Prof. Dr. Giovanni De Ninno

University of Nova Gorica
Vipavska Cesta 11c
Ajdovščina, SLOVENIA 5270
T: +386 5 3653-518

Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A
Strada Statale 14, km 163.5
34149 Basovizza Trieste ITALY
T: +39 040 375-8008 (off.)

Group leader


Ph.D. in physics at University Blaise Pascale of Clermont-Ferrand (France).
Thesis title: “Beam studies for the CERN Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and a new interpretation of the resonance theory for betatron motion”.
Scientific supervisor: Prof. Philipp Bryant (CERN-Geneva).

Fellow at CERN (Switzerland).

Postdoc at LURE (Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnétique), Orsay (Paris, France).


From 2002
Researcher at Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy). Head of the “New light sources” group.

2005 – 2008
Contract Professor at Trieste University.

From 2008
Full Professor at Nova Gorica University.

Some recent publications

  1. G. ADHIKARY, Ganesh, SAHA, Tanusree, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, STUPAR, Matija, RESSEL, Barbara, URBANČIČ, Jurij, DE NINNO, Giovanni, THAMIZHAVEL, A., MAITI, Kalobaran. Orbital selective dynamics in Fe-pnictides triggered by polarized pump pulse excitations. Europhysics letters : EPL. 2021, vol. 136, no. 1, str. 1-6. ISSN 0295-5075. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/ac2dc0
  2. MIRIAN, Najmeh S., DI FRAIA, Michele, SPAMPINATI, Simone, SOTTOCORONA, Filippo, ALLARIA, Enrico, BADANO, Laura, BOJANOV DANAILOV, Miltcho, DEMIDOVICH, Alexander, DE NINNO, Giovanni, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, et al. Generation and measurement of intense few-femtosecond superradiant extreme-ultraviolet free-electron laser pulses. Nature photonics. 2021, vol. 15, iss. 5, str. 523-529, ilustr. ISSN 1749-4885. DOI: 10.1038/s41566-021-00815-w.
  3. WEIS, M., BALIN, K., WILK, B., SOBOL, T., CIAVARDINI, Alessandra, VAUDEL, G., JUVÉ, V., ARNAUD, B., RESSEL, Barbara, STUPAR, Matija, DE NINNO, Giovanni, et al. Hot-carrier and optical-phonon ultrafast dynamics in the topological insulator Bi2Te3 upon iron deposition on its surface. Physical review. B. 2021, vol. 104, iss. 24, str. 245110-1-245110-12, ilustr. ISSN 2469-9969., DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.104.245110.
  4. SIMONCIG, Alberto, STUPAR, Matija, RESSEL, Barbara, SAHA, Tanusree, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, DE NINNO, Giovanni. Dissecting Mott and charge-density wave dynamics in the photoinduced phase of 1T−TaS2. Physical review. B. Apr. 2021, vol. 103, iss. 5, str. 1-7, ilustr. ISSN 2469-9950. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.155120
  5. SAHA, Tanusree, GOLEŽ, Denis, DE NINNO, Giovanni, MRAVLJE, Jernej, MURAKAMI, Yuta, RESSEL, Barbara, STUPAR, Matija, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož. Photoinduced phase transition and associated timescales in the excitonic insulator Ta2NiSe5. Physical review. B. 2021, vol. 103, no. 14, str. 144304-1-144304-13. ISSN 2469-9950. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.144304.
  6. DE NINNO, Giovanni, WÄTZEL, Jonas, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, ALLARIA, Enrico, CORENO, Marcello, BOJANOV DANAILOV, Miltcho, DAVID, Christian, DEMIDOVICH, Alexander, DI FRAIA, Michele, GIANNESSI, Luca, KRUŠIČ, Špela, MIHELIČ, Andrej, RESSEL, Barbara, STUPAR, Matija, ŽITNIK, Matjaž, et al. Photoelectric effect with a twist. Nature photonics. 2020, vol. 14, iss. 9, str. 554-558, ilustr. ISSN 1749-4885. DOI: 10.1038/s41566-020-0669-y.
  7. YOU, Daehyun, UEDA, Kiyoshi, GRYZLOV, Elena V., GRUM-GRZHIMAIL, Alexei N., POPOVA, Maria M., STAROSELSKAYA, Ekaterina I., TUGS, Oyunbileg, ORIM, Yuki, DE NINNO, Giovanni, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, et al. New method for measuring angle-resolved phases in photoemission. Physical review. X. Jul./Sep. 2020, vol. 10, iss. 3, str. 031070-1-031070-14, ilustr. ISSN 2160-3308., DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.10.031070.
  8. BRYNES, A. D., AKKERMANS, I., ALLARIA, Enrico, BADANO, Laura, BRUSSAARD, S., DE NINNO, Giovanni, GAUTHIER, David, GAIO, G., GIANNESSI, Luca, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, et al. Characterisation of microbunching instability with 2D Fourier analysis. Scientific reports. Mar. 2020, vol. 10, str. 1-12, ilustr. ISSN 2045-2322., DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-61764-y.
  9. CIAVARDINI, Alessandra, DE NINNO, Giovanni, RESSEL, Barbara, et al. Ultra-fast-VUV photoemission study of UV excited 2-nitrophenol. The journal of physical chemistry. A, Molecules, spectroscopy, kinetics, environment, & general theory. 2019, vol. 123, iss. 7, str. 1295-1302, ilustr. ISSN 1089-5639. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b10136.
  10. REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, ABRAMI, Alessandro, BADANO, Laura, BOSSI, Maurizio, BRAUN, Hans-Heinrich, BRUCHON, Niky, CAPOTONDI, Flavio, CASTRONOVO, Davide, CAUTERO, Marco, CINQUEGRANA, Paolo, DE NINNO, Giovanni, et al. Coherent soft X-ray pulses from an echo-enabled harmonic generation free-electron laser. Nature photonics. 2019, vol. 13, iss. 8, str. 555-561, ilustr. ISSN 1749-4885., DOI: 10.1038/s41566-019-0427-1.
  11. YOU, Daehyun, DE NINNO, Giovanni, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, et al. A detailed investigation of single-photon laser enabled Auger decay in neon. New journal of physics. [Online ed.]. Nov. 2019, vol. 21, str. 1-11, ilustr. ISSN 1367-2630., DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab520d.
  12. DI FRAIA, Michele, DE NINNO, Giovanni, REBERNIK RIBIČ, Primož, et al. Complete characterization of phase and amplitude of bichromatic extreme ultraviolet light. Physical review letters. [Print ed.]. Nov. 2019, vol. 123, iss. 21, str. 213904-1-213904-7, ilustr. ISSN 0031-9007. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.213904.
  13. FERRARI, Eugenio, ROUSSEL, Eléonore, BUCK, Jens, CALLEGARI, Carlo, CUCINI, Riccardo, DE NINNO, Giovanni, DIVIACCO, Bruno, GAUTHIER, David, GIANNESSI, Luca, GLASER, Leif, et al. Free electron laser polarization control with interfering crossed polarized fields. Physical review. Accelerators and beams. Aug. 2019, vol. 22, iss. 8, str. 080701-1-080701-16, ilustr. ISSN 2469-9888., DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.080701.