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Maria Longobardi was born in Naples, Italy. She received her Master degree in Physics from the University of Salerno in 2006 with a thesis on the interplay between gravitational waves and cosmic microwawe background in the framework of the theory of General Relativity. She earned her Ph.D., awarded with a CNISM fellowship, in 2010. During the Ph.D. Maria moved on the field of experimental physics on condensed matter. She explored the local magnetic and electronic properties of superconductors and oxides. During the 2009 she was at University of California Berkeley to study the local electronic properties of single colloidal nanocrystals. She continued her research on nanocrystals as postdoc at the Italian Institute of Technology, in Italy in the Nanochemistry Department.
She is currently working at the University of Geneva in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics as postdoctoral researcher; Her research is now focused on the electronic properties of 1D systems at the atomic scale. Recently, she was awarded with the “Subside Tremplim” from the University of Geneve. Over the years, her research interests have included a variety of theorical and experimental topics in physics; She was mainly interested in local electronic and magnetic properties of different physical systems studied by means of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy and Magnetic Force Microscopy, frequently working in interdishiplinary teams of physicists and chemists. She is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the European Physical Society (EPS) and Italian Physical Society (SIF).
Cooperation is a key word for science; International and intediscipinary research teams, in the last years, gave rise to amazing scientific and technological progresses with considerable impact also on the society. Cooperation is also a key point for all scientific communities. I’m strongly convinced that APS plays a crucial role in interexchange between people; The APS is one of the largest community of physicists and, due to the high international profile, offers an unique opportunity of scientific and cultural interexchange. For both the U.S. members and the very large community of non U.S members, international cooperative actions play an increasingly important role. Such international synergy needs to be encouraged at all levels. In particular, for young researchers the exchange programs and cooperative research actions are of crucial importance for their scientific growth and offers an unique opportunity to take advantage of stimulating heterogenous scientific teams. As member of the FIP Committee I will encourage the interdisciplinarity and interexchange between international members, by promoting and sustaining opportunities of meeting, debate and mobility between researchers of different disciplines and countries, with particular attention to young researchers.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to contribute as a member of the FIP Committee and I hope you will take in consideration my application.