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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2012-date:  Senior Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2008-2012: STFC Advanced Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2007-2008: PPARC/STFC  Advanced Fellow, MSSL, University College London
  • 2004-2007: Research Fellow, MSSL, University College London
  • 2002-2004:  Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2001:  Research Associate,  University of Florence, Italy
  • 1999-2001:  Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

Research

I am a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics  Atomic Astrophysics research group. My current research interests are on energy transfer processes in the solar corona.

Atomic physics calculations and plasma diagnostic techniques applied to XUV spectroscopic observations allow the measurements of plasma parameters such as electron density, temperature, chemical abundances. In conjunction with modeling, they can help us in understanding how magnetic energy is transferred into heat in all varieties of solar coronal features, from active region loops to solar flares.

I have also been working on measuring the solar EUV irradiance and its variations during the last solar cycle, and how these variations can be modeled and models applied to other stars.

I contributed to atomic data calculations (within the UK APAP network), to line identifications and benchmarking atomic data against laboratory and astrophysical spectra, to atomic data distribution via the CHIANTI atomic database and VAMDC.

 

Selected Publications (most recent)

Atomic data

  • Young, Peter R.; Dere, Ken P.; Landi, E.; Del Zanna, G.; Mason, H.E, 2016, The CHIANTI atomic database, J Phys. B, accepted (arXiv151205620Y)
  • Del Zanna, G., and Badnell, N. R.,2016, Atomic Data for Astrophysics: Ni XII, A&A, 585, A118
  • Del Zanna, G., and Badnell, N. R.,2016, Atomic data and density diagnostics for S IV, MNRAS, in press
  • Del Zanna, G.,Dere, K., Young, P.R., Landi, E., and Mason, H.E., 2015, CHIANTI - An atomic databasefor Emission Lines. Version 8, A&A, 582, A56
  • Del Zanna, G., Badnell, N. R., Fern´andez-Menchero, L., Liang, G., Mason, H.E., and Storey, P.J., 2015, On the validity of the ICFT R-matrix method: Fe XIV, MNRAS, 454, 2909
  • Fernandez-Menchero, L.,  Del Zanna, G., and Badnell, N. R., 2015, Validity of the ICFT R-matrix method: Be-like Al9+ a case study, MNRAS, 450, 4174
  • Fernandez-Menchero, L., Del Zanna , G., and Badnell, N. R., 2015, Resolution of the forbidden (J = 0 0)excitation puzzle in Mg-like ions , A&A, 577, A95 
  • Del Zanna, G., Fernandez-Menchero, L., Badnell, N.R., 2014, Benchmarking atomic Data for Astrophysics: Si III, A&A, 574, A99
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Publications

The First Flight of the Marshall Grazing Incidence X-Ray Spectrometer (MaGIXS)
SL Savage, AR Winebarger, K Kobayashi, PS Athiray, D Beabout, L Golub, RW Walsh, B Beabout, S Bradshaw, AR Bruccoleri, PR Champey, P Cheimets, J Cirtain, EE DeLuca, G Del Zanna, J Dudík, A Guillory, H Haight, RK Heilmann, E Hertz, W Hogue, J Kegley, J Kolodziejczak, C Madsen, H Mason, DE McKenzie, J Ranganathan, KK Reeves, B Robertson, ML Schattenburg, J Scholvin, R Siler, P Testa, GD Vigil, HP Warren, B Watkinson, B Weddendorf, E Wright
– Astrophysical Journal
(2023)
945,
105
Role of Small-scale Impulsive Events in Heating the X-Ray Bright Points of the Quiet Sun
B Mondal, JA Klimchuk, SV Vadawale, A Sarkar, G Del Zanna, PS Athiray, NPS Mithun, HE Mason, A Bhardwaj
– Astrophysical Journal
(2023)
945,
37
Coronal Densities, Temperatures, and Abundances during the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse: The Role of Multiwavelength Observations in Coronal Plasma Characterization
G Del Zanna, J Samra, A Monaghan, C Madsen, P Bryans, E DeLuca, H Mason, B Berkey, A de Wijn, YJ Rivera
– Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
(2023)
265,
11
Coronal Densities, Temperatures and Abundances During the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse: The Role of Multi-Wavelength Observations in Coronal Plasma Characterization
GD Zanna, J Samra, A Monaghan, C Madsen, P Bryans, E DeLuca, H Mason, B Berkey, AD Wijn, Y Rivera
(2022)
R-matrix Electron-impact Excitation Data for the H- and He-like Ions with Z=6-30
J Mao, G Del Zanna, L Gu, CY Zhang, NR Badnell
– The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
(2022)
263,
35
Formation and thermodynamic evolution of plasmoids in active region jets
SM Mulay, D Tripathi, H Mason, G Del Zanna, V Archontis
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2022)
518,
2287
Path-lengths in the quiet Sun transition region using O iv lines from IRIS
YK Rao, G Del Zanna, HE Mason, R Dufresne
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2022)
517,
1422
Multiwavelength Observations by XSM, Hinode, and SDO of an Active Region. Chemical Abundances and Temperatures
GD Zanna, B Mondal, YK Rao, NPS Mithun, SV Vadawale, KK Reeves, HE Mason, A Sarkar, P Janardhan, A Bhardwaj
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2022)
934,
159
Diagnostics of non-Maxwellian electron distributions in solar active regions from Fe XII lines observed by Hinode/EIS and IRIS
GD Zanna, V Polito, J Dudík, P Testa, HE Mason, E Dzifčáková
(2022)
Diagnostics of Non-Maxwellian Electron Distributions in Solar Active Regions from Fe xii Lines Observed by the Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer and Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
G Del Zanna, V Polito, J Dudík, P Testa, HE Mason, E Dzifčáková
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2022)
930,
61
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Research Groups

Astrophysics
Atomic Astrophysics

Room

F1.05

Telephone

01223 337916