The University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.

Near the verdant Euganean Hills to the south and criss-crossed by waterways, Padova is a city which blends historical tradition and culture with burgeoning business and service industries. Its central position makes it perfect for reaching Venice and its beach resorts, the Dolomites, Lake Garda and the spa resorts of Abano and Montegrotto Terme.

EXTATIC Contact Person Professor Piergiorgio Nicolosi: Academic lead for the University of Padova.

The group based at UNIPD has a long tradition in EUV optics and spectroscopy having established the LUXOR lab of CNR-ITALY devoted to research in EUV and X-ray optics. The EXTATIC faculty at UNIPD is made up of Prof. P Nicolosi, and L Poletto and MG Pelizzo with research experience is in the field of atomic spectroscopy, laser-matter interactions and EUV optics. Main achievements include the design of beamlines at Sincrotone Trieste, spectroscopic instrumentation at FLASH-FEL DESY and spectroscopic instrumentation on the SOHO ESA-NASA solar mission. The group has trained several PhD students in the field of optics and spectroscopy and published more than 200 papers.