Giuliano Franchetti becomes Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)


Dr. Giuliano Franchetti has been elected "Fellow 2021" of the American Physical Society (APS). With this prestigious recognition, the APS honors Giuliano Franchetti's outstanding contributions in the field of accelerator and beam physics. The Italian physicist, who works in the GSI department storage rings (STR), receive the election as APS-Fellow for „broad, impactful advancements in the understanding of lattice resonances for the high intensity regime, and for exceptional leadership in the community.”

Giuliano Franchetti studied physics at the University of Padua in Italy. He conducted his PhD research at GSI in the accelerator physics department and received his doctorate from the University of Bologna in 1998, where he studied the physics of high-intensity ion beams from a theoretical point of view. Since 2000 he has been a scientist at GSI in various positions, currently he is actively involved in the beam physics of storage rings. In addition to his work at GSI, he gained broad experience with visits at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the European research center CERN, and the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow/FAIR-Russia Research Center, among others. Dr. Franchetti is co-coordinator of the task "Pushing Accelerator Frontier" (WP5.2, iFAST) of the EU Network "Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology”. He has been teaching at the Institute of Applied Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2010 and since 2020 is a member of the Helmholtz Forschungsakademie Hessen für FAIR (HFHF).

"Being named an APS Fellow is a very special honor for me. I am very pleased and thankful for the great recognition from my colleagues worldwide," Giuliano Franchetti said on his appointment. "With my work, I will continue to contribute to current and future research at GSI and FAIR and to add new knowledge, especially in the field of storage rings. The combination of existing research structures and future FAIR storage rings creates an extraordinary research potential."

The APS is one of the world's most important and prestigious physics societies. Founded in 1899, the professional organization for physicists today has more than 55,000 members worldwide, from academia, national laboratories and industry. The APS is divided into numerous specialist groups covering all areas of physical research. APS members attain the status of a Fellow on the basis of a precisely defined nomination and evaluation process. Each year, the APS elects no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s membership as Fellows. This year, two APS Fellowships went to GSI/FAIR. In addition to Giuliano Franchetti’s fellowship, Professor Yury Litvinov from the Research Department Atomic Physics also received this prestigious award, once again confirming the exceptional quality of our human capital. (BP)

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