Politecnico di Milano: Giacomo Ghiringhelli In The Accademia Dei Lincei

Giacomo Ghiringhelli has been elected Honorary Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the most prestigious Italian cultural academy of scientists and humanists, for the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences Class.

Professor Ghiringhelli joins the “Physics and applications” section, which includes among its members the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Giorgio Parisi, as well as Orazio Svelto, professor emeritus at Politecnico di Milano.

Giacomo Ghiringhelli is Full Professor of Experimental Physics of Matter at Politecnico di Milano. He is an expert on the use of synchrotron radiation to study the electronic and magnetic structure of solids, and has made decisive contributions to the development of Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) spectroscopy, a new experimental technique considered to be the main alternative to neutron spectroscopy. He has designed instrumentation for the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, the PSI in Zurich, and the European XFEL in Hamburg. With Lucio Braicovich he has performed fundamental experiments with the RIXS technique for the study of spin waves, orbital excitations, charge density waves and electron-phonon interaction in superconducting cuprates. An expert on electronically correlated materials, in particular high critical temperature superconductors, he has published about 200 papers in leading international physics journals.