersburg.

I am member of the executive commettee of the Physics Department.
 
Since 1997 I collaborate with the Planetarium of Milan for the diffusion of the astrophysical culture. 
 
 
                            Interview RAI3 march 7th, 2015
 
                            Interview LA7 Nobel Prize 2013

    Sistema Università 42: http://www.unimi.it/ateneo/40927.htm







2009: calibrating COLLOID instrument before uploading to ISS

2014: walking along the LHC tunnel at CERN - Geneva
Pagine secondarie (1): My favourite papers (and books)