Gianluca Gregori received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a staff scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. In 2007, Dr. Gregori joined the Physics Department at the University of Oxford as permanent faculty. His main research interests are laboratory astrophysics with high-power lasers, high-energy-density science, and inertial confinement fusion research.