Ernesto Lamanna

Magna Graecia University Italy

The teaching and academic activities of Prof. Ernesto Lamanna were carried out: from 1980 to 1998 as Researcher of Nuclear Physics at the Physics Department, University of Rome \La Sapienza\ from 1998 to 2003; as Associate Professor of Nuclear Physics at the Department of Physics, University of Calabria; from 2004 as Full Professor of Physics Applied to Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. The scientific activity of Prof. Ernesto Lamanna was carried out inside the research activities of the \'Institute of Nuclear Physics’ since 1976 to the study of sub-nuclear particles and their use for the knowledge of the microcosm (experiments at the European Center for Nuclear Research, CERN, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, SLAC), to the knowledge of the macrocosm (astro-particle at the Gran Sasso Laboratories), to diagnostics and therapy in Medical Physics since 1998. He is currently working on: • completing a research project under the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (DOSIORT) for the construction of a scintillating fiber dosimeter for the dosimetry of electron beams at high intensity as those produced by accelerators dedicated to IORT; • conducting a feasibility study of hadron beams for hadron therapy and for the production of thermal and epithermal beams for BNCT therapy; • working on a low radiation tomograph for the study of defects due to the variation of small anatomic components in the inner ear; • researching the most effective approaches for teaching the physics applied to the medicine ; Main technologies used in scientific work in which he has acquired skills: Dosimetry (Dosimetry internal, external, and characterization of therapeutic beams); Visualization detectors (nuclear emulsions, bubble chamber; scintillating microfibers); Calorimetry detectors (Uranium calorimeter, plastics scintillator, liquid scintillator, scintillating fibers); Electronic tracer detectors (proportional, drift and streamer chambers; drift tubes); Data Acquisition (Design and production of data acquisition systems, reconstruction and management online of images); Data analysis (Simulation of hadronic and weak interactions; simulation of experimental apparatus; simulation of drift chambers; spatial reconstruction, offline image reconstruction); Particle Accelerators (Experiments in which he participated, except the passive experiment MACRO, were carried out using particle beams).

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