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Giorgio Gratta

Professor of Physics and, by courtesy, of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
(650) 725-6509
Faculty Research Interests
Fundamental Particles and Interactions

Giorgio's research is centred on the understanding of fundamental particles and interactions using tools borrowed from AMO, nuclear and particle physics. Giorgio's group are operating the largest double-beta decay experiment in the world (EXO-200) that is producing high sensitivity results on the mass and nature of neutrinos. His group are also investigating the nature of gravity at a scale near 1 micron using submicron size quartz beads trapped in laser fields in vacuum, and have a program to develop imaging detectors for gamma-ray astronomy as well as novel radiation detectors for application in homeland security and medical physics.