Mario Galletti wins Best PhD thesis award

Former APPLAuSE student Mario Galletti has received the award for the Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal, 2020, sponsored by the Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics – SPOF.

The thesis, entitled “High contrast front-end for a petawatt laser system designed for electron acceleration & High-intensity laser-matter applications towards advanced compact particle accelerators” was supervised by Prof. Gonçalo Figueira (IPFN/Physics Dept., Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa) and Dr. Marco Galimberti (Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK).

Mario, now a researcher at INFN in Italy, had already been among the four winners of this year's editions of the Best Thesis Award from the EPS Division of Plasma Physics.

Congratulations Mario!