In Memoriam

Prof. Antonio Barone

Professor Antonio Barone

Professor Sandro Massidda

Prof. Sandro Massidda
Antonio Barone (AB) prematurely passed away on Dec 4th 2011 at the age of 72, after a one-year battle with cancer. He left behind his wife Sveva and his two sons, Alberto and Livio. Antonio was currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he had been teaching for about 40 years.The initial research activity of AB was in the field of nuclear physics. In this context, almost 45 years ago, the Ge “Lithium drift” semiconductor detectors represented a novelty, due to the high energy resolution allowed by those devices. Superconductors stimulated new approaches to radiation detection and this motivated Antonio’s interests toward the superconductivity. In the... MORE Sandro Massidda, Professor at the University of Cagliari, passed away on 10 September 2017.

Sandro was born on 9 July 1955 in Bonnanaro (Sassari), and graduated in Physics at the University of Cagliari, when he was only 23-years old.

After earning a PhD from SISSA in Trieste in 1985, he moved at the Northwestern University in Evanston to join the group of Prof. A. J. Freeman. Back in Europe, he spent 3 years at the Polytechnic University in Lausanne.He came back in Italy... MORE


Prof. Vincenzo Palmieri

Professor Vincenzo Palmieri

Vincenzo (Enzo) Palmieri, passed away in Padua on March 16th 2018 at the age of 56, after a short, brave, battle against a cruel sickness. He left behind his two beloved daughters, Eulalia and Ludmilla, his mate Emanuela and his family of origin in Naples to whom he was still strongly linked.

Enzo was at the peak of his brilliant career. After graduating cum laude in Physics at the University of Naples Federico II and training as a technical student at CERN, he moved to INFN National Laboratories in Legnaro (Pd), were he developed his outstanding 30 years career becoming Research Director, at the head of a large research group (LSC group) on thin film technologies. He was Appointed Professor... MORE