Dr. Roberto Casini is a Senior Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He specializes in spectro-polarimetric diagnostics of the solar atmosphere.
Dr. Casini is involved with the development and maintenance of numerical codes for the forward modeling and inversion of scattering polarization in spectral lines, in the presence of electric and magnetic fields. He works on fundamental problems of polarized radiative transfer, such as the development of new diagnostics for magnetized plasmas, and a self-consistent treatment of partial redistribution for scattering polarization in complex atoms. He is also involved in the development of instrumentation and data analysis for polarimetry. He is the PI of the Visible Spectro-Polarimeter (ViSP) for the NSF Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
Dr. Casini holds a M.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Florence, Italy.