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Laura Elisa Marcucci - Delegate for academic guidance

Professor of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics
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Laura Elisa Marcucci

Laura Elisa Marcucci was born in Lucca in 1971. She is married and has two children. She graduated with honours in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1995. She received her PhD degree from the Old Dominion University in Norfolk and the Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, both in Virginia, in 2000.

At the end of the year 2000 she became post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pisa, then university Researcher in 2002, and Associate Professor in 2016. Finally, since 2020, she is Full Professor in theoretical nuclear physics at the Department of Physics of the same University. Since 2000, Professor Marcucci has also been an associate researcher at the Pisa branch of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).

Institutional assignments

Professor Marcucci had several institutional roles both at the University of Pisa and the INFN. From 2009 to 2012 she was a member of the scientific committee of the physics area; from 2009 to 2014 she was a member of the organizing committee for the Specialization School in Medical Physics; from 2013 to 2015 and then again from 2020 she was a member of the departmental board and the joint teaching committee; from 2018 to 2020 she was a member of the university's committee for the open access to the scientific literature; for the years 2020 and 2021 she was local coordinator of the theoretical group of the INFN Pisa branch. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Physics PhD Council, and for the years 2020-2022 the Deputy Head of the Department of Physics.

Scientific and teaching activity

Professor Marcucci has mainly taught in the Physics degree programme, being the lecturer of the course Physics 1 since 2017 for the bachelor degree, and of the course Nuclear Reactions of Astrophysical Interest since 2004 for the master degree. She has also taught in other degree programmes, such as Chemistry and Computer Science, and for the Specialization School in Medical Physics. From 2013 to 2017 she taught also Nuclear Astrophysics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), for the PhD programme in Astroparticle Physics Finally, Professor Marcucci has been the supervisor of numerous Bachelor's, Master's and PhD’s theses.

Professor Marcucci carries out her research activities in the field of theoretical nuclear physics, with particular attention to modeling nuclear interaction and describing the structure and dynamics of light nuclei. Particularly relevant are her studies on nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest, such as those involved in the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis or those relevant for stellar evolution. Thanks to these studies Professor Marcucci has become in 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society. She is also member of the Italian Physicsal Society. More recently, Professor Marcucci has started to investigate the nuclear reactions of interest for "clean" energy production through fusion reactors, becoming the scientific leader of a PON project on the topic. Her scientific activities have resulted in more than 140 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, with more than 3400 quotations and an H-index of 34. To be noticed that Professor Marcucci's research activities are of great relevance not only to the community of theoretical nuclear physicists, but also to several experimental groups, with which a fruitful collaboration has been established, such as with Hall A of the Jefferson Laboratory, and, more recently, with the LUNA and PTOLEMY Collaborations at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories and the ALICE Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider.

Professor Marcucci has also organized many workshops and conferences in recent years, being a member of both Local Organizing Committees and International Advisory Committees. She has also been an invited speaker at more than 50 national and international workshops and conferences. Finally, she founded in 2018 and directed until May 2022 the nuclear physics section of the journal Frontiers in Physics, being indexed on the major databases such as ISI-WoS and Scopus.

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