Dr. Gemma Maria Tinti

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Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI




Gemma Tinti is a tenured Scientist at PSI, working on detectors for synchrotron applications. She studied Physics at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), with final thesis on gas detectors for high energy physics applications. She obtained her PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford (UK) on sterile neutrino oscillation analysis for the MINOS experiment at FERMILAB. She moved to PSI as a visiting post-doctoral researcher for the University of Kansas (USA), being involved in data analysis for the Bs/d to mu mu branching ratio analysis for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN. Through this post-doc position, she started working  on silicon pixel detectors for CERN first and then continued joining  the Photon Science detector group at PSI in 2012. Since 2019 she helds a tenured track position.

Project responsible of the PSI EIGER photon counter detector from 2015. Installation of PSI EIGER at several beamlines: cSAXS/OMNY, mXAS, MS, OPTICS. EIGER main exploitation at the SLS is for high frame rate measurements for powder diffraction time resolved experiments and ptychography . Started the investigation of the performance of EIGER as a detector for low energy electrons for  photo-emission electron microscopy (SIM beamline)  and for electron microscopy in collaboration with the BIO department at PSI.

Gemma Tinti's research focuses on the optimization of single photon counter pixel detectors for application at synchrotrons and with low energy electrons. The characterization and limititation of the current systems are use as an input for the development and study towards a next generation photon counter pixel detector.

A complete list of publications can be found at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/I-5886-2013
At the time of writing, the total number of publications is 213.