Dr. Marco Calvi

Calvi Marco

Physicist at the Photon Science Division

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Marco Calvi is an accelerator physicist working since 2009 at the Photon Science Division of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). He received his PhD in 2004 at the University of Geneva in the Department of Quantum Material Physics under the supervision of Prof. R. Flükiger. Then, he started his career at CERN during the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the domain of high field superconducting magnets. Later, he moved to EPFL for joining the ITER project and the cold cable tests of its superconducting Tokamak. At the beginning of the SwissFEL project, Dr. Calvi was hired by PSI to work on the undulator system of its first hard X-ray beamline, Aramis. Today, after more than 10 years, he is an experienced physicist in the domain of accelerator-based light sources, both synchrotrons and FELs. His favourite research field is High Temperature Superconducting Undulators (HTSU).

Institutional Responsibilities

Athos Beamline Sub-Project leader for the Elliptically Polarised Undulators, Apple X Type.

High Temperature Superconducting Undulator (HTSU) Project Leader.

Spokesperson of the Working Group on Photon Sources of the LEAPS initiative.

Responsible for Superconducting Magnets in Light Sources within the Swiss Accelerator Research and Technology (CHART) initiative.

Selected Publications

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to our publication repository DORA

A GdBCO bulk staggered array undulator, Calvi, M., Ainslie, M. D., Dennis, A., Durrell, J. H., Hellmann, S., Kittel, C., Moseley, D. A., Schmidt, T., Shi Y. & Zhang, K. (2020). Superconductor Science and Technology, 33(1), 014004 (7 pp.).

Development of a new magnetic measurement bench for in-vacuum undulators, Dalli, M., Calvi, M., Sammut, A., Sammut, N., & Schmidt, T. (2019), SN Applied Sciences, 1, 704 (9 pp.).

Design and development of a reduced form-factor high accuracy three-axis teslameter, Cassar, J., Sammut, A., Sammut, N., Calvi, M., Dimitrijevic, S., & Popovic, R. S. (2019), Electronics, 8(3), 368 (21 pp.).

Magnetic assessment and modelling of the Aramis undulator beamline, Calvi, M., Camenzuli, C., Ganter, R., Sammut, N., & Schmidt, T. (2018), Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 25(3), 686-705.

Transverse gradient in Apple-type undulators, Calvi, M., Camenzuli, C., Prat, E., & Schmidt, T. (2017), Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 24(3), 600-608.

Preliminary magnetic design of a superconducting dipole for future compact scanning gantries for proton therapy, Calzolaio, C., Sanfilippo, S., Calvi, M., Gerbershagen, A., Negrazus, M., Schippers, M., & Seidel, M. (2016), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26(3), 4401005 (5 pp.).

Gener ation of ultra-large-bandwidth X-ray free-electron-laserpulses with a transverse-gradient undulator, Prat, E., Calvi, M.., & Reiche, S. (2016), Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 23(4), 874-879.

Undulator beamline optimization with integrated chicanes for X-ray free-electron-laser facilities, Prat, E., Calvi, M., Ganter, R., Reiche, S., Schietinger, T., & Schmidt, T. (2016), Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 23(4), 861-868.