Andrea Macchi

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Andrea Macchi obtained a Ph.D. in physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, in 1999. He is currently a research scientist at the National Institute of Optics of the National Research Council in Italy and a lecturer of classical electrodynamics and of plasma physics in the Physics Department of the University of Pisa. His research is generally focused on high-intensity laser-matter interactions. Currently, his specific interests include laser-driven acceleration of ions, high-field and ultrafast plasmonics, and nonlinear-electrodynamics and radiation-friction effects in plasmas.


Viewpoint: Intense Laser Sheds Light on Radiation Reaction

Experimentalists have used ultraintense laser light to explore a fundamental problem in quantum electrodynamics: the response of an accelerated electron to the radiation it emits. Read More »