Maurizio Giannotti, PhD

Maurizio Giannotti, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics

PhD in Physics, University of L'Aquila, 2002
BS in Physics, University "La Sapienza", Roma, 1997

Joined Barry: August 2009

Courses

  • PHY 201, PHY 201 L

Research Interests

  • Particle Physics
  • Cosmology/Astrophyiscs
  • Quantum field theory

Recent Research Publications

Particle Physics

  • Revisiting the SN1987A gamma-ray limit on ultralight axion-like particles, Alexandre Payez, Carmelo Evoli, Tobias Fischer, Maurizio Giannotti, Alessandro Mirizzi, Andreas Ringwald, Oct 14, 2014. 22 pp.
    Accepted for publication in JCAP
  • Revisiting the bound on axion-photon coupling from Globular Clusters, Adrian Ayala, Inma Domínguez, Maurizio Giannotti, Alessandro Mirizzi, Oscar Straniero, 23, 2014. 5 pp, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 113 (2014) 19, 191302
  • Constraining the Axion-Photon Coupling with Massive Stars Alexander Friedland, Maurizio Giannotti, Michael Wise. Oct 2012. 6 pp. Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 061101 (2013)
  • New constraints for heavy axion-like particles from supernovae M. Giannotti (Unlisted, US), L.D. Duffy (Los Alamos), R. Nita (Unlisted, US). Sep 2010. 14 pp. Published in JCAP 1101 (2011) 015
  • "The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars", In collaboration with A. Heger, A. Friedland, V. Cirigliano, Astrophys.J.696:608-619, (2009).
  • "Electromagnetic effects in K(l3) decays", In collaboration with Vincenzo Cirigliano, Helmut Neufeld, JHEP 0811:006,(2008).
  • "Astrophysical bounds on photons escaping into extra dimensions", In collaboration with A. Friedland, Phys.Rev.Lett.100:031602,(2008).
  • "Mirror world and axion: Relaxing cosmological bounds", Int.J.Mod.Phys.A20:2454-2458,(2005).
    "Nucleon-nucleon Bremsstrahlung emission of massive axions", In collaboration with F. Nesti, Phys.Rev.D72:063005,(2005).

Other Physics

  • Quantitative investigation of axes-exchange in linear fit analysis M.Giannotti, J. Goehl, R. Forcier, European Journal of Physics, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 107 - 110, 2013

Astrophysics and Cosmology

  • MESAFace, a graphical interface to analyze the MESA output Maurizio Giannotti, Michael Wise, Aaron Mohammed. Aug 2012. 16 pp. Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 184 (2013) 1333-1338
  • "Production of axions by cosmic magnetic helicity", In collaboration with L. Campanelli, Phys.Rev.Lett.96:161302,(2006).
  • "Magnetic helicity generation from the cosmic axion field", In collaboration with Leonardo Campanelli, Phys.Rev.D72:123001,(2005).
  • "The Response of primordial abundances to a general modification of G(N) and/or of the early Universe expansion rate", In collaboration with Cosimo Bambi, F.L. Villante, Phys.Rev.D71:123524,(2005).
  • "Faraday rotation of the CMB polarization and primordial magnetic field properties", In collaboration with L. Campanelli, A.D. Dolgov, F.L. Villante, Astrophys.J.616:1-7,(2004).
  • "Mirror world, supersymmetric axion and gamma ray bursts", In collaboration with L. Gianfagna, F. Nesti, JHEP 0410:044,(2004).

Quantum Field Theory

  • Vector Bosons in the Randall-Sundrum 2 and Lykken-Randall models and unparticles Alexander Friedland, Maurizio Giannotti, Michael L. Graesser (Los Alamos). May 2009. 60 pp. Published in JHEP 0909 (2009) 033
  • "On the RS2 realization of unparticles", In collaboration with A. Friedland, M. Graesser, Phys.Lett.B678:149-155,(2009).
  • "The Trace Anomaly and Massless Scalar Degrees of Freedom in Gravity", In collaboration with Emil Mottola, Phys. Rev. D 79 045014 (2009).

Selected Invited Talks and International Conference Presentations

  • “Cosmic Frontier” workshop (SnowMass) March 6 - 8, 2013, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA. Title of the talk “Astrophysical constraints on axion-photon coupling”
  • Miami 2012, 13 - 20 December 2011. Title of the talk, “Constraining the Axion-Photon Coupling with Massive Stars”
  • PHENO 2012, May 7, 2012, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Title of the talk “Novel Astrophysical Constraint on Axion-Photon Coupling”
  • Miami 2011, 15 - 20 December 2011. Title of the talk, “Effects of new physics on the evolution of massive stars”
  • PHENO 2011, May 9, 2011, University of Wisconsin at Madison. Title of the talk, “New bounds on axion from Supernovae”
  • “Cosmic Frontier” workshop (SnowMass) March 6 - 8, 2013, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA. Title of the talk “Astrophysical constraints on axion-photon coupling”
  • Miami 2012, 13 - 20 December 2011. Title of the talk, “Constraining the Axion-Photon Coupling with Massive Stars”
  • PHENO 2012, May 7, 2012, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Title of the talk “Novel Astrophysical Constraint on Axion-Photon Coupling”
  • Miami 2011, 15 - 20 December 2011. Title of the talk, “Effects of new physics on the evolution of massive stars”
  • PHENO 2011, May 9, 2011, University of Wisconsin at Madison. Title of the talk, “New bounds on axion from Supernovae”
  • INFO 09: Implications of Neutrino Flavor Oscillations, Santa Fe, NM, July 2-6, 2007. Title of talk: Constraints on New Physics from Stellar Cooling
  • Ferrara, Italy, June 2009. Title of talk: On RS2 and Unparticles
  • COSMO 08: University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 25-29, 2008. Title of talk: New Physics and Stellar Evolution
  • PPC 08: The interconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, May 19-23, 2008. Title of talk: New Physics and Stellar Evolution
  • PHENO 08: LHC turn On, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 28-30, 2008. Title of talk: Extra Dimensions and Stellar Evolution
  • INFO 07: Implications of Neutrino Flavor Oscillations, Santa Fe, NM, July 2-6, 2007. Title of talk: Massive Stars and Nonstandard Cooling Mechanisms .
  • 11th Summer Institute: Frontiers in Astroparticle Physics, Assergi, Italy, July 11 -28, 2006. Title of talk: Primordial magnetic fields and axion cosmology.
  • 10th Summer Institute: Particle Physics and Astrophysics beyond the Tev Scale, Assergi, Italy, August 29-September 16, 2005. Title of talk: New axion models and GRB.
  • Sixth Alexander Friedmann International Seminar on Gravitation and Cosmology, Cargese, France, June 28-July 3, 2004. Title of talk: New Axion models and Cosmology.
  • XII-th International School: Particles and Cosmology, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation, April 21-26, 2003. Title of talk: Axion from Extra Dimensions and Gamma Ray Bursts.
  • Quarks 2000: XIth International Seminar on High Energy Physics, Pushkin, Russia, May 13-21, 2000. Title of talk: Mirror World and Axion.

Professional Memberships

  • I am a reviewer for the Department Of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • I am a member of the Board of Editors of the Conference Papers in Physics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (http://www.cpis.com/journals/physics)
  • American Physical Society
  • INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (National Institute of Nuclear Physics).

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 122
Telephone: 305-899-4565
Fax: 305-899-3479
E-mail: mgiannotti@barry.edu