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Giorgio Savini


Contacts :

  • Email: g.savini (at) (preferred)
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 35495805
  • Office location: 3rd Floor - 132 Hampsted Rd.
  • Laboratory location: F13 - Mezzanine level - Physics & Astronomy Dept. Gower Place
  • Postal Address: Dep. of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Background : My work falls mainly in the field of THz and Sub-mm Astronomy Instrumentation (optics).
I am a member of the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL) in the Astrophysics Group within UCL's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Brief Curriculum Vitae :

  • Laurea (Master) in Physics and PhD in Astronomy, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", 2001 & 2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cardiff University, 2004-2008
  • Lecturer (2009) and then Reader (2013) @ UCL, Physics and Astronomy

Current Research:

  • Payload design, optical and thermal modelling of astronomical instruments.
  • Design, modeling and calibration of optical elements for infrared and sub-mm astronomical instrumentation.
  • Design of next-generation optical components with artificially engineered materials
  • Design of future far infrared satellite instrumentation concepts (spectrometry, polarimetry, interferometry, double Fourier Modulation)

Member of Professional Bodies:

Member of the IEEE
Member of the Optical Society of America
Member of Royal Astronomical Society
Serving Member of the STFC PPRP panel

Past and Current Projects, Experiments and Collaborations.
FrameWork Programme 7 Collaborative Project: Scientific Definition and Technology Development for the Next Generation THz Space Interferometer

Project Start: January 2013
Project end: December 2015

Planck ESA Mission

Herschel Observatory
Other Experiments/Collaborations
Other Experiments
Image Credits: G.Savini
(see linked page for individual image credits)

Click on the pictures to be re-directed to the projects in which I am currently involved. (As this website is work in progress I apologize for any broken or yet not active link)
Current Teaching :

2014/2015 - Term 1: 3rd Yr Experimental Physics Lab, 2nd Yr E.M. Problem Solving Tutorials

2014/2015 - Term 2: 2nd Yr Python for Astronomers (Computing element of PHAS2130) - demonstrator

UGrad Student Projects (Ongoing - No links):

Current Graduate Students:

  • (1st Yr): Mr Nicola Baccichet : "Next Generation calibration sources for future infrared satellites.
  • Past Graduate Students:

  • (3rd Yr) Dr Roser Juanola-Parramon : "An Instrument Simulator for the Far InfraRed Interferometer."
  • (2nd Yr) Dr Paul Moseley : "Modelling techniques for Novel optical components in the sub-THz domain."
  • Publications:
    You can find all co-authored pubblications (refereed or not) for the last 5 years here (the search unfortunately includes pubblications on graphite from homonymous researcher).

    Last General Update: 7th February 2015 by G. Savini

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